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Old 05-30-2017, 05:06 PM
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Ford Expedition owners

I want to pick up either a 2017 or 2018 when they come out. I am NOT familiar with the 3.5 V6 turbo. I currently have a 2006 X2 that i tow and am wondering how well the ford can tow a boat like this. Next year we may be upgrading to a better boat, xt21 or bigger. This will be our travel vehicle and tow vehicle. Currently have a 2010 Sequioa thats getting a little old.

Anyone have a 2016/2017 expy that wants to share their experience?
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:25 AM
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Keep the Sequioa until you get 200,000 miles on it and then see what vehicles are available. A friend of mine has a Expedition and it's always having some kind of problem. IMO that Sequioa is much more reliable. I have a 2005 Tundra with 160,000 and still runs and looks like new, except for a small dent here and there.
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:31 AM
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If the 5.0L is available in the Expy, I guarantee your cost of ownership will be lower with that. The 5.0L is about as good as it gets from Ford.
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:14 AM
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I have 95k on the 3.5L ecoboost in my F150. Tows great, quiet, no issues just regular maintenance.
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:20 PM
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I have the 2015 Expy with Ecoboost and love it. Pulls my '04 X-30 just fine out here in the hills/mountains out west.

One recommendation is to DEFINITELY get a trim line that has the load-leveling system built in. There are NO aftermarket solutions rear-end sagging in the standard suspension. Get the upgrade if you plan to haul your big boat.
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:23 PM
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the one i am looking at has it. The sequioa really squats when towing. Not a big deal really just looks annoying.
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:32 PM
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can't speak for the 17's, but we had 4 or 5 expy's over the years and never had a problem out of any of them. the last one towed the x30 just fine. only reason we stopped buying them was my wife wanted to downsize. never got to own an EB version though.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:32 PM
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I had a 2008 with the 5.4 and now a 2016 with EB. I really like the new engine, only have 26000 on this one so far but our family has a dealership and there aren't any issues I'm worried about.
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:33 AM
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We have a 2015 Lincoln Navigator with the EcoBoost. It tows my X-15 great. We are getting a new 2018 Navigator as soon as they come out. I've heard it will be 450 hp with 500ft/lbs of torque.
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:58 AM
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so just curious, you guys that are towing with newer expeditions, is it worth the expense/hassle of getting the longer wheelbase to tow?
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