2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty

2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Dashboard

2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Review: Moving Mountains, Winning Hearts

When it comes to moving heavy loads over long distances, you can't go wrong with a heavy-duty pickup truck. From the same family as the USA's most popular truck, the 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty is one of the most capable pickups out there, boasting a maximum towing capacity of 22,800 pounds. It can also haul 4,260 lbs of cargo in the bed. This is on par with rivals like the Ram 2500 and quite a bit more than the GMC Sierra 2500 HD.

Like many trucks, the Ford is highly customizable, with several body configurations and multiple engines to choose from. It can even be had with the Tremor Package, which makes it an exemplary off-roader. There is very little this pickup can't do, and it's a huge bonus that it does all this with good looks and a decent smattering of tech in the cabin. But is that enough to win over the lion's share of the market in this highly competitive segment?

Read in this review:

  • Exterior Design 8 /10
  • Performance 8 /10
  • Fuel Economy 6 /10
  • Interior & Cargo 9 /10
  • Infotainment & Features 9 /10
  • Reliability 10 /10
  • Safety 7 /10
  • Value For Money 9 /10
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2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2021 F-250 Super Duty?

There are new exterior and interior color schemes to choose from this year, along with a new appearance package - the Lariat Sport Appearance Package that includes platform running boards, a chrome exhaust tip, and body-color bumpers.

A larger 12-inch touchscreen is available, and it supports Sync4 with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Mechanically, the tough pickup remains unchanged.

Pros and Cons

  • Engines provide plenty of low-down torque
  • Large number of configurations
  • Fantastic towing capacity
  • Spacious interior
  • Lots of standard features
  • Poor ride quality without a load
  • Lackluster interior
  • Lacks modern towing technologies
  • High-end models are expensive

What's the Price of the 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty?

The price of the Ford F-250 begins at $40,445 for the XL. It's followed by the XLT at $45,470 and the Lariat at $53,855. After this, the big truck gets a lot more expensive. The King Ranch carries an MSRP of $68,845, the Platinum is $72,160, and the Limited goes for a hefty $90,880. These prices all represent the trims in their cheapest format, body style, and powertrain. You'll also need to factor in the destination charge of $1,795 in the USA.

With so many configurations on offer, each trim can get significantly more expensive than the numbers reflected above. For example, the base XL will be $3,590 more expensive if you upgrade from the Regular Cab to the Crew Cab. On the same trim, upgrading from 4x2 to 4x4 costs $2,790, and equipping the powerful diesel engine costs $10,495.

It all depends on the kind of truck you need but do expect the final bill to fluctuate wildly after configuring your F-250.

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2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
6.2L V8 Flex-fuel (FFV)
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
6.2L V8 Flex-fuel (FFV)
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
6.2L V8 Flex-fuel (FFV)
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
King Ranch
6.2L V8 Flex-fuel (FFV)
6-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
6.2L V8 Flex-fuel (FFV)
6-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
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2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Handling and Driving Impressions

Big workhorse trucks prioritize practicality above all else, and the F-250 is one of the most capable. In order to haul and tow enormous loads, the Ford pickup requires a very specific chassis setup. The solid rear axle and leaf springs bestow excellent strength and articulation but ride comfort takes a big hit. Loading up the bed actually helps to improve the ride by reducing the impact of bumps in the road.

Its size works against it, too, with most parking spots being too small to handle the truck. Around town, you'll have to keep a close eye on nearby cars unless you don't mind crushing them underfoot. Luckily, the high riding position gives you a good view of the road, but the view out of the back is less clear, especially when pulling a trailer. Steering is as heavy as you'd expect from such a brutish car, so while it remains steady while cruising on the highway, more delicate maneuvers are all but impossible.

If you plan on off-roading, the Tremor Package is definitely recommended for the 18-inch wheels and 35-inch off-road tires. Multiple drive modes and a 4x4 drivetrain help, and there is plenty of low-down torque no matter the engine you opt for. The brakes are strong, too, but with so much weight to handle, they still take a fair distance to bring the F-250 Super Duty to a halt from high speed.

Verdict: Is The 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty A Good Truck?

The new 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck isn't a class leader in every sense but for hauling heavy rigs and payloads, it's still excellent. The addition of the Godzilla engine in 2020 has helped it stay competitive in terms of towing and hauling, but the technologies used in such applications are not as modern as those found in the F-250's competitors. On the plus side, its age means that Ford has had plenty to work out all the kinks. And while it's quite pricey, the Super Duty is more affordable than its Ram counterpart, though upper trim levels quickly rack up the expenses,

But while there is something to be said for other full-size rivals, Ford has always held a firm grip on the pickup truck market. The F-Series has been a top-seller for decades, and brand loyalty and reputation have kept buyers coming back for more. The F-250 remains one of the most capable work trucks in the world, and while it may lose the lead briefly from time to time, it soon reclaims it with yearly updates or refreshes. When Ford finally releases a brand-new model, it will likely cement its place at the top again, at least for a few years.

What Ford F-250 Super Duty Model Should I Buy?

The answer to this question depends on what you intend to do with your Ford F-250 pickup. We'd want a blend of practicality and luxury, which is why we'd opt for the mid-spec Lariat in Crew Cab configuration. It can still carry a load and a family in relative comfort.

The big question is whether we'd have the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel. Sure, 1,050 lb-ft sounds like a lot of fun, but it's a very specialized engine. Unless you're going to be towing something large, it's only going to be a waste. That's why we'd have the 7.3-liter V8 with the ten-speed automatic transmission. At only $2,045, it's much cheaper than the $10,495 6.7-liter engine. Add the Lariat Value Package, and you have a winner. This package includes LED lighting for the box, power-adjustable pedals, power-adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation, towing mirrors, and remote start.

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