Facelifted 2022 Ford Expedition Debuts With Available Hands-Free Driving

Facelifted 2022 Ford Expedition Debuts With Available Hands-Free Driving

The 2022 Ford Expedition gets a subtle exterior but a significant interior and tech upgrade, including BlueCruise hands-free driving.

The current Ford Expedition is nearly 4 years old, which means it’s a perfect time for a mid-cycle facelift. The American automaker has just done that with the 2022 Ford Expedition.

2022 Ford Expedition

Upfront, the 2022 Ford Expedition gets a new grille with a horizontal design motif. These are flanked by full-LED headlights that are now offered across all variants. The side profile is largely unchanged, except for the new set of alloy wheel designs, of course. At the back, there’s a new set of LED taillights, a slimmer chrome (or gloss black) bar, a new rear bumper, and the Expedition script is now its own set of badging rather than being engraved on the tailgate garnish.

Making their debut for this model year is a new off-road-focused Timberline variant and an optional Stealth Performance Pack for the Limited and Limited Max variants.

2022 Ford Expedition Timberline

The Timberline variant can be easily spotted with its orange accents, 18-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires that enable it to have a 270 mm ground clearance, underbody protection from the F-150 Raptor, two-speed transfer case, and a Trail Turn Assist from the Bronco, which locks the inside rear wheel to reduce its turning circle when off-roading.

2022 Ford Expedition Stealth Performance Pack

For those who want a sportier appearance out of their Expedition, there’s the optional Stealth Performance Pack for the Limited and Limited Max variants. This adds gloss black exterior accents, black Ford logos, red brake calipers, gloss black 22-inch wheels, sports suspension, and an upgraded engine, which we’ll get to in a moment.

2022 Ford Expedition Interior

2022 Ford Expedition Interior

As for the interior, the overall design has been overhauled with upgraded materials and more tech. Higher variants come with a massive 15.5-inch SYNC4 infotainment system along with a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster. Just like the exterior, the interior theme is different across each variant. Timberline variants feature a black and dark green interior with orange accents, while models with the Stealth Performance Package get an all-black interior with red stitching. The top-of-the-line Platinum gets brown leather upholstery and accents, along with wood trims.

Lower variants of the 2022 Ford Expedition come with analog gauges and a smaller 12-inch screen for the SYNC4 infotainment system.

The Expedition’s 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 gasoline engine remains unchanged for this year. It still produces 380 hp and 637 Nm of torque, driving the rear or all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic. In the case of Expeditions fitted with the Stealth Performance Pack, that same engine now produces 440 hp and 691 Nm of torque.

The biggest news this year for the new Expedition is the addition of the brand’s latest BlueCruise hands-free self-driving feature. This feature works in pre-mapped roads in North America, and it enables completely hands-free driving on highways. This feature comes on top of Ford CoPilot360, which includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert. New for 2022 is the addition of Intersection Assist, Reverse Brake Assist, and a feature that is similar to evasive steering assist.

The 2022 Ford Expedition is expected to go on sale in North America in early 2022.

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