Are you looking for a rough-and-tumble heavy-duty pickup truck that can handle even the toughest jobs? Look no further than the 2022 Ford Super Duty family of trucks. Pick your poison - from the versatile F-250 to the absolutely gargantuan F-450, this trio of overachievers is ready to tow up to 37,000 pounds, haul nearly 8,000 pounds of payload, and generally outperform just about any other heavy duty truck on (or off) the road.
Don't let the brawn fool you, though. Inside this rig, you'll find the latest infotainment technology and a slew of comfort and convenience features designed to keep everyone more comfortable and entertained during long workdays. Settle in on plush leather seats, turn up the premium audio, and drop that smartphone on the wireless charger, and you'll quickly forget this truck is designed for punishing work.
If a half-ton light-duty truck just isn't enough for you, turn your attention to the 2022 Ford Super Duty. You can dial in your preferred level of power with the three available engines and add more capability by way of a handful of optional equipment packages, including the off-road-focused Tremor that gets you ready for all the trail riding you're seeking.
With 18 different models to choose from, finding the ideal mix of capability, comfort, and luxury is easy in the 2022 Ford Super Duty lineup. From the base F-250 XL all the way up to the massive, high-end F-450 Limited, these trucks are equipped with the capabilities required for all the work you do without leaving behind the creature comforts that make getting through the workday a whole lot more pleasant.
You'll find six trims within each Super Duty size: the base XL, the XLT, the Lariat, the King Ranch, the Platinum, and the plush top-of-the-line Limited. The F-250 and F-350 come standard with a 6.2-liter SOHC V8 paired. However, buyers can upgrade to the available 7.3-liter pushrod V8 or the incredible 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8 if the base engine isn't quite enough. Choose from rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and a regular cab, super cab, or crew cab configuration to complete the customization.
The larger F-450 comes standard with the Turbo Diesel motor and either single rear wheels or dual rear wheels (you can also get dual rear wheels on the F-350), as well as a choice of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and the same cab style selection. With two wheelbase lengths available, you can pair both the super cab and the crew cab with either the standard 6.75-foot bed or the optional 8-foot long bed to build your perfect work truck.
Towing capacities vary based on powertrain configuration and other factors, but the F-250 can be equipped for a max rating of 22,800 pounds. The F-350 bests that number, offering up to 35,750 pounds of hauling power. If that's not enough, the F-450 boasts a 37,000-pound towing capability. If pure power is what you're seeking, you'll find it with the Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine. It delivers 475 horsepower and a whopping 1,050 lb-ft of torque at a low 1,600 rpm for epic low-speed power. Best-in-class horsepower is found with the 7.3-liter V8, which is rated at 430 horsepower.
Trailering is aided by the Super Duty's standard Trailer Sway Control feature, which can detect any sway and adjust speed and traction to help reduce it. Buyers who need it can add the 5th-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package, which includes all the hardware and bed reinforcement necessary for towing, along with five bed attachment points and a 7-pin connector.
Ford's comprehensive Trailer Tow Camera System with Pro Trailer Backup Assist is a multi-camera system designed to give drivers a comprehensive 360-degree view of the area around the truck, including a close-up of the trailer hitch for an easier time connecting. The system displays on an 8-inch or 12-inch screen with split-screen capability and incorporates a Trailer Reverse Guidance feature to help with maneuvering the truck and trailer while in reverse. Upper trims include the system as standard, and the lower trims offer it as an option.
Ford designed the Super Duty lineup to put buyers in control of configuring your truck. First and foremost is deciding on performance, and with three different engines to choose from, there's plenty of performance to be had. Unlike other heavy-duty truck models, Ford doesn't restrict access to larger motors. All trims across the entire 2022 Super Duty lineup can be configured with any of the three engines.
The F-250 and F-350 each are equipped with a standard 385 horsepower 6.2-liter Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) Flex Fuel V8 engine that produces a healthy 430 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed transmission on the F-250 and a 10-speed transmission on the F-350, buyers can choose between rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The SOHC design is reliable and affordable, paving the way for optimal power output.
If that's not enough power, buyers can consider upgrading to the available 7.3-liter pushrod V8 engine. It produces a substantially higher 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, featuring a commercial-grade cast iron block designed to endure punishing daily work. The engine is tuned to deliver extra torque at low gears for added towing and hauling capability. It's the most powerful gas-powered engine in the segment.
Heavy-duty truck drivers understand the value of a diesel engine. Unmatched durability, grumbling low-end power, and insane torque levels are characteristics unique to the diesel motor. Fortunately, Ford supplies all that and more with the available 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8. It's all about fuel injection, and this engine works with a 36,000-psi common rail pumping fuel up to eight times with every stroke, resulting in 475 horsepower and a whopping 1,050 lb-ft of torque.
With the exception of F-250s equipped with the base 6.2-liter V8, all Super Duty models include Ford's TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission. Featuring four drive modes – Normal, Tow/Haul, Deep Sand/Snow, Eco, and Slippery – it squeezes every bit of available power from the engine at every speed and gear to help drivers tackle even the toughest jobs. Opt for the available Tremor Package, and the four base modes are joined by Rock Crawl mode for off-roading dominance.
What is the Tremor Package? Available on the Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trims of the F-250 and F-350, the Tremor Package is specifically designed for off-roading. It features 35-inch max-traction tires, 1.7-inch twin-tube dampers as part of a specially-tuned front and rear off-roading suspension, and extra drive modes to optimize trail riding capability. Trail Control drive mode is a unique off-road-specific cruise control setting that lets drivers concentrate on navigating tough terrain.
Super Duty trucks equipped with the Tremor Off-Road Package enjoy 33 inches of water fording capability, a best-in-class feature. The 2-inch lift designed to fit the package's larger 35-inch tires improves the Super Duty's approach angle, helpful for rock crawling and maintaining solid traction when climbing over uneven terrain. As for towing, all trucks with the Tremor Package are rated to tow up to 15,000 pounds, which is plenty of hauling capability for bringing a few toys along on your adventures.
With all the capability of the 2022 Super Duty, it would be unsurprising for Ford to keep things simple in the cabin. After all, most heavy-duty truck buyers are likely focused on more functional features, like towing capacity and available engine power. But Ford defied convention and put as much focus on providing not only comfort and convenience, but outright luxury. If real wood trim, soft leather seating, and a massive infotainment touchscreen are on your list, the new Super Duty is the truck for you.
The top-end Limited trim delivers all the creature comforts, including ambient lighting, ergonomic multi-contour seats, and a suede headliner. An Admiral Blue and Slate Gray interior contrasts with dark Alpi Recon wood trim and brushed aluminum finish elements, while crew cab models feature an available dual-pane power moonroof and a standard lockable under-seat storage box. Other standard equipment includes power-adjustable pedals with memory, wireless charging, remote start, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Limited models feature a premium 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with a subwoofer, and all models offer a generous 8-inch or 12-inch infotainment touchscreen that acts as a hub for all the trailering cameras, navigation (if equipped), and smartphone connectivity. The Super Duty's infotainment system runs on Ford's latest SYNC 4 operating software and is equipped to receive over-the-air updates, so it's always running on the latest version.
The system stores a digital version of the Super Duty's owner's manual for a quick, searchable reference that also includes how-to videos. SYNC 4 offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for effortless streaming and access to other smartphone features, like turn-by-turn directions and voice-activated texting and calling. The entire system is designed to help drivers stay connected and informed while supporting onboard technology like driver assist and trailer camera features.