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2020 Ford Expedition Adds FX4 Off-Road Package

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    2020 FORD EXPEDITION LIMITED WITH FX4 OFF-ROAD PACKAGE IS THE MOST PREMIUM TRAIL-READY EXPEDITION EVER

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    • 2020 Ford Expedition Limited FX4 off-road package standard equipment includes off-road-tuned shocks, all-new electronic limited-slip rear differential, skid plates, side steps and FX4 badging
    • With best-in-class towing of 9,200 pounds, nearly 20 percent of Ford Expedition owners take their SUVs off-road, with 45 percent using them for hunting, fishing or camping, according to MaritzCX market research
    • Stylish Expedition Limited with FX4 off-road package blends enhanced off-road capability with upscale appointments to enable a growing trend of customers looking to get off the beaten path with convenience, refinement and comfort
    DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 17, 2019 – Ford is adding its FX4 off-road package to the upscale 2020 Ford Expedition Limited for customers who want to travel further off the beaten path.

    “There’s a growing trend in people looking to enjoy rugged terrain without having to give up the refinement, comfort or convenience of getting there,” said Devin McParlane, Ford Expedition consumer marketing manager.

    The Expedition Limited FX4 off-road package brings off-road ruggedness and capability to the company’s seven-passenger SUV. Nearly 20 percent of Expedition owners use their vehicle for off-road adventures, with 45 percent taking their SUV hunting, camping or fishing, according to MaritzCX market research. And with an available heavy-duty trailer package, the standard-wheelbase Expedition Limited FX4 can tow up to 9,200 pounds – more than any other vehicle in its class.

    FX4 includes athletic 32-inch all-terrain tires on 18-inch metallic gray-painted cast-aluminum rims and premium off-road-tuned shocks. Seven underbody skid plates, including a new sand shield to protect turbocharger intercoolers, steel plates to protect steering gear, engine, transmission and transfer case, and a full-length guard for the fuel tank. A chin spoiler beneath the front bumper is shortened to improve approach angles for climbing over steep obstacles. Chrome-plated running boards with angular step bars add off-road protection and passenger convenience.

    Combining performance and extended off-road competency, the Expedition FX4 powertrain features a 375-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed electronically controlled four-wheel-drive transfer case with neutral towing capability. A patented 3.73:1 electronic limited-slip differential and heavy-duty engine radiator further aid off-road capability.

    An advanced Terrain Management System™ adds still more off-road prowess by automatically selecting optimal power transfer and engine control to give drivers greater confidence out in the wild.

    Off-road capability, high-tech driver-assist features

    Along with its enhanced off-road capabilities and extensive underbody skid plate protection, Expedition Limited FX4 brings upscale appointments. This includes a 360-degree camera system with split-view that offers driver and passengers a better view of surrounding terrain.

    Premium leather-trimmed seating and rich wood accents are included as part of the Limited series, along with durable rubber floor liners front and rear to protect the interior. The cabin features the same FX4 badging that adorns the liftgate and front fender.

    For 2020, Expedition gets standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ that features a host of driver-assist technologies including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and a rearview camera. The Limited model goes further with standard Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist featuring Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, voice-activated touch screen navigation and optional Enhanced Active Park Assist. Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ is also available to help take the stress off lining up a trailer or boat to make maneuvering more enjoyable.

    The new 2020 Expedition Limited FX4 package is available for both the standard Expedition and extended-length Expedition MAX versions at Ford dealers now.


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  2. tt335ci03cobra

    tt335ci03cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Nice as a family hauler you can competently take up camping, maybe even hit a few semi impressive open and easy trails with.

    I’d be nervous to put $65k and 19ft of 2020 suv through some sharp jagged mountain ranges though. Fire up a beater Jeep and let the 44’s crawl for that.
     
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    I remember when the FX4 used to mean something to the F150 line. Now it’s just skid plates, hill decent control, and stickers. Idk if mine had special tuned shocks or not but they were junk. Billstein 5100 for the win.


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  4. ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Premium Member Established Member

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    Is it electronic rear locker ? Or just a limited slip rear?

    I don’t believe I have ever heard of a electronic limited slip.

    Also, seems a bit gimmicky.
     
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    It meant way more on the 2002 Ford Ranger.

    Electronic LSD probably just means the computer will apply brake to one of the rear wheels.
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Premium Member Established Member

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    Got ya.

    Was hoping the package actually gave a locking rear.

    LSD is better than nothing. Lol.
     
  7. kevinatfms

    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Established Member

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    So is this the Ford "oh shit they released a Z71 Tahoe" scramble to throw badges and tires on an Expedition to compete?


    Id love to hear what the "Patented" electronic limited slip diff actually is. Sounds like complete horseshit for something that is probably some brake torque application software on a stock Expedition limited slip diff.
     
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    If its like the F150 it is an electric locker. You pull the 4wd selector out and it locks the rear then disengages over 20 mph. If I was buying an Expedition I would want it. I got the FX4 on my 2016 & 2019 F150's for the skid plates alone.
     
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    Looks a heck of a lot better than this thing



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  10. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    And yet will outsell the Expy 3:1.
     
  11. ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Premium Member Established Member

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    I’ll take the predator face over the Expedition.
     
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    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Looks are totally subjective, and is all personal preference...... but when I look at the Expy above, off-road is about the last thing that comes to mind. At least the Z71 looks at least somewhat off-road’ish. Imagine both with a few inches of lift with some 35’s. Just can’t see the Expy pulling it off at all.
     
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    IDK about that...
     
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    agreed. The Tahoe at least brings a bit of creativity with the design. Expedition looks like the secretary special.
     
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    No doubt the Expedition screams "street queen" which is really where it will live.

    I personally think the entire Chevy line up with this front grill / fascia is hideous (trucks, and now SUV's)

    Nothing wrong with agreeing to disagree.

     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Established Member

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    So then it isnt patented and isnt new.
     
  17. black92

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    I think it could pull it off.
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    I bet a Raptor version of the Expedition would sell like crazy.
     
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  19. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    It looks like a few additional mods (tasteful) have been done to make it work.
     

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