Ford Authority spies spotted a number of 2022 Ford Expedition prototypes out driving around prior to and after the refreshed SUV’s reveal, including an XL Max and an XLT Texas Edition. Now, Ford Authority spies have come across a 2022 Ford Expedition XLT Max out in the wild, giving us a good real-world look at the big blue SUV.
The 2022 Ford Expedition XLT Max is 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. The 2022 Expedition is slated to launch in Q1 of 2022, but for now, this particular model is fitted with 20-inch bright machined aluminum wheels with dark Carbonized Gray-painted pockets, which will only be available on the Expedition XLT High Package when paired with the optional Special Edition Package, or the Limited 301A, which is the standard equipment group for that trim.
The 2022 Ford Expedition introduces a few exterior styling tweaks to the full-size SUV, including new standard LED headlights, taillights, and wheel choices, as well as a twin-spar mesh grille and fog lamps with chrome surrounds on the 2022 Expedition Platinum. 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. 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.