By James Raia
The brawn and bravado of pickup trucks are defined in the pending 2022 Ford Super Duty offerings.
The models – F-250, F-350 and F-450 – have impressive statistics for the mammoth segment, specifically in areas important to RVers.
Powered by gasoline and diesel engine options, the 2022 model beasts have options:
- The 7.3-liter gasoline V-8 produces 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque;
- The turbodiesel 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 includes 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque;
- A gasoline 6.2-liter V-8 also remains available.
2022 Ford F-Series Super Duty: Superior towing capacity
Current max towing and hauling numbers are also massive: 37,000 pounds gooseneck, 32,500 pounds fifth-wheel, 24,200 pounds conventional and 7,850 pounds for payload.
The 2022 series will be available with Ford’s new cloud-connected Sync 4 infotainment system and a 12-inch color touchscreen. For those who prefer traditional knobs or buttons, they’ll be offered for frequently used functions.
The current Super Duty series features Sync 3 and an 8.0-inch screen. Sync 4 has twice the computing power. Its upgrades include wirelessly connect to smartphones for easy integration of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Sync AppLink apps.
Sync 4 will be standard on Lariat and above models; Sync 3 will be standard on the XLT and as an option on the XL.
The 2022 F-Series joins the 2021 Ford F-150, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2021 Ford Bronco offering Sync 4 technology.
Ford hasn’t yet released pricing for the 2022 Super Duty lineup, which the manufacturer announced will be available in the summer of 2021.
James Raia, a syndicated automotive columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and an electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.