Still based on the same tough and reliable body-on-frame platform, the new Ford Expedition Platinum flaunts an updated front end. The 3-bar grille, LED foglamps, and projector-type headlamps are all new, as well as the chrome bits on the bumper. Likewise, the rear hatch has been redesigned, wheels supersized to 22-inches, and chrome tips added to the exhaust.
Inside the new Ford Expedition incorporates a fresh center stack to accommodate the MyFord Touch-equipped 8-inch touch screen with SYNC. Ford engineers even managed to stuff two new 4.2-inch LCD screens on the gauge cluster because this is the “Platinum” edition, which is a fancy marketing term for “premium.” The seats come beautifully tailored in Brunello leather with French-seamed stitching.
The improvements on the Expedition Platinum on the Philippones aren't simply skin-deep. This SUV is the only Ford model to ride on a continuous controlled damping (CCD) suspension with 3 drive modes: comfort, normal, and sport. The electronic power-assisted steering is also new. But the biggest change of all comes in the form of a new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 – one that packs 370 hp and 569 Nm of torque. Other new safety features of the Expedition Platinum are the AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, and MyKey programmable vehicle key.