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What’s new for the 2022 Ford Expedition? Hint: A lot


A savvy reader asked us what was up with the 2022 Ford Expedition and asked why only the 2021 model was showing on the Ford website. While we can certainly share the model year changes — and there’s plenty of updates —  why Ford hasn’t changed over the model year on its own site, well that still remains a mystery.

Here’s what we know about the 2022 Expedition.

Timberline trim comes to Expedition

Ford previously announced the off-road Timberline would be coming to the Explorer, and this trim is certainly one of the most exciting new features on the 2022 Expedition.

The Expedition Timberline will have looks exclusive to this more adventurous trim, but it will also get Ford’s high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, which will add oomph to the Expedition with 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.

Ford is calling the Expedition Timberline the most off-road capable Expedition ever, which makes sense since it boasts 10.6-inches of ground clearance and the same heavy-duty underbody skid plates found on the F-150 Raptor.

With that in mind, the Timberline Expedition mimics the Ford Bronco SUV with Trail Turn Assist – which can tighten the turning radius on hairpin trails.

With the high-output engine it the 4×2 Expedition has a maximum towing capability of 9,300 pounds.

Stealth mode

The 2022 Expedition gets a new package we think makes it feel like an all-new SUV. The Stealth Edition Performance Package will also get Ford’s high-output EcoBoost engine and match the Timberline’s power output.

This package will be available on Expedition Limited and Limited MAX, and it will have gloss-black features including grille, mirror caps, roof rails, running boards, tailgate appliqué, rear bumper skid plate and fog lamp bezels as well as headlamp and taillamp housings.

Another distinctive feature will be the red brake calipers that sit behind 22-inch premium black aluminum wheels. There will also be new black Ford oval emblems, which are sweet looking. The Expedition and Limited badging will be black as well.

Improved Tech

We extensively covered Ford’s subscription services like Power Up and BlueCruise, and the 2022 Expedition adds more of these to the full-size SUV. New for 2022 will be the addition of BlueCruise, the rollout of which has not gone smoothly for F-150 or Mach-E owners.

Beyond that, Ford adds Sync 4 to the Expedition as standard across all trims. It comes with a 12.4-inch, high-definition digital cluster. However, an optional Sync 4A system with 15.5-inch high-definition touch display will be available on the Expedition for an up-charge.

With more driver assist features (including BlueCruise) and also all of the over-the-air updates on the subscription-based Power Up system, Ford is rightfully claiming that the 2022 Expedition has more technology than ever before.

The bottom line on the 2022 Ford Expedition

We still don’t know why Ford hasn’t put the details of the new model year up on its website. It seems people are interested and Ford would be wise to remedy this ASAP. The 2022 Ford Expedition isn’t just a stale, ho hum, model year carryover, rather there’s plenty to get excited about for this large SUV.

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Jimmy Dinsmore

Jimmy is News Editor for PickupTruckTalk with an expertise in new vehicles. He is also a Ford Mustang historian having authored the book Mustang by Design (available on Amazon). His second book, about the history of Ford's F-Series truck comes out next year.

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  1. Chris Steele May 3, 2022


    Can you help me out. I am looking at the 2022 Ford tow guide and trying my hardest to confirm that the High Output (HO) engine only allows for a total tow capacity of 8,200lbs that it notes for the F-150 (raptor only)? where the standard 3.5L in lieu of the 9,300/9,200/9,000 (4×2 SWB/4×4 SWB/4×4 LWB w/ Heavy Duty Tow Package)

    I can’t seem to locate anywhere it even includes the option and specs for the expedition with HO engine???


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