A white 2022 F-350 Super Duty is shown parked at a rock quarry.

Ford Makes Super Duty Superior With a Pair of Special Edition Models

Ford has staked out its position in the heavy-duty truck market with its Super Duty trucks. This trio of rugged and powerful pickup trucks represents the absolute pinnacle in capability and performance. For the 2022 Ford Super Duty trucks, this storied company was tasked with making something that was already super even more superior. The key has been to provide drivers with two exceptional Special Edition models and an upgraded infotainment system on this lineup of Ford heavy-duty trucks.

The Super Duty trucks comprise three basic models, the F-250, F-350, and F-450. Each model is slightly larger, heavier, and more capable than the previous one, with a choice of rear-wheel and four-wheel drivetrains to give you the ability to decide between improved towing and payload capacity or better traction.

Ford also gives you the choice of three different cab designs. A one-row Regular Cab gives you plenty of space in the payload box and maximizes the ability to get the job done with your 2022 Super Duty truck. The SuperCab has two rows of seats with two full-size and two half-size doors, ideal if you need some extra space to bring all your crew members to a job site. The Crew Cab features the roomiest rear seat with four full-size doors, making it the perfect truck if you want a Super Duty for business and pleasure. No matter which you choose, you are getting a truck that is built Ford tough, so it can do the job whether towing equipment for work or a camper for play.

A red 2022 Ford Super Duty F-250 Lariat Tremor Package is shown parked at a farm.

2022 Super Duty Lariat Sport Appearance Package

One of the most popular trim levels on the Super Duty truck is the Lariat, with its balance of interior creature comforts with heavy-duty capability. The 2022 Super Duty Lariat comes with a standard 6.2-liter SOHC 2-valve Flex Fuel V8 gas engine on the F-250 and F-350 models and a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel on the F-450. This Turbo Diesel engine is also available as an option on the F-250 and F-350, as is a 7.3-liter 2-valve DEVCT NA PFI V8 gas engine dubbed Godzilla because it is as powerful as the beast that ate Tokyo. Ford pairs the 6.2-liter V8 engine with a TorqShift-G 6-speed automatic transmission on the F-250, while all other engine combinations on the F-250, F-350, and F-450 feature a TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission with selectable drive modes. No matter which engine you choose, you are going to get super performance.

The 2022 Super Duty Lariat is not just about power; it also features a striking appearance. The exterior has a rugged chrome two-bar style grille with chrome insert offset by quad dual-beam halogen headlights. A pair of front and rear tow hooks not only look cool but will help you get on and over obstacles if you decide to take your Lariat off-roading. Ford carries this rugged appearance over to the interior with Lariat Baja micro-perforated leather seats with tarnished metal appliques placed throughout the cab’s interior to match the color scheme. In addition, the 2022 Super Duty Lariat features a 10-speaker B&O sound system by Bang & Olufsen, one of the legends in audio engineering. This gives you 1,000 watts of amplification and a subwoofer that’ll rattle your fillings as you blast out of your favorite tunes.

The Lariat Sport Appearance Package is a new addition for the 2022 Super Duty Lariat model. Just when you thought the Lariat couldn’t look any cooler, the Sport Appearance Package adds some incredible details. Body color grille, front and rear bumpers, and exterior mirrors give the Lariat a more integrated appearance. The chrome exhaust tip gives the Lariat Sport a little more flair. A set of platform running boards don’t only look great but will help you and your passengers get into and out of your Lariat Sport safely and more easily than ever. If the goal of Ford in creating the Lariat Sport Appearance Package was to give this Super Duty model an even sportier and unique look, then they have surely succeeded.

2022 Super Duty Black Appearance Package

The Black Appearance Package is wildly popular with Super Duty truck drivers. Things are about to get wilder! Up until now, the Black Appearance Package was only available on Super Duty Lariat models. For the 2022 Super Duty, Ford has extended the Black Appearance Package to XLT models as well. This means that you can get this great package on a more affordable Super Duty truck, the XLT model. This will prove to be a major value for Ford enthusiasts.

The standard 2022 Super Duty XLT model rides on 18-inch aluminum wheels. By choosing the Black Appearance Package, you will get a set of 20-inch black-painted aluminum wheels wrapped with A/T tires. The Black Appearance Package also includes rear wheel well liners. This shows that this package is not just about cosmetic appearance but also one that will give you a real performance advantage on your Super Duty XLT truck. In addition, you get a set of halogen fog lamps on the Black Appearance Package, something that does not come on the standard XLT pickup truck.

The Black Appearance Package also includes a set of 6-inch ebony black angular running boards that will assist passengers entering and exiting your Super Duty XLT truck. This is one more addition that is functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. The Super Duty XLT with the Black Appearance Package carries the ebony looks throughout the exterior, with the grille and front and rear bumpers all carrying this striking paint job.

Finally, by choosing the Black Appearance Package on your 2022 Super Duty XLT, you will also get a reverse sensing system. This will make trailering safer and easier. One problem some drivers have with a heavy-duty truck like the Ford Super Duty is the ability to handle such a large vehicle. By adding a reverse sensing system, you reduce the risk of hitting pedestrians, objects, and other vehicles when you are backing up your 2022 Ford Super Duty truck. This is part of the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of active driver assistance features. Every 2022 XLT model comes standard with BLIS with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage, as well as a pre-collision assist system and lane-keeping alert. Each of these technologically advanced features makes driving a 2022 Super Duty XLT truck safer than ever.

A black 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Black Appearance Package is shown driving through a snowy field.

2022 Super Duty SYNC 4

Ford has already received industry accolades for its innovative SYNC infotainment system, which seamlessly integrates important vehicle information with smartphone connectivity and entertainment features. The company has built on this success with the latest version, SYNC 4. This features a 12-inch center-mounted color touchscreen that is easy to use. SYNC 4 offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you no longer have to schlep around a set of smartphone cables everywhere you go.

As Todd Eckert, Ford’s Truck Group Marketing Manager, points out, “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 through the introduction of SYNC 4 with a larger 12-inch screen and 24X7 cloud connectivity for both their truck and mobile devices.” Ford has made the SYNC 4 system standard on all 2022 Super Duty Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models. Once again, Ford is pushing the envelope on technological innovation for Super Duty trucks.

Get Super Performance From Your 2022 Ford Super Duty Truck

Ford has designed the set of 2022 Super Duty trucks with an eye toward giving drivers options so they can design a heavy-duty pickup with the style they want and the capabilities they need. With the Black Appearance Package and the Lariat Sport Appearance Package, Ford gives you more options than ever, with unique appearances that also boast improved capabilities for the XLT and Lariat Super Duty models. The same can be said of the all-new Ford SYNC 4 infotainment system, the most capable one ever designed by this great automotive giant. With these super abilities, you can see why the 2022 Ford Super Duty truck has earned its name.