Comparison - Ford Expedition Platinum 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Expedition EL,Expedition Max,Excursion,Everest

Also called:

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Average Price: 
76,080
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
70,106
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2016
Total Seating: 
8
7
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.30gals
26.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue
#172F41
Bronze Fire
#75423C
Ingot Silver
#C6C6C6
Magnetic
#525252
Stone Gray
#9B9792
Ruby Red Metallic
#A43043
Shadow Black
#101010
White Gold
#D6D1BC
White Platinum Metallic
#E1E1E1
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#888785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Expedition is finally the full-size family hauler from Ford we've been waiting for.A long-awaited redo for the spacious family hauler finally arrives this year, and the 2018 Ford Expedition gets more than a "mane and tail" makeover. The new SUV will be available in XLT, Limited, and Platinum trims in rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations. A long wheelbase Expedition will be offered and is called Expedition MAX, which is a new name for the States. Pricing hasn't yet been announced.

Pros
Boxy, upright stance
Advanced safety tech
Strong V-6 and 10-speed powertrain
Helpful terrain management system

Cons
We thought we were past the rotary shift knob
Uncertain about fuel economy
Expedition MAX?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Ford Expedition ranked #1 in Large SUVs. Currently the Ford Expedition has a score of 9.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 8 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engine
Upscale cabin with plenty of features
Three rows of spacious seats
Lots of cargo space

Cons
More expensive than competitors

By: 
usnews.com

More powerful V6 engine and new 10-speed automatic transmission.The 2018 Expedition is fully redesigned.The first year of the fourth-generation Expedition.Updated interior with new features.

PROS
Turbo V6 engine, now with more power, pulls strong even when laden
Easy folding and sliding of rear seats increase interior flexibility
Adults will actually be comfortable in the third-row seat
Tows more than similarly sized crossover SUVs

CONS
Fuel economy still below what a typical three-row crossover achieves
Big, bulky and tricky to navigate and park in tight quarters

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
17.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
5.50L
Torque: 
480ft-lbs
at 3 250rpm
560ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 5 000rpm
550hp
at 5 250rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless ignition
Destination Download
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Mobile Internet
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
210.00in
202.60in
Width: 
79.90in
84.30in
Height: 
76.40in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
9.80in
8.50in
Front Track: 
67.60in
64.80in
Rear Track: 
67.20in
65.60in
Wheel Base: 
122.50in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.00
41.20
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.90in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
41.50in
38.50in
Front Hip Room: 
62.20in
58.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.90in
58.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
62.60in
52.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
64.80in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
104.60cu.ft
93.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
9200lbs
7500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.30cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.30degrees
31.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.90degrees
26.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
5692.00lbs
5754.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Premium leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Massaging
Massaging
10 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Power folding split-bench third row seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
12 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Sony premium brand speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB connection
Memory Card Slot
Satellite radio satellite radio
Separate rear audio
Speed sensitive volume control
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system
14 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
1 subwoofer(s)
36 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
830 watts stereo output
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
power glass sunroof
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Power glass sunroof
Remote sunroof operation
Roof rack
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22
21 x 10.0
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Front, rear and third row head airbags
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification
Led Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Night View Assist PLUS (SPC)
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Self-leveling headlights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
High pressure washers headlamps

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package
Designo Auburn Brown Leather Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Porcelain Leather Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
21" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Black Wheel
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
Interior Options: 
Front & Second Rows Floor Liners
Reversible Cargo Mat
Second Row Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Dual-Headrest Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Seat Entertainment
Lockable Rear Storage Compartment (SPC)
Accessory Rear Seat Entertainment System
Designo Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
2nd Row Seat Pass-Thru (SPC)
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
SPLITVIEW (SPC)
Power EASY-ENTRY Feature for 2nd-Row Seats
2nd Row Manual Sunshades
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
AMG Performance Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony
#2E2E30
Medium Soft Ceramic
#A8A797
Color: 
Almond Beige/Black, leather
#131313
Almond Beige/Mocha, leather
#B1A488
Almond Beige/Mocha, leatherette
#B1A488
Auburn Brown/Black, leather
#60544F
Black, leather
#1B1B1B
Black, leatherette
#1C1C1C
Grey/Black, leather
#908D8E
Grey/Dark Grey, leather
#A3A0A1
Grey/Dark Grey, leatherette
#918E8F
designo Auburn Brown Nappa, premium leather
#5B4F4A
designo Black Nappa, premium leather
#202020
designo Porcelain Nappa, premium leather
#ADADAD