Roush Upgrades Ford F-150 With Lots Of New Toys

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For $18,500, Roush ups the ante on the already capable F-150.

Just a few weeks after introducing its upgraded Ranger, Roush Performance has unveiled a host of enhancements for the 2022 F-150. Based upon the 302A XLT or 502A Lariat trim levels, the American tuner has created a set of unique custom touches to make the country's best-selling pickup even more special.

The package, which starts from $18,500, brings with it several aesthetic enhancements for the exterior and interior, as well as upgraded suspension, wheels, and tires. The F-150 is already big on presence, but Roush's exterior additions elevate the styling, without creating something too garish. A satin-black Roush grille with integrated lighting supplants the factory item, and teams nicely with the heat-extracting vents sited on the hood.

The tuner also adds fender flares to the truck, finished in satin black or, optionally, the body color. Lastly, the Roush F-150 gains unique fender badging and a new fender vent, which retains the factory heat extraction setup. A total of nine exterior colors are on offer. A graphics package is also included.

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But the changes don't stop there. Beneath the towering body sits a pair of handsome Iridium Gray Satin 20-inch wheels, wrapped in chunky 33-inch General Tire Grabber A/TX tires. Roush describes the rubber as an "aggressive all-terrain tire" that will provide superb off-road ability without afflicting on-road comfort. This undoubtedly gives the Roush F-150 an edge over the regular model, but it's the suspension that really sets it apart.

A Roush Performance coilover suspension not only lends the F-150 a meaner stance but also improves off-roading stability. Additionally, a performance exhaust system is fitted, with an optional active exhaust allowing owners to open or close the exhaust when it suits them.

Inside, the interior receives a flotilla of premium upgrades, the most noteworthy being the premium leather package. XLT-based models receive two-tone Gray/Black hide, while Lariat-based versions are privy to black leather upholstery that matches the factory Vintage Carmine interior accents. Both packages gain Roush embroidery and an American flag tag, among other appointments.

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The cabin also receives a unique gauge cluster, Roush-branded floor liners, and interior badging. Several additional options are available, including a rather handy, lockable vault, available in the front and rear. Supplementary graphic upgrades and an off-road utility kit are also available. While the Roush derivative will certainly be unique and stand out in a sea of F-150s, at $18,500, it is pricey. It is worth noting the upgraded truck receives a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty.

The total upgrades will push the Lariat-based SuperCrew derivative perilously close to the Raptor, which is a highly competent off-roader. Still, if you want something unique, Roush can definitely deliver on that front. If you've got your heart set on a Roush product that can traverse rough terrain without breaking a sweat, we'd suggest looking at the incredible Roush Bronco R Series.

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