Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn revealed today at Motor Bella, the auto-centric event taking place at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, the new 2022 Expedition with an expanded lineup of models to choose from, including the off-road capable Timberline series.
Ford Performance also announced plans to introduce a special edition Bronco Raptor in 2022.
“Expedition is more than family transportation. It’s a full-size SUV that allows families to share adventures and make connections confidently and comfortably,” says Kumar Galhotra, president of Americas and international markets group. “We’ve refined almost every part of our new Expedition – from improved interiors to more connectivity enhancements to make the ownership experience as convenient as possible for the always-on lives of our customers.”
The expanded lineup was created to meet both modern family transportation needs while enabling outdoor and road-tripping experiences. This model year includes new class-exclusive features along with new capabilities and technologies.
The Timberline series surpasses the Jeep Wagoneer with best-in-class ground clearance off 10.6 inches coupled with an F-150 Raptor underbody protector that allow for high off-road performance. It also weighs 4 percent less than the Wagoneer and boasts a better power-to-weight ratio with Ford’s high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.
Set apart by a unique grill and Active Orange exterior accents, the Timberline has improved approach and departure angles to enable deeper travel into the backcountry. Under the hood, it’s powered by 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine producing 440 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Stealth Edition performance package outperforms the Chevrolet Tahoe RST — with has a 5.3-liter V8 engine — delivering 85 more horsepower and 127 lb.-ft. more torque. The Expedition equipped with a 3.5-liter GTDI 4×2 engine offers a maximum towing capacity of 9,300 pounds.
The Stealth Edition performance package is available on Expedition Limited and Limited MAX and is distinguished by gloss-black features including grille, mirror caps, roof rails, running boards, tailgate appliqué, rear bumper skid plate, fog lamp bezels, headlamp and taillamp housing, and black badges. Red brake calipers sit behind larger 22-inch black aluminum wheels, to round out the look.
This lineup — from Expedition XL to the premium Expedition Platinum, as well as the new Stealth Edition performance package and Timberline model — includes bolder styling with standard LED headlamps, updated taillamps, and new wheel choices. Also, a new twin-spar mesh grille and fog lamps with chrome accents have been added to the Platinum.
The Expedition Platinum debuts Ford BlueCruise, the hands-free highway driver-assist technology. It builds on intelligent adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane centering, and speed sign recognition. It allows owners to operate their vehicle hands-free on the highway while being monitored by a driver-facing camera to ensure they keep their eyes on the road. It is compatible on prequalified sections of divided highways called Hands-Free Blue Zones.
The new Expedition comes with standard SYNC 4 or an optional SYNC 4A system with 15.5-inch high-definition touch display — the largest available screen in its class. SYNC 4A provides a modern interface using machine learning to learn and present preferred driver choices.
SYNC 4 with a standard 12-inch center screen with information on-demand panel allows customers to split the screen and control multiple functions simultaneously, including navigation, music, and other features.
A Bang & Olufsen Unleashed Sound System featuring 22-inch speakers is available, creating 3D sound available on Expedition King Ranch, Platinum, Stealth Performance Edition Package, and Timberline models.
Every 2022 Ford Expedition comes with standard and available driver-assist features. These include:
- Road edge detection: this feature engages the steering system to help you maintain your position in the lane on roads with a visible line or a clear edge.
- Available intersection assist: intersection assist uses the front camera and radar sensors to detect oncoming traffic while attempting to turn left. If there’s a risk of a potential collision with an oncoming vehicle, your vehicle can alert you and apply the brakes.
- Reverse brake assist: this feature senses oncoming pedestrians and vehicles, alerts the driver, and automatically brakes if the vehicle is at risk of a collision.
- Evasive steering assist: this available feature can help make it easier to potentially avoid a collision. It doesn’t steer for you, but it can provide extra steering support if the system’s warning goes off and you need to maneuver around the vehicle ahead.
- Active air dam: This available new feature improves aerodynamics, deploying at speeds above 40 mph then automatically retracting at lower speeds for city driving and parking.