2006 Ford Expedition


    2006 Ford Expedition


    New for 2006

    • Two new exterior colors later in the model year include Pewter Clearcoat Metallic and Dark Copper Clearcoat Metallic
    • Chrome-tipped exhaust pipe st andard on King Ranch model
    • Reverse Sensing System and Safety Canopy offered as st andalone options
    • Medium Flint Grey interior added to Limited series later in the model year


    The 2006 Ford Expedition continues its tradition of leadership in the full-size SUV segment with its combination of interior versatility, driving control and safety. It has won the Polk Automotive Loyalty Award in its segment two years in a row.

    Class-leading available features include fold-flat-to-the-floor second- and third-row seating, class-exclusive PowerFold™ third-row seat, second-row CenterSlide™ section, heated- and-cooled front seats, keyless entry keypad, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, Safety Canopy™ system, reverse sensing system and power-adjustable pedals.

    With 110.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, the most hip room in all three rows and most third-row legroom, Expedition continues to offer best-in-class interior space.

    Expedition also is the first SUV in its class to offer independent rear suspension for improved ride and h andling.

    The optional four-wheel-drive system automatically adjusts to a variety of surface conditions.

    Expedition is available in XLS, XLT, XLT Sport, Eddie Bauer, Limited and King Ranch trims. It is built in Wayne, Mich.

    Design and Equipment

    Expedition exterior design cues are big, bold and confident. It exudes a confidence-inspiring stance, with large headlamps, taillamps, mirrors and door h andles.

    Later this year, two new paint colors – Pewter Clearcoat Metallic and Dark Copper Clearcoat Metallic – join the exterior palette, while a Medium Flint Grey interior theme will become newly available on Limited models. A chrome-tipped exhaust now is st andard on the top-of-the-line King Ranch version.

    The Expedition interior provides versatility with a fold-flat-into-the-floor third row 60/40 seat, a 40/20/40 second row seat with manual CenterSlide™ section and best-in-class cargo volume.

    The spacious interior offers seamless, adjustable flexibility to meet the ever-changing dem ands of its owners’ active lifestyles.

    Powertrain and Chassis

    Expedition comes with the new 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-8 engine first introduced on the 2004 Ford F-150 as st andard equipment. New to Expedition last year, it gives this full-size SUV the horsepower and torque buyers want along with environmentally responsible emissions.

    The engine has three-valve aluminum cylinder heads and provides 300 horsepower. By using two intake valves instead of one, along with charge-motion-control valves, the new cylinder head assures optimum delivery of the air-fuel mixture to the cylinder at any engine speed. The centrally located spark plug and computer-controlled variable valve timing help improve combustion efficiency and reduce emissions.

    When properly equipped, the two-wheel drive Expedition is rated to tow up to 8,900 pounds.

    AdvanceTrac® electronic stability enhancement with Roll Stability Control and Control Trac™ 4×4 systems are available.

    Safety and Security

    Expedition has received the federal government’s highest frontal crash test rating five years in a row. It has Ford’s industry-leading Personal Safety System® as st andard equipment. The available exclusive Safety Canopy™ system has side air curtains that cover approximately two-thirds of first- and second-row glass. A special sensor monitors vehicle orientation and allows the Safety Canopy to provide rollover protection.

    Expedition is available with AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ technology. Unlike any other system, Roll Stability Control features roll-rate sensing and correcting capability, offering assistance to the driver in maintaining vehicle control during extreme maneuvers. The system automatically engages counter measures to help the driver maintain maximum control and further reduce the risk of rollover.

    Four-wheel-disc ABS with the Brake Assist system is st andard on all models.

    Eddie Bauer, Limited and King Ranch versions include a driver’s door-mounted keyless entry keypad. A tire-pressure monitoring system is st andard on XLT, XLT Sport, Eddie Bauer and Limited trims.

    Major Features and Options

    XLS: 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton V-8, four-speed automatic transmission, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes, tilt steering wheel, speed control, cloth upholstery, front 60/40 split-bench seat with driver’s side six-way power adjust, driver and passenger side manual lumbar support, second-row bench seat split 40/20/40 with CenterSlide™, third-row 60/40 split-bench seat, privacy glass, fold-away power mirrors with security approach lamps, power door locks, remote keyless entry, SecuriLock™, driver and passenger air bags, air conditioning, rear liftgate with flip-up glass access, automatic headlamps, raised roof rails, styled 17-inch steel wheels, integrated Class III trailer hitch receiver and four-pin connector, door trim map pockets with cup holders, illuminated entry with automatic dimming and AM/FM premium stereo with CD/cassette player.

    XLT adds: Fog lamps, running boards, aluminum wheels, auxiliary rear air conditioning and heat controls, overhead console with storage and conversation mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, color-keyed door h andles and tire-pressure monitoring system.

    XLT Sport adds: Dark Shadow Grey exterior cladding and wheel-lip moldings, high-gloss Black tubular step bars, lower grille in Dark Shadow Grey and silver upper grille.

    Eddie Bauer adds: 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, Pueblo Gold two-tone exterior appearance with Pueblo Gold running boards, keyless entry keypad, dual electronic automatic temperature control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and climate controls, two-tone leather-trimmed front captain’s chairs with driver’s side power and memory function, driver- and passenger-side manual lumbar support, vinyl 60/40 third-row bench seat, center floor console with rear audio and auxiliary climate controls, power adjustable pedals with memory, message center, auto-dimming mirror, AM/FM audiophile stereo with in-dash six-disc CD player and power heated signal exterior mirrors with approach lamps.

    Limited adds: 17-inch Chrometec™ aluminum wheels, body-color cladding, wheel-lip moldings, running boards and grille, chrome-tipped exhaust pipe, complex reflector headlamps with black-out treatment, color-keyed, power-folding heated mirrors with signal, memory and approach lamps, chrome roof rails with black roof rail crossbars, monochromatic leather-trimmed seats with adjustable head restraints and eight-way power and memory, leather-wrapped steering wheel with duplicate climate, audio and speed controls.

    King Ranch features: 17-inch, five-spoke machined aluminum wheels with King Ranch logos, Pueblo Gold body cladding and step bars, black power-folding heated mirrors with signal, memory and approach lamps, King Ranch badging, Castano leather seating surfaces and interior trim, PowerFold third-row seat, woodgrain trim and King Ranch floor mats.

    Expedition optional equipment includes: PowerFold™ third-row seat, AdvanceTrac® with RSC, four-corner load-leveling air suspension, limited-slip axle, power moonroof, Safety Canopy, Reverse Sensing System, in-dash navigation, heavy-duty trailer tow package, climate-controlled seats, second row captain’s chairs, DVD rear-seat entertainment system with wireless headphones and AM/FM premium in-dash six-CD audio system.



    First-generation Expedition goes on sale as a 1997 model


    Expedition is the first full-size SUV to receive five-star frontal crash ratings for driver and front passenger in government testing


    Expedition sales reach 1 million


    Expedition named Best Full-Size SUV in Initial Quality by J.D. Power and Associates for second consecutive year


    Ford redesigns Expedition with independent rear suspension, PowerFold third-row seat, Safety Canopy and AdvanceTrac


    Expedition is named Best-In-Class 2003 Full-Size SUV by Truck Trend magazine


    Expedition gains three-valve 5.4-liter engine as st andard equipment


    Expedition offers patented optional Roll Stability Control system