The new Suburban has just been launched and after its great reception, it became obvious that Ford will act fast. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the 2022 Ford Expedition MAX is coming will a lot of new things. The test mule is still under camouflage, but we can clearly see that it’s going to get new styling, as well as a lot of novelties on the inside. Furthermore, it looks like it’s about time to see some form of electrification.
All these changes will keep the Expedition fresh for several more years. Still, keep in mind that the essentials won’t change. The overall layout will remain the same and you may count on familiar characteristics, at least when it comes to the driving experience. This is a smooth and comfortable family hauler, which comes with potent engine options, lots of equipment and one of the most spacious cabins around. Therefore, we have no doubt it will remain among the class leaders.
2022 Ford Expedition MAX Facelift
The 2022 Ford Expedition MAX facelift is about to bring a lot of interesting novelties. This will be a typical mid-cycle refresh, which will bring aesthetical novelties, interior updates and even a new powertrain option. On the other side, the base layout will remain the same. This model will continue as the stretched version of standard Expedition, with a wheelbase that goes around 131.4 inches. This makes it one of the largest SUVs on the market.
On the other side, the test mule clearly shows that something is cooking in terms of styling. Both ends of the SUV are covered, so we may presume both will come with notable changes. The changes are particularly expected at the front, where we could see new headlights, grille, bumper etc. All these parts would probably be inspired by the new F-150, which debuted last year.
So far, this SUV has often been criticized for its subpar interior quality. It looked very truck-like, while materials weren’t impressive either. However, things will change with the 2022 Ford Expedition MAX. This facelift will bring a new cabin design, with a revised dashboard that will include new shapes and finer materials. All this should make the SUV look more upscale. Furthermore, the spy shots also show that the new model will get a new, much larger touchscreen compared to the current 8-inch unit. The new one is vertically oriented and looks quite similar to the one found in the new Mustang Mach-E.
On the other side, interior dimensions will certainly remain the same, and that’s a great thing. With 131.4 inches in wheelbase, you would expect plenty of passenger space. This model goes even beyond that. Even the third row offers more than 40 inches of legroom, which is something you can’t get on any other place. Moreover, that’s more compared to many first rows among mid-size SUVs. The third row has been moved back and that leads us to a small compromise in terms of the cargo capacity. You may count on about 36 cubic feet behind the third, 80 cubic feet behind the second row and more than 121 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. While that’s far from bad, keep in mind that Chevy Suburban now offers nearly 145 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
2022 Ford Expedition MAX Engine
The 2022 Ford Expedition MAX will continue with a familiar 3.5-liter turbo V6, which comes in two output variants. Lower trim levels come with a version of the engine that puts out around 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough to move this huge SUV with ease. In more expensive versions, you get an upgraded version of the engine, with a max output of 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
In both cases, you get a 10-speed automatic transmission, which works pretty well. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, which is quite decent for the segment.
One of the biggest novelties for the next year will be the introduction of the 2022 Ford Expedition MAX Hybrid. Just like the new F-150, it will also use a system based on a familiar 3.5-liter engine, which gets an additional 47-hp electric motor. The total output goes up to 430 horsepower and an impressive 570 pound-feet of torque, which promises pretty good performances. Also, this powertrain should provide pretty good mpg ratings. Some sources suggest around 25 mpg combined.
2022 Ford Expedition MAX Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Ford Expedition MAX release date will be scheduled for the second half of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 56.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors are models like Chevy Suburban, Toyota Sequoia etc.