2018 Ford Expedition  RealSafeCars92Safety Rating

#5 of 2018 SUVs

#5 of all 2018 vehicles


The Expedition, part of Ford's lineup since 1997, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 8. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Ford Expedition provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 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 2018 Ford Expedition has a score of 92, implying a 0.027% chance of driver death (2.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Ford Expedition has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0269% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.0681%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0269% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.0681% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Ford Expedition is 44% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Ford Expedition is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10071INFINITI QX60Lincoln MKTAudi Q7Chevrolet SuburbanChevrolet TahoeNissan ArmadaBMW X5Volvo XC90M.-B. GLE-ClassFord ExpeditionAcura MDXLexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Ford Expedition with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 100. The 2018 Ford Expedition is safer than the 2018 INFINITI QX60, the 2018 Lincoln MKT, the 2018 Audi Q7, and the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban and less safe than the 2018 BMW X5 and the 2018 Nissan Armada. It is about as safe as the 2018 Lexus RX, the 2018 Acura MDX, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and the 2018 Volvo XC90.

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