New Car Overview of the 2005 Ford Expedition Full-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Description: Full-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Base MSRP Range: $32,570 - $43,710
Invoice Price Range: $28,640 - $38,220
Where built: USA
Ford's full-size sport-utility wagon gains muscle in 2005 due to a 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine off the F-150 pickup. It produces 300-hp plus huge torque ratings to raise the towing capacity as high as 8,900 pounds with an optional payload towing package.
A total of six trims apply to Expedition with XLS, XLT, XLT Sport, the off-road NBX package and Eddie Bauer plus a new top-of-the-line Limited series. Expedition's vast cabin has room for as many as nine riders and comes with a third-row bench that collapses flat into the cargo floor for a slick disappearing act with optional push-button PowerFold motivation.
Disc brakes for all wheels tie to ABS with brake assist (BA), and Ford's curtain-style side air bag system is available. The optional multi-phase Control Trac 4WD device has a control knob on the dashboard for dialing up a driving mode, from rear two-wheel traction to four-wheel high and low or automatic AWD. Another option -- AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control -- brings electronic traction control that can selectively brake a spinning wheel while also rerouting torque to an opposing wheel with traction.