Ford is definitely one of the most loved American auto brands. Ford has been making waves over several decades and is a prolific contributor of some of the best performing vehicles in the U.S.

Next year sees a great deal of promise for the American brand as the 2018 Ford Expedition is expected to make waves in more ways than one. The Ford Expedition has become a household name in the SUV category, delivering both performance and satisfying the desire for a desirable status symbol. Over the years, many drivers, ranging from regular joes to the upper class of society have chosen the Expedition over its competitors.

What makes the latest Expedition extra special?

The 2018 Ford Expedition comes in lighter - 300 pounds lighter! This is good news as Significant weight loss translates to overall improved handling and performance. The use of aluminum body panels and a high-strength steel frame contribute to shedding off extra weight.

The power is anticipated to be the centerpiece of the upcoming Expedition. If a 9,300-pound maximum towing capacity doesn’t excite you then what else will? A new 3.5-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop and 10-speed automatic transmission combination comes standard to the Expedition XL, XLT, and Limited editions.

These new updates offer a significant power boost of 10-horsepower more and an additional 50 pound-feet of torque. This translates to an impressive output of 375-horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when using 87 octane fuel.

The range-topping Expedition Platinum is top of the range as it will have an output of 400-horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque using 93 octane fuel. Where all other models are exceptional, the Platinum is even more incredible for an increase of 35-horsepower and 60 pound-feet of torque.

The auto's connectivity will get an important update too. Ford has introduced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software support for its vehicles equipped with SYNC 3. This will be made simple by downloading the software through the car software via USB, over-the-air, or in a Ford dealership.

Ford, America’s favorite auto maker?

In many ways, Ford is still America's favorite automaker because America is a land of choices.

It is teeming with car manufacturers competing so hard to be America’s go-to choice. While Americans may have varying opinions about Ford, the brand still remains as one of the top choices, as evidenced by its sales performance.

The year 2018 is indeed promising for Ford. With the 2018 Ford Expedition soon to grace the U.S. roads, Ford is sure to rake in more sales and increase their share of the automotive market pie.

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