A blue 2022 Ford Super Duty F-250 Lariat is shown from the front driving through a mud puddle.

What Makes the Ford Super Duty a Superhero?

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters famously sang, “There goes my hero. He’s ordinary.” When we think of superheroes, “ordinary” may be the last word we consider, even when discussing a truck like the 2022 Ford Super Duty. You have such superheroes as the Amazing Spider Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Mighty Thor, the Fierce Black Widow, and even the Man of Steel himself, Superman. You don’t see any Ordinary Regular Person listed as a superhero. But that may just be a trick because the 2022 Ford Super Duty may look like an “ordinary” pickup, but it is hiding some really amazing superpowers.

The Super Duty is Ford’s lineup of three amazing heavy-duty trucks: the F-250, F-350, and F-450. Each combines mighty capabilities with incredible looks in a truly fierce package. So you have to wonder, how can something that looks so ordinary be super? You need to remember that inside of Iron Man is Tony Stark, while mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent is really Superman and angst-ridden teenager Peter Parker is the secret identity of Spiderman. These are just “ordinary” people hiding a super-secret. Sounds like the Super Duty truck to me!

Construction workers are shown lowering a generator into the bed of a silver 2022 Ford Super Duty F-250 with a crane.

Three Powerful Powertrains Team-Up for Super Duty

Who doesn’t love a great superhero team-up? We all loved the X-Men and the Avengers, and fans of DC got all psyched up about Justice League putting together Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The 2022 Super Duty has its own superhero team, the three great powertrains that are called upon to provide the propulsion for this series of heavy-duty trucks.

The 6.2-liter V8 is the standard on the F-250 and F-350, and it is known as the Boss. This engine gives you 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, with a TorqShift heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission on the F-250 and a TorqShift heavy-duty 10-speed automatic transmission on the F-350. Both of these transmissions feature Ford’s SelectShift for greater ease of control on your truck’s engine. The Boss itself features a single overhead cam design with sequential multiport electronic fuel injection for exceptional performance.

The second member of the 2022 Super Duty’s powertrain team is a 7.3-liter V8, nicknamed Godzilla. This monster engine features an even more robust overhead valve design with sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection and comes paired with a TorqShift heavy-duty 10-speed automatic transmission. Godzilla can produce up to 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque – best-in-class figures for heavy-duty trucks with a gas engine. This one is also available only on the F-250 and F-350 trucks and was first introduced for the 2020 model.

The third Super Duty team member is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8 paired with a TorqShift heavy-duty 10-speed automatic transmission. This engine comes standard on the F-450 and is available on the F-250 and F-350. It has in-block cams and overhead valves, utilizing a variable geometry turbocharger with a charged air cooler to produce 475 horsepower and an incredible 1,050 lb-ft of torque. No other diesel engine on a heavy-duty truck can deliver the performance of this Power Stroke turbo-diesel, truly making a superhero out of the ordinary.

This powerful powertrain trio is only available on the 2022 Ford Super Duty trucks. With astonishing performance like this, it is no wonder that these trucks earned the name Super.

Mighty Power to Tow Heavy Loads

As any fan of Superman or the Hulk knows, there are few things too heavy for these superheroes to lift. As the saying goes, Superman is “more powerful than a locomotive.” The 2022 Super Duty trucks come very close to matching the powers of these famous superheroes. For example, the base F-250 with the standard Boss V8 gas engine can tow up to 15,800 pounds. If you need more power on your F-250, then equipping it with a Godzilla V8 will allow you to tow up to 19,500 pounds, while the Power Stroke Turbo Diesel gives you a maximum towing capacity of 22,800 pounds. Those are amazing numbers for the smallest of the Super Duty trucks.

Need more towing power? How about checking out a 2022 Ford F-350? This Super Duty truck will allow you to tow up to 16,700 pounds with its standard Boss V8. Opting for a Godzilla V8 boosts the F-350’s strength to a maximum of 21,200 pounds. If you want power like the Incredible Hulk, then you should consider an F-350 with the Power Stroke Turbo Diesel. This will give you a maximum towing capacity of an incredible 35,750 pounds. Ordering your Super Duty truck with dual rear wheels and a gooseneck or fifth-wheel hitch will make sure you can get the most out of the trailering capabilities of your truck.

The undisputed heavyweight towing champion among these 2022 Super Duty trucks has got to be the Ford F-450. With its standard Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine, this Super Duty truck can outpower everyone with a towing capacity of 37,000 pounds, enough to impress even the Man of Steel.

Not only can these 2022 Ford Super Duty trucks tow large trailers, but they can also carry plenty of cargo in their beds. Ford gives you a choice of bed length on your Super Duty truck. The standard 6.5-foot bed has plenty of space for up to 65.4 cubic feet of cargo. If you need more room, the 8-foot bed has room for up to 78.5 cubic feet of stuff. What’s more, if you choose an F-250, you can carry a robust 4,260 pounds of cargo. This number goes up to 6,210 pounds on the F-450 and an astonishing 7,850 pounds on the F-350, which is the best in class for a heavy-duty truck. Strength, power, and performance are just some of the superpowers of these Super Duty trucks.

The black and maroon interior of a 2022 Ford Super Duty F-350 Platinum shows the steering wheel and infotainment screen.

Brand New Superpowers for the Super Duty Truck

One of the most impressive new features of the 2022 Super Duty truck is the all-new SYNC 4 infotainment system. This is a great example of Ford using cutting-edge technology to improve the capabilities of its heavy-duty trucks. Todd Eckert, the manager of Ford Truck Group Marketing, explains that “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 24×7 cloud connectivity for both their truck and mobile devices.” This will give you the ability to get things done like you never have before, turning you and your truck into superheroes.

The cloud-based technology featured in SYNC 4 also means that you and your passengers can now do away with those cumbersome USB chords. You can now seamlessly connect your smart devices to SYNC 4 wirelessly, whether using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. In addition, the SYNC 4 provides split-screen functionality, allowing you to multitask with a number of different features all at the same time. As a result, you can now simultaneously access the navigation function to get you to a job site, the trailer hitch function to link up for towing, the music function to entertain your passengers, and the all-new digital owner’s manual to answer all your questions.

One of the coolest new superpowers of the SYNC 4 system is the natural voice control. You can now interact with the SYNC system to ask for a new route on the navigation if you encounter a traffic jam or locate a place to eat along the way. This works similar to Apple Alexa and is easier to operate than the Bat-Signal. As Eckert makes clear, Ford “keeps working hard to bring the best in capability and productivity to assist our hardworking Super Duty customers everyday.” This is just another case of turning the ordinary into something worthy of a superhero.

Become Your Own Superhero With a 2022 Ford Super Duty Truck

If you want to get out of the ordinary, then you need something with the superpowers to transform your everyday life into one that is super-heroic. The 2022 Ford Super Duty truck may look ordinary, but as you can see, it is a superhero among heavy-duty trucks. It has the performance, ruggedness, and capability to outperform any challengers out there. Soon, everyone else will be singing, “There goes my hero; watch him as he goes” as you drive by in your 2022 Super Duty truck.