We just returned from a weekend road trip to southern Indiana's beloved theme park, Holiday World. It was insanely hot and rather crowded, but we were able to tackle some fast coasters and laughter-inducing rides. And thanks to Ford Southeast, we were able to travel in comfort befitting royalty via a fully loaded platinum-series Ford Expedition!
The Ford Expedition is not for wimps. This is one powerful and large vehicle! It fit child safety seats, kids, parents, and luggage with ease. Talk about a comfortable travel vehicle... we had absolutely no bumping of elbows! My husband and I even cooled our buns - with cooled seats! Given it was an extremely hot July week in the south, we were fascinated by the cooling feature (can be heated as well). Despite the Expedition's size and truck-like look/feel, the Ford Expedition has a smooth ride and it is not difficult to drive - even for me at just 5' 4" tall. Anyone who ventures out in this vehicle will feel like the king of the road.
The all-new platinum series includes huge polished aluminum wheels, luxury leather-trimmed seats, polished stainless power-deployable running boards (basically a step that comes down when you open the door - SO awesome for someone of my height!), a power moonroof and more. We also had the navigation system, blind spot information system, keyless entry, and power fold-down seats. Did I say luxury?!
I took a friend out for a spin before I had to, sadly, return the vehicle. She loved the 360-degree adjustable air vents, comfortable armrests, and sheer quantity of cup holders. And as a (slightly) shorter woman than I, she also appreciated the power-deployable running boards.
Is a vehicle this large for everyone? No... but it fits into it's own niche that I can now fully appreciate. If you have a large family and require space for humans plus ample cargo and a luxurious feel and incredibly smooth drive, the Ford Expedition is worth a look.
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Thanks to Ford Southeast for the test vehicle for one week. All opinions stated here are my own and not influenced in any way by Ford or Ford partners.