The rise of hybrid vehicles has coincided with a decrease in popularity for the standard SUV offerings. But the Ford Expedition has risen above these fluctuations, and remained the standard for those who find flexibility and utility indispensable. This is why the slew of improvements in the new 2015 Ford Expedition are so impressive—it could’ve stayed the same and still been one of the best full-sized SUVs on the market, but Ford has made it even better.

One of the main features that will draw people to the 2015 Ford Expedition is the available 3.5-liter direct-injected twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which gives the Expedition some of the best fuel economy in the SUV market while still producing the power drivers have come to expect from a new Ford SUV. Power from the EcoBoost motor is then routed through a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with an available manual mode. Combined with continuously controlled damping and innovative electric power-assisted steering, the new Ford Expedition is one of the stablest and most adaptive SUVs on the road.

But the technology goes beyond the exterior features that give the driver of a new 2015 Expedition a safe trip around Frankfurt. The Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch systems give the cabin of the Expedition some of the best in-vehicle connectivity and entertainment technology around. What’s more, the cabin includes an 8-inch touchscreen display for the SYNC and MyFord Touch systems, and two full-color 4.2-inch LCD screens for driver information and data. Factor these features in with the various driver-assists like a Blind Spot Information System, and the 2015 Ford Expedition is the highest-tech SUV you’re likely to see in the coming year.