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Price Hikes Are Minor Compared To Dealer Markups

Ford F-250 Super Duty
Image via Ford.

Purchasing a new vehicle falls short of ideal at the moment, with dealership markups often adding ridiculously high sums to the top of already expensive cars due to inventory shortages. But it seems that’s not all consumers have to worry about, as every time we turn around, there’s another price hike by manufacturers. This time, the 2022 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks are receiving a $1,295 price increase from before.

2022 Super Duty Price Hike: Details

According to CarsDirect, all 2022 F-Series Super Duty trucks will get a $1,295 price increase to their base MSRP. In the case of the Ford F-450, the price of a well-equipped truck makes its way well past $95,000. However, the good news is that the standard F-150 truck remains unaffected as of right now. Even so, this decision made by Ford marks one of the largest of a series of mid-year price increases. Even though it’s not uncommon for manufacturers to have mid-year price increases, this one certainly hits people’s pocketbooks. However, when considering the aforementioned dealership markups, $1,295 doesn’t make itself to be that big of a deal by comparison.

Pricier trucks can result in higher financing costs. For example, an $80,000 vehicle paired with a 6-year loan at 5% APR translates to over $12,700 in interest. The result means that individuals in dire need of the capability a Super Duty model has on offer have little choice but to pay the resulting premium associated with vehicles at the moment.

Image Via Ford.

2022 Ford Super Duty: Updates And New Features

Updates for the 2022 Ford Super Duty include an available 12-inch touch screen, plus cloud-connected SYNC 4 featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as connected navigation. A new Ford Super Duty Lariat Sport Appearance Package adds style with body-color grille, bumpers and mirrors for customers who prefer less chrome. Meanwhile, the popular Super Duty Black Appearance Package expands availability to XLT trim level.

At the top end of the lineup, the 2022 Ford Super Duty King Ranch and Platinum now feature standard 4×4, while King Ranch now has a standard tailgate step. Non-dually Super Duty trucks also receive standard 20-inch bright machined cast aluminum wheels, replacing the standard 18-inch wheels. Meanwhile, the 2022 Ford F-250 with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine without High-Capacity Trailer Tow Package can now be had with 3.55 electronic-locking rear axle. For blind spot awareness, an available 360-degree dual beacon LED warning strobes replace previous four-corner LED warning strobes. Wrapping things up, the 2022 Ford Super Duty Lariat is now available with a Baja interior color theme, while a Navy Pier and Light Slate color combination is available for Super Duty Limited trucks.

Lastly, Atlas Blue joins the color wheel.

2020 Ford Super Duty Tremor. Image Courtesy of Ford.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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