The Ford Expedition is a full-size sport utility vehicle offered in a standard configuration and one with an extended wheelbase called the Expedition MAX. The current and fourth-generation model was introduced in 2018. For 2022 it benefits from a substantial midcycle update. A refreshed grille and updated lighting highlight the exterior changes.
New for 2022 is a pair of trims: Timberline and Stealth. The Timberline edition boasts a 10.6-inch ground clearance and underbody cladding ported from the F-150 Raptor. A wider track and improved approach, break-over, and departure angles are realized. The Stealth edition builds on the Limited, adding visual changes such as 22-inch black alloy wheels and gloss-black exterior trim.
Inside, the Expedition offers room for up to eight. The front seats are thickly padded and wide and are followed by a pair of bench seats in the second and third rows. Cloth and leather seating options are available. Much of the design carries forward, although upgraded materials including stitched leather, wood accents, and metal accents dress the top models.
On the safety and specs front, every Expedition comes with standard and available driver-assist features. These include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane control, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Also available are adaptive cruise control, road edge detection, intersection assist, reverse brake assist, and evasive steering assist. Parking assist and parking sonar are available. The Platinum trim kicks things up a notch with Ford BlueCruise. This Level 2 system allows for hands-free driving under limited circumstances.
Updated tech, including a standard 12-inch touchscreen display and an available 15.5-inch touchscreen, are among the features this year. A 12-inch digital gauge cluster is available. A Wi-Fi hotspot, multiple USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are standard. Ford offers a choice of 6, 12, and 22-speaker audio systems. HD Radio, satellite radio, and navigation appear further up the trim walk.
As before, the 2022 Ford Expedition comes with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Depending on the trim, it produces three separate performance levels. In standard guise (XL, XLT STX) the output is 380 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The mid-level model produces 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque (Limited, King Ranch, Platinum). The Timberline and Stealth trims have the highest output, delivering 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission routes power to the rear or to all four wheels.