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2022 Ford Expedition: Here’s What We Expect From The Refreshed SUV

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.

2022 Expedition Timberline Prototype

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.

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.

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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  1. Dan O'Connor

    I’ve got an Expedition, 2005 Limited. I think they should make it live up to its name. Make it more off road ready. Lift that booger up, give it some lockers, put some big meats on it, give it a winch, so its ready to tackle off road conditions that may get a little harry.

    1. Jeremy Moore

      It’s more of an Expedition vehicle, the way a cruise ship is😂
      While it would look cool with all that stuff, it’s really too big for the hardest terrain

  2. Butter

    Ford should start putting the Coyote V8 back in the expedition.

  3. George

    We want a diesel in the Expedition!!
    We lost the diesel Excursion when it was dropped. We were hoping Ford would put at least the F150 diesel in the new Expedition. We get better fuel mileage with the Diesel engine and it is super great for towing.

  4. George

    We want a diesel Expedition

  5. cwjh

    to me the Expedition…just looks to vague….needs more chrome accents…etc to make it classy…like the Navigator….but hope they spice up the Expedition…the new Explorer is needs something to make it look better….starting with removing the plastic cladding over the fender wells….Like that Explorer is rear wheel drive again..

  6. Joe Crozier

    The Explorer is a complete disaster. Owned a new 2020 everything is plastic and just keeps falling apart. Cheap cheap cheap! A constant thumping in the front end brakes locked up at low speed infotainment went black for no reason just a complete piece of crap! In the 8 months that I owned it it spent 6 plus weeks in the shop with no one able to pinpoint the issues! The only reason I had it so long is because the dealer could not find another vehicle for me. These issues were no fault of the dealer or the mechanical staff. They did everything they could for me. The vehicle is poorly made and a way overvalued.o

    1. Bill Q

      I would not trade my 2019 Explorer for a new one – I can tell you that. The new generation Explorer is in fact a complete disaster. I had a suspicion about that and bought a 2019. So glad I did.

  7. JT

    I’ve owned expeditions since 2000. I now have a 2017 and looking to trade it in BUT, now it no longer has 4WD? All wheel drive just isn’t the same. Maybe I’ll have to look at the Chevy??

  8. Chad

    Edmunds just did a side by side comparison of the current Expedition vs. the new Tahoe and the Ford was still the better car even though it has 2018 technology compared to 2021 tech in the Chevy.


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