From Ford press: 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.
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 handling. 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. 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.