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Ford T Platform

T, or also known as T3, is the designation used for a Ford Motor vehicle architecture designed to underpin full-size mainstream and luxury SUVs. When used for full-size pickup truck applications, like the F-150 and the Ford Super Duty, the architecture uses the P designation. Its predecessor is the T1 platform.  The Ford T platform’s main duty is to underpin mass-selling full-size SUVs of all variants, both in standard and long wheelbase layouts.

This platform is currently in production for vehicles sold under the Ford nameplate worldwide. Here are the Ford vehicles currently sold in the U.S. and Canada that ride on the Ford T platform:

Platform Vitals

TypeBody on frame
Supported Vehicle TypeSUV
Suspension Type (front)Double wishbone
Suspension Type (rear)Independent Multi-Link
LayoutFront-engine RWD / 4WD
Powerplant LayoutLongitudinal
PredecessorFord T1
SuccessorCurrently none

Supported Engines

EngineAspirationHorsepower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPMTransmissionVehicle Applications
3.5L EcoBoost V6Twin-turbo375 @ 5,000 rpm470 @ 2,250 rpmTen-speed automaticFord Expedition / Ford Expedition Max
3.5L EcoBoost V6Twin-turbo450 @ 5,500 rpm510 @ 3,000 rpmTen-speed automaticLincoln Navigator

Future Models

Both the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator were redesigned for the 2018. There are currently no short-term changes scheduled for these vehicles.


All variants of the the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator are currently on sale. The Expedition King Ranch variant returns for the 2020 model-year.


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