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2018 Ford Expedition Asserts Its Towing Supremacy With Impressive 9,300-Lb Tow Rating

The full-size Ford Expedition SUV, re-engineered from the ground up for the 2018 model year, now offers a decisive edge over the competition when it comes time to hitch up the trailer and embark upon your next family vacation.

This week, Ford announced that its all-new, 2018 Expedition has a best-in-class towing rating of 9,300 pounds – more than any other full-size SUV. Seeing as 50 percent of Ford Expedition owners value towing, and 15 percent of them do it on a weekly or monthly basis, according to Ford, that’s an important performance advantage to hold.

What’s more, the 2018 Ford Expedition inherits the F-150’s available Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which allows the driver to use a knob on the dash to place their trailer in reverse; the system figures out the appropriate steering angle automatically to position the trailer wherever the driver wants it without risk of jackknifing. To make things even easier, a real-time camera feed is provided, showing what’s behind the vehicle and the trajectory of whatever is being towed.

“Warmer weather has families longing for outdoor adventures, and the all-new Expedition provides generous space, connectivity and smart new technology for the trip,” says Ford SUV Marketing Manager Craig Patterson. “With best-in-class towing capability of 9,300 pounds and available Pro Trailer Backup Assist, you can spend more time on the water rather than struggling to back up and launch your boat.”

The all-new, 2018 Ford Expedition SUV goes on sale this autumn.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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