When you think of a good off road SUV Ford Expedition is probably not even the last name that pops into your mind. That name is more likely to come up when one is seeking the biggest utility vehicle to move stuff around… or to live in. Still, Ford has gone ahead and given the 2018 version of the big hippo an FX4 off road package.
Said to make the 2018 Ford Expedition “more capable on trails and unpaved surfaces,” the off road package is, on paper, a good one with all the necessary bits and bobs such a off-road-tuned shocks, all-new electronic limited-slip rear differential, skid plates, side steps, and a new Terrain Management System. Visually, too, the FX4 is ready for action what with 18-inch Magnetic Metallic-painted cast-aluminum wheels, chrome running boards, rubber floor liners and new badging.
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For you techhead off roaders out there, the 2018 Ford Expedition FX4 gets an electronic limited-slip rear differential capable of automatically varying power output side-to-side, depending on which wheels need extra traction. With 3.73:1 gearing, the electronic limited-slip rear differential also improves towing performance and capability.What’s more, the SUV has all-terrain tires and Seven different skid plates that serve as underbody armor and protect critical areas: turbocharger intercoolers, steering gear, engine, transmission and transfer case and a full-length guard for the fuel tank.
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