The 2023 Ford Expedition soldiers on without any major changes for the fourth-generation SUV’s sixth model year. It has been subject to several feature deletions in wake of the ongoing supply chain shortage.
2023 Ford Expedition Model Line
The 2023 Ford Expedition is offered in two body styles, including the regular-length Expedition and the extended-length Expedition Max. Several trim levels are available, starting with the base XL trim level, which is a fleet-only option, while XL STX represents the retail counterpart. Moving up the trim level structure, XLT is next, followed by Limited. Timberline is the most off-road-ready Expedition in the lineup, while King Ranch and Platinum represent the range-topping trim levels.
With that in mind, select trims are offered in the extended-length Max variant. These are XL (fleet only), XLT, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum.
2023 Ford Expedition Exterior
One exterior color option has been deleted from the 2023 Ford Expedition lineup, while two new ones have been added.
- Rapid Red
- Jewel Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
- Race Red
- Fleet-only option
Meanwhile, Iconic Silver Metallic is now available for the Platinum trim, after only being available for XL and XLT trims for the 2022 model year.
The hands-free, foot-activated liftgate has been deleted from the 2023 Expedition lineup. For the 2022 model year, this feature was available on the XLT with the Livery package, and was standard on Timberline, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum trims. However, due to supplier constraints, it is no longer available at all.
2023 Ford Expedition Interior
Inside, the 2023 Ford Expedition Timberline gains the Ebony Black interior colorway as part of the 501A package. This color treatment was previously unavailable for the 2022 model year. Meanwhile, the Deep Cypress interior colorway has been deleted from the Timberline 501A package and is no longer available to order.
Speaking of the Expedition Timberline, front- and second-row floor liners are now standard for this trim. Previously, front- and second-row floor liners were offered as a standalone option on all trims, and remain as such for everything except Timberline. Additionally, regardless of trim, the rear cargo mat is now a dealer-installed option as opposed to being installed on the assembly line.
The universal garage door opener (UGDO) has been completely eliminated from the base XL trim. Previously, this feature was standard on the 2022 Expedition XL. It remains intact as standard on the 2023 Expedition XLT and all other trim levels.
2023 Ford Expedition Mechanical
The powertrain lineup for the 2023 Ford Expedition remains unchanged over its prior model year, meaning that the sole engine offered continues to be the turbocharged 3.5L V6 EcoBoost. This engine is offered in two configurations with different output ratings, depending on trim level. Meanwhile, the 10-speed automatic transmission is the sole transmission available, regardless of trim level.
The first configuration is rated at 380 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, and is found under the hood the Expedition XL and XLT. Opting for Limited, King Ranch, Platinum or Timberline trims bumps the power output to 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Finally, outfitting the Expedition with the Limited Stealth Edition Package produces the most impressive power figures, lending 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque through the 10-speed automatic transmission.
Additionally, the 2023 Expedition Timberline gains standard trail one-pedal drive. This feature allows for low-speed crawling over rough trails without the need for the brake pedal, applying hydraulic brake torque to slow the SUV down so the driver van remain focused on navigating the terrain.
2023 Ford Expedition Availability
The 2023 Expedition is assembled at the Ford Kentucky Truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky.