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2006 Ford Expedition SUV - Overview

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$31,345 – $45,240 MSRP

$28,080 – $40,169 Invoice

14 / 17 MPG City/Hwy

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Power Circle Ratings

Overall Quality 2.0

Overall Performance and Design 3.0

Overall Dependability 3.0

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2006 Ford Expedition SUV

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Overview

What's New
The Expedition received its most significant changes for 2005: the 300-hp, 5.4L V-8 and 4-speed automatic became the standard powertrain, and Ford's Roll Stability Control system, which anticipates potential rollover situations and attempts to take corrective action, joined the options list. And, with the redesigned 2007 Expedition waiting in the wings, changes to the 2006 model are minor: the reverse-sensing system and Safety Canopy air bag system are now available as stand-alone options, and two new metallic paint colors (Pewter and Dark Copper) are available.

Overview
When Ford first launched the Expedition in 1997, it was clear that this full-size SUV built on the success of the midsize Explorer. The same can be said for the current version, which debuted in 2003. Like its little brother, the second-generation Expedition focused on improving safety, its most notable feature being its independent rear suspension for improved on-road handling (especially in emergency avoidance maneuvers).

The Expedition is available in XLS, XLT, XLT Sport, Eddie Bauer, Limited, and King Ranch trim levels. Standard equipment on all versions includes three rows of seats, anti-lock brakes, power windows/mirrors/locks, keyless entry, air conditioning, CD/cassette stereo, and a Class III trailer towing package. Options include side curtain air bags, an in-dash navigation system, heated and cooled front seats, a rear seat DVD entertainment system, a load-leveling air suspension, a limited-slip rear axle, and a heavy-duty trailer towing package. As with most large SUVs, the Expedition offers a choice of rear- or four-wheel drive. The 4x2 can tow up to 8,900 pounds, while the 4x4 can tow up to 8,600 pounds.

The Competition
The Ford Expedition competes in the Large Utility segment. Like the Large Pickup segment, this market is dominated by Ford and Chevrolet, with Toyota and Nissan the only Japanese-brand contenders.

According to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM calendar year 2005 sales in this segment were led by the Chevrolet Tahoe (152,305 units sold), followed by the Ford Expedition (114,137), and the Chevrolet Suburban (87,011). Other competitors include the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, Toyota Sequoia, and Nissan Armada.

Available Trims for the 2006 Ford Expedition SUV

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Special Service Vehicle (920A) 4 speed automatic $31,345 300-hp / 5.4L 8-cyl 14/19
XLS (100A) 4 speed automatic $32,660 300-hp / 5.4L 8-cyl 14/19
XLT (130A) 4 speed automatic $34,660 300-hp / 5.4L 8-cyl 14/19
XLT Sport (140A) 4 speed automatic $35,500 300-hp / 5.4L 8-cyl 14/19
Eddie Bauer (310A) 4 speed automatic $38,775 300-hp / 5.4L 8-cyl 14/19
Limited (500A) 4 speed automatic $40,525 300-hp / 5.4L 8-cyl 14/19
King Ranch (320A) 4 speed automatic $42,125 300-hp / 5.4L 8-cyl 14/19

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