As we’ve reported over the course of the last few months, the Ford Expedition is preparing to undergo some changes for the 2022 model year. We expect the 2022 Ford Expedition to receive a mid-cycle action (aka refresh) consisting of revised styling, an additional hybrid powertrain, and updates to its interior.
Those updates will include a revised exterior with new front and rear-end designs and a revised interior including an all-new infotainment system with a large, vertically-oriented screen similar to the 15.5-inch unit 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).
In terms of powertrains, we expect the 2022 Expedition to continue with the Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V6 gasoline motor as the standard powerplant, possibly with some modifications to its configuration to match the higher output in the 2021 Ford F-150, where it makes 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.
We also expect the 2022 Expedition to add a new hybrid powertrain option, similar to the 3.5L PowerBoost V6 that debuted in the 2021 Ford F-150. In the 2021 F-150, the engine is rated to produce 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic will be the only transmission offered for both engines.
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.
The 2022 Expedition will continue to ride on the same Ford T3 platform as the 2021 model, which it shares with the Lincoln Navigator. It will continue to be produced at the Ford Kentucky Truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and we expect the 2022 Expedition to launch in the last quarter of 2021. The updated model will likely be revealed in the summer of 2021.
The 2022 Expedition will represent the first year of the refreshed fourth-generation model, which launched for the 2018 model year. Given the current product cadence, we expect the refreshed model to last through the 2025 model year, which will likely represent the last year of the fourth-generation. After that, a completely redesigned Expedition would take its place.