More Tech, More Variety: Ford Introduces Refreshed 2022 Expedition Lineup
More technology and new trim levels help Ford's flagship SUV stay competitive in the full-size SUV segment.
Ford's Expedition has always been a strong contender in the full-size SUV segment ever since its initial debut for the 1997 model year. However, as General Motors (GM) has introduced its trio of full-size SUV's, the Expedition has fallen behind in the segment. A few weeks ago, Lincoln introduced the refreshed 2022 Navigator and Navigator L (see our article about the 2022 Lincoln Navigator and Navigator L if you haven't already), and we knew that a refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition and Expedition Max was on the horizon. Well, Ford has finally introduced the refreshed 2022 Expedition and Expedition Max to compete with GM's trio of redesigned SUV's (which includes the Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV, the Chevrolet (Chevy) Suburban/Tahoe, and the GMC Yukon/Yukon XL), and it now includes vastly-improved technology and a wider variety of trim levels to help it stay competitive in its segment. Read on to find out what's new with the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition and Expedition Max. NOTE: Any and all pricing discussed in this article includes a mandatory destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes, or other fees.
Take one look at the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition and Expedition Max, and you'll think it's an all-new model, even though it's just a mid-cycle refresh of the current-generation model, which was introduced for the 2018 model year. Starting up front, there's an all-new front fascia that's reminiscent of the smaller Ford Explorer, with new front headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps (DRL's), and a larger front grille, as well as a redesigned aluminum front hood that bears the 'EXPEDITION' name on select trim levels. While the side profile of the 2022 Expedition and Expedition Max hasn't changed much from its predecessor, there are still plenty of new wheel and tire combinations that range in size from eighteen inches (18") to twenty-two inches (22"), depending upon trim level. Out back, you'll find a redesigned rear liftgate, as well as new LED rear tail lamps. Overall, the new Expedition and Expedition Max feature an impressive new design that moves considerably upscale.
Moving into the interior of the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition and Expedition Max, you'll find an instrument panel that takes cues from the all-new 2021 Ford F-150. This includes a full-color twelve-inch (12.0") full-color Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) reconfigurable LCD instrument cluster display screen, as well as a standard twelve-inch (12.0") LCD touchscreen infotainment system, or an optional 15.5-inch (15.5") unit, both featuring Ford's latest SYNC 4A infotainment suite with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 360L (including a paid trial subscription), FordPass with 4G LTE Wi-Fi and an included paid trial subscription, and over-the-air (OTA) software updates. A new leather-wrapped steering wheel, taken from the all-new F-150, allows the driver to stay connected to the road without having to remove their hands from the wheel. And speaking of driving convenience, Ford's BlueCruise semi-autonomous driving suite is also now available on the Expedition and Expedition Max. A new Bang & Olufsen (B&O) Unleashed premium amplified surround-sound audio system, featuring 22 total speakers, is now available on top-trim Expedition and Expedition Max models as well. The transmission is controlled via a center console-mounted rotary shift knob, which frees up the center console for the larger infotainment system touchscreen. Rear passengers will find an improved rear seat entertainment system that is further integrated into the SYNC 4A touchscreen up front.
The refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition and Expedition Max lineup consists of the same familiar trim levels (five-passenger STX, fleet-only XL, base XLT, well-equipped Limited, luxurious King Ranch, and top-shelf Platinum), but also adds two new trim levels for greater variety to meet a wide range of needs. The Stealth Edition Performance Package, adding unique interior trim, red-painted front and rear brake calipers, dark-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, and performance improvements for the 3.5L Twin-Turbocharged EcoBoost V6 gasoline engine (410 horsepower and 510 lb. ft. of torque vs. the 375-400 horsepower and 470-480 lb. ft. of torque of other Expedition and Expedition Max models). For off-road enthusiasts, there's an all-new Timberline model, which adds off-road capable tires, unique exterior and interior styling elements, and a higher ground clearance for better off-road maneuverability. The standard transmission still remains a ten-speed automatic unit, and both two wheel drive (4X2) and four wheel drive (4X4) are available. Ford assembles the Expedition and Expedition Max along with the Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup and the related Lincoln Navigator and Navigator L at the Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant just outside of Louisville, Kentucky. Pricing hasn't yet been announced for the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition and Expedition Max, but we expect pricing to range from around $53,000 for a five-passenger STX 4X2 model, to just under $80,000 for a fully-loaded Max Platinum 4X4 model. What do you think of the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition and Expedition Max? Let us know in the comments down below, and stay tuned right here to DriveTribe for more information as it becomes available!