Price (as tested)
$47,595 without destination ($41,195 base, $6,400 options)

Engine
6.2L Vortec V-8

Horsepower
403 at 5,700 rpm SAE

Torque (lb-ft)
417 at 4,300 rpm SAE

Transmission
Six-speed automatic

Drivetrain
AWD

Final Drive Ratio
3.42

Suspension
Independent coilover shocks, monotube shock absorbers (front), solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multileaf springs; splayed shock absorbers, and monotube shocks (rear)

Brakes
13-inch rotors (front), 13.5-inch rotors (rear), 4-wheel ABS, and traction/stability control

Wheelbase
143.5 in

Turning (Curb-to-Curb)
47.2 ft

Curb Weight
5,281 lbs

GVWR
7,000 lbs

Max Trailer Weight
8,500 lbs

Payload
1,719 lbs

Cargo Bed
(length x width between wheelwells)
69.29 in x 50.6 in

Seating
2/3

MPG
13/19 EPA
14.76 as tested

Options:
Audio System with Nav/DVD/CD/MP3 ($2,250)
20-inch chrome aluminum wheels ($1,995)
Rear-Seat Entertainment ($1,295)
Power Sunroof ($685)
Cargo Management System ($175)

Second Look
We asked Brian Stupski, who is reachable at www.problemchildkustoms.com, or (480) 353-1795, to bring out the "Denaliness" of the redesigned GMC pickup in an aftermarket concept that you may want to consider for your own project. Taking the Denali look to the extreme could leave you with a luxury-touring truck that resembles this rendering. By blending the larger Sierra grille opening into the bumper cover and mixing in some Maybach styling cues, Brian upped the ante with his Denali M. Unlike most of our featured renderings, which would require an expert metal craftsman and a don't-look-back attitude, it wouldn't take a chopped top and all-new sheetmetal to build the Denali M. Still, it will take a talented team to turn out a show-stopper like this, but we'd love to see one in the flesh. We dare anyone to try!

We all have heard the saying "bigger is better." Well, let me tell you the '07 Ford Expedition EL (Extended Length), is all about that. The wheelbase has been extended 12 inches, from 119 to 131 inches, increasing the overall length by 14.8 inches. The internal volume was also increased another 24 cubic feet, allowing the occupant population to grow to eight adults.

After having spent almost 4,000 miles driving the Expedition, you might say I became pretty attached to it. I was very impressed with the chiseled styling of the exterior, the V-8 performance, and the SUV's drivability and comfort. I did drive the Expedition on both country and mountain roads, while on a ski/snowboard weekend, and covered thousands of commuter miles. The Expedition was also put through some challenging off-road terrain while attending a desert off-road race outside of Barstow, California. After lowering the tire pressures, the Expedition floated over the sand. It had no problems with the terrain-off-camber, deep crevasses, woops, or even soft sand. The whole Expedition driving experience was a pleasure.