New 2018 Ford Expedition in Taylorville, IL

Introducing the 2018 Ford Expedition - All New, Inside and Out


Brand-spanking-new from head to toe, the 2018 Ford Expedition

This year's Expedition has been redesigned from scratch. It has something in common with your favorite soda, too. That's right - its body is crafted from ultralight aluminum, resulting in a lighter, more efficient vehicle.

Other updates abound. For instance, when it comes to exterior styling, you'll notice a huge difference compared to the outgoing model. Think larger, boxier Explorer, but not so boxy as the old generation. And oh, how good the restyling is. From almost every angle, this new Expedition is hard to miss. The front end features bold, beautiful headlights that elegantly taper off into the front quarter panel on each side. The inside of each light meets a glistening grille, sporting, as usual, Ford's Trademark insignia.

Moving to the sides, the Expedition features cleaner more modern lines, a selection of gorgeous wheels to choose from, and taillights with styling that tapers into the rear quarter panels, echoing the lights up front. Some stylistic changes remain similar, such as the horizontal bar that runs across the middle of the Expedition's rear, (in the platinum model) bearing the name "EXPEDITION" spelled out in all caps. By all accounts, this mega-SUV looks both elegant and rugged.

Interior and Technology Additions

Even the interior looks quite different from the previous generation vehicle. If the space itself feels laid out differently, that's because it is; both the standard and long-wheelbase versions gain a significant amount of interior space. Ford made about 40 upgrades for 2018 in areas such as driver-assist technologies, infotainment, and connectivity. You even get a wireless charging pad for all your tech gear in the center console, and a Wi-Fi hotspot that extends within 50 feet around the center of the vehicle. You'll get new other new tech, too, including Ford's SYNC3 interface which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. And, hold onto your XXL soft drinks -  this model has a grand total of 17 cupholders.


Mechanical & Structural Changes

Although the engine is largely the same 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost that was in last year's model, this engine has been adjusted, offering more power. The engine has been mated to a brand-new and impressive 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford made this Expedition's frame stiffer, and also added active shock absorbers. What's  more, its towing capacity has also improved, despite a significant loss in weight.



The new Expedition is as safe as ever. It includes new features like a 360-degree camera and park assist system. You can also opt for a Pro Trailer Backup assist program, automatic braking, blind spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and active cruise control. It's aluminum unibody is reinforced by a hydroformed steel ladder frame, which has been redesigned to be stronger, yet less heavy, too.

Are you ready for your next Expedition in either XLT, Limited, or Platinum trims? If so, trek to Bob Ridings Taylorville Ford. We are a family owned and operated dealership, and have been servicing Taylorville, Springfield IL, Hillsboro IL, Decatur IL, and Pana IL since 1975. We know a thing or two about Fords, and about keeping the customer satisfied. Our qualified sales staff can walk you through all of the changes to the Expedition. And once you finish walking, make sure to go for a test drive. You'll love the way this new car handles, and there's not better place to buy than our friendly dealership. Please stop by or call (888) 365-2087 for more details.

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Bob Ridings Taylorville

931 W. Springfield Road
Directions Taylorville, IL 62568

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