2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
The fourth generation Expedition has been around for about four years. So naturally, it's time for Ford's largest SUV to get an update to stay competitive. This is especially true now that the three-row family car has to compete with the Jeep Wagoneer, which, as we discuss below, is often mentioned by Ford in press releases.
New for 2022 is the Timberline trim, which joins the more compact Explorer Timberline that was introduced back in May. This update includes a little more than just plastic body cladding. The off-road version comes with real innovations that significantly increase the vehicle's cross-country ability. Firstly, the car has an impressive ground clearance of 10.6 inches, which, albeit not much, but still more than the Wagoneer.
Expedition borrows underbody protection from its older and more evil sibling, the F-150 Raptor, as well as Bronco's Trail Turn Assist system. The new Ford rides on huge 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler AT tires and has the best drive in and out angles. Timberline can be visually distinguished by its unique radiator grille and orange details.
Power for the Expedition Timberline 2022 comes exclusively from the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine delivering 440 hp. A two-speed transfer case comes standard on what Ford describes as "the most off-road version of the Expedition ever."
Another major update is the Stealth Edition Performance Package, which is a sportier take on the full-size SUV with slightly more aggressive styling and a stiffer suspension. It also uses the same 440 horsepower engine and can be fitted in the Limited and Limited Max versions.
Visual changes include a set of high-gloss black design accents applied to the front grille, side mirror caps and roof rails. The Stealth Edition Performance Package also boasts dark styling for the fog lamp bezels, footrests and taillights.