You Can Order a 2023 Ford Expedition, but Should You?

Ford is having a good year and sales are up 27% year-over-year, the company said. But that means that many of its most popular models are simply sold out. You may be able to find a 2022 F-150 truck, Mustang Mach-E electric SUV, or the giant Expedition at a local dealer, but the pickings are slim. So, should you order one online?

Ford lets you configure your SUV online

2022 Ford Expedition
2022 Ford Expedition | Jeff Kowalsky, Getty Images

For some models, like the super popular Ford F-150 Lightning truck or the Maverick pickup, you can order your truck online today. You can pick the colors, the trims, the powertrains, and more online and Ford will build your truck. With the Expedition, however, there’s a simple form to fill out that gives your information to a local dealer so that when Expeditions become available, you can get help to find one. But, unlike with other ordering, you will have to negotiate with your local dealer on the price.

What we know about the 2023 Expedition

2023 Ford Expedition
2023 Ford Expedition | Ford

The Ford Expedition was totally redesigned for 2022. All-new vehicles don’t usually get major updates this early in their product cycle, so it should be a carryover SUV. Today’s Expedition pricing starts at $53,375 and pricing should stay about the same for 2023. Ford has not announced any updates to the Expedition but in many cases, it announces special trim packages or paint colors, like the ST package, that are only available for one year.

How many seats does an Expedition have?

2022 Ford Expedition Timberline interior
2022 Ford Expedition Timberline interior | Ford

The Ford Expedition has seating for up to eight. The 2022 Expedition comes standard with Ford’s easy-to-use  SYNC 4, or can add the SYNC 4A with a 15.5-inch high-def touch screen. The system can also add over-the-air updates to the Expedition. You can order a Bang & Olufsen sound system and rear-seat entertainment with Amazon Fire TV.

When it comes to driver safety, the Expedition adds Road Edge Detection, which works like lane-keep assist, and Intersection Assist, which uses the front camera to monitor cross traffic and can brake if you need to. It adds several other driver aids, too, which could come in handy on this truly massive SUV. It is 6.7 feet wide, the Max (long) version is 18.5 feet long, and it weighs 5,600 pounds. The Max can also hold 79.6 cubic feet of stuff in the back, or a cargo van rivaling 121.5 cubic feet behind the first row.

What is the Timberline package on the Expedition?

The new Expedition is capitalizing on the rugged bones of the Expedition. It is, after all, based on the tough Ford F-150 pickup. So, ford uses many of that truck’s tricks, like its two-speed transfer case, to make the special Timberline trim that adds tonos of off-road goodies like 32-inch tires, premium off-road shocks, a factory lift, an electronic limited-slip differential, and hiss descent control. It starts at $70,450 and you can spot one in the wild by its red tow hooks and protective steel plating.

The Timberline has that truck’s heavy-duty underbody skid plate. It also adds a new suspension, and Trail Turn Assist from the Bronco, which will brake the inside wheels in the dirt to help the big Expedition make tighter turns. Even with that assist, the Timberline is too big to thread tight trails, according to The Car Connection. It comes with the same twin-turbo 2.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine as the Raptor.

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