After spotting a refreshed 2025 Ford Expedition prototype for the first time a couple of weeks ago, Ford Authority has since come across an Expedition Timberline prototype as well, previewing the next iteration of the rugged off-road-focused variant sporting some familiar features such as a higher ride height and a wheel design that’s similar to the current model. However, that prototype was wearing a set of General Grabber tires, rather than the Goodyear Wrangler Territory rubber that comes on the current Expedition Timberline. Just last week, Ford Authority reported that the full-size SUV will also add a set of 24-inch wheels to the lineup at some point in the near future, and now, we’ve spotted a 2025 Ford Expedition prototype wearing precisely that.
This Expedition prototype appears to be either a Limited or Platinum-trimmed model, but the rather large wheels it’s equipped with are completely new – the current Expedition doesn’t offer anything like it. The large black wheels are also wrapped with a set of Goodyear Eagle Touring tires measuring a substantial 285/40R24.
Adding a larger wheel option to the Expedition makes sense given the fact that for the 2024 model year, General Motors will also offer 24-inch wheels on its refreshed full-size SUV lineup – including the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade – as well as the forthcoming Silverado EV. Currently, the largest wheel one can get on the Ford Expedition measures 22 inches in diamter, a size that’s standard on the King Ranch and optional on the Platinum and Limited trims.
Aside from these new wheels, the 2025 Ford Expedition figures to remain largely unchanged on the outside after receiving a refresh for the 2022 model year, aside from a new front clip, possibly a new hood, a new liftgate and taillight design, and a rear wiper that’s been relocated out of sight – potentially underneath the third brake light.