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2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid Spied Testing For The First Time

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The last time we saw a prototype of the 2022 Ford Expedition was in November, and it was the longer Max version of the full-size SUV. Now, we’ve spied what we believe to be the upcoming Expedition hybrid in regular-length guise.

This 2022 Ford Expedition hybrid is also wearing camouflage on both the front and rear fascias, which conceals a refreshed design at both ends.

Once again, this Expedition’s taillights are mostly uncovered, however, which reveals a new design that’s both slimmer and sleeker than the current model, with black lines that intersect the taillight. Otherwise, it’s difficult to discern any styling updates on this prototype, given its concealing covers at both ends, though it is notably wearing large, possibly 20-inch black wheels bearing what appears to be a new design.

The single-exit exhaust on this prototype has an EPA emissions device installed on it, suggesting that Ford is testing emissions of the upcoming hybrid powertrain, expected to be a version of the 3.5L PowerBoost V6 that debuted in the 2021 Ford F-150, where it makes a class-leading 430 horsepower and a 570 pound-feet of torque.

Our spies heard the Expedition drive off in pure electric mode, which the PowerBoost engine is capable of doing in the F-150 “at low speeds”, according to Ford officials.

As we saw in a previous prototype, the 2022 Ford Expedition will also come with a huge new vertically-oriented infotainment screen that dominates the center stack. The new screen appears to be lifted directly from the Ford Mustang Mach-E, vastly upgrading the infotainment display over the current Expedition. In the Mach-E, the screen measures in at 15.5 inches.

This large screen is also a big counter to the interiors unveiled for the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, as well as the GMC Yukon, which all come with a standard 10-inch infotainment screen. By comparison, the 2020 Expedition is equipped with a standard 8-inch screen.

However, it’s worth noting that as Ford Authority exclusively reported last week, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator – which shares the Ford T3 Platform with the Expedition – will not be getting the same touchscreen. Instead, the refreshed Navigator will utilize a horizontally-mounted screen that is larger in size by several inches than the one used in the current model.

We’ll have more on the 2022 Expedition soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Expedition news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Ford Owner

    Large vehicles are perfect candidates as hybrids, getting the best fuel economy gains and maintenance savings. I wonder why Ford did not make hybrid versions before.

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    1. Stephen Ketterer

      I think they were banking on small displacement turbo power only at first. With the advent of the PowerBoost F150, it’s a no-brainer to offer the hybrid tech in this sister platform.

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  2. Roy Chile’s

    Hide the exhaust system or do dual, the taillights are huge on the 2020 hopefully that was corrected on this model

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  3. Mike

    I’m not a fan of hybrids but they work for these vehicles. I just got the Aviator Grand Touring so my wife didn’t have to walk a half mile to her building because of the charging spots up front, and they’re free. Also she’s allowed in the hov lane and express lanes for free. That will save her a lot of time on the road. What I didn’t expect is to be at 1/4 tank, roughly 5 gallons left, and be at 740 miles. That includes getting used to 600ft lb launches. We haven’t been hyper miling and most of those miles have been at 70+ mph, a lot over 80. The only time the gas gauge moves is on the highway. It will easily triple the mileage on the navigator and though it is a lot more expensive, the $6500 that my neighbors paid, in tax credits, and so far 5 weeks without adding gas compared to $30+ a week in my MKX, easily covers the difference.

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  4. Jacob

    I’ve been holding off of buying a expedition due to gas mileage which was ok and still is best in class but based on the F-150 powerboost I expect this to be very impressive and still very capable with good gas mileage. I can totally see the Suburban become illegal within the next few years due to underperforming gas mileage (for example the 2011 has better mpg) this could be a great opportunity for Ford to outsell the Tahoe/Suburban and gain customers. GM (and especially Stellantis or whatever they’re called now) are going to be hit hard with emission regulations within the next 10 years and Fords going to come out as the winner

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