The full-size segment in the SUV class is growing. These are not rugged and expensive vehicles anymore. Now, these three-row SUV models are approachable and more versatile than ever. The proof will be the 2020 Ford Expedition. The upcoming vehicle will add both diesel and hybrid engine to its lineup. Especially interesting is the drivetrain with electric motors. The same unit is going to be used for the luxury division and famous Lincoln Navigator. The Expedition is a cheaper version of the premium SUV. But, when we talk about innovations, the produce with Ford’s badge is ahead of its sibling.
The new generation of the Expedition SUV came in 2018. With every new season, the US carmaker must add something to refresh the lineup and the interest. For the 2020 Ford Expedition that will be a new engine. At least one of mentioned will find its way for the upcoming season. We can’t say no to the possibility to see both of them for the 2020 model of a full-size machine.
Besides the engine and specs updates, the most of the 2020 Ford Expedition is unchanged comparing to the predecessor. Only features in packages for higher trim levels could be shuffled. Also, some new trim levels are on the way. Completely new Limited Edition will present more options and accessories. Also, the comeback of the FX4 off-road set is likely for 2020 Expedition.
2020 Ford Expedition Engines – Petrol, Diesel, Hybrid
Under the hood of the base 2020 Ford Expedition remains a V-6 unit with twin-turbochargers. This 3.6-liter engine is able to create 375 horses and 470 lb-ft of torque. For the Platinum models that same EcoBoost mill raises outputs by 25 ponies and 10 pound-feet. As the flagship model, the SUV is going to use all the latest inventions by the company. One of them is a ten-speed automatic transmission. The 2020 Expedition is using again either 4×2 or 4×4 system. This huge SUV soaks a lot of fuel. However, for its size and weight, we expected much worse fuel economy. The mpg rating is over 21 for some trim levels, which is not so bad.
The 2020 Ford Expedition is going to be the best SUV if you need a lot of towing potential. We made a list of luxury trucks that can tow the most. Lincoln Navigator is at the top of that list with a towing capacity of 9,000 pounds. You don’t have to think too much to realize the 2020 Ford Expedition is going to use the same engine and setup as its premium sibling. Further, this means the towing capability is the same, and the new SUV could even achieve higher numbers.
2020 Ford Expedition Diesel
If the 2020 Ford Expedition Diesel becomes the reality, then the SUV is definitely going to wipe the competition. If the petrol unit can tow 9,000 pounds, the diesel will raise the bar to new levels. Probably, 10k pounds mark will be behind it.
But, what could be under the hood of the 2020 Ford Expedition Diesel? The SUV could use the same unit as the upcoming Ford F-150 truck. The major addition for the next season is a 3.0-l Powerstroke unit that is capable to produce around 250 hp and 450 pound-feet of twisting power. Similar outputs specialists expect from 2020 Expedition diesel SUV.
2020 Ford Expedition Hybrid
While the diesel version of the vehicle is improving performance, the 2020 Ford Expedition Hybrid will boost the mileage. Already having one of the best SUVs in this segment, Ford is ready to make the Expedition even more fuel-friendly. Well, it is not an easy task. But, we can again find the relation between the big SUV and the F-150 half-ton truck. These two are about to share diesel and hybrid engines.
Rumors about the legendary pickup truck becoming a hybrid are whispering for a while. The latest reports suggest this could happen in 2020. The SUV could get it before the pickup. In that case, a hybrid powertrain would be some kind of a mild version and test for the truck. On the other hand, if Ford F-150 launches such drivetrain and 2020 Ford Expedition borrows it, then it is the production version that we could see very soon after the debut.
Specs details about the 2020 Ford Expedition Hybrid are totally unpredictable. The only thing we know is that the SUV is going to share the same mill with Lincoln Navigator.
Expedition FX4 Comes Back for 2020 Season
With a possible arrival of the diesel SUV, Ford is considering to bring back a new off-road FX4 package. The set includes features that boost the performance on tough terrains. Bigger wheels with off-road tires, special limited-slip differential, unique tuning of drivetrain system, and stronger body with protective parts will boost durability, appearance, and the performance.
2020 Expedition Facelift
The amount of changes on the 2020 Expedition is going to be modest. With the new generation introducing a fresh look arrival in 2018, there is no need for a bigger cosmetic overhaul. Instead, Ford will pay more attention to special packages and its top of the class trim levels.
2020 Ford Expedition Platinum
At the top of the lineup sits the 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum edition. This is the certain thing. Off-road enthusiasts might like FX4 more, but the number of features on the Platinum model will get the Expedition closer to the base Lincoln Navigator. Wooden and aluminum details, navigation as the part of standard equipment, premium infotainment features, and many more, will make this version of the SUV more expensive, more elegant, more comfortable…
The 2020 Ford Expedition Limited will get unique accessories like the Platinum trim. But, these are not going to be as luxurious as for the higher-end model. On the other hand, the SUV with the Limited package will be cheaper but it will still have a hefty price tag. We can’t compare it to the current edition since this kind of features set is there for show off. Ford will introduce some innovations and advanced apps in the Limited version of the upcoming Expedition.
2020 Ford Expedition Price
The 2020 Ford Expedition doesn’t belong to the premium class. But, its price is not saying so. The most advanced 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum model is going to cost above $80,000. Well, the base SUV is cheaper. Experts are confident that the entry-level 2020 Expedition will be around $55,000. For example, the cheapest Lincoln Navigator costs around $75,000 and its Black label themes are $20k more.