Ford Authority spies spotted a number of 2022 Ford Expedition prototypes out driving around prior to and after the refreshed SUV’s reveal late last year, including an XL Max and an XLT Texas Edition, as well as an XLT Max just last week. Now, those same spies have captured a 2022 Ford Expedition Platinum Max out driving around wearing blue paint, just like the XLT Max that was previously spotted.
The 2022 Ford Expedition Platinum Max represents the longer-wheelbase version of the full-size SUV, which is receiving a mid-cycle refresh ahead of a more comprehensive redesign coming in 2024. Aside from the Platinum badges that adorn its flanks, one of the more obvious styling differences present on this higher level trim is its twin-spar mesh grille and fog lamps with chrome surrounds, which are new for the 2022 model year.
The 2022 Ford Expedition introduces a few additional exterior styling tweaks to the full-size SUV, including new standard LED headlights, taillights, and wheel choices. Inside the cabin, the 2022 Expedition features a standard 12-inch infotainment screen or an optional 15.5-inch display and an available 12.4-inch digital gauge cluster, as well as an optional 22-speaker Bang & Olufsen Unleashed Sound System, Rear Seat Entertainment System, and 360-degree surround sound.
In addition to these changes, the 2022 Expedition also gains a brand new, off-road-focused Timberline edition – which starts at around $67,000 – as well as the also-new Expedition Stealth Edition Performance Package, which comes equipped with black ovals. The 2022 Expedition has received a few accolades thus far, including Kelley Blue Book’s Best Full-Size SUV award and being named as a better choice in its segment than the Nissan Armada by Consumer Reports. Meanwhile, the Expedition’s Ford T3 Platform mate – the 2022 Lincoln Navigator – has received a refresh as well, and features similar updates for both the exterior and interior.