Preview: 2015 Ford Expedition – Adds Twin Turbos and Platinum

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Ford has revealed the details on its 2015 Ford Expedition and they include a 3.5-liter, direct-injected twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine and a new Platinum series.

The 2015 Ford Expedition will now have the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that’s found in Ford’s F-Series trucks. This will provide both improved fuel economy and more power and torque at low engine speeds.

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost will be the only engine option in North America and replaces the 5.4-liter V8 of prior years. The Expedition will come with a six-speed Selectshift automatic transmission with a manual mode and a shift-mounted rocker switch for gear selection.


The Expedition will also have electric power-assisted steering, three driver mode choices of either comfort, normal, or sport and be the first Ford vehicle with continuously controlled damping. A combination of sensors that register 46 different inputs will adjust the damping system to control body motion and give passengers a nicer ride.

This is Ford’s largest SUV and will accommodate 8 passengers in two different seat configurations. There will be the standard 119″ wheelbase with three rows of seating and 108.3 cubic feet of cargo space or a 131″ wheelbase that increases the cargo space to 130.8 cubic feet. Both feature a fold-flat third row bench seat.

Ford will offer a high-end Platinum edition of the 2015 Ford Expedition for the first time with a specially upgraded interior. This will include leather seats available in two new colors.


Customers will have their choice of wine-colored Brunello leather with tuxedo-stripe accents or black leather with Agate Gray accents. There will also be a XLT, Limited and new King Ranch edition of the 2015 Ford Expedition with details coming later this year.

The interior and technology of the 2015 Ford Expedition has been updated to include SYNC with MyFord Touch, push-button start and Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert. A new center stack comes with an 8″ LCD touch screen and the driver information cluster has two full-color 4.2″ LCD screens.

There’s also a 10-speaker, 700-watt Sony audio system, Intelligent Access with push-button start, a rearview camera, 7-color interior ambient LED lighting, and Ford truck apps for towing and off-road driving.

The 2015 Ford Expedition will make its official debut at the DFW Auto Show in Dallas, Texas being held today through February 23rd.

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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.