The 2021 Ford F-150 is the most capable version of the half-ton pickup that we’ve seen yet. And while the 14-generation truck is likely more vehicle than most of its buyers will really ever need, not all truck customers can settle for Ford’s flagship product. For these folks, the Ford Super Duty lineup is where their attention truly lies. Earlier today, the Ford Motor Company pulled the cover off of the 2022 Ford Super Duty lineup. Unlike the completely redesigned F-150, these larger models see smaller updates for the new model year, mostly focused on tech upgrades and slight visual tweaks. Here’s what you need to know about the new Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450 models.
The most notable change coming to the 2022 Ford Super Duty lineup comes inside the interior, where the Blue Oval has made a few adjustments to their infotainment options. Customers who opt for the Lariat trim and above will now receive a Sync 4-capable 12.0-inch infotainment screen. Unlike the similarly sized screen found in offerings from Ram, this new system is horizontally oriented. Furthermore, this large screen is also offered with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality for the first time. Buyers who opt for the XLT model will now receive a SYNC 3-capable 8.0-inch screen, whereas the XL retains a smaller 4.2-inch unit.
In terms of visual changes over the 2021 model year, Ford has kept things pretty simple. Atlas Blue is a new exterior color available across the 2022 Ford Super Duty lineup, which is rather handsome. Lariat customers can now spec Baja as well, while Limited customers have had Navy Pier and Light Slate added to their color palettes. The Ford F-250 and F-350 models each get some appearance packages for 2022, including the new Lariat Sport and Black Appearance Packages.
The Lariat Sport package is available on the trim that shares its name, and brings body-colored bumpers, mirrors, and grille treatments. The package also includes chrome exhaust tips and black running boards. The Black Appearance Package isn’t new to the lineup, but it is now available on the XLT trim for the first time. This self-describing option brings black 20-inch wheels, black Ford badging, body-colored bumper, running board, and grille treatments.
2022 Ford Super Duty customers will have three powertrain options to choose from. The base engine is Ford’s 6.2L V8 that produces a respectable 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Customers can opt for the larger 7.3L Godzilla V8 engine for more performance, which brings 430 horsepower and 475 ft-lb of torque to the truck. The range-topping engine is of course Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V8, which produces a class-leading 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. That powertrain lineup allows the 2022 Ford Super Duty lineup to tow a best-in-class 24,200 pounds, while offering 7,850 pounds of maximum payload capacity. Strap a gooseneck hitch onto your truck, and Ford says the Super Duty will tug 37,000 pounds. Impressive stuff.
The 2022 Ford Super Duty Lineup is slated to hit dealer lots this summer, though the automaker hasn’t been any more specific than that. What do you think of this offering from the Blue Oval? Let us know down below.