From Ford press: The 2005 Ford Expedition continues its tradition of leadership in the full-size SUV segment, with a modern new 3-valve engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, as well as improved fuel economy and emissions over the engine it replaces.
With 110 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 handling.
The optional four-wheel-drive system automatically adjusts to a variety of surface conditions. Expedition now offers the new 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-8 engine, first introduced on the 2004 Ford F-150 as standard equipment.
This modern modular engine, with 3-valve aluminum cylinder heads, provides 300 horsepower - an improvement of 40 horsepower over the previous 5.4-liter V-8 engine - and 68 more horsepower than the previous base 4.6-liter Triton V-8.
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, now with Roll Stability Control and Control Trac™ 4x4 systems, are available.