Exploring the 2018 Expedition’s Power Potential
Question of the Week: Should Ford’s All-New Expedition Get a 5.0L V8?
We know that the 2018 Ford Expedition will have an aluminum body similar to the Ford F-150, which is around 300 pounds lighter than the current Expedition with the steel body. We know that the new Expedition will have a long list of high tech features inside and out. We know that it will feature the new 10-speed automatic transmission, and we know that the only available engine is the 3.5L EcoBoost V6.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any power numbers on the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the 2018 Ford Expedition. But we can expect that it will have at least as much power as the current EcoBoost Expedition. The current model offers 365 horsepower and 420lb-ft of torque, but the new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the 2017 Ford F150 offers 375 horsepower and 470lb-ft of torque. In theory, the Expedition should get the same EcoBoost V6 as the F-150, and it if does not have the exact same engine, it should still get some improvement over the current Expedition EcoBoost at 365/420.
In any case, this new combination of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and the new 10-speed automatic transmission will likely make this the most powerful and the most capable Expedition to date, but there are still some people who would rather have the 5.0L V8.
That brings us to our newest Question of the Week: Do you think that the 2018 Expedition should be available with the 5.0L V8 as well, or is the single engine option of the 3.5L EcoBoost plenty of engine for everyone?
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