Friday, February 25, 2011
2012 Ford Expedition Reviews
The 2012 Ford Expedition comes with two different engines The 2012 Ford Expedition comes with premium quality interior material. The interior seat wrap comes in varied colours like stone cloth, camel cloth, stone leather and camel leather.
The 2012 Ford Expedition is the biggest SUV in Ford’s fleet and is expected to get revisions that include minor changes to styling and some cabin updates. Meanwhile, falling demand for Expedition’s extended-length version, the Expedition EL, might have Ford thinking about dropping that body style for model-year 2012 or 2013.
Should you wait for the "2012 Ford Expedition" or buy the 2011 Ford Expedition? Wait for the "2012 Expedition". The 2012 Ford Expedition is expected to receive assorted exterior and interior styling revisions as part of a moderate makeover. Its basic size and shape aren’t likely to change: no worries, the 2012 Ford Expedition will remain large, long, and boxy.
The regular-length 2012 Ford Expedition will return at some 17.2 feet long, bumper to bumper, with the EL version -- should it survive -- repeating at a full 18.4 feet. Check your available garage space before committing to an Expedition.
The 2012 Expedition probably will wear a new front end featuring an updated version of Ford’s trademark three-bar grille. Inside, the 2012 Ford Expedition will probably get a mildly freshened dashboard with updated gauges and a revised center stack of controls. Both 2012 Ford Expedition body lengths will again carry seven passengers on three rows of seats, or eight when the middle row is fitted with a bench seat instead of two captain’s chairs. In either configuration, the 2012 Ford Expedition will continue with comfy seating and ample head, shoulder and leg room for first- and second-row passengers.
The 2012 Expedition’s second- and third-row seats will again fold down to expand cargo capabilities. And cargo volume the Expedition does have. The regular-length model has 18.6 cubic feet behind the third row, 55 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 108.3 with both rear rows stowed. In the Expedition EL, the cubic-foot-volume figures are 42.6, 85.5, and 130.8, respectively.
The 2012 Ford Expedition should again be offered in multiple trim levels complemented by numerous options opportunities. Mechanical: The 2012 Ford Expedition is expected to offer new engine choices that can help bring this automotive throwback into the modern age. Out to pasture should go the long-serving 5.4-liter V-8 with its 310 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque.
One possibility is Expedition’s first V-6, which likely would become the 2012 model’s base engine. Tuned for truck duty in the F-150, output is 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The 2012 Ford Expedition will continue with a choice of rear-drive or optional four-wheel drive (4wd). As before, the 2012 Ford Expedition will come standard with Ford’s AdvanceTrac stability control system that works to prevent fishtailing in extreme cornering or emergency handling maneuvers. The 2012 Ford Expedition will also continue standard with antilock four-wheel-disc antilock brakes for added stability in stops. Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL: These are the General Motors rivals to the Expedition. Suburban and Yukon XL also should return in heavier-duty models available with a 352-horse 6.0-liter V-8. Estimated base-prices range is $38,500-$55,000 for Tahoe/Yukon and $41,000-$56,000 for Suburban/Yukon XL.
Estimated base-price range is $39,000-$54,000. Toyota Sequoia: Based on the Toyota Tundra pickup truck, the Sequoia, like the Nissan Armada, is slightly larger than the regular-length Expedition (and Tahoe) but smaller than the Expedition EL (and Suburban/Yukon XL). Estimated base-price range is $40,000-$60,000.