The Ford Expedition is getting a meaningful upgrade for the 2022 model year. Ford’s largest SUV picks up new features, a load of new tech, and a beefy Timberline off-road model. The Kentucky-built full-size SUV will go on sale in early 2022.
The big story here is the introduction of a new Timberline model to the Expedition line. The off-road model feature 10.6-inches of ground clearance, F-150 Raptor underbody protection, and impressive power numbers. The high-output turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine makes 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. When properly equipped, the Expedition can tow up to 9,300 pounds.
To help the beastly Expedition navigate tight trails, Ford is giving the Timberland the Trail Turn Assist feature from the Bronco SUV. When activated, the feature applies braking force to the inside rear wheel, which allows the vehicle to turn in a tighter circle than would otherwise be possible.
A new Stealth Edition Performance Package will also be available, which brings gloss-black exterior trim, red brake calipers, and large 22-inch wheels. Expedition badging has also been blacked out, and the vehicle will feature a new black Ford oval emblem.
The new Expedition gets plenty of tech upgrades for 2022. The center touchscreen now measures 12 inches as standard, and can be upgraded to 15.5 inches – the same unit seen in the Mustang Mach-E. Both touchscreens run Ford’s latest SYNC 4A infotainment software, which offers a fluid and intuitive interface that’s easy to use when driving.
Ford BlueCruise makes its debut on the Expedition Platinum. The highway driving tech uses adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and speed sign recognition to allow the driver to operate the vehicle hands-free. A camera constantly monitors the driver’s eyes to make sure they remain on the road. Several other standard and optional tech features make an appearance, including road edge detection, intersection assist, Pro Trailer Backup Assist 2.0, and more.