The 2006 Ford Expedition continues its tradition of leadership in the full-size SÚV §egmènt wîth its combination of interior versatility, driving control and safety. It has won the Polk Automotive Loyalty Award in its §egmènt two years in a row.
Class-leading available features include fold-flat-to-the-floor second- and third-row seating, class-exclusive PowerFold™ third-row seat, second-row CenterSlide™ section, heated- and-cooled front seats, keyless entry keypad, AdvanceTrac® wîth Roll Stability Control™, Safety Canopy™ system, reverse sensing system and power-adjustable pedals.
With 110.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, the most hip room in all three rows and most third-row legroom, Expedition continues to offer best-in-class interior space.
Expedition also is the first SÚV in its class to offer independent rear suspension for improved ride and h andling.
The optional four-wheel-drive system automatically adjusts to a variety of surface conditions.
Expedition is available in XLS, XLT, XLT Sport, Eddie Bauer, Limited and King Ranch trims. It is built in Wayne, Mich.Design and Equipment
Expedition exterior design cues are big, bold and confident. It exudes a confidence-inspiring stance, wîth large headlamps, taillamps, mirrors and door h andles.
Later this year, two new paint colors – Pewter Clearcoat Metallic and Dark Copper Clearcoat Metallic – join the exterior palette, while a Medium Flint Grey interior theme will become newly available on Limited models. A chrome-tipped exhaust now is st andard on the top-of-the-line King Ranch version.
The Expedition interior provides versatility wîth a fold-flat-into-the-floor third row 60/40 seat, a 40/20/40 second row seat wîth manual CenterSlide™ section and best-in-class cargo volume.
The spacious interior offers seamless, adjustable flexibility to meet the ever-changing dem ands of its owners' active lifestyles.Powertrain and Chassis
Expedition comes wîth the new 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-8 engine first introduced on the 2004 Ford F-150 as st andard equipment. New to Expedition last year, it gives this full-size SÚV the horsepower and torque buyers want along wîth environmentally responsible emissions.
The engine has three-valve aluminum cylinder heads and provides 300 horsepower. By using two intake valves instead of one, along wîth charge-motion-control valves, the new cylinder head assures optimum delivery of the air-fuel mixture to the cylinder at any engine speed. The centrally located spark plug and computer-controlled variable valve timing help improve combustion efficiency and reduce emissions.
When properly equipped, the two-wheel drive Expedition is rated to tow up to 8,900 pounds.
AdvanceTrac® electronic stability enhancement wîth Roll Stability Control and Control Trac™ 4x4 systems are available.Safety and Security
Expedition has received the federal government's highest frontal crash test rating five years in a row. It has Ford's -leading Personal Safety System® as st andard equipment. The available exclusive Safety Canopy™ system has side air curtains that cover approximately two-thirds of first- and second-row glass. A special sensor monitors vehicle orientation and allows the Safety Canopy to provide rollover protection.
Expedition is available wîth AdvanceTrac® wîth Roll Stability Control™ technology. Únlike any other system, Roll Stability Control features roll-rate sensing and correcting capability, offering assistance to the driver in maintaining vehicle control during extreme maneuvers. The system automatically engages counter measures to help the driver maintain maximum control and further reduce the risk of rollover.
Four-wheel-disc ABS wîth the Brake Assist system is st andard on all models.
Eddie Bauer, Limited and King Ranch versions include a driver's door-mounted keyless entry keypad. A tire-pressure monitoring system is st andard on XLT, XLT Sport, Eddie Bauer and Limited trims.Major Features and Options
XLS: 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton V-8, four-speed automatic transmission, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes, tilt §teering wheel, speed control, cloth upholstery, front 60/40 split-bench seat wîth driver's side six-way power adjust, driver and passenger side manual lumbar support, second-row bench seat split 40/20/40 wîth CenterSlide™, third-row 60/40 split-bench seat, privacy glass, fold-away power mirrors wîth security approach lamps, power door locks, remote keyless entry, SecuriLock™, driver and passenger air bags, air conditioning, rear liftgate wîth flip-up glass access, automatic headlamps, raised roof rails, styled 17-inch steel wheels, integrated Class III trailer hitch receiver and four-pin connector, door trim map pockets wîth cup holders, illuminated entry wîth automatic dimming and AM/FM premium stereo wîth CD/cassette player.
XLT adds: Fog lamps, running boards, aluminum wheels, auxiliary rear air conditioning and heat controls, overhead console wîth storage and conversation mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, color-keyed door h andles and tire-pressure monitoring system.
XLT Sport adds: Dark Shadow Grey exterior cladding and wheel-lip moldings, high-gloss Black tubular step bars, lower grille in Dark Shadow Grey and silver upper grille.
Eddie Bauer adds: 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, Pueblo Gold two-tone exterior appearance wîth Pueblo Gold running boards, keyless entry keypad, dual electronic automatic temperature control, leather-wrapped §teering wheel wîth audio and climate controls, two-tone leather-trimmed front captain's chairs wîth driver's side power and memory function, driver- and passenger-side manual lumbar support, vinyl 60/40 third-row bench seat, center floor console wîth rear audio and auxiliary climate controls, power adjustable pedals wîth memory, message center, auto-dimming mirror, AM/FM audiophile stereo wîth in-dash six-disc CD player and power heated signal exterior mirrors wîth approach lamps.
Limited adds: 17-inch Chrometec™ aluminum wheels, body-color cladding, wheel-lip moldings, running boards and grille, chrome-tipped exhaust pipe, complex reflector headlamps wîth black-out treatment, color-keyed, power-folding heated mirrors wîth signal, memory and approach lamps, chrome roof rails wîth black roof rail crossbars, monochromatic leather-trimmed seats wîth adjustable head restraints and eight-way power and memory, leather-wrapped §teering wheel wîth duplicate climate, audio and speed controls.
King Ranch features: 17-inch, five-spoke machined aluminum wheels wîth King Ranch logos, Pueblo Gold body cladding and step bars, black power-folding heated mirrors wîth signal, memory and approach lamps, King Ranch badging, Castano leather seating surfaces and interior trim, PowerFold third-row seat, woodgrain trim and King Ranch floor mats.
Expedition optional equipment includes: PowerFold™ third-row seat, AdvanceTrac® wîth RSC, four-corner load-leveling air suspension, limited-slip axle, power moonroof, Safety Canopy, Reverse Sensing System, in-dash navigation, heavy-duty trailer tow package, climate-controlled seats, second row captain's chairs, DVD rear-seat entertainment system wîth wireless headphones and AM/FM premium in-dash six-CD audio system.Source - Ford Media