The 2022 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy awards have been rather kind to The Blue Oval, which has thus far raked in a number of distinctions, including the 2022 Ford Maverick winning Best New Model and Best New Compact Truck, as well as the 2021 Ford F-150 bringing home Best Full-Size Truck. Now, on the heels of earning Consumer Reports recommended status and making KBB’s Best Family Cars of 2021 list, the 2022 Ford Expedition has been awarded KBB’s Best Full-Size SUV honors.
“The Ford Expedition has earned Kelley Blue Book’s Best Full-Size SUV Best Buy Award for five years in a row because it’s a comfortable, refined, full-size 8-passenger SUV that offers excellent towing and off-road capability. Significant updates for 2022 make the Expedition even better,” the publication said.
Kelley Blue Book determines its annual Best Buy Awards based on a year-long evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in the United States, along with data analysis that includes pricing, KBB’s 5-Year Cost to Own data, consumer reviews, ratings, and sales data. To be considered for Best New Model, a vehicle must be all-new or redesigned and offer a strong value proposition to consumers based on pricing, innovation, and available standard technology and safety features.
The Expedition received a mid-cycle refresh for the 2022 model year, which includes a few exterior styling tweaks such as new standard LED headlights, taillights, and wheel choices, a standard 12-inch infotainment screen running SYNC 4 or an optional 15.5-inch display with SYNC 4A, an available 12.4-inch digital gauge cluster, Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free highway driving feature, and Power-Up software, which enables over-the-air updates for continuous improvement. The 2022 Expedition also gains a new off-road-focused Timberline edition and Stealth Edition Performance Package for the new model year.