2017 Ford Expedition  RealSafeCars94Safety Rating

#3 of 2017 SUVs

#4 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Ford Expedition
The Expedition, part of Ford's lineup since 1997, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 8. The Expedition has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Ford Expedition has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Ford Expedition is very safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2017 Ford Expedition has a score of 94, implying a 0.024% chance of driver death (2.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Ford Expedition has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0236% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.7004%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0236% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.7004% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Ford Expedition is 51% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Ford Expedition is 44% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10071INFINITI QX60Lincoln MKTBuick EnclaveChevrolet SuburbanLincoln MKXAudi Q7Ford ExpeditionM.-B. GLE-ClassVolvo XC90Acura MDXChevrolet TahoeVolkswagen TouaregComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Ford Expedition with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 100. The 2017 Ford Expedition is safer than the 2017 INFINITI QX60, the 2017 Lincoln MKT, the 2017 Buick Enclave, the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, the 2017 Lincoln MKX, the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, and the 2017 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2017 Volvo XC90 and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

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