Competes with: Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, Jeep Wagoneer, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia
Looks like: The Expedition gets a Maverick-style front end
Powertrains: 380-, 400-, or 440-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6; 10-speed automatic transmission; rear- or four-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Early 2022
The big SUV battle continues in the U.S. with an updated version of the 2022 Ford Expedition full-size SUV. What were once mainstream models accessible to the masses, full-size SUVs continue their expensive upmarket climb with more content, more luxurious interiors, and greater levels of safety and self-driving technology. The Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon got their updates first, then Jeep joined the fray with the arrival of the all-new Wagoneer. Now it’s Ford’s turn to the party, and it’s come with an updated Expedition that features a redone interior, new self-driving and safety tech, and two new variants: Timberline for the off-road enthusiasts, and the Stealth Edition Performance Package for the on-road enthusiasts.
Cosmetic changes to the 2022 Expedition are minor and consist of revised front and rear lights, grilles, bumpers and spoilers. The bigger news is the two new versions. First is the new Expedition Timberline, expanding the trim level first seen on the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline. Billed as the most capable off-road version of the Expedition ever created, it features visual distinctions with orange accents and badges, and black wheels rolling on 33-inch all-terrain tires. If rock crawling is not your thing but mall crawling is, the new Stealth Edition Performance Package might be more your speed, available on the Limited trim level for both the Expedition and long-wheelbase Expedition Max. Designed to have a more urban appeal, it has a “murdered out” look with gloss-black accents, grille, mirror caps, roof rails, window pillars and big 22-inch gloss-black wheels. Of course, there are still other trim levels for the Expedition, including the XL, STX, XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and the super-luxe range-topping Platinum, which features satin and chrome accents.