The upcoming Expedition will introduce plenty of novelties. For the start, we expect a hybrid drivetrain to finally become available. The exterior design will get more modern lines and features. Also, a new Expedition will be lighter than its predecessor. This three-row SUV is available in three trim levels.
The 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum is a range-topping trim that competes in the premium SUV segment. It offers a more attractive design, and the interior is loaded with numerous premium features. Under the hood, it deploys the same engine as the lower trim levels. However, it produces more power thanks to a supercharger.
The exterior of the Platinum model won’t depart from the base model. However, it will look more upscale and premium. It offers a more handsome appearance and sharper lines. Also, the 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum comes with numerous features. Most of the features are premium and more importantly, standard.
Only optional amenities you can opt for, are license plate bracket and front tow hooks. The rest of the features, such as LED headlights, premium 22-inch alloy wheels, and a panoramic sunroof are standard. The exterior will get more chrome details for the next year. Styling is additionally improved, along with the overall aerodynamics. An off-road package is available and it adds more off-road equipment.
Standard and Optional Features
The Platinum trim level adds plenty of premium interior amenities. Wood accents, leather upholstery and active noise cancellation are all included. Comfort is on the highest possible level and Platinum can easily compete in the premium SUV segment. Enhanced front seats with massage functions are standard. Also, all of the driver-assistance features are standard too. Besides that, the 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum adds automatic wipers, auto high beams, and B&O audio system.
There is not much optional equipment available. The three-row configuration will remain and there is room for eight passengers. When it comes to changes, this SUV will get slight refinements only. Only the rotary gearshift knob is new. However, the cabin will host more chrome and more wood. Besides that, SYNC3 infotainment system is up to date.
Engine, Transmission, Fuel Economy
The 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum will deliver more power than other trim levels. This model rides on a powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. The V6 is capable of producing 400 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic SelectShift transmission. Interestingly, rear-wheel-drive is standard, even in the range-topping trim level.
That means the four-wheel-drive system is optional. Thanks to such a great figure, Expedition Platinum is also one of the quickest SUVs on the market. However, if you want to get the most power from this engine, you need premium fuel. Fuel economy delivers 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
2020 Ford Expedition Platinum Price and Release Date
The all-new 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum will cost around $75,000 or slightly less. This three-row SUV will compete in the premium SUV segment.
It is loaded will plenty of standard features and amenities. Just to compare, the base Expedition model starts at $52,000. New Expedition will hit the dealerships this fall.