Ford Super Duty customers buy these three-quarter-ton pickups to get the job done, but for 2022, the Blue Oval is adding more tech and styling to the lineup. Including more connectivity with an optional 12-inch touchscreen, and a couple styling upgrades with the Lariat Sport Appearance Package and Black Appearance Package now available up to XLT trims.
As Ford puts it, “Super Duty customers aren’t just working harder these days, they are also working smarter…“We’re further helping our customers raise their game and get the job done with purposeful technology.”
Bigger touchscreen for 2022
New and standard on 2022 Super Duty Lariat and above models is a horizontal-styled 12-inch touchscreen linked to Ford’s SYNC4 system with its super quick and responsive interface. This works with SYNC AppLink apps, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Lower Super Duty trims need to upgrade to the 12-inch screen; XLT gets SYNC3 and the 8-inch touchscreen as standard, while SYNC voice control and a 4.2-inch centre screen remains standard on the XL series trucks.
Styling upgrades: Lariat Sport Appearance Package & Black Appearance Package
These new workhorses look better as well, particularly the Lariat model with list of body coloured parts including the front grille, the bumpers, and the exterior mirrors. The black platform running boards add a sleeker touch, along with a sporty chrome exhaust tip.
XLT trims receive the blacked-out look for 2022 with the optional Black Appearance Package. Riding on 20-inch black rims, the package adds body coloured front and rear bumpers, grille bars, six-inch Ebony Black running boards, and the blue Ford logo goes all black as well. This option is available sometime 2021, Ford says.
Add some new cabin and exterior colours into the mix too. This includes a the Atlas Blue outside paint scheme, a Navy Pier and Light Slate interior for Limited, and Lariat with the new Baja interior.
Trucks in general (particularly mid-size) are picking up, and heavy duties are no exception. Except now, it’s not all just about insane power, crazy towing, and next-level payloads — automakers including Ford are stepping it up with more cabin technology and convenience features, paired to improved looks with added styling options.
So while the 2022 Super Duty’s optional 7.3L V8 putting down 430 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque are necessary features for some, it never hurts to have bigger touchscreen and new colour options.