A new fascia dominates the crossover market - with Toyota, Chevrolet, and GMC forced to yield their sales crowns to the 2018 Expedition XLT. This Ford platform has been thoroughly refreshed, introducing drivers to the smooth performance they crave; and, as USA Today explains, this has translated into a dealer surge (more than 5,000 total units were tallied in June).
We’re not surprised. The 2018 Expedition XLT proves a seamless option for families, with its newly re-tuned suspension system allowing them to conquer the roughest roads with ease.
According to USA Today, the new XLT impresses on the backroads. Its fully-boxed frame sits on a multi-link independent suspension - which intuitively adapts to changing terrains through an available electronic limited-slip axle (this stiffens the chassis as needed to reduce friction). Front and rear stabilizer bars maintain a balanced ride; while traction control assesses torque demands, automatically sending bursts of power to the RWD to maximize grippage. Hill Descent technology improves performance on sharp inclines, regulating both speed and braking functions; and an optional trailer controller reinforces the steering column to promote more fluid responses when hauling heavy loads.
These technologies provide a smooth cabin experience - allowing passengers to conquer long hauls with confidence. The XLT has been tailored for all adventures, bringing Roll Stability Control precision to every mile.
Want to take it for a spin? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Expedition and its revised suspension system.