Test-Drive the 2022 Ford Expedition Max

January 14th, 2022 by

As always, the 2022 Ford Expedition Max competes with some SUV powerhouses like the Chevy Suburban and the GMC Yukon. That’s tough competition, but the Expedition blasts past that competition with better fuel economy, a nicer ride with easier handling, a higher tow rating, and even a level cargo floor that makes packing and hauling a breeze. Kelly Blue Book named this SUV a Best Buy for full-size SUVs for 2019 and 2020, and this year’s Expedition is made to be even better.

Test-Drive the 2021 Ford Expedition Max

Why take this for a test drive? Because Ford is offering more than ever with the Expedition, including a whole array of standard features that shake up the segment because the competition only offers those goodies on higher trims. This SUV has everything a big family could need: the ability to two up to 9,300 pounds, some of the best fuel economy possible with vehicles of this power, and room for everyone–and all their stuff. Let’s start there…

On the Inside

Everything inside the Max feels premium and looks high-end. The control knobs have a smooth, tactile feel. There are options for heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, and even massaging front seats if you have to take some long drives. A panoramic sunroof makes everything feel airy and open, and this cabin is literally bursting with cupholders. Everyone can have room for their coffee and their water bottle in here.

There will be no complaining in the second row, even from those leggy teens that just keep growing, because of the 42.6 inches of legroom. And while the third row is the smallest, as with all SUVs, it’s still got more than enough room for all but the really tallest of tall people. The third row can even recline. Cargo space with all the seats in use is 20.9 cubic feet; put those seats up and that cargo space becomes 121.4 cubic feet.

Smooth Driving

An easy-to-drive, full-size SUV? Yes, Ford has done it. The Expedition is determined to change the reputation of big SUVs as unmaneuverable monsters. Ford has gone out of its way to save weight everywhere safely possible, and the result is a shockingly sprightly and light SUV that can pass anyone on the highway.

The terrain-response system also helps here, as it automatically adjusts your ride as it senses the terrain under you, making this a true joy to drive.

Power to Pull

Speaking of passing on the highway, that’s possible in the Expedition because of the 375hp and 470 lb-ft of torque you get with this SUV’s twin-turbo, 3.5-liter V6 engine. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional if you need it. The automatic transmission is flawlessly smooth.

Enjoy that all this power comes with amazing fuel economy: 17mpg in the city and 23mpg on the highway.

Tech for Anything

What can you get on the Expedition? A surprising number of things come standard on all trims, and there are lots of goodies to choose from for upgrades if you have personal preferences. Just some of what to look for include:

  • Active noise control
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Co-Pilot360 driver aids
  • Front parking sensors
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Parallel parking assist
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Power-folding captain’s chairs
  • Satellite radio
  • Self-dimming rearview mirror

We could tell you more, but you really need to check it out for yourself!

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