The 2022 Expedition has just received an update. It now features refreshed styling, along with new tech features, more standard equipment and other improvements. All these things come in order to make the current generation more competitive in the segment were the biggest rivals, Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, have just been redesigned. These changes should keep the SUV fresh enough for the next few years, so we are pretty sure that the 2023 Ford Expedition will come without more important changes.
We count on the same vehicle, which has a lot of good things to offer. We like its spacious and comfortable cabin, as well as a quite generous cargo area. Also, its peppy V6 engine is definitely a nice advantage over rivals with thirsty V8 units. Finally, the recent update has brought an infotainment system, along with massive touchscreens.
Considering that bigger changes probably won’t happen, the 2023 Ford Expedition will hit the market sometime late in 2022.
2023 Ford Expedition Redesign
Design-wise, the 2023 Ford Expedition should continue with all the changes that were introduced recently. This was a typical mid-cycle refresh, which was mostly about new styling. We saw a new front face, with revisions in areas like headlights, grille, bumper etc. The rear end didn’t include many changes, while we can also notice new color options and wheels.
Another thing we can notice is a new Timberline edition, which brings a few off-road upgrades, such as a slightly retuned suspension and new 33-inch all-terrain tires. This version also comes with a couple of exclusive styling details, which accentuate its off-road character.
The mechanical aspect of the SUV will remain unchanged until the redesign. So, you may count on the same aluminum/HSS chassis, as well as the same suspension setup, which provides relatively good fuel economy, along with good ride quality.
On the inside, the 2023 Ford Expedition will continue with a couple of updates that were introduced with the 2022 model year. This particularly refers to the new infotainment system, which includes new software and a larger, 12.0-inch touchscreen. In higher trim levels, you can also get an even bigger 15.5-inch infotainment screen. The rest of the cabin looks quite familiar and takes a lot of inspiration from the F-150 pickup truck. The dashboard looks massive and rugged, but also utilizes fine-quality materials.
Still, the model’s main strength is the amount of passenger space. The Expedition comes standard with three rows of seats and a seating capacity for eight passengers. All three rows accommodate adults with ease. Also, you can opt for second-row captain’s chairs, or even get a version with just two rows of seats.
The cargo area offers up to 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 63.6 cubic feet behind the second row and up to 104.6 cubic feet in total. For even more cargo space, you can pick a long-wheelbase version called Expedition Max.
We don’t expect that the 2023 Ford Expedition could bring too many novelties regarding the standard and available equipment. The recent update has brought larger touchscreens, while there are also tech goodies like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the Wi-Fi hotspot is available, as a 22-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system is, to name a few.
Besides tech goodies, the Expedition also comes with lots of safety features. Some of the highlights are a rearview camera, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert, which are all part of the standard equipment. Furthermore, you can also get things like lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control etc.
One of the biggest novelties of the recent update was the BlueCruise semi-autonomous driving system, which is designed to compete with GM’s Super Cruise system.
2023 Ford Expedition Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2023 Ford Expedition will continue with a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which comes in a couple of different output variants. The base model is good for about 380 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Also, there is a version with 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a newly introduced variant of the engine, reserved for Timberline and Stealth Performance versions, which puts out around 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.
All three versions come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to the rear or all wheels. The max towing capacity goes up to 9.300 pounds, which is more than you can get from rivals like Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon.
2023 Ford Expedition Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Ford Expedition will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022. The base price should go around 53.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Chevy Tahoe, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia etc.