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2023 Ford Expedition: Here’s What’s New And Different

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.

Deleted color:

  • Rapid Red
  • Jewel Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Race Red
    • Fleet-only option

2022 Ford Expedition in Rapid Red

2023 Ford Expedition in Iconic Silver Metallic

2023 Ford Expedition in Iconic Silver Metallic

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.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Drew Ford Retiree

    We had the hands-free, foot-activated liftgate release on our 2013 C-Max, and won’t have another utility without it. Thank you Ford for giving me another reason to not buy a new vehicle.

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  2. Tim

    De-content and increase the price typical Ford. Oh and check just how much they credit the deletions, pennies on the dollar. A $1200 option nets a credit of $75 gouging the customer again.

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  3. L Key

    I took delivery of my 2022 Expedition Limited in July. While the liftgate option was on the list, it was a $50 deletion due to the chip situation. 🙁
    Sure wanted that!

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  4. Bob Dobson

    Now I know why the 2023 model year Tahoe and Yukon line up are sold out.

    Reply
  5. Richard Jones

    If Ford does not get rid of those engineers and replace them with fresh new engineers, their vehicle will always be in the last place in every segment. For some unknown reason Ford seems to enjoy being in last place when it comes to large SUVs and luxury SUVs, their styling, Tech, innovation is so outdated that what they’re having on their cars now has been on their competitor cars for over the last 10 years. If any car manufacturer wants to sell boring looking, recall prone vehicles, do what Ford has been doing for the last 15 years.

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  6. mickey

    2019 we had a gmc Yukon denali, it was totaled in 2021 by a girl texting away and ran a red light. we could not find another Yukon and when we did it was priced 10K over sticker. we desided to go to the Expedition max. Its nice , its comfortable , but the eco max sounds like a sissy car motor you would find in a car. I agree with the guy above , its lame looking and not sporty like GM’s line up. It also cost 25 grand less than a GMC so thats a plus on Fords side.

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    1. David Dickinson II

      As an Expedition owner, I have to agree that the sound is un-appealing. The vehicle will hustle, so I can’t complain about the performance, but a throatier sound would be a fine addition. Maybe I will change the exhaust at some point.

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  7. Jess T

    why does that last pic have the F150 taillights photoshopped on?

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  8. Jarrod

    It needs the 5.0 in it with a roush nightmare performance offering or godzilla with a roush package

    Reply
  9. Tommy Ludlow

    Check your power numbers on the Timberline. It, along with the Stealth, have 440hp and 510 ft-lbs of torque.

    Reply
  10. Ernis j denmarksr

    We are leasing a 2020 Limited,and have been a Ford customers , for thirty years. And in the process of up grading to a 2023 ,/platum Max realizing that invation , always and ends with the public????????? Ford gives every One a chance to experience the invasion , or this SUV, at different levels

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