In November last year, Ford’s new four-year labor agreement with UAW confirmed that a new Ford Expedition is in the pipeline. Recent media reports suggest that a 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid is being tested on the roads now, to become part of the restyled family.
The fourth-gen Ford Expedition that went on sale in the fall of 2017 is set to receive a cosmetic uplift for the 2022 model year, featuring different wheels, bumpers, grille, and lights. Along with styling changes, a hybrid-electric powertrain is also coming to the full-size SUV. A Motor1 reader spotted a 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid prototype on test in January, and according to their report, the full-size SUV could employ the PowerBoost hybrid powertrain of the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid.
The 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid employs the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that works in tandem with a 35 kW electric motor, which is powered by a small 1.5 kWh Lithium-ion battery. The electrified engine offers 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque, and is linked to a 10-speed automatic transmission in the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid. With the PowerBoost system, the hybrid pickup truck gets a maximum towing capacity of 12,700 lbs.
With the facelift, the high-end trims of the 2022 Expedition may upgrade to the more fuel-efficient, electrified EcoBoost engine. Basic trims could continue using the conventional 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine (375 hp/470 lb.-ft.), which is also offered with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
On the design front, the 2022 Ford Expedition (and its hybrid variant) may have subtle changes but significant interior revisions. A spy picture published on Motor Authority shows Ford engineers testing the 2022 Expedition with a new, fully digital instrument cluster, and also a portrait touchscreen replacing the traditional center console. The next-gen SYNC (SYNC 4), already available in the Mustang Mach-E, the 2021 F-150, and the 2021 Bronco, will likely be part of the 2022 Expedition’s new interior. The prototype likely featured the range-topping version of SYNC 4 with the monumental 15.5-inch display.
The 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid with a new design, features, and an electrified engine will likely go on sale this fall.
2021 Ford Expedition introduced
The Ford Expedition last received an update for MY2021 in January. Two of the most important changes brought with the MY2021 update were new colors, Antimatter Blue and Kodiak Brown, new floor liners, and a new STX Package option. The Blue and Desert Gold colors, windshield wiper de-icer, and Conversation Mirror from the overhead console were discontinued in the MY2021 update.
The STX Package includes the following:
- Five-bar chrome grille with Magnetic secondary bars
- Improved voice recognition and entertainment system
- 8-inch LCD capacity touchscreen with swipe capability, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, AppLink, and 911 Assist
- Tri-zone automatic climate control
We’ll revise this page as we head towards the launch of the refreshed Ford Expedition.
2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid FAQs
What is the 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid release date?
The 2022 Ford Expedition could be launched early next year.
What will be the 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid price?
The base 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid could cost anywhere between $52,000-$55,000.
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