News It's No Raptor, but FX4 Has Claws: Ford Shows Off-Road-Ready 2018 Expedition

19:56  16 june  2017
19:56  16 june  2017 Source:   Car and Driver

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It ’ s No Raptor , but FX 4 Has Claws : Ford Shows Off - Road - Ready 2018 Expedition . June 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm by Greg Fink | Photography by Greg Fink and the Manufacturer.

Likewise, the off - road - ready F-150 Raptor ’s EcoBoost engine continues to churn out 450 ponies and 510 lb-ft of twist. It ’ s No Raptor , but FX 4 Has Claws : Ford Shows Off - Road - Ready 2018 Expedition 2017-06-15 22:57:32.


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Fewer people will feel the need to have their own car if it ’ s easy and inexpensive to order up a cab on their smartphones. It ’ s No Raptor , but FX 4 Has Claws : Ford Shows Off - Road - Ready 2018 Expedition 2017-06-15 22:57:32.

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The 2018 Ford Expedition FX4 is not an SUV analogue to the mad-dog Ford F-150 Raptor, but it is the most off-road-ready variant of Ford's all-new, aluminum-bodied full-size SUV. Available on both the standard Expedition and longer Expedition Max, the four-wheel-drive-only model is enhanced for pavementless environs.

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Starting with the XLT trim level, the FX4 is powered by Ford's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Giving the FX4 extra off-road credibility are more stiffly tuned shocks, trim-specific 18-inch wheels wrapped in chunky rubber, and more than half a dozen skid plates to protect vital areas such as the engine, transmission, transfer case, and fuel tank. The FX4 also comes equipped with the tow package's more capable electronic limited-slip rear differential. That should help the full-size SUV,  with 9.1 inches of ground clearance, better tackle dirt, mud, and sand.

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Visually, the FX4 package separates itself from the rest of the Expedition model line courtesy of its aforementioned wheels, chrome running boards, and a shorter chin spoiler that improves the SUV's approach angle. With Ford claiming that 20 percent of Expedition customers intend to take their burly SUVs off-road, the company says it feels confident that the FX4 package will attract its share of interest.

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Although Ford has yet to announce pricing for the 2018 Expedition, plan to arrive at the Ford dealership prepared to spend at least $50,000—probably more, depending on your taste for options—on an Expedition FX4 when it goes on sale this fall.

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