2018 Ford Expedition Platinum Max Review: Fresh, Fantastic
The 2018 Ford Expedition is a real SUV – not a car-based crossover utility vehicle that can’t tow a lick, but a body-on-frame, truck-based sport utility vehicle like our daddies used to drive. Built using the bones of the beloved F-150 pickup, the all-new Expedition has been redesigned inside and out, reskinned with aluminum to save weight, and loaded with new technology to make your life easier.
This particular model, the Expedition Max Platinum 4x4, is the pinnacle of Ford’s SUV pyramid. Extra long and extra loaded, its only natural competitors are the equally enormous Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon XL. Those crosstown rivals should be worried, though, as the new Expedition arrives with nary a flaw compared to the old model.
Real SUVs are really expensive, so don’t be surprised that something this large and stout has a base price of $51,790. That’s right in line with the base price of a Chevy Tahoe at $51,495. The bigger and decked out Expedition Max Platinum that I’m testing rings in at $81,590, though. That’s a few thousand dollars more than a loaded Chevy Suburban, but still much less than similarly equipped, extra-long luxury full-size SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade ESV or Ford's own Lincoln Navigator L.
Any way you cut it, these are costly machines when compared to less ex...