We were conversing in a relaxed manner at 90-100 mph in a 2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer while whistling around a high-speed oval at Ford's proving ground in Michigan. On the highway, the Expedition inspires confidence. The middle section can be moved forward 11 inches, almost abutting it to the back of the front center console. And it's rated to tow 8,600 4×4 to 8,900 4×2 pounds. The available PowerFold third-row seat folds perfectly flat with the press of a button. The Expedition can be outfitted with enough safety equipment to create a cocoon inside in case of an accident.
It is a beautiful piece of engineering to watch as the seat folds down and flaps gracefully flop into place to cover the gap between the cargo floor and hinged seats. Push a button on the wall of the cargo area, and one side powers down. An optional airbag canopy is designed to protect first- and second-row passengers in a side-impact crash or in a rollover. It isn't not a magic carpet ride, though, and it's important to remember that the Expedition is a full-size truck. Our primary problem is that Pipes does not trust their customers because they will deal in cash or debit cards only; no personal checks are accepted for items that cost several thousand dollars. It isn't not a magic carpet ride, though, and it's important to remember that the Expedition is a full-size truck.
Brake Assist is designed to recognize a panic-braking situation and maintain full braking force even if the driver mistakenly relaxes pressure on the brake pedal. If not, significant water leaks occur whenever it rains. Reliability, fit and finish are good so far. First, we loaded it with a day bed and other furniture for delivery to a summer cottage. This is particularly true with the popular Eddie Bauer models and the new Limited models. Hold down the other button, and the other side powers down.
On the highway, the Expedition inspires confidence. The track was widened nearly two inches to give Expedition a well-planted stance. Dual-stage front airbags are standard. First, we loaded it with a day bed and other furniture for delivery to a summer cottage. Another nice feature is the window in the liftgate that pops open so you can lift groceries out, without having them tumble out of the vehicle and down a sloped driveway. Small inputs to the steering wheel are answered immediately by its car-like rack-and-pinion steering.
After dumping that off, a pack of teenagers piled in to go to a punk rock concert. After dumping that off, a pack of teenagers piled in to go to a punk rock concert. Power-adjustable pedals are available and are a great feature for shorter drivers, allowing them to sit a safer distance from the airbag-equipped steerin Driving Impressions The Ford Expedition is the standard bearer for its class. It is a beautiful piece of engineering to watch as the seat folds down and flaps gracefully flop into place to cover the gap between the cargo floor and hinged seats. It can haul a big load of cargo on its flat cargo floor and it can tow heavy trailers. This latest-generation Expedition benefits from an independent rear suspension, a design more common to cars than trucks.
It maintains traction and keeps you going straight ahead at all times. They are repainted to hide the rust from all of the damage the road salts they use to salt the roads. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Model Lineup The 2005 Ford Expedition comes with one engine, a 5. Must check oil level frequently as it eats about 1+ quarts a week. Michelle Krebs filed this report from Detroit; with New Car Test Drive editor Mitch McCullough reporting from Los Angeles and Ford's proving ground in Michigan. It has a superb ride, and great power for towing.
Its perfectly flat cargo area makes it particularly adept at hauling. The second-row bench seat splits roughly into thirds. Able to carry up to eight passengers, it's good at hauling children. Even with 4 adults and all their gear, handling and acceleration seem unaffected. The available PowerFold third-row seat folds perfectly flat with the press of a button. Expedition is loaded with safety features, and 2005 brings an optional Roll Stability Control system, which is designed to sense an approaching rollover situation then take action to help prevent it. The second row features a small center seat that slides forward to give parents in the front seat access to a small child.
We chose the Ford and function. The motor had to be rebuilt since then and so far its still trucking after 30,000 miles. Door handles are the full-grip variety, making them easier for occupants to grab, whether left- or right-handed, gloved or not gloved. Inside there's a redesigned instrument cluster, and raised roof rails up top replace the former roof rack for a cleaner exterior appearance. Safety is enhanced by a big, rigid frame, a low front bumper, adjustable pedals to give smaller drivers a safer seating position, and a tire-pressure monitor. The round, rotating vents didn't look great but they seemed to work well. It's larger than Toyota Sequoia and considerably larger than Dodge Durango.