The Ford F-150 has been America’s favorite pickup for more than 40 years, and it is one of the most powerful and impressive full-size trucks on the road. That being said, it is still a light-duty model, and while it works beautifully for most drivers, there are some people who need even more power. That is when the 2022 Ford Super Duty series of trucks comes into play, with three different options available to ensure you get the muscle you need. If you want an amazing full-size truck from Ford, and you need capability beyond what the F-150 can manage, then a Super Duty model is right for you.
There are three different Super Duty models available, and each one delivers more muscle than the one before it, though all three are more capable than the F-150. The 2022 Ford F-250 is the perfect option if you want more muscle than the F-150, but you do not need a massive towing capacity beyond about 20,000 or 22,000 lbs. With the F-350, you get even more robust performance from your Ford truck, especially since it has both a Single Rear-Wheel (SRW) and a Dual Rear-Wheel (DRW) configuration available, topping out at more than 35,000 lbs of gooseneck towing with a DRW setup. Finally, the F-450 represents the pinnacle of Super Duty performance and is only offered in a DRW configuration; it can manage up to 37,000 lbs of gooseneck towing.
The fantastic thing about the 2022 Ford Super Duty lineup is that you not only get impressive power, but you also have a lot of options available to you. Three different engines are offered for the F-250 and F-350: a 6.2L or 7.3L V8 gas engine along with a 6.7L V8 turbo diesel – only the diesel engine is available on the F-450. Six different trims give you a tremendous amount of customization with the Super Duty lineup, including an available gooseneck hitch, a Ford Performance winch, and even a TREMOR off-road package that includes best-in-class water fording of up to 33 inches. Combine that with an available 12-inch infotainment display, 8-inch driver instrument cluster, and wireless charging pad to create an unbeatable work truck.
2022 Ford F-250
Max Towing: 37,000 lbs
Max Payload: 7,850 lbs
Torque: 430-1,050 lb-ft
2022 Ford F-350
Max Towing: 35,750 lbs
Max Payload: 7,850 lbs
Torque: 430-1,050 lb-ft
2022 Ford F-450
Max Towing: 37,000 lbs
Max Payload: 6,210 lbs
Torque: 1,050 lb-ft
More Power Than Your Average Full-Size, but Not Too Much to Handle
If you like the look and options of the bestselling Ford F-150, but you need a bit more power than it can manage, then the F-250 is a great option. In some ways, the F-250 can give you the most choices for configuring your truck exactly the way you want it to be, though there is no dual-rear-wheel option here, so keep that in mind. Otherwise, you have access to all three engines, all six trims, and numerous configurations, including a regular cab with an 8-foot box, a Supercab with either a 6.75-foot or 8-foot box, and a crew cab with either box length.
The 2022 Ford F-250 has all three engines available, and your choice of powertrain has a big impact on both towing and payload potential with this truck. You get a 6.2L V8 gas engine standard, which delivers 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. There is also an available 7.3L V8 engine if you want more power with a gas engine, which offers 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. For the ultimate amount of muscle and the greatest capability with the F-250, there is an available 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine that delivers 475 hp and a massive 1,050 lb-ft of torque. It is worth noting that the standard engine comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the other two options feature a 10-speed automatic.
Your choice of engine and the type of cab you choose both have a big impact on the sort of towing capacity you get, but to keep things simple, we will only focus on the engines and how much each one can handle. The standard 6.2L gas engine offers a maximum towing capacity of up to 15,000 lbs and a maximum gooseneck towing of up to 15,800 lbs. The available 7.3L gas engine can similarly handle up to 15,000 lbs of standard towing, though it tops out at 19,500 lbs of gooseneck towing. Finally, the available 6.7L diesel engine can manage up to 18,200 lbs of standard towing or up to 22,800 lbs of gooseneck towing with the right setup.
A Large Truck With Even More Towing and Payload Capability for Big Jobs
Within the 2022 Ford Super Duty lineup, the F-350 can be seen as the “middle way” between the lighter F-250 and the beastly F-450. In some ways, your options for the F-350 are a bit more limited than the F-250, but you also get the ability to choose a dual-rear-wheel configuration, something that is not available for the F-250. All six trims are available, along with numerous cab and box configurations – though it should be noted that 6.75-foot boxes are only offered on single-rear-wheel models, while DRW configurations feature an 8-foot box.
All three engines offered for the Ford Super Duty series are available on the F-350, giving you a lot of freedom to get exactly the kind of power you want in your pickup. The standard engine is a 6.2L V8 gas powertrain that provides the F-350 with 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. If you want more power but still want a gas engine, then there is the 7.3L V8 available, which delivers 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. For the most power possible, you can choose a 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine that gives you 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque for incredible performance. No matter which engine you choose, it comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Towing capacity for the F-350 depends on not only the engine you choose but also whether you go with a dual-rear-wheel setup, especially when looking at gooseneck towing. To keep things as simple as possible, here are the maximum capacities for standard/gooseneck towing:
- 6.2L Gas (SRW): 15,000/16,600 lbs
- 6.2L Gas (DRW): 16,700/16,700 lbs
- 7.3L Gas (SRW): 15,000/21,000 lbs
- 7.3L Gas (DRW): 19,000/21,200 lbs
- 6.7L Diesel (SRW): 20,000/22,800 lbs
- 6.7L Diesel (DRW): 21,200/35,750 lbs
As you can see, a dual-rear-wheel configuration offers superior towing across the board, and it can really deliver on boosted performance when using a gooseneck or fifth-wheel setup. This is particularly clear when you put together a DRW setup with the available diesel engine, and you can get more than double the towing capacity as the same setup with the standard engine. Payload capacity also varies quite a lot based on the configuration you choose; the best SRW option can handle up to 4,970 lbs, while a DRW setup can manage up to 7,850 lbs.
The Heavy Duty Truck That Pushes the Limits
If you need the ultimate level of power from your Ford truck, then the F-450 is your best option within the Super Duty lineup. This is a pickup born for one thing: work. It has the fewest overall configurations and options available, providing you with a more streamlined setup. Where the other two models have three engines and many different cab and box configurations to choose from, the F-450 comes with just one engine and only a couple of overall options.
No matter which trim you choose, the Ford F-450 comes with either a regular cab or a crew cab and an 8-foot box, so you cannot choose from different box lengths. It is only offered with a dual-rear-wheel setup, with no single-rear-wheel available, which means it is designed to offer the best towing and payload capacities possible. Finally, the F-450 features a 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine, with no gas engine offered, which delivers 475 hp and a monstrous 1,050 lb-ft of torque for incredible performance. You can still choose between a 4×2 or 4×4 configuration, however, so you have some freedom.
With only these few configurations available, it is easy to get a tremendous amount of capability out of the F-450. With a regular cab, the F-450 can handle up to 21,200 lbs of conventional towing or up to 37,000 lbs of gooseneck towing. Choosing a crew cab gives you up to 24,200 lbs of conventional towing or up to 34,600 lbs of maximum gooseneck towing capacity. Depending on the configuration you choose, you can get up to 6,210 lbs of maximum payload, which gives you the ability to handle pretty much anything.
Find Power at Future Ford of Sacramento
As you can see, the 2022 Ford Super Duty series are the perfect trucks if you want the impressive features found in the F-150, but you need even more muscle. With three amazing models to choose from, three different engines, and six trims, not to mention a number of available packages and options, you can get the truck that perfectly meets your needs. The power of the Super Duty trucks is on a level that surpasses so many other trucks on the road that we lost count of them all. No matter how much work you are looking to get done, there is a Super Duty that will meet your needs.
Here at Future Ford of Sacramento, we are pleased to offer the full lineup of Ford vehicles, including the best trucks on the road. Whether you already know exactly which pickup you need, or you are still trying to figure out what model has everything you are looking for, we can help. Our knowledgeable salespeople can answer your questions, discuss all the options in the Ford lineup, and help you decide on the model that has the features and capability to get your job done. Call or come visit us at Future Ford of Sacramento to learn more, and we will make sure you get the right truck with the capability you are looking for.