It’s a bus! No, it’s a stretch limo. Actually, it’s the 2022 Ford Expedition XL Max. After seeing the new Ford Expedition Max for the first time, we can confirm that it has an appropriate name. This beast of a family SUV should have more than enough space.
The 2022 Ford Expedition Max is large in charge
We’re still waiting for the 2022 Ford Expedition XL Max to arrive. It should arrive soon as the shorter model already made its debut. Plus, Expedition models are expected to arrive at dealerships early in 2022.
Spy photos have revealed the XL Max trim being tested around the city. However, the XL Max won’t be available to retail customers. It’s for fleets only. Also, the Special Service Vehicle (SSV) Max is only available for law enforcement.
The model sent to fleets, or rental companies include the 12-inch Sync 4 infotainment system, Trailer Tow Prep Pack, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and a universal garage door opener.
Each Expedition model still features the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with 400 hp and 48- lb-ft of torque. The Sealth Performance Package increases these figures to 440 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.
But look at how long the Max is! We know that the 2022 Expedition features suspension improvements, but this beast looks hefty. We’re wondering how big the Max feels on the road and how nimble it is.
What’s new for the 2022 Expedition?
We’re still waiting to learn more about the 2022 Ford Expedition Max that will be available to the general public. Typically the Max adds about $2,000 to $3,000 to each trim. The 2022 Expedition starts at $68,150.
The regular-sized Expedition features 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats with up to 104.6 cubic feet total. The Expedition Max provides 36 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats with up to 121.4 cubes total.
Both the regular and Max 2022 Ford Expedition models are available with all-wheel drive, but it costs about $3,000 extra. The Expedition can tow up to 9,300 lbs while the Max can tow up to 9,000 lbs.
All Expedition models have an independent rear suspension to improve the ride and handling. It’s supposed to provide a better ride than Chevy and GMC rivals with live-axle setups.
For 2022, the Expedition gained revised interior and exterior styling. The cabin gained a dashboard design similar to the layout found in the Ford F-150. The interior includes higher quality materials and updated tech.
What’s the Expedition Stealth Performance Package?
You can add the Stealth Performance Package to the 2022 Ford Expedition Max and the regular-sized models. It brings the Expedition to the dark side with a gloss-black grille, mirror caps, running boards, roof rails, rear bumper skid plate, fog lamp bezels, and headlamp housings.
The Ford Expedition Stealth Edition rides on 22-inch black aluminum wheels and includes red brake calipers. Along with the enhanced engine, you get a sport-tuned suspension to assist with putting all that power to the ground.
You’ll find tons of black in the interior that’s paired with red contrast stitching. You can also upgrade to the 15.5-inch infotainment system. The Stealth package costs about $5,895 to add, but the upgraded power and driving dynamics are worth it.