The Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV built by Ford. Introduced in 1996 for the 1997 model year as a replacement to theBronco, it was previously slotted above the smaller Explorer. It is Ford’s largest and last truck-based, off-road and tow-capable SUV. The Expedition is based on the Ford F-150 pickup and shares various components. It comes in a regular-size and in the longer EL/Max version (2007–present) that replaced the Excursion which was discontinued in 2005.
The Expedition is the third Ford vehicle to use the “Expedition” name, as it was originally used on a 1992 concept vehicle, the F-150 Eddie Bauer Expedition.The name was subsequently and briefly used for one of the Ford Explorer Sport (two door)’s trim levels during the 1995 model year, before applied to this SUV for the 1997 model year. Expeditions were originally built in Wayne, Michigan. In 2009, Ford shifted third generation production to Louisville, Kentucky, and converted the Wayne assembly plant to build the Focus. A refreshed third generation arrived to dealers in July 2014 for the 2015 model year.