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In just about every category that matters, the Super Duty leads the pack with more horsepower, better payload and towing, and best-in-class GCWR. There’s something about knowing your truck does it better than anyone else’s that adds to confidence and pride of ownership.

For 2022, the Super Duty lineup is stacked with three models – the F-250, the F-350, and the F-450 – and multiple trims, some of which contain luxury features not usually found on a heavy-duty truck. Three powerful engines, including a Turbo Diesel, let buyers dial in the amount of power they need, so towing a gooseneck trailer or hauling payload to the job site is essentially effortless.

These trucks also feature safety and convenience-oriented systems designed to protect occupants and provide the driver with assistance during complex tasks, like hitching a trailer. Because of the depth of the lineup, buyers can customize their rig with everything they’ll need and avoid paying extra for unexpected add-ons. In short, the Ford 2022 Super Duty can be anything you need, from a simple work truck to a high-end luxury weekend road-tripping companion.

Capabilities and Engine Specifications

Heavy-duty trucks are rated based on capability, and this Super Duty lineup doesn’t disappoint. Buyers can select from three powerful engines while building out their truck, all of which deliver the power and torque necessary for even the toughest jobs. Even the base engine, a 6.2-liter Flex-Fuel V8, delivers plenty of power. In the F-250, Ford mates it with a 6-speed transmission, and in the F-350, you’ll get a 10-speed transmission.

The largest V8 engine – a 7.2-liter OHV PFI V8 – is a workhorse that’s tuned to output torque at lower gears, but because it’s engineered with variable-cam timing, it performs equally impressively at higher speeds. The 7.3-liter V8 achieves 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful gas V8 in its class, but if that’s not enough power or you crave a diesel, Ford has your back.
Enter the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine. With performance stats that crush expectations and the durability that’s unique to diesel engines, this motor is ready for years of hard work and long-range mileage. At 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque, you’ll have all the power you need. In fact, the motor achieves max horsepower at 2,600 rpm and max torque at 1,600 rpm, giving the Super Duty superpowers at low speeds.

When properly equipped, the Super Duty achieves a max diesel towing capacity of 24,200 pounds, the best rating in its class. That number catapults to 37,000 pounds for gooseneck towing and 32,500 pounds when you’re hauling a 5th-wheel. Both of those specifications also earn best-in-class distinction. Hauling payload? The Super Duty’s reduced body weight and stiffer frame contribute to a max payload of 7,850 pounds.

Trims and Interior Finishes for Budget Buyers

Ford simplifies the Super Duty lineup so buyers can easily locate the truck size and trim they want. The series includes the F-250 in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims. The F-250 and F-350 follow the exact same trim lineup arrangement. Price-wise, these trucks are within reach, with the base F-250 XL starting at just under $35,000. Ford is careful to equip even the least expensive Super Duty with plenty of standard features and access to additional equipment via packages like the Power Equipment Group, which adds a variety of convenience features.

However, if your budget is unlimited and you want the ultimate in power, capability, and plush luxury, find your way to the F-450 Limited – the most expensive truck in the lineup – which will cost you over $90,000. It’s a broad price spectrum designed to resonate with a broad range of buyers. On the budget end, Ford puts affordability at the top of the list without sacrificing the rugged capability heavy-duty truck buyers are seeking.

At the base level, XL Super Duty trucks are straightforward but still surprisingly well-equipped. On the interior, you’ll get a tailgate-mounted rearview camera, intermittent windshield wipers, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and the ability to tap into FordPass Connect, Ford’s app-based connectivity system. XL trim level buyers also can choose from the three available engines. On the exterior, a removable locking tailgate and tow hooks are standard.

The XLT adds carpeted floor mats, power door locks and windows, extra power outlets, and automatic high beams. Ford also includes its suite of driver-assist safety systems, which includes Blind Sport Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning. A power tailgate lock and BoxLink, a feature that includes structurally reinforced box sides in the bed for tie-down of cargo via configurable interface plates and cleats, are also standard on the XLT.

High-End Trims for Luxury Seekers

Choosing the Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, or Limited trim unlocks a variety of upscale luxury features. The Lariat includes a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and a special Baja interior with leather seats and metal trim. Dual-zone automatic temperature control is also standard, along with power adjustable pedals and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Add the Lariat Ultimate Package for LED box lighting, adjustable pedals with memory, remote start, remote tailgate release, and more.

The King Ranch expands standard equipment to include a comprehensive Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System, custom antique-look leather seating and interior trim, a wireless smartphone charger, an extra high-mounted rearview camera, remote start, and a heated steering wheel. The Platinum adds a luxurious Dark Marsala cabin design, with ambient lighting, contoured seats, micro-perforated leather seats, and special Platinum badging.

At the top of the lineup sits the Super Duty Limited. Enjoy a standard power moonroof with two panels and the most upscale interior in the lineup, featuring an Admiral Blue/Light Slate theme and dark ash wood accenting. A suede headliner ups the luxury quotient, as does the special Limited badging on the inside and out. The Super Duty Limited is designed for buyers that need all the capability of a heavy-duty truck but aren’t willing to sacrifice high-end luxury to get it.

As for infotainment, these trucks have it in spades. A 12-inch infotainment touchscreen is the control hub for connecting smartphones via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to effortlessly stream content like playlists or podcasts. Ford’s SYNC 4 operating system is lightning fast and delivers over-the-air updates, so it’s constantly improving. There’s a handy digital owner’s manual accessible right on the screen and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that you can activate via FordPass Connect.


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