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Ford F-150: How to Choose the 2022 Model That Fits Your Needs

The Ford F-150 is known as one of the oldest and most reliable truck models in the world. Whether you’re looking for a work truck, a comfort truck, a luxury truck, or a safe mode of transport for your family, the 2022 Ford F-150 has you covered. When it comes to shopping for a new vehicle, it’s always nice to have options. With today’s hectic world, drivers have a plethora of nuanced needs and functions that they need to depend on their vehicle for. As the old saying goes, “Variety is the spice of life.” With seven different trims available in this year’s 2022 Ford F-150 roundup, plus the exciting F-150 Raptor model, variety is exactly what you’ll find at your local Ford dealer.

2022 Ford F-150 XL

The F-150 XL is the base package of this lineup. While this trim may be the “basic model,” it is anything but “basic.” This truck is designed with standard features, with maximum workflow efficiency in mind. Whatever your profession, the F-150 XL will fit your utility truck needs. Equipped with a backup camera and a collection of active safety features, the XL trim will offer you safety, security, and dependability that comes standard with every Ford vehicle.

2022 Ford F-150 XLT

So maybe you’re the kind of person that wants the style and simplicity of a work truck, with a little added pizazz in the form of features. If this describes you, then the F-150 XLT was designed just for you. It comes with all the standard features of the XL but offers a few upgrades that can take you from “work” to “working in style.” These features include alloy wheels, the SYNC 3 infotainment system, and a wi-fi hotspot. This truck also offers options for either work efficiency in the form of a bench seat, or you can opt for the feel of luxury with bucket seats equipped with power and heating adjustments. This workplace wonder also offers safety add-ons like blind-spot monitoring and cross traffic warnings. It is the perfect blend of affordability, utility, and luxury.

2022 Ford F-150 Lariat

The F-150 Lariat is built for the long haul. What’s meant by “long haul” is that it’s built for life on the road. If long commutes and a life of interstate transit is your lifestyle, then the Lariat trim is for you. This F-150 is designed for comfort with some built-in luxury perks to those long drives much less tedious. Equipped with an EcoBoost engine, it also streamlines cost, making it not only comfortable and luxurious but also a financially responsible purchase. Additional perks to the Lariat trim include dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, and a Bang and Olufson premium sound system.

2022 Ford F-150 King Ranch

If we were handing out medals based on tiers of luxury for each trim, the King Ranch would take bronze. While not the “crème de la crème” of the luxury trims, it packs in the most red-carpet royalty at the lowest price point. This model is for the daily driver that wants to arrive at his destination feeling like a member of the Royal. This trim offers incredible luxury upgrades like ventilated and heated seats, ambient lighting, and even a heated steering wheel, along with all the other options and features from the lower-tier trims. The 2022 F-150 King Ranch gives all the features of comfort for a fraction of the cost.

2022 Ford F-150 Platinum

The Platinum trim of the 2022 Ford F-150 combines the comfort and luxury of a high-end luxury truck with a flashy exterior. It boasts some unique features like rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-deployable running boards, and LED fog lights. In addition to all of the features of the lower-end trims, the Platinum edition will make you stand out in a crowd. It’s one of the more expensive trims, but in this model, cash equates to flash. Adorned with chrome exterior accents and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, this Ford F-150 is the definition of a “head-turner.” This truck is built for high-profile drivers who want others to stop and take notice when they pull up.

A grey 2022 Ford F-150 Limited is shown from the front at an angle while towing a boat.

2022 Ford F-150 Limited

The Limited edition of the Ford F-150 is a rare combination of power and show-stopping luxury. In terms of raw power, it boasts an impressive 450 horsepower. Enough to tow, trailer, and carry almost anything you could ever need a truck to carry. In the vein of luxury, the Limited edition of the 2022 Ford F-150 comes with a dual panel sunroof and premium leather upholstery. In addition to all of the other features that this trim includes from previous trims, it also boasts 22-inch polished aluminum wheels and a 360-degree view camera, and adaptive cruise control. At the higher end of the trim range, it is one of the pricier trim options, but can you really put a price on the standard of luxury, combined with the raw power? You won’t find a more luxurious truck with more power on the market anywhere else. Driving around in a truck like this will catch the attention of men and gods alike, and that kind of profile is invaluable.

Ford F-150 Tremor

For those who are more inclined to rougher roads, the F-150 Tremor is the truck for you. Tremor branded shocks, 18-inch wheels with 33-inch tires, and four-wheel drive will help you conquer any terrain. Are you ready for a truck with plenty of luxury features that can also handle getting down and dirty? Ford has you covered with this on and off-road conqueror.

A red 2022 F-150 Raptor is shown from the front while jumping.

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor

The Ford F-150 Raptor is the most unique model of the entire lineup. While most of the other trims are focused on luxury, flash, and power, the Raptor focuses almost exclusively on performance. Where it really differentiates itself from the rest of its class is its engine. The Raptor comes equipped with an EcoBoost High-Output V6 engine, and this engine has some serious force. Cranking at a staggering 510 pound-feet of torque, this trim offers function and capabilities like nothing else in the roundup. While it does feature a small handful of luxury amenities found in some of the other trims, it has no room for any of the “extras” like ambient lighting or dual climate control. It instead offers unique features like a terrain management feature that comes with selectable drive modes and a torque-on-demand transfer case. This makes the vehicle extremely versatile, able to handle towing both on and off-road in virtually any terrain. If you are a utility sportsman that likes to head off the grid, the Raptor is the choice for you.

No Matter Your Driving Style, There Is an F-150 Model for You

This year’s 2022 F-150 roundup features a wide variety of trims to fit virtually every lifestyle. Whether you use a truck for work, live a lifestyle on the road with long commutes, like the flash of the bright lights, or prefer to go off the grid, Ford has you covered. There is an option for every lifestyle at every price point on the market, which makes the 2022 F-150 one of the most versatile new trucks on the market. No matter who you are, no matter what you do, or what your priorities are, from comfort to luxury to cosmetics to utility, the F-150 is there for you. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it at your local Ford Dealer.