Conservative and trucklike by design, the 2012 Ford Expedition makes the most of its mammoth proportions to say something unequivocal to folks who still want big SUVs: we're still here for you.
The Expedition hasn't changed much since a 2007 redesign, and it doesn't show the obvious signs of aging. Like a Jeep Wrangler or a full-size truck, the Expedition doesn't have much need or reason to change. The message remains clear in its nonsculpted sheetmetal, in its bluff grille, in the tall glass areas--there's toughness and simplicity in its lines. It's quite directly related with the F-150 pickup underneath, and the resemblance is undeniable in front, but the F-150 has gone a little more creased and folded in its last few iterations, while the Expedition's still a little soft at the corners, more like the prior generation of F-Series trucks and the first Explorer.