The current generation of Ford’s Super Duty series has been around for a while and as the competition is getting stronger, the Blue Oval company is also figuring out new ways to remain competitive. That’s why the next year is about to bring a couple of interesting updates. All versions will come with novelties, including the 2022 Ford F-350, which is one of the most capable 1-ton pickups around. For the next year, it will bring a few interesting novelties, especially in terms of convenience.
The biggest novelty for the next year will probably be the introduction of a newly available infotainment screen. Furthermore, we are about to see a couple of new color options, as well as new interior color schemes. Also, there is a new appearance package available, for even more customization options. On the other hand, the base layout will remain the same, as well as the overall level of capability.
We expect to see the 2022 Ford F-350 in the last quarter of the year.
2022 Ford F-350 Design
When it comes to the overall design, the 2022 Ford F-350 won’t change. This pickup offers a great balance between capabilities and comfort and the next year’s model will continue in the same way, with just a couple of minor tweaks. This particularly refers to the aesthetics, as the new model will come with a new appearance package on offer. That would be the Lariat Sport appearance package, which makes lower grades look better. Some of the highlights are things like a color-matched grille, bumpers, and exterior mirrors, black running boards, chrome exhaust tips etc.
Also, we should mention a new color option on the offer, called Atlas Blue. Other than that, the 2022 Ford F-350 will continue in the same way, with a familiar design and customization options.
Novelties are coming on the inside as well. For example, there are new color schemes available but reserved for specific trim levels. For example, the Lariat trim is now available with Baja interior, while the Limited trim adds Navy Pier and Light Slate schemes. Another big change is a new infotainment screen. Base models now come with a familiar 8-inch unit, while higher trim levels now include a new, 12-inch unit, which also comes with the latest generation of Ford’s SYNC infotainment screen.
On the other hand, the overall cabin layout remains the same. You may count on three familiar cab styles on the offer, as well as two familiar bed sizes – 6.75-foot or 8-foot boxes. The cabin offers good overall quality, though it doesn’t look as upscale as the one found in the closest rival – Ram 3500.
This aspect will also bring a couple of changes but the overall layout will remain the same. This means we are about to see familiar versions on the offer, starting from the most basic XL and XLT models, mid-range Lariat and higher-grade versions like Limited and Platinum.
One of the changes is that base models now feature an 8-inch touchscreen, along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. On the other hand, higher trim levels offer a new 12-inch infotainment screen, which offers sharper graphics, and also comes the latest version of the well-known SYNC software. Also, you can get goodies like wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
When it comes to safety features, standard models will continue with pretty basic things like a rearview camera. On the other hand, tons of advanced driver aids will be available. Some of the highlights are automated emergency braking, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, 360-degree camera etc.
2022 Ford F-350 Engines
Compared to other aspects of the truck, things under the hood will remain untouched. Therefore, you may count on three familiar engine options, starting from a 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. If you’re looking for something more capable, there is also a 7.3-liter V8, which puts out around 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.
Of course, there is also a well-known 6.7-liter turbodiesel, which puts out around 475 horsepower and a massive 1.050 pound-feet of torque. Such numbers ensure class-leading towing rating, which goes around 24.500 pounds conventional, 32.500 fifth wheel, and 37.000 goosenecks.
2022 Ford F-350 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Ford F-350 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 38.000 dollars. Of course, Ram 3500 and Chevy Silverado 3500 are key competitors.