It does – took it on some country dirt roads, then above is when I valeted it at the Hazelton Hotel HAHA
(non-Toronto residents: that’s one of the city’s fanciest hotels.)
2015 Ford Expedition – Platinum Trim
3.5 L V6 engine
6-speed automatic transmission
Starting at $49,999
This one $70,949
Everything in this centre console can be operated while wearing work gloves.
Had to go downtown twice that week, and once during Friday afternoon rush hour traffic at that.
I thought it’d be cumbersome to be in a 20″-wheeled mega machine, but it proved opposite and I had that thing flying around. Handling was direct, then add in all the torque, so when a fast move is needed, it can do it.
Finding parking wasn’t as tough as I thought it’d be either. Above is a tiny downtown side street.
Features include: plenty of USB ports, rear seats are heated and enjoy dedicated climate controls, wood trim and perforated front seats that can both cool and heat, and rain-sensing wipers. Not sure why all the windows weren’t auto up&down though, just the driver’s is.
This Platinum trim is equipped with both a rear-view camera and a reversense sensing system, but I barely used either, the sight lines were clear.
Ford does utilitarian really well. And because I’ll choose function over fashion every time, I’m into it #FunctionalLuxury
Also into power running boards.
I love being the biggest thing on the road, love the dichotomy, like how this Expedition can seat 8, and instead it was all for troll-doll-sized me.
But getting to drive something so large doesn’t happen often, so the novelty may be influencing my opinion, you should know this. That’s why auto journalists are separated into two groups – one does cars, the other specializes in giant vehicles and heavy-duty trucks.