The all-new 2018 Ford Expedition is going to arrive with a new title, since it will be able to tow more than any other full-size SUV at 9,300 pounds. The new Expedition will also be available with a new Pro Trailer Backup Assist system that will make it easier to backup with a trailer attached.
Pro Trailer Backup Assist makes backing up with a trailer much easier, since it works by letting the customer steer the trailer with a control knob while the Expedition steers its wheels and limits vehicle speed. To operate Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the driver rotates a knob to indicate how much the system should turn the trailer, then the technology automatically steers the Expedition to turn the trailer the desired amount.
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“Warmer weather has families longing for outdoor adventures, and the all-new Expedition provides generous space, connectivity and smart new technology for the trip,” said Craig Patterson, Ford SUV marketing manager. “With best-in-class towing capability of 9,300 pounds and available Pro Trailer Backup Assist, you can spend more time on the water rather than struggling to back up and launch your boat.”
Some other new features on the 2018 Expedition includes, wireless charging for your mobile phone, a WiFi hotspot, a new rear seat entertainment system with Sling Media and SYNC Connect. The 2018 Expedition is also 300 pounds lighter than its predecessor and will be powered by a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine that’s mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.