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2022 Ford Expedition: Platinum, Stealth, and new Timberline Editions

The full-size 2022 Ford Expedition has special trims tailored to help you stand out from the crowd, including a high-end Platinum Edition, a mysteriously cool Stealth one, and a first-time-ever Timberline series for that king-of-the-mountain go-getter in you. New class-exclusive features and technologies make it an aggressive market competitor. The expanded lineup brings more personality and design distinction for each series, including bolder styling with standard LED headlamps, updated taillamps, and new wheel choices.

2022 Ford Expedition Platinum.



Since the introduction of this generation flagship model in 2017, Ford says Expedition has nearly tripled its market share among full-size SUVs, even as competitors have fully redesigned their vehicles and new entrants try to gain a foothold.

With seating for eight, the Expedition SUV equipped with a 3.5-liter GTDI 4x2 has a maximum towing capability of 9,300 lb -- 900 lb more than the two-wheel-drive Chevrolet Tahoe SUV with 5.3-liter V8 engine, at 8,400 lb. Pro Trailer Backup Assist 2.0 uses the rear camera and park aid sensors to detect a trailer, with the user directing it through a control knob and backup camera screen. Version 2.0 improves on the previous system that required the driver to put a "target" on the trailer and to input trailer dimensions -- automating all of that for a more seamless user experience.

Other noteworthy features include:

  • First Timberline series elevates the Expedition above the Jeep Wagoneer with best available ground clearance in its class of 10.6 in. (vs. a maximum 10 in. for Jeep Wagoneer), F-150 Raptor underbody protection, and best available power in its class.
  • Expedition Timberline model weighs 4% less than Jeep Wagoneer SUV and boasts a better power-to-weight ratio, as Ford's high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine tops the Jeep Wagoneer SUV 5.7-liter V8 engine with 48 additional horsepower and 106 more lb-ft of torque
  • Stealth Edition Performance Package delivers 85 more horsepower and 127 lb-ft more torque than Chevrolet Tahoe RST SUV with its 5.3-liter V8 engine.

Every 2022 Expedition has a 10-speed automatic transmission. Timberline Edition has a two-speed transfer case (low-range and auto high-range).

Platinum Highlights: Luxury meets big-time utility
The Expedition Platinum debuts Ford BlueCruise hands-free highway Driver-Assist Technology. The available new feature builds upon 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.

Elevating the new instrument panel and craftsmanship is an available 12.4-in. high-def digital gauge cluster that features a large information on-demand area, along with Expedition-specific graphics and animations that respond to the SUV's selectable drive modes and can display off-roading data and turn-by-turn navigation.

The new Expedition comes with standard SYNC 4 or an optional SYNC 4A system with 15.5-in. high-def 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. Expedition comes equipped with Ford Power-Up software, which delivers regular vehicle enhancements to Ford owners.

Owners can ramp up their audio experience with the available Bang & Olufsen Unleashed Sound System featuring 22 speakers, including subwoofer. No other SUV offers more available speakers in its class, along with 360-degree surround sound, which is available on Expedition King Ranch, Platinum, Stealth Performance Edition Package, and Timberline models. The rear-seat entertainment system has been enhanced to include Amazon Fire TV that lets passengers enjoy a wide variety of content from popular apps -- all through high-def touch screens now with 16 GB of storage.

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.
  • Intersection Assist: Uses the front camera and radar sensors to detect oncoming traffic while you are 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 feature can provide extra steering support if the system's warning goes off and you need to maneuver around the vehicle ahead.
  • Front Active Air Dam: This available new feature improves aerodynamics, deploying from the bottom of the front of the vehicle at speeds above 40 mph then automatically retracting at lower speeds for city driving and parking.

Timberline Highlights: Highest ground clearance and Goodyear Wrangler AT tires
The new Expedition Timberline model is the most off-road-capable Expedition ever, which is set apart in the series with a unique grille and Active Orange exterior accents. "Timberline sets a new standard with full-size SUV customers who need more passenger space, great off-road capability, and a basecamp for life's journeys," said Mike Kipley, Ford Expedition chief engineer.

2022 Ford Expedition Timberline.



Timberline boosts Expedition trail capability, starting with standard 10.6-in. best ground clearance in its class and a wider track, while improved approach and departure angles enable deeper travel into the backcountry on tougher trails. Timberline is powered by Ford's high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine producing 440 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.

More functional upgrades include Trail Turn Assist (the same system as on Bronco SUV) that can tighten the turning radius on hairpin trails to take customers further off-road, rugged 33-in. Goodyear Wrangler AT tires, two-speed transfer case, and tough F-150 Raptor underbody shielding.

Stealth Edition Performance Package highlights: Mystery and style meet performance
With athletic styling and a sport-tuned suspension, the new 2022 Expedition Stealth Edition Performance Package elevates on-road fun and driving confidence with best-in-class power from Ford's high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine producing 440 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.

2022 Ford Expedition Stealth Edition Performance Package.



Available on Expedition Limited and Limited MAX, Stealth Edition Performance Package sports modern, stylish gloss-black features including grille, mirror caps, roof rails, running boards, tailgate applique, rear bumper skid plate, fog lamp bezels, and headlamp and taillamp housing.

Unique red brake calipers sit behind larger 22-in. premium black aluminum wheels, while "Expedition" and "Limited" badging in black are featured front and back, plus new black Ford oval emblems.

There are so many more features and details, and so many variations. Check them all out at MSRP from $66,960.

Source: Ford Motor Co.

Published November 2021

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