The current generation of Ford’s flagship SUV has been around for a couple of years. Therefore, we can considerate quite fresh. However, the arch-rivals, Chevy Tahoe and Suburban are coming completely redesigned for the upcoming model years. With all those novelties, there is no doubt that the Blue Oval company will prepare some kind of answer for the near future. We count on big updates which probably won’t be ready for the next year. More likely, the 2022 Ford Expedition will be the model year that will bring loads of novelties.
For this occasion, we count on different kinds of changes. The first thing that comes to mind is a facelift. We count on the new front fascia, along with a couple of novelties. Furthermore, we could easily see novelties under the hood, including a hybrid version. We presume that the updated model will come sometime in the next year.
2022 Ford Expedition Design
The 2022 Ford Expedition changes will be numerous. We are about to see all kinds of novelties, but the overall design will remain the same. The current generation has been around for a couple of years and we have no doubt that the current generation will remain in production for several more years. The 2022 Ford Expedition will also ride on a familiar T3 platform, just like the F-150. While the light-duty is about to come completely new for the next year, that won’t happen with this SUV. Just like Super Duty models, which are built alongside Expedition and Navigator, will remain in the current for some more time.
The 2022 Ford Expedition redesign won’t happen, but we will probably see a facelift. We expect lots of visual updates from this facelift, particularly at the front end, where we count on the new grille, bumpers and even headlights. Of course, we count on typical updates in terms of new colors, new wheels etc.
The 2022 Ford Expedition could also come with notable changes. The current cabin is spacious and super functional, but the dashboard may look a little bit truckish to some, especially when compared to rivals like new Tahoe, Armada etc. Therefore, we might see some tweaks to the dashboard, as well as novelties in terms of new tech goodies. Some of the things that come to mind are goodies like a bigger touchscreen, digital instrument cluster etc.
On the other side, the overall layout will remain the same. This is one of the most spacious models in the class, so we have no doubt that the updated model will carry on in the same way. All three rows are very generous in terms of passenger room. The cargo area is as impressive, as you may count on 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 63.6 cubic feet with the third row folded, and a whopping 104.6 cubes with both rear rows folded. Of course, 2022 Ford Expedition Max will be in the offer, with even more cargo space and overall volume that goes over 120 cubic feet.
2022 Ford Expedition May Get Hybrid Version
Besides aesthetical updates, the 2022 Ford Expedition may also come with novelties under the hood. Some sources suggest a hybrid version and the first thing that comes to mind is a new system from the upcoming F-150. From what we know so far, the new system will be based on a familiar twin-turbo V6, which will come paired with a single electric motor, probably with around 50 horses. So, the total output should go around 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, according to some estimations.
The new system will be powerful, but should be quite efficient as well. The system will be coupled with a 1.5-kWh battery pack, located underneath the body. So, the passenger and cargo area shouldn’t be compromised. We presume that the fuel economy would go around 24-25 mpg combined.
2022 Ford Expedition Engine
Other than the new 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid, we presume that things under the hood would remain the same. Therefore, you may count on about 375 horsepower, which is the amount of power that ensures solid driving dynamics and overall driving experience. In higher trim levels, the max output goes up to 400 horsepower. The engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which does the job pretty well.
When it comes to fuel economy, this V6 engine is more efficient compared to rival SUVs, which mostly rely on eight cylinders. The average fuel economy goes around 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
Release Date and Price
The 2022 Ford Expedition release date will be scheduled for the next year, sometime in the second half, we presume. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect to see significant changes, so base models should go around 53.000 dollars.