Consumer Reports has been busy collecting data from its 2020 automotive surveys, which encompass the experiences owners have had with around 369,000 different vehicles. The latest report to surface from this data is CR’s Most Satisfying Cars and Least Satisfying Cars list, which is indicative of whether or not a consumer might buy the same vehicle again. And when it comes to large SUVs, no vehicle proved more satisfying than the 2021 Ford Expedition.
The models that top Consumer Reports’ Most Satisfying Cars list are the ones the best deliver on the promises of manufacturers related to everything from performance to fuel economy to comfort and reliability. CR breaks down the list by category and segment, including cars, minivans, SUVs, and pickup trucks, including subcompact, compact, mid-size, large, and luxury vehicles of all sizes. Among all segments and categories, the 2021 Ford Expedition was the only Blue Oval product to land on the list.
However, the Ford Expedition isn’t the only FoMoCo vehicle to fare well in recent Consumer Reports surveys, as both the Lincoln Corsair and Lincoln Aviator ranked highly on the list of owners who are satisfied with their purchase. The Ford Mustang also made Consumer Reports’ list of the most reliable used sports cars, though that was for the prior, S197 generation.
Meanwhile, a refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition is in the works with revised styling, the addition of Ford’s 3.5L PowerBoost V6 hybrid powerplant, and an updated interior with a large new infotainment screen similar to the one used in the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
As is the case currently, the 2022 Expedition will continue as a full-size, two- or three-row body-on-frame SUV with two body style configurations: 210-inch Expedition (standard length), and 222-inch Expedition Max (extended length).
We expect the 2022 Expedition and extended-length Expedition Max to be offered in XL (fleet-only), XL STX, XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum trim levels. Additionally, we expect Ford will introduce an off-road-oriented trim level, dubbed Timberline, into the lineup for 2022, possibly positioned between the XLT and Limited trims.