The 2022 Ford Expedition ST Packs a More Powerful Punch

It’s about time for the Ford Expedition to receive a few updates. Based on the spot photos we’ve seen of the 2022 Ford Expedition ST, we can expect a better-looking ride. The new Expedition might be more powerful too. 

Spy shots may have captured the 2022 Ford Expedition ST on the prowl 

2022 Ford Expedition ST spy shots
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The Ford Expedition isn’t exactly old yet, but it hasn’t received a redesign since 2018. Now we’re starting to see clues about the 2022 Ford Expedition ST emerge in a series of spy shots. But all the information we have is currently speculation. 

Even if this isn’t the Expedition ST, we still know that the 2022 model is arriving with a few updates. For example, the front end is hidden under camouflage. It could be hiding a new grille design, new LED headlights, running lights, and a new bumper shape. 

The blue oval badge on the front is covered, so that’s a bit odd. We aren’t exactly sure what Ford is trying to hide. Also, the rear end could receive new taillights and a new tailgate design. Some rumors suggest that it will make its debut soon

What to expect with the Explorer ST 

The 2022 Ford Expedition ST was caught towing a trailer. This could indicate that the Expedition will gain more power. Currently, the Expedition is powered by a town-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine with 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. 

With the Platinum trim, it pumps out 400 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. But the Expedition could gain more power because the engine provides 450 hp in the Lincoln Navigator. Also, when properly equipped, the Expedition can tow up to 9,300 lbs. 

The engine will be paired with a 10-speed automatic ear box. It’s expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds. This is incredibly fast for an SUV. This makes sense because ST stands for sports technology. 

It could gain a similar style to the Ford Explorer ST with a blacked-out grille, red brake calipers, 22-inch wheels, and a twin-tip exhaust. The Explorer begins at about $33,100, and the ST trim increases the price to about $49,000. That’s about a $7,000 increase. 

The 2021 Ford Expedition starts at around $49,625. The 2022 model will probably increase due to all of the upcoming changes. The Expedition could be revealed on September 21st, so hopefully, we’ll learn about all its racing and off-roading upgrades. 

Don’t forget about the 2022 Expedition Timberline 

That’s right. The 2022 Ford Expedition could gain a Timberline trim for off-roading. The spy shots of the Expedition Timberline are different because you can see the addition of orange tow hooks on the front. 

You can also see the Timberline logo on the middle of the bumper, so that’s a significant clue. Other updates include new turn signals with the shape of three small LED stripes on each side. Rumors suggest the Expedition Timberline looks a little taller. 

It could be sporting a factory-installed suspension lift along with other upgrades. It could gain more power as mentioned above and larger all-terrain tires. We’re curious to know when a hybrid powertrain will enter the mix. 

Alone with new trims, the Expedition will feature an updated interior design with enhanced tech. We can’t wait to see what its mid-cycle refresh brings to the table.