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2022 Ford Expedition Review: Large And In Charge

We like a car with a name and not some anonymous numeral or letter combination; we're especially fond of vehicles with apt titles like the Ford Expedition. Short, sweet, and straightforward. You want to go on an expedition - there's a Ford for you. According to the old-timey definition of the word, it's when a group goes exploring with a purpose. The purpose of these expeditions include research, finding new places, or war. Chances are you aren't going to be doing any of that with the family, but we can update the definition to include more mundane activities like the school run, going to the mall, and camping. It's that last activity that is most pertinent to the new Timberline trim. Ford keenly points out that it's got more ground clearance than the new Jeep Wagoneer.

As an SUV, the Expedition is a fantastic all-rounder, offering comfort, practicality, rugged looks, and a potent powertrain. Ford's 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine delivers up to 440 horsepower when the Expedition is properly equipped, and is mated to a ten-speed automatic gearbox. Both 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains are available for the Ford, which competes in the tough full-size SUV segment.

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2022 Ford Expedition Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2021 Ford Expedition?

There have been a number of enhancements made to the Expedition for the 2022 model year, including a rugged Timberline trim, a better infotainment system, and a few new design flourishes.

The Timberline trim is one of the major additions this year. Touted as the most off-road-capable Expedition yet, it comes with a special grille design, 10.6 inches of ground clearance, and Goodyear Wrangler AT tires. It is powered by a 440-hp version of Ford's twin-turbo V6 engine. It even gets Trail Turn Assist from the Bronco. The Limited trim can also be equipped with the 440-hp V6 via the available Stealth Edition Performance Package. This package also boasts gloss-black exterior trimmings, red brake calipers, 22-inch wheels, and black Ford oval emblems.

Outside, the Expedition benefits from updates like revised taillamps, new wheel designs, and a new mesh grille for the Platinum. In the spacious cabin, the Expedition Platinum now enjoys Ford's BlueCruise hands-free driving system. The Sync 4 infotainment system is now standard with a 12-inch touchscreen, but a larger 15.5-inch touchscreen is available. Amazon Fire TV has also been added to the available rear-seat entertainment system. Finally, Ford Power-Up over-the-air software updates can add new features to the Expedition over time.

Pros and Cons

  • Interior is extremely spacious
  • Powerful turbocharged V6 engine
  • Impressive fuel consumption figures
  • Intuitive infotainment
  • Standard safety features
  • Timberline is capable off-road
  • Top-spec models are expensive
  • Cheap materials on base models
  • Not the most maneuverable SUV

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2022 Ford Expedition Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
XL STX
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
TBC
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$52,405
XLT
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
TBC
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$57,440
Limited
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
TBC
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$67,055
Timberline
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
10-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$70,450
King Ranch
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
TBC
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$77,110
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2022 Expedition Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 210.0 in
  • Wheelbase 122.5 in
  • Height 76.6 in
  • Max Width 79.9 in
  • Front Width 67.6 in
  • Rear Width 67.2 in
  • Curb Weight 5,443.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat +$395
  • Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat +$395
  • Stone Blue Metallic +$395
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat +$595
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Dark Matter Metallic
  • Forged Green Metallic
  • Agate Black Metallic

2022 Expedition Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
  • Transmission
    10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    4X4, RWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

Sporting a fully independent suspension at every wheel, the Expedition offers a comfy, refined ride. It's exactly what you'd expect from a vehicle in this segment, though there is one fly in the ointment. The steering is vague and doesn't inspire confidence in high-speed corners. Considering the size and weight, this SUV was always going to roll through the bends. Situations, where this would be noticeable are few and far between, so we'd focus on the Expedition's daily and long-haul abilities, instead.

Driving in the city is relatively easy enough, though you have to keep the car's dimensions in mind. The average parking space isn't large enough to comfortably accommodate a car like the Expedition. On the open road, it's sublime. There isn't much that can unsettle it. Minor bumps and imperfections are dealt with quickly and efficiently - you could probably drive right over an EcoSport and not even know it.

The Platinum model comes with additional power, but we're not entirely sure why. The extra 20 hp and 10 lb-ft of torque have a negligible impact on a vehicle this size, so the only thing we can think of is bragging rights.

If you want to go off-roading, the new Timberline is an obvious choice. With its two-speed transfer case, greater ground clearance, and better approach/departure angles, it can go further and conquer larger obstacles than other Expeditions. It's no Bronco, but it's decent for a full-size SUV.

2022 Expedition Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 43.9 in
  • Front Head Room 42.0 in
  • Rear Leg Room 41.5 in
  • Rear Head Room 40.0 in

2022 Expedition Trunk and Cargo Space

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2022 Expedition Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Verdict: Is the 2022 Ford Expedition A Good SUV?

The 2022 Ford Expedition should be somewhere near the top of your list if you're in the market for a full-size SUV. It ticks all the right boxes and only falls short in two departments: the steering isn't perfect, and the top-spec models are relatively pricey. Still, there's something here for the whole family to enjoy. The driver will enjoy the punchy twin-turbo V6 engine, while the passengers will enjoy the luxury of space. For the truly adventurous, the new Timberline is a great addition to the lineup. We also applaud Ford for making the Co-Pilot360 suite available across the lineup - safety should always be the number one priority in family vehicles like the Expedition. It may be more expensive than its main rivals, but it offers a lot of bang for your buck. Some iffy interior bits aside, it's a great SUV.

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2022 Ford Expedition Comparisons

Chevrolet Tahoe CarBuzz
Toyota Sequoia CarBuzz / Ian Wright
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Ford Expedition380 hpTBC$54,155
Chevrolet Tahoe 355 hp15/20 mpg$50,400
Toyota Sequoia 437 hpTBC$58,365

2022 Ford Expedition vs Chevrolet Tahoe

This is one of the most classic rivalries in the automotive world. Sometimes the Tahoe is in the lead, and other times, the Ford is. Both have been facelifted, with the latest Tahoe getting a smarter infotainment interface and more standard safety features. As far as gas models go, the Ford's twin-turbo V6 makes more sense than the Tahoe's thirsty V8. However, the turbodiesel Tahoe is more economical. The Tahoe's cargo space is more significant regardless of whether or not the rear seats are folded. You get a better interior in the Ford Expedition, but you have to pay for one of the more expensive models to get it. In terms of safety, the Ford scored the full five stars from the NHTSA, while the Tahoe only managed four. We would miss the magical V8 burble of the Chevy, however. Still, it's not enough for it to be a better car, so the Ford is in the lead. For now.

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2022 Ford Expedition vs Toyota Sequoia

Compared to the Expedition, the Sequoia is a bit of a blunt instrument. Its 5.7-liter naturally-aspirated V8 is more powerful, but the 13/17/14 mpg gas mileage figures are terrifying. Surprisingly, the much older Sequoia offers more interior room and competitive cargo capacity. The quality of the Toyota's interior isn't up to scratch, and it's starting to age quite severely, too. Its infotainment system also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but is harder to navigate. And three USB charging ports seems hardly sufficient for a car big enough to seat eight, if you really want to nitpick. Ford's Expedition is also more affordable, though both cars offer a similar level of driver assistance features as standard. Overall, the Ford simply feels more modern, while the Sequoia feels its age. Fortunately, an all-new Sequoia has been revealed for the 2023 model year and this one should give the Expedition a much tougher battle.

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