The 2018 Ford Expedition was revealed as a pretty extensive update to Ford’s full-size SUV. Arguably, General Motors has had the segment locked down with the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban and 2017 GMC Yukon XL. However, Ford is making a case that it builds a better body-on-frame SUV.
Ford Authority reports the 2018 Expedition has the capability to tow up to 9,300 pounds—3,000 pounds more than a regular Chevrolet Suburban and 1,000 pounds greater than a Suburban equipped with the optional trailering package.
Ford cites data stating 50 percent of Expedition owners value towing capability. Furthermore, 15 percent use their Expedition to tow weekly or monthly.
General Motors will likely have an answer to these towing ratings after the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra debut. The full-size trucks make up the foundation for GM’s body-on-frame SUVs, meaning whatever improvements are found in the trucks, will more than likely find their way to the SUVs, too.