It seems like almost every automaker with a truck division offers a heavy-duty pickup. But not all heavy-duty trucks are made the same, as you will see with the 2022 Ford Super Duty. The Ford Super Duty is actually a series of three heavy-duty trucks, each more capable than the other. That is because these trucks really are tough, from their rugged looks to their strong performance. The 2022 Ford Super Duty was designed to handle the tough jobs, offering you a truck that is both capable and dependable.
Ford has decided to go all-out with the 2022 Super Duty trucks, giving you more options and choices to choose from in designing a heavy-duty truck that has all the features you want and need. The key is that Ford puts you in the driver's seat since Ford knows that not every truck enthusiast has the same desires. Some folks want a Super Duty truck for work, one that will maximize the towing and payload capabilities. Others are looking for adventure and want a Super Duty truck that is built for off-roading. Then there are those who want a little luxury in their Super Duty truck so that they can use it for business and pleasure. Whichever profile you fit, you are sure to find a 2022 Ford Super Duty for you.
The 2022 Ford Super Duty truck is actually three different models: the F-250, F-350, and F-450. Each one features the same trim levels, as well as the choice of cab configuration, drivetrain, and cargo bed size.
Ford offers the Super Duty with three different cab configurations. A Regular Cab has two full-size doors and one row of seats. This can fit up to three passengers and is perfect if you are looking to use your Super Duty truck for commercial purposes. The SuperCab has two rows of seats, with two full-size front doors and two half-doors in the rear. You can easily seat up to six passengers in a Super Duty SuperCab model.
The largest cab is the Crew Cab. This has two rows of seats, as well as four full-size doors. You are going to find more legroom in the rear seat of a Crew Cab than a SuperCab, so this is the ideal configuration to choose if you are looking to use your 2022 Super Duty for a family vehicle. One thing to keep in mind is that the Super Duty trucks with a Regular Cab are the least expensive, while the Crew Cab will add the most to the cost of your truck. Both the SuperCab and Crew Cab let you choose between a 6.75-foot standard box and an 8-foot extended box.
You will also get the choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive on your 2022 Ford Super Duty. Four-wheel drive gives you better traction, while rear-wheel drive generally improves towing and payload capacity. In addition, you can get a double rear wheel setup on rear-wheel drive trucks, which will further increase the maximum towing and payload capacity on your truck.
There are six trim levels to choose from on the 2022 Ford Super Duty. The base trim is the XL, followed by the XLT, which adds the BLIS blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert and trailer tow. The Lariat trim adds an available leather interior with a premium B&O sound system. The King Ranch trim features heated and ventilated front-row seats, a unique Kingsville Antique Affect leather-trimmed interior, and two-tone accent paints on the truck's exterior, all in keeping with the trim's Western theme.
The Super Duty Platinum adds adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake support, and power-deployable running boards. The top trim is the Limited, and it has an available twin-panel power moonroof and leather-trimmed front bucket seats with an Admiral Blue and Slate Grey color motif. There is also an available off-road package called the Tremor that can be ordered on the top three trims of F-250 and F-350. This includes a number of critical features you will want if you plan to take your Super Duty truck out on the trail.
The 2022 Ford Super Duty has three different engines available. The base engine on the F-250 and F-350 is a 6.2-liter Flex-Fuel V8 gas engine. Dubbed the "Boss," the engine has a single overhead cam design and can produce 385 horsepower while generating 430 pound-feet of torque. The first of the two optional engines is a 7.3-liter pushrod V8 gas engine that has been labeled "Godzilla" for its size and power. This upgraded engine can produce up to 430 horsepower and generate 475 pound-feet of torque.
The second available engine is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel V8. While an option on the F-250 and F-350, this is the only engine offered on the F-450 Super Duty. Ford has equipped this engine with an electric-actuated variable-geometry turbocharger to improve efficiency and throttle response. This engine also features a 36,000-psi fuel-injection system that atomizes fuel to optimize engine combustion. As a result, this engine can produce up to 475 horsepower and generate an amazing 1,050 pounds to feet of torque. One thing to note is that this engine can produce maximum torque at just 1600 rpm for an incredible towing experience.
The Ford Super Duty F-250 models with the 6.2-liter Boss V8 feature a TorqShift 6-speed automatic transmission. This transmission is designed to maximize torque even at lower gears. All other engines on the Super Duty feature a TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission. This transmission was designed specifically for the Super Duty engines, with the goal of optimizing drive ratios and improving shift performance to give you greater control over your truck. This transmission also features five different drive modes: normal, slippery, tow-haul, eco, and deep sand/snow. If you choose to equip your 2022 Ford Super Duty with the Tremor off-road package, you will also get an extra Rock Crawl mode.
One of the main reasons many folks choose to buy a Ford Super Duty is its exceptional towing capabilities. If you choose a 2022 Ford F-250 with a 6.2-liter Boss V8, it can tow up to 15,800 pounds. Opting for the available 7.3-liter Godzilla V8 will increase this number to 19,500 pounds. If you want to maximize towing, then you should choose the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8, which will allow you to tow up to 22,800 pounds behind your F-250.
The larger 2022 F-350 has even greater towing capability. The F-350 with the 6.2-liter Boss V8 can tow up to 16,700 pounds, while the 7.3-liter Godzilla V8 boosts this number to 21,200 pounds. Again, the maximum towing capacity is found with the optional Turbo Diesel, which will allow your F-350 to tow up to 35,750 pounds of trailer.
When it comes to towing, nothing can surpass the 2022 Ford F-450 Super Duty with its standard 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel V8. This model can tow up to an incredible 37,000 pounds.
The 2022 Ford Super Duty is also a great choice if you are looking to carry cargo in your bed. The F-250 with the Godzilla V8 can carry up to 4,260 pounds, while choosing the optional Turbo-Diesel drops this number slightly to 3,940 pounds. The F-350 can carry up to 7,850 pounds of its cargo in its dual-rear-wheel configuration, while the larger F-450 actually has a slightly lower payload capacity of 6,210 pounds because of its standard diesel engine.
Ford gives you a choice of two different payload box sizes. The 6.75-foot standard box can fit up to 65.4 cubic feet of cargo, while the 8-foot extended box provides room for up to 78.5 cubic feet of space. The Regular Cab is only offered with the extended box, but the SuperCab and Crew Cab can be had with either option.
You don't usually associate heavy-duty trucks with advanced technology. However, with the 2022 Ford Super Duty, Ford has pulled out all the stops on technological innovations, offering some great new features.
Ford builds on its successful SYNC system with its latest iteration. The SYNC 4 features cloud-based connectivity and is available on the 2022 Ford Super Duty Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims. SYNC 4 comes with a 12-inch touchscreen making it easier to access all the functions of the system.
To further boost the functionality of the infotainment system, SYNC 4 comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which allows you to connect your smartphone without the hassle of wires. The 2022 Ford Super Duty also has an available wireless charging pad, so you and your passengers can charge your smartphones easily without ever needing to plug in.
If you are looking to use your 2022 Ford Super Duty for trailering purposes, then you are going to want to equip your truck with the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System with Pro Trailer Backup Assist. This allows you to get 180-degree and 360-degree camera angles, making it safer and easier to tow even the largest trailers with your Super Duty truck. The camera guidance system has cameras placed in the side-view mirrors of your truck, allowing you to view the images in the center dash SYNC 4 system.