The recent introduction of the new-generation Tahoe/Suburban was a clear alarm for Ford management to come up with some updates and keep the Expedition competitive on the market of full-size SUVs. That’s why the next year’s model is coming with novelties. It will receive a mid-cycle update and from what we know so far, the new styling won’t be the only big thing about this model. Another highly anticipated thing is the 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid, which should be a worthy fuel-efficient alternative.
At this point, we are still waiting for the official confirmation but there is no doubt that this version will come with a familiar setup, the same one that recently debuted in the new F-150. Besides the new powertrain, this SUV will also come with styling changes, as well as interior novelties. One of the biggest novelties will be a new infotainment system, with a massive vertically-oriented screen.
2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid Powertrain
The most interesting thing about this update will be the introduction of a hybrid version. The 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid will come with a familiar setup. The system is the same as the one found in the new F-150 Hybrid, which means a 3.5-liter V6 engine, in a combination with an electric motor. As a result, the combined output goes up to 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque, which makes it the most capable Expedition on the offer. At this point, it’s still early for more precise mpg estimations, but we truly believe that this SUV will be able to make more than 25 miles per gallon in a combined ride.
On the other hand, the base models will continue in the same way, with a turbocharged V6 and two output variants, with either 375 or 400 horsepower. Of course, the engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid Design
When it comes to the overall design, the 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid will adopt all the changes that are coming for this year. The Expedition is on the way to receive a mid-cycle refresh and, of course, the new styling will come. Judging on the covered areas, we can clearly see that most of the changes will come at the front. We count on a new grille, revisions on headlights and a new front bumper etc. The rear end is expected to come with a few novelties, in areas like bumper, taillights etc.
Of course, there’s always room for exclusive details, which would accentuate the model’s hybrid nature. This may refer to things like unique wheels design, exclusive color options and similar things. More details should be known in the near future.
Interior updates are coming on the inside as well and, naturally, the 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid will adopt them. This particularly refers to dashboard changes, starting from a new infotainment screen. If we can trust the latest reports, the new model will utilize the same screen we can find in the new Mach E, which is vertically oriented and measures more than 15 inches diagonally. Along with a bigger screen, it will bring a new software, the new generation of the famous SYNC infotainment.
A few more revisions to the dashboard are possible, starting from new instrument cluster, button reconfiguration etc. Of course, we count on new color schemes and new materials.
On the other hand, things won’t be much different regarding interior space. This is a classic hybrid, with a relatively small battery, which shouldn’t compromise interior space too much. The standard gasoline model comes with three very spacious rows of seats, as well as a pretty respectable cargo volume. It goes around 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 63.6 cubic feet behind the second row and up to 104.6 cubic feet behind the first row.
We expect that the Expedition Max will come in a hybrid variant too. This is a stretched version, which offers even more space inside, especially in terms of cargo volume. With this one, you may count on about 36 cubic feet behind the third row, 79.6 cubic feet behind the second and 121.5 cubic feet in total.
2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid will hit the market by the end of this year. When it comes to the price, we estimate that the base versions will go around 55.000 dollars.