2022 Ford Expedition: Here’s What to Expect from Ford’s New Full-Size Family HaulerOct 1th, 2021
Much like its Navigator brother in the Lincoln family, Ford’s Expedition has had some major updates in its lineup. Most notable changes are inside the interior, while the exterior received some subtle visual differences to the outgoing model. Ford has introduced the Timberline Off-Road trim to replace the FX4 Off-Road Package, as well as the Stealth Performance Package which is available through the Limited and Limited MAX. Lets run through the exterior updates, powertrain options, the Timberline and Stealth, and the new interior tech updates. Happy reading.
There are a total of 7 trims available including XL, XLT, STX, Timberline, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum. The 2022 Expedition’s exterior features a refreshed front and rear facias with chrome accents and LED Lighting on the higher Limited, King Ranch and Platinum trims. It features the same 3.5L Twin-Turbo EcoBoost V6 that is carried over from the previous generation, however the horsepower and torque output differ from some of the trims. XL, XLT and STX models produce 380hp and 400lb-ft of torque, while Limited, King Ranch and Platinum trims put out 400hp and 440lb-ft. The new Timberline Off-Road and Stealth models make 480hp and 510lb-ft, a noticeable bump from the others. Towing capacity is rated at 9300lbs in the most optimal towing configuration – 2WD with the Heavy-Duty Tow Package – which is 900lbs more than Chevrolet’s Tahoe… (Just saying).
The Timberline trim is one that we’re all excited for. Visually, Timberline has a unique grille and some orange accents to differentiate it from the others. To compete against the GMC Yukon AT4, Chevrolet Tahoe Z71, and Jeep’s new Grand Wagoneer, the Timberline needs to impress – and on paper it does. It comes equipped with 33’ Goodyear Wrangler AT tires wrapped around 18’ wheels and when riding along uneven terrain the Timberline has 10.6’ of ground clearance, which is 0.6’ more than the Jeep and GM siblings. The Expedition has approach and departure angles measured at 28.5 and 23.7 degrees respectively. These are better than the Jeep (21.5 and 21.1 degrees) but fall short of the Yukon AT4 and Tahoe Z71 at (34.5 and 22.5 degrees). Ford have also gone ahead and equipped the underbody protection from the F-150 Raptor to ensure components don’t get damaged when off-roading. Timberline also comes with a two-speed transfer case and Trail Turn Assist that was introduced on the Bronco – which allows this giant SUV to take sharper turns. We’re excited to get some in our inventory and test out its capabilities.
The new Stealth Performance Package on Limited Trims gives you 22’ black wheels, blacked out emblems, grille, mirror caps, roof rails, running boards, tailgate, rear bumper skid plate, fog lamp bezels, and headlamp and taillamp housing. You also receive the high-output 440hp engine, a sport-tuned suspension, dual exhaust, and red brake calibers that really catch the eye. The interior includes red stitching around black leather on the seats and dash.
Now, lets move onto the biggest changes in the new Expedition – the interior. On base trims, you’ll immediately notice similarities to the 2021 F-150 with a similar steering wheel design and infotainment layout. These models will come equipped with a standard 12.3’ productivity touchscreen display. When you move up to the Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum trims, you’ll find a 12.4’ digital instrument cluster and the vertical 15.5’ touchscreen which can also be found in the 2021 Mach-E and Edge SUVs. Seating for 8 is standard with the availability to get 2nd row captains chairs, rear climate controls and heated seats, and Amazon Fire TV rear entertainment. Other notable available features include Ford’s new BlueCruise hands-free automated driving technology that was announced on the 2022 Lincoln Navigator.
Pricing information isn't available yet, but the 2021 model's MSRP starts at $63,110 for an XLT and goes up to $82,825 for the top of the line Platinum. We speculate the increased amount of standard features in the 2022 should increase the MSRP. The 2022 Expedition is being built in Louisville, Kentucky and we expect allocation to dealers in the late-first quarter of 2022. For more information, please call our sales team at (613) 733 6931 and we'll be glad to assist you. As always we appreciate you taking the time to read and happy driving.