2001 Expedition Overview

     Product Information 



    “The Ford Expedition is the best-selling full-size SUV on the
    market and has been since it was introduced as a 1997 model. For
    2001, it is expected to continue its leadership by offering the
    functionality, safety, security and comfort that full-size SUV
    customers demand and have come to expect from a Ford SUV. From
    weekday use to weekend chores, Expedition offers the towing,
    interior roominess, power and maneuverability to deal with even the
    toughest driving situations.” ? Doug Scott, Ford Division SUV Group
    marketing manager

    New for 2001

    Expedition’s standard 4.6L SOHC V-8 engine has additional power
    thanks to a revised intake manifold, and a new aluminum block has
    reduced the weight of the engine. An engine block heater is now
    standard on models sold in cold weather climates, and a Class IV
    Trailer Tow Package has been made standard on the Eddie Bauer 4×4

    Privacy Glass™ has been made standard on all models. The Eddie
    Bauer model now has a standard HomeLinkr universal transmitter, and
    offers a Rear-seat Entertainment System as an option. The XLT
    Comfort and Convenience Group now has power heated exterior mirrors
    and 16-inch cast aluminum wheels with all-terrain tires. The
    optional XLT Premium Sport Appearance Group now includes 17-inch
    10-spoke cast aluminum wheels.

    Ready for Anything

    The 2001 Expedition has the power and capability to take on the
    great outdoors with ease. Outstanding towing and payload capacity,
    proven Triton™ engines and a comprehensive list of performance and
    handling features make Expedition perfect for adventurous,
    ready-for-anything customers.

    Expedition’s 4.6L SOHC Triton™ V-8 engine is standard on XLT and
    Eddie Bauer 4×2 models and produces 215 horsepower at 4400 rpm and
    290 lb.-ft. of torque at 3250 rpm(1). The 5.4L SOHC Triton™ V-8,
    standard on the Eddie Bauer 4×4 and optional on XLT, delivers 260
    horsepower at 4500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. of torque at 2500 rpm. The
    high torque at low rpm gives Expedition excellent power when
    accelerating from a stop or when towing. It’s not just power that
    makes Expedition such an excellent towing vehicle. The available
    Class IV Trailer Towing Group on 4×2 models includes a Rear
    Load-leveling Suspension System with rear air springs that help
    adjust the height of the rear suspension based on payload. The
    result is a consistent, smooth ride.

    4×4 customers can choose the Four-corner Load-leveling Suspension
    System that automatically adjusts the vehicle height at all four
    wheels to match the load. The system also offers a kneel-down
    position that lowers the step-in height by approximately one inch to
    make it easier to enter and exit. In the four-wheel drive low mode
    (4L), the system automatically raises the vehicle approximately one
    inch to improve ground clearance.

    Plenty of Room for “Roughing It” Comfortably

    Expedition gives customers a lot of space and flexibility. With the
    third-row seat removed and the second-row seat folded down, it
    provides 110.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Four cargo area tie-down
    hooks are recessed below carpet level to secure cargo but remain out
    of the way when not needed.

    Standard power adjustable pedals are a convenience feature for
    people who may be smaller or taller in stature. They allow forward
    and rearward adjustment of the accelerator and brake pedals. Eddie
    Bauer models include a memory feature for the driver’s seat,
    mirrors, and accelerator and brake pedals that allows up to three
    drivers to preprogram their preferred settings for these items.

    An available Reverse Sensing System detects certain obstacles up to
    six feet away from the rear of the vehicle, making parking in tight
    places much easier. When the sensors detect an obstacle, a beep
    sounds, and as the obstacle gets closer, the beeps increase in

    A second-row 60/40 reclining split bench cloth seat folds flat for
    added versatility and convenience. A third-row removable
    fold/tip/stow bench seat provides added flexibility. Second-row
    reclining Captain’s Chairs also are available on Eddie Bauer models.

    Peace of Mind

    Expedition offers optional front-seat side-impact air bags that
    provide enhanced protections for the head and torso in a side-impact
    collision. A Second-Generation Driver and Front Passenger Air Bag
    Supplemental Restraint System provides added protection in a frontal

    Expedition’s standard Remote Keyless Entry System has two handheld
    transmitters and a programmable driver’s door keypad that lock and
    unlock the vehicle without a key. The standard SecuriLock™ passive
    anti-theft system means that only a key with the correct code can
    start the vehicle. The system arms automatically when the key is
    removed from the ignition and then disarms when the correctly coded
    key is reinserted.

    The standard Illuminated Entry System turns on interior lights when
    the remote key fob button is activated, maintaining the lights for
    25 seconds, or until the ignition is turned on.

    Environmentally Responsible

    Expedition is certified as a Low Emission Vehicle (LEV). It emits
    approximately 50 percent fewer smog-forming hydrocarbon emissions
    than allowed by the U.S. government. It also is 82.6 percent
    recyclable by weight so it reduces the amount of waste sent to
    landfills at the end of its automotive life. A variety of recycled
    materials were used to create components throughout the vehicle,
    including plastic soft drink bottles and caps, scrap tires, nylon
    carpet and cotton bale wrappers.

    Ford Expedition Customers

    More than 233,000 customers purchased a Ford Expedition during
    calendar year 1999, and it is on its way to another year of
    full-size SUV leadership in 2000. Expedition customers are
    typically active families looking for confidence and capability and
    rugged adventure – families who typically venture off the beaten
    path to find that adventure. Expedition is a member of the No
    Boundaries – Ford Outfitters lineup – a comprehensive lineup of

    Expedition is manufactured at the Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne,