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.
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.
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.