Ford has launched an all-new Expedition. This second-generation model shares almost nothing with last year's model. It's packed with new features, but the biggest improvement is its ride quality, a benefit of a new independent rear suspension. The all-new 2003 Ford Expedition sacrifices none of its large truck-like capabilities but adds more car-like ride and handling along with some very convenient and clever features. A rigid new chassis and a new independent rear suspension dramatically improve ride and handling. A sophisticated four-wheel-drive system was developed to help the Expedition tackle all types of surfaces. New safety technogies are available, including the electronic stability program, Brake Assist, and Safety Canopy side air curtain. The disappearing third row is well engineered. The second row offers great flexibility with three independently moving seats. And all rows fold down for a flat load floor. Overall, the 2003 Expedition is greatly improved, yet the concept hasn't changed.