2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52890; up $4570 from last year

Our friends over at CarsDirect.com have sneaked a peek at the order form for the upcoming 2018 Ford Expedition and have reported that the new family hauler will be surprisingly nearer and dearer for interested buyers later this year.

The 2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52,890, including destination, for a XLT model with rear-wheel drive, a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, and 10-speed automatic, which is an increase of $4,570 over the current model. The long-wheelbase Expedition MAX will start at $55,580, including destination.

A fully decked long-wheelbase 2018 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum with four-wheel drive will run $79,740, according to CarsDirect. That’s an increase of more than $8,500 over the current range-topping 2017 Ford Expedition Platinum EL model on dealer lots.

Adding four-wheel drive tacks on roughly $3,000 to any trim.

MUST SEE: Read our 2018 Ford Expedition preview

It’s unclear what buyers can expect for the substantial price hike this year. A 10-speed

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