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2012 Ford Expedition Styling

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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.

Traditional from its roof to its tire grooves, the 2012 Ford Expedition's styling is aging well.
The interior, on the other hand, is beginning to look dated, whether compared to other full-size SUVs or to modern crossover designs. The design and location of controls is quite simple. There are quite a few subpanels and trim pieces meeting at squarish and straight edges, punctuated with round vents, and a shelf running full length across the dash—and an odd mix of matte-metallic, dull plastic, and faux-wood trim.

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