2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV

MSRP $45,000 - $78,195

Ranked #9 in Fullsize Suv

2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 18, 2021

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The Expedition is the biggest SUV in Ford's lineup, sitting above the Ford Explorer. With three-row seating for up to 8 passengers, it's also a very practical option for large families. The MAX in the name stands for the long-wheelbase model which gets more room in the third row and an extended cargo area. A powerful Ecoboost V6 engine sits under the hood, making the Expedition a very capable SUV that can tackle anything you throw at it.

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Pros

Spacious and practical cabin

Ecoboost powertrain balances performance and efficiency

Excellent towing capacity

Good handling capabilities

Cons

Automatic gearbox can get confused sometimes

Rugged interior design

Only one engine option is available

What's New?

Expected design refresh with better features

New infotainment system 

Possible inclusion of a 3.5L hybrid powertrain


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

380 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

470 lb.-ft. @ 2250 rpm

transmission

10-Speed Automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

131.6 in.

length

221.9 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

76.4 in.

curb weight

2658 lbs.

ground clearance

9.8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

121.4 cu ft.

payload capacity

1756 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/23 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$45,000 Est. onwards

Limited$65,730 onwards

King Ranch$76,245 onwards

Platinum$78,195 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV in Admiral Blue color
Admiral Blue

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The Ford Expedition Max also gets an advanced four-wheel-drive system available as an option with bold and brawny exterior looks. Moreover, for a heavy and large SUV, it handles pretty well. Furthermore, it is expected to have a facelift and some tweaks to the interior and infotainment system as well. There are only a handful of long-wheelbase models available in this price range, the most notable of which are the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban, 2022 GMC Yukon XL, and 2022 Nissan Armada SV.

2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Features

The 2022 Ford Expedition MAX is available in four trim levels starting with the XL model. The second trim XLT is well equipped with features like a power-adjustable driver's seat, tri-zone climate control, alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and satellite radio. It also gets Ford's Co-Pilot 360 suite of safety and driver assistance features as standard.

Upgrading to the Limited trim gets you features like a power liftgate, remote start, heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding second row, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, a 12-speaker Bang, an Olufsen stereo, and more.

The King Ranch model further adds a surround-view parking camera, park assist, panoramic sunroof, and some unique design elements inside and out. For a fully loaded SUV, the Platinum model adds all the available features along with massaging front seats, adaptive suspension, panoramic roof, and more. The engine is also re-tuned for more performance.

Trim

XL

XLT

Limited

King Ranch

Platinum

MSRP (RWD)

$52,625

$55,410

$64,175

$75,335

$76,375

MSRP (AWD)

$55,675

$58,460

$67,225

$78,385

$79,425

Key Features

18-inch wheels

Automatic headlamps

In addition to or replaces XLT trim features with:

In addition to or replaces Limited trim features with:

In addition to or replaces King Ranch trim features with:

 

4.2-inch infotainment screen

 

18-inch Alloys

LED taillamps

Surround-view parking camera

Multicontour massaging front seats

 

4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

 

An 8-inch SYNC3 infotainment system

Hands-free power liftgate

Panoramic sunroof

Adaptive suspension

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

Heated and ventilated front seats

Upgraded leather upholstery

Enhanced active noise control

 

Fog Lights

 

Keyless entry with push-button start

Power-folding second-row seats

Power-folding captain’s chairs

Leather door trim accents

 

Automatic high beams

 

Tri-zone automatic climate control

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Ziricote wood interior accents

Cargo package

 

Automatic emergency braking

Power-folding third row of seats

12-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system

LED headlamps and fog lamps

Real wood accents on the center console

Optional Packages

Equipment Group 202A High Package (XLT, $3,685) - Heated/ventilated front seats, power-folding 2nd-row tip, and slide seats, power tilt/telescopic steering with memory, remote start, wireless charging pad.

Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist (XLT, $1,100) - Adaptive cruise control with stop and go, voice-activated touchscreen navigation system.

Equipment Group 302A High Package (Limited, $3,820) - LED headlamps and fog lamps, 22-inch alloy wheels, panoramic vista roof, 360-degree camera, park assist, power sunshades.

FX4 Off-Road Package w/360-degree Camera (Limited, $2,035) - 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels, off-road shocks, electronic limited-slip differential, heavy-duty radiator, underbody protection, skid plates, 360-degree camera with split-view, and more.

Which trim should you buy?

Since the XLT model includes all the necessary features as standard, it is the pick of the lot. As standard, it includes features like automatic headlamps, 18-inch Alloys, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Tri-zone automatic climate control, Rear parking sensors, and so on. The best package out there is the 202A package which adds a wireless charging pad, remote engine start, climate-controlled front seats, and more. You can also get bigger wheels and exterior trim packages to spruce up the XLT, all for a lower price than the higher trims. Additionally, it comes with an off-roading package that enhances your driving experience.

Release date:

The 2022 Ford Expedition MAX is all set to hit the dealerships by the last quarter of 2021. However, keeping in view the ongoing pandemic, a revision to timelines could be possible, if deemed necessary. 

2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Engine and Performance

All models of the Expedition including the long-wheelbase MAX models continue to get the twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 engine as standard that produces an impressive 375 hp on all models except the range-topping Platinum trim, which produces 400 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the regular V8 engine on all of its competitors, the Ecoboost offers plenty of performance and a maximum towing capacity of 9000 pounds for the MAX models. All the trims get a 10-speed automatic transmission as standard with manual shift modes.

While performance is adequate for everyday use, the gearbox can get confused sometimes. But that's something a software update can fix. With the base engine, the Expedition takes just 6.2 seconds to reach 60 MPH, which is further reduced to 5.9 seconds with the Platinum model. Quarter-mile time is also impressive at 14.8 seconds.

The Expedition is one of the few full-size SUVs that can be entertaining to drive thanks to the tractable Ecoboost engine and a well-tuned suspension setup. All models get an independent setup at the rear, giving it a better ride compared to rivals. However, the whole setup is tuned for comfort, resulting in a soft ride that can catch the driver off guard during corners. All models can also be bought with a four-wheel-drive system that gets different terrain modes for ample grip. For even more off-road capability, customers can also opt for the FX4 Off-road pack which adds skid plates, underbody protection, all-terrain tires, and more.

Models

2022 Ford Expedition MAX XLT

2021 Chevrolet Suburban LS

2021 GMC Yukon XL SLE

2022 Nissan Armada SV

MSRP

$55,410

$52,300

$53,700

$52,900

Engine

3.5-liter Twin-Turbocharged V-6

5.3-liter Naturally Aspirated V-8

5.3-liter Naturally Aspirated V-8

5.6-liter Naturally Aspirated V-8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

10-speed automatic w/SelectShift

10-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Power (hp @ RPM)

375 @ 5,000

355 @ 5,600

355 @ 5,600

400 @ 5,800

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

470 @ 3,500

383 @ 4,100

383 @ 4,100

413 @ 4,000

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.2

7.2

7.2

5.8

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

14.8

N/A

15.5

14.6

Top-Speed (MPH)

120

108

130

130

*2021 MY specs used for reference

Ford’s EcoBoost engine continues to offer excellent performance in a segment dominated by standard V-8 engines. However, the Nissan Armada, with its 400 hp powerful V8 engine manages to surpass with better acceleration times to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph, while both the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL produce the lowest power and torque outputs of 355 hp and 383lb.-ft, and consequently, are a second slower in comparison.

2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Fuel Economy

The biggest advantage of the 2022 Ford Expedition MAX is its efficient EcoBoost powertrain, which is the most efficient in its class, returning 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. Ford has also included a bigger than average fuel tank with 28.3 gallons for an impressive city driving range of 481 miles, highway range of 651 miles, and a combined 538 miles.

Models

2022 Ford Expedition MAX XLT

2021 Chevrolet Suburban LS

2021 GMC Yukon XL SLE

2022 Nissan Armada SV

MPG (City)

17

16

16

14

MPG (Highway)

23

20

20

19

MPG (Combined)

19

18

18

16

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

28.3

28

28

26

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

481/651/538

448/560/504

448/560/504

364/494/416

*2021 MY specs used for reference

Unsurprisingly, the Ford Expedition with its turbocharged V-6 engine is the most efficient full-size SUV, returning an impressive combined figure of 19 MPG, followed by the GM twins with 18 MPG. With its older powertrain, the Nissan Armada comes last, returning just 16 MPG combined. All four SUVs also offer a usable range, but the Ford Expedition gets the longest range at 650 miles.

2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Interior

On the inside, the 2022 Ford Expedition MAX gets a rugged overall theme with a simple and squarish dashboard. Material quality is impressive on the higher trim levels with high-quality plastics on the touchpoints. Being a three-row SUV, Ford has focused on practicality with a total of 15 cup holders and several clever storage spaces. You also get a very long and unusual feature list in the higher trim levels including climate-controlled front seats with massage, leather upholstery, power-folding second and third-row seats, and more. But, even the base XLT model is well equipped with tri-zone climate control, power-folding third-row seats, front bucket seats, and more. But material quality is lacking for this price range.

Compared to the standard model, the long-wheelbase MAX models liberate a lot more space in the third row, making it usable for adults with plenty of legroom. Cargo space has also improved considerably. The second-row bench seats can also be swapped out for captain’s chairs if required. Both the second and third-row seats can be folded flat for easier loading.

Models

2022 Ford Expedition MAX XLT

2021 Chevrolet Suburban LS

2021 GMC Yukon XL SLE

2022 Nissan Armada SV

Seating Capacity

8

8

8

8

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

42/64.9/43.9

42.3/66/44.5

42.3/66/44.5

40.9/63.8/41.9

Middle Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40/64.8/42.6

38.9/64.8/42

38.9/64.8/42

40/63.4/41

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.3/64.3/40.9

38.2/61.7/36.7

38.2/61.7/36.7

36.4/60.5/28.4

Cargo Capacity to 3rd row (cubic feet)

36

41.5

41.5

16.5

Cargo Capacity to 2nd row (cubic feet)

79.6

93.8

93.8

49.9

Cargo Capacity to 1st row (cubic feet)

121.4

144.7

144.7

95.4

*2021 MY specs used for reference

The Ford Expedition also tops the list in terms of interior space with a spacious third row and decent cargo capacity. But, both the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL offer more practicality with bigger cargo space, while the Nissan Armada gets the least interior space and also the least cargo space of only 16.5 cubic feet. Even its maximum cargo capacity with all seats folded falls short of at least 25 cu.-ft when compared to the rivals. Some notable interior features include:

  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Power-adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation (Limited)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with heating (Limited)
  • Panoramic vista roof (King Ranch)

What’s there to keep you entertained?

All models get Ford's acclaimed SYNC 3 infotainment system as standard with an 8-inch touchscreen display. The interface is easy to use and includes all the modern features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, 4G LTE hotspot, Bluetooth, USB, and a 6-speaker audio system. Higher trim levels also get built-in navigation with real-time traffic and weather data and a 12-speaker premium sound system. Ford also offers a rear-seat entertainment system on the Limited and higher trims with dual headrest-mounted displays to keep the rear seat passengers occupied.

With the 2022 model, an upgraded system is expected, lifted from the new Mustang Mach-E SUV.

Some notable infotainment features include:

  • Bang and Olufsen 12-speaker sound system (Limited)
  • An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • 4G LTE mobile hotspot
  • Built-in navigation with live traffic
  • Optional rear-seat entertainment system

2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Exterior

After a significant redesign two years ago, the Expedition still manages to look fresh and appealing with a boxy and rugged design that looks a lot like the Ford F-150 pickup truck it's based on. Plenty of chrome and rugged design elements are included to boost the appeal along with the sharp yet simple body lines. The headlights look bold and appealing with LED lights fixed inside

While the standard models get 18-inch wheels which can look small on such a large SUV, they can be upgraded to massive 22-inch rims which come as standard on the higher trims. Although, the smaller ones are preferred on an SUV focusing on comfort. Moreover, it measures a length of 221.9 inches, a width of 79.9 inches, and measures 76.4 inches tall. The ground clearance is quite high at 9.8 inches.

Models

2022 Ford Expedition MAX XLT

2021 Chevrolet Suburban LS

2021 GMC Yukon XL SLE

2022 Nissan Armada SV

Curb Weight (lbs)

5544

5475

5475

5577

Length (inches)

221.9

225.7

225.2

208.9

Width (inches)

79.9

N/A

81

79.9

Height (inches)

76.4

75.7

76.5

75.8

Ground Clearance (inches)

9.8

N/A

N/A

9.1

Wheelbase (inches)

131.6

134.1

134.1

121.1

*2021 MY specs used for reference

As is evident from the interior and cargo space, both the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL are the biggest SUVs in its class in their long-wheelbase avatar, followed by the Ford Expedition MAX. With a shorter wheelbase and smaller dimensions, the Nissan Armada comes in last, since there’s no long-wheelbase body style. Some notable exterior features include:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels (limited)
  • 22-inch alloy wheels (king ranch)
  • Automatic LED headlamps and fog lamps (King Ranch)
  • Chrome grille with active shutters
  • Rugged body cladding
  • Silver roof rails
  • Chrome exhaust tips

2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Safety

With Ford's Co-Pilot 360 as standard and a rugged chassis, you expect no less than the highest safety scores for the Expedition and it doesn't disappoint. In the NHTSA tests, the SUV scored a full 5-star rating. However, it hasn't been tested by the IIHS yet.

Even the base 2022 Ford Expedition MAX is equipped with plenty of active driver assistance features like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and more. Higher trims also get advanced features like parallel and perpendicular park assist, which is useful for such a large SUV, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, surround-view parking camera, front and rear parking sensors, and more. Ford's MyKey system is also particularly useful if you want to limit various parameters for certain drivers. With the SYNC infotainment system, you also get SOS emergency assistance support and various other functions.

Some standard safety features include:

  • Automatic high-beam headlamps
  • Blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • Rearview camera
  • SOS post-crash alert system
  • Ford MyKey system

2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Competition

2022 Ford Expedition MAX vs 2021 Chevrolet Suburban

Both the Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Suburban are longer wheelbase models of their regular counterparts that offer more third-row space and cargo capacity. Being the more modern pick of the two, the Expedition gets a longer feature list with more safety features, technology, and more. Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine also offers better performance and efficiency than the Suburban’s V-8 setup. However, the V-8 engine does help the Suburban offer better-towing capacity, making it slightly more practical. Cargo space is also better with the Suburban.

2022 Ford Expedition MAX vs 2021 GMC Yukon XL

Other than the overall interior and exterior design, the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL are basically the same underneath. So, comparing it with the Ford Expedition will yield the same results. Although, it must be noted that the GMC Yukon manages to look a lot more premium and bolder than its sibling. Unlike the Expedition, the Yukon is also available in two other engine options for better towing capacity and performance.

2022 Ford Expedition MAX vs 2022 Nissan Armada

Although the Armada is not available in a long-wheelbase model, it is still an excellent choice, especially after a recent facelift which added a lot more luxury and features. The standard V-8 engine in the Nissan Armada also produces more power than the base Expedition, lending it better towing capacities and similar performance overall. But, the Expedition feels like a more complete and modern package with better interior space, a controlled ride, and lower running costs owing to better fuel efficiency.

2022 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Final Verdict

For a large family SUV, the Ford Expedition ticks all the right boxes, especially with the long-wheelbase MAX model that offers a usable third row and more cargo space. The EcoBoost powertrain remains the best in class option, offering both performance and efficiency. But, it still has a long way to go before attaining the value for money badge. Overall, if you're in the market for a full-size long-wheelbase SUV, the 2022 Ford Expedition MAX is a better choice than the GM twins in more ways than one.

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