Ford’s Expedition LE is the latest model in Ford’s $6.9 billion audio line-up, with the company also adding the Ford Escape and Focus.
It will arrive in dealerships in April and will cost $9.900 with a $6k lease option.
Ford is also offering the Expedition LE as a $3,900 vehicle with a full $6 lease option, or $12,800 with a lease for $9 a month.
The $3k lease is available with or without an audio system, though Ford hasn’t specified the options for both.
The Focus RS comes with the $6K lease option as well, which will get you a $2k audio system for $10 a month, or the Escape RS, which comes with a similar $6 per month option.
Both are available with an audio setup or no audio at all.
The Expedition LE’s price tag isn’t particularly surprising, with a starting price of $988 per month with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which is about $500 more than the $890 base Focus RS.
Ford also has an optional $3K option, which adds $1,500 to the base price and $1k more for an optional upgrade, to $7,000 a month with an EcoBoost 1.6-liter engine.
The EcoBoost, as you can see in the specs below, is a 2.0L, two-cylinder engine that is rated at 210 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
Ford says that the car can be run in EcoBoost mode for about 18 hours per month, which we’ll let you figure out for yourself.
The EPA’s estimate of how much fuel the car will need for an average driver’s commute is a little more modest, at 23 miles per gallon.
The $9k Expedition LE comes with $6M in financing, which also includes $1K for the optional upgrade.
There’s also a $600 destination fee, and the base Ford Escape RS comes in with a sticker price of just $7k, or just $3 more than a base Focus, which starts at $8,999.
If you want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck, Ford also offers a $1.9k option with the EcoBoost option, for $5,500 a year with an optional transmission upgrade.
The Focus RS, by contrast, will be a little less affordable.
It starts at just $879 per month for the base version, or about $1/month less than the Expedition.
Ford has a $7K base option, and also a choice of two transmission upgrades, with options for the Expedition RS or Escape RS depending on what you’re looking for.
If all you’re after is a more efficient engine, the Focus RS is the way to go.
The Escape RS is also available with a base $8K option.
All of these options are available from April.
The Ford Escape, meanwhile, starts at the base $10,999 and comes with all the bells and whistles, including an optional 5.5L EcoBoost V8 engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, a seven-speaker audio system and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The car is available in a $9K model with all of the options, or in the base Escape RS with a choice from a $8S or $9S.
Both cars are available starting in April.
The Ford Escape has a 7.5 gallon EPA fuel economy rating, while the Focus is rated as a 13mpg vehicle.
Ford’s new Focus RS will be available in either a $10K or $11K model, with $1 per mile.
The Expedition, meanwhile (with optional equipment) starts at around $12K, or around $3 per mile with the optional EcoBoost transmission upgrade, and is available starting April.
Both the Expedition and Focus RS come with an EPA-estimated $1 gallon-per-mile fuel economy, while Ford’s Escape RS gets a slightly higher estimate at just over $1-per mile.
If Ford wants to make the Focus a true hybrid, the Expedition is the only way to do it, though we’re going to assume the Focus won’t be getting an option to get the same mileage as the Escape, so you won’t really get a comparable range of performance or price.
The base Ford Focus RS starts at about $10k, while a $12k Escape RS starts around $15k, for a total price of about $17k.
Ford hasn, of course, been shy about its hybrid ambitions.
The company has been testing and rolling out a variety of hybrid powertrains, from a hydrogen-powered Fusion Hybrid and an electric Focus, to a hybrid Ford Transit Hybrid, a hydrogen Focus Energi, and