Ford Expedition

From Ford press: The 2008 Ford Expedition and Expedition EL extended length model combine bold Ford Truck design, functionality and toughness with high levels of interior refinement for consumers who need the flexibility of a full-size SUV. With eight available arrays across the lineup, Expedition and Expedition EL provide customers the most choice amongst full-size SUV offerings.

According to results from a Global Quality Research Study survey conducted by the RDA Group, an independent research company, 85 percent of Expedition EL owners are Completely Satisfied with their vehicles after three months of ownership, placing the Expedition EL at the top of its class for quality. Additionally, Expedition EL was rated top large SUV as a Total Quality Award™ winner in Strategic Vision’s 2007 Total Quality Index™ which measures new vehicle owner satisfaction.

Expedition and Expedition EL are available in XLT, Eddie Bauer, Limited and King Ranch trims. All Expeditions are built at the Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne, Mich.

Expedition is powered by Ford’s tough truck-proven 5.4-liter Triton™ V-8 engine. With three valves per cylinder and variable cam timing, the 5.4-liter engine delivers a balance of refinement and muscle. Rated at 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, Expedition can tow up to 9,200 pounds, for the best tow rating in its class.

The Triton™ engine is paired with a standard class-exclusive 6-speed automatic transmission. With a wide 6.02:1 gear ratio and two overdrive gears (fifth and sixth), Expedition’s 6-speed transmission has smaller steps between gears than a typical 4-speed automatic and offers improved shift quality, faster acceleration and improved fuel economy.

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