• 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton V-8 engine is standard on all series, offering 40 more horsepower than last year • New top-of-the-line Limited series
• Redesigned instrument cluster display
• Raised roof rails in place of roof rack for cleaner appearance
• Available AdvanceTrac now offers class-exclusive Roll Stability Control
The 2005 Ford Expedition continues its tradition of leadership in the full-size SÚV segment, with a modern new 3-valve engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, as well as improved fuel economy and emissions over the engine it replaces.
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 with Roll Stability Control, Safety Canopy system, Reverse Sensing System and power-adjustable pedals.
With 110 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 handling.
The optional four-wheel-drive system automatically adjusts to a variety of surface conditions.
Expedition is built in Wayne, Mich.Design and Equipment
Expedition exterior design cues are big, bold and confident. It exudes a confidence-inspiring stance, with large headlamps, taillamps, mirrors and door handles.
The Expedition interior provides versatility with a fold-flat-into-the-floor third row 60/40 seat, a 40/20/40 second row seat with manual CenterSlide section and best-in-class cargo volume.
The spacious interior offers seamless, adjustable flexibility to meet the ever-changing demands of its owners' active lifestyles.Powertrain
Expedition now offers the new 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton V-8 engine, first introduced on the 2004 Ford F-150 as standard equipment.
This modern modular engine, with 3-valve aluminum cylinder heads, provides 300 horsepower - an improvement of 40 horsepower over the previous 5.4-liter V-8 engine - and 68 more horsepower than the previous base 4.6-liter Triton V-8.
By using two intake valves instead of one, along with 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, now with Roll Stability Control and Control Trac 4x4 systems, are available.Safety and Security
Expedition offers Ford's industry-leading Personal Safety System. Offered also, is a new Safety and Security Package that includes the exclusive Safety Canopy system, consisting of 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. The Safety and Security Package also includes a reverse-sensing system.
Other optional features include a driver's door-mounted keyless entry keypad and power-adjustable brake/accelerator pedals.
Four-wheel-disc ABS with the Brake Assist system is standard.
A tire-pressure monitoring system is now standard on XLT, XLT Sport, Eddie Bauer and Limited trims.Major Equipment and OptionsXLS:
5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton V-8, four-speed automatic transmission, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes, tilt steering wheel, speed control, cloth upholstery, front 60/40 split-bench seat with driver's side six-way power adjust, driver and passenger side manual lumbar support, second-row bench seat split 40/20/40 with CenterSlide, third-row 60/40 split-bench seat, privacy glass, fold-away power mirrors with security approach lamps, power door locks, remote keyless entry, SecuriLock, driver and passenger air bags, air conditioning, rear liftgate with 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 with cup holders, illuminated entry with automatic dimming and AM/FM premium stereo with CD/cassette player.XLT adds:
Fog lamps, running boards, aluminum wheels, auxiliary rear air conditioning and heat controls, overhead console with storage and conversation mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, color-keyed door handles and tire-pressure monitoring system.XLT Sport adds:
Dark Shadow Grey exterior cladding and wheel-lip moldings, high-gloss Dark Shadow Grey 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 with Pueblo Gold running boards, keyless entry keypad, dual electronic automatic temperature control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and climate controls, two-tone leather-trimmed front captain's chairs with driver's side power and memory function, driver- and passenger-side manual lumbar support, vinyl 60/40 third-row bench seat, center floor console with rear audio and auxiliary climate controls, power adjustable pedals with memory, message center, auto-dimming mirror, AM/FM audiophile stereo with in-dash six-disc CD player and power heated signal exterior mirrors with 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 with black-out treatment, color-keyed, power-folding heated mirrors with signal, memory and approach lamps, chrome roof rails with black roof rail crossbars, monochromatic leather-faced seats with adjustable head restraints and eight-way power and memory, wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel with duplicate climate, audio and speed controls, instrument panel grab handle with simulated wood treatment.NBX features:
Chromed steel wheels, skid plates, premium Sachs shocks tuned for off-road use, complex reflector blackout headlamps, roof rail crossbars, tubular step bars, cargo area soft liner with storage bag, center floor console, front captain's chairs with six-way power adjust and heavy duty rubber floor mats.
Expedition optional equipment includes PowerFold third-row seat, AdvanceTrac? with RSC, four-corner load-leveling air suspension, limited-slip axle, power moonroof, Safety and Security Package (Safety Canopy and Reverse Sensing System), in-dash navigation, heavy-duty trailer tow package, climate-controlled seats, second row captain's chairs, DVD rear seat entertainment system with wireless headphones and AM/FM premium in-dash six-CD audio system.Source - Ford