New Car Preview: 2022 Ford Expedition : Automotive Addicts
There appears to be a trend of keeping current internal combustion engine vehicle platforms around longer as manufacturers dump additional R&D into future electrification. Another vehicle that won’t see a full redesign but gets a refreshing to include updated styling, new tech, and additional power along with a new Timberline off-roading trim.
The 2022 Ford Expedition now offers a bit more to digest and enjoy in the full-size SUV inching it closer to its Lincoln Navigator cousin in terms of the drivetrain now being available with the same power output in the new Expedition Limited trim with a Stealth Performance bundle. Ford has also elevated the new 2022 Expedition’s tech to offer the same 15.5-inch portrait-oriented infotainment touchscreen setup you find in vehicles like the new Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.
Also inside, the new 2022 Expedition features the availability of a full digital 12.4-inch gauge cluster, Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driving assistant with the addition of an automatic passing maneuver feature that will be added at a later date via an over-the-air update. The exterior of the new 2022 Ford Expedition gets a minor tweak with a new grille that flows into the LED headlights and newly styled wheels that can be had on 22-inch rollers on the upper-level trims. The Timberline trim gets exclusive 18-inch wheels wrapped with off-roading tires.
Starting off with the base 2022 Expedition, Ford brings us a detuned version of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that gets increased power from the previous year to now make 380 horsepower in the XL STX and XLT trim levels. Moving up to the new 2022 Expedition Limited, King Ranch, or Platinum trims gets you 400 horsepower. If you opt for a Stealth Performance Package for the Limited trim or the new Timberline off-roading trim the horsepower output increases to 440 ponies and 510 lb-ft of torque, identical to the output of the new 2022 Lincoln Navigator.
The new Stealth Performance Package (only available on Limited trim) also adds adaptive dampers while the Timberline trim features a unique suspension setup for higher ground clearance (10.6-inches), F-150 Raptor-sourced skidplates, knobby 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires, and the trick Trail Turn Assist from the new Bronco that allows you to brake an inside wheel to help the vehicle pivot around a turn or bend. You can think of the new Expedition Timberline as the answer to the Chevy Tahoe Z71, Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro, and the GMC Yukon AT4.
With the updates, new off-roading trim level, and the availability of the full power potential of the twin-turbo V6 engine, the 2022 Expedition is elevated to a literal new height. The longer wheelbase Expedition Max is still available in any of the trim levels except the base XL STX and Timberline trim. The 2022 Expedition Limited 4×2 can tow up to 9,300 pounds when properly configured.
Pricing for the new 2022 Ford Expedition starts at $52,620 for the base XL STX trim before any fees or options. The new Expedition can easily increase to as much as $85,145 for the top Platinum Max trim with most option boxes checked. The new 2022 Ford Expedition is on sale now.