Some people have been scared away from the idea of an SUV because of preconceived notions about its size - that every SUV must be a large beast of a machine. For them, a small or compact option can be a great choice – but for those of us who love the idea of a massive vehicle with plenty of space inside and the power to dominate the road, there are full-size SUVs available. Among full-size models, the 2022 Ford Expedition is ready to reign supreme, with a refreshed exterior and interior that includes a host of new options and features.
If you are interested in a full-size SUV, then you owe it to yourself to check out the 2022 Expedition, which features a powerful twin-turbocharged V6 engine that makes it incredibly fun to drive. No matter which trim or model you choose, you will get the power you need to feel total control on the road, including an impressive towing capacity of over 9,000 lbs, so you can take anything you need with you. Best of all, for the updated 2022 model, there are two new trims available that give you even more power: the off-road-focused Timberline and the powerful Stealth Performance edition, both of which feature a performance-tuned engine that delivers boosted horsepower and torque.
The interior of the 2022 Ford Expedition has been revamped and given a new look and feel, largely influenced by the recent redesign of the popular Ford F-150. You get an incredibly spacious and comfortable interior, with seating for up to eight passengers – the available Expedition Max with a longer wheelbase boosts space even further. Incredible tech features include a standard 12-inch infotainment display, with a 15.5-inch screen available, and much more. Best of all, safety features on the Expedition are better than ever with fantastic standard safety technology and Ford’s new BlueCruise hands-free driving tech available.
When looking at a big vehicle like a full-size SUV, the engine is incredibly important. After all, you need a lot of power to get all of that weight moving. Unfortunately, a lot of full-size SUVs out there end up with bare minimum engines that leave them feeling pretty unrewarding to drive. The good news, however, is that the 2022 Ford Expedition features a fantastic standard engine that puts out plenty of power for you to enjoy. Better yet, you have two trim options available that boost that performance with a new high-output engine for an even better driving experience.
The standard engine in the 2022 Expedition is a 3.5L Twin-Turbocharged V6 that delivers 380 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, which comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This makes for a very powerful and responsive driving experience right out of the gate, and it is available with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive so you can get exactly the kind of ride you are looking for. If you choose a model from the Limited trim, then you get a boosted version of the engine that puts out 400 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque for an even better time behind the wheel.
New for the 2022 model, there are two exciting new options available that feature high-output versions of this engine, which go beyond what you get even with the Limited. If you choose either the off-road-focused Timberline or the Stealth Performance model, then you get an engine tuned to deliver a stunning 440 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. You can see this is a significant difference that really takes the performance of the Expedition to the next level.
In fact, the Timberline not only has this more-powerful engine but also features a heavy-duty underbody skid plate straight from the Ford F-150 Raptor, along with Ford’s new Trail Control system, and unique 18-inch wheels with 32-inch all-terrain tires – giving the Timberline a best-in-class ground clearance of 10.6 inches: even better than the new Jeep Wagoneer. If on-road performance is more your style, then the Stealth Performance edition is ready to take you further than ever before. This model features the high-output engine, along with 22-inch premium wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and a dual exhaust system for the best performance possible.
Great performance and next-generation safety features are terrific, of course, but most of your time with your vehicle will be spent inside of it, with you driving. That is why the interior is so vital when you are looking at different options and trying to figure out which model to choose. For 2022, the Ford Expedition’s interior has been fully updated with a ton of new features and options to choose from. This makes it the most comfortable and impressive Expedition we have ever seen and one of the best full-size SUVs out there.
Although the Expedition is not priced like a luxury vehicle, you could easily argue that it gives them a run for their money, with a number of fantastic features throughout. As you would expect, some of the interior details will depend on the trim and other options you choose, so keep that in mind. Standard features are excellent, however, including comfortable seating, with plenty of space for up to eight passengers. The second row has a three-person bench seat standard, but if you do not need seating for eight people, then you can choose a pair of captain’s chairs in the second row instead for added comfort.
While the standard seating and upholstery are very comfortable, if you choose a higher trim, like the Platinum, then you get rich leather seating and additional features like massaging front seats with climate controls. A 12-inch infotainment display comes standard, but there is an available 15.5-inch portrait-oriented screen if you want superior technology – this also comes with the latest SYNC 4A software to keep you fully connected. This is the same screen and impressive software found in Ford’s latest models like the Mustang Mach-E, so you know it is good.
There is a 12.4-inch digital driver display and gauge cluster available, which includes Expedition-specific graphics and animations to provide you with up-to-date info about your vehicle. This includes special settings for off-road data and turn-by-turn navigation. For a truly exceptional driving experience, there is an available 22-speaker Bang & Olufsen Unleashed sound system with a subwoofer to give you 360-degree surround sound. Finally, the rear-seat entertainment system has been updated with support for Amazing Fire TV to ensure your passengers in the back stay entertained on long road trips.
At the end of the day, when looking at a vehicle, nothing is more important than how well it can keep you and your loved ones safe. While the entire Ford lineup is well known for offering some of the safest vehicles on the road, the updated 2022 Ford Expedition really takes things to the next level. It maintains all of the great safety features we have loved from years past and includes a number of exciting new upgrades.
For example, the Expedition includes the most available driver-assist technology features of any SUV in its class. A new Road Edge Detection system can monitor the edge of a road or your lane and help you maintain a safe position within it. Available Intersection Assist uses the front camera and radar sensors on the Expedition to detect oncoming traffic while you are about to make a left turn at an intersection and can alert you or brake automatically to help you avoid a collision. Similarly, the available Evasive Steering Assist system can provide extra steering support if a stopped or slow vehicle is detected ahead of you to help you maneuver around the vehicle more succinctly.
Other safety features available and standard on the 2022 Ford Expedition include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition to all assist you while on the road. Perhaps most exciting of all, the Expedition now has Ford’s BlueCruise technology available. This is their hands-free highway driving system that allows you to operate your vehicle hands-free on more than 100,000 miles of highway in North America.