The 2022 Ford F-150 truck gains technology that debuted with the F-150 Lightning such as Onboard Scales and Smart Hitch, and newly offers continuously-controlled damping and a Black Appearance Package, and expands the availability of the Bed Utility Package. The six-cylinder diesel engine is no longer offered. The F-150 Raptor gains a high-performance Raptor R with a supercharged V8 that competes with the Ram 1500 TRX.
Choosing Your Ford F-150
The 2022 F-150 pickup is available in eight trims (in order of pricing): the XL, XLT, Lariat, Tremor, King Ranch, Raptor, and Platinum. Base prices range from $30,985 to 78,175.
The 2022 F-150 XL and XLT trims feature a 3.3-liter V6 that develops 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. There are several optional engines.
A 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 ($1,195, standard on Lariat) generates 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, a 5.0-liter V8 ($1,995, standard on King Ranch) puts out 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 ($2,595, standard on Tremor and Limited) is rated at 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, and a hybrid version ($4,495) that pairs the turbocharged V6 with a 35-kW motor and 1.5-kWh battery pack to create 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque.
All engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic and route power to the rear wheels or through a part-time four-wheel-drive system for $3,510-$4,680 depending on trim.
The 2022 F-150 Raptor is equipped with a high-output version of the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 that creates 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, a torque-on-demand four-wheel-drive system, and an electronic-locking rear differential.
Fuel economy ranges from an EPA-estimated 20 miles per gallon combined with the 5.0-liter V8 and 3.5-liter V6, to 21 mpg combined with the 3.3-liter V6, and 22 combined with the smaller turbocharged V6. The Hybrid earns 25 mpg and will save about $500 annually versus the standard turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 while the Raptor has a lessened priority on fuel economy and earns 15 mpg.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The 2022 F-150 offers three cabin styles and passenger count ranges from three to six on the XL, XLT, and Lariat, or five in the more premium trims.
All trims are available with a crew cab while the XL, XLT, and Lariat can be had with an extended cab, and the XL and XLT are the only trims that offer a standard cab. The standard and extended cabs can be paired with a 6.5-foot or eight-foot bed and the crew cabs can be had with a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot long bed. The Raptor is offered only in a crew cab and 5.5-foot bed configuration.
The F-150’s length ranges from 209 inches with the standard cab to 250 inches with the extended cab and the long bed. The popular crew cab and short bed configuration is 231 inches long. The F-150 is about 84 inches wide (or 96 inches on the Raptor) and 77 inches tall (or 79 inches on the Tremor and nearly 81 inches on the Raptor).
Payload capacity for the two smaller engines is about 2,000 pounds and, with the more powerful engines, that figure jumps to over 3,000 pounds. Those maximum ratings are reduced by 300-400 pounds when fitted with a crew cab and the Hybrid is capable of hauling 2,000 pounds.
The F-150 can tow up to 14,000 pounds when fitted with the 3.5-liter V6 or 12,400 pounds with the Hybrid.
All 2022 F-150 trucks are equipped with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection while the XL offers blind-spot detection, lane keep assist, and reverse sensors with automatic braking for $655 which also requires upgraded mirrors.
The XLT includes those additional features as standard while the King Ranch further includes adaptive cruise control with lane centering, speed sign recognition, and intersection assist.
Ford’s BlueCruise driving assist system, active parking, and front parking sensors are available for $1,995 (with the Tow Technology Package selected) and is standard on the Limited trim. The Tremor offers each of the levels of active safety while the Raptor is equipped like the XLT but does not offer adaptive cruise control.
The XL trim is equipped with an eight-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi, and offers SiriusXM for $495. The Lariat includes SiriusXM, the King Ranch includes a 12-inch touchscreen and a Bang & Olufsen eight-speaker sound system, and the Limited includes an 18-speaker sound system.
The base trim is targeted at the commercial market and features black front and rear bumpers, a grille with black surrounds, 17-inch steel wheels, manual windows and mirrors, vinyl flooring, a four-inch driver information display, and cloth seats.
The High Equipment Group is a $920 option (standard on the crew cab) and includes cruise control, rear parking sensors, heated power mirrors, power locks (including the tailgate), and power windows.
The Chrome Package adds 17-inch chrome wheels, chrome front and rear bumpers, and fog lights for $775 and the STX Appearance Package adds 18-inch wheels, body-colored front and rear bumpers, fog lights, a painted black honeycomb grille, and tinted windows for $2,810 while the STX Black Appearance Package includes 20-inch black wheels, black exterior badging, and black sport cloth seats for $3,405.
The Max Trailer Tow Package is $1,995 and features Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Smart Trailer Connect, and an integrated trailer brake controller, and the Onboard Scales feature is $650. The FX4 Off-Road Package is $1,005 and includes a locking rear differential, off-road shocks, skid plates, hill-descent control, and rock crawl mode. For $995, the F-150 can be equipped with a pair of 120V outlets in the bed.
The XLT gains a chrome grille with signature front lighting, chrome front and rear bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated power mirrors, power windows, and a carpeted floor.
The Mid Equipment Group is offered for $1,950 and includes an eight-way power driver’s seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the High Equipment Group is $5,675 and features the Chrome Appearance Package which brightens up the exterior, mirrors with integrated turn signals, remote engine start, proximity entry, heated front seats, a 10-way power driver’s seat, a 400W power outlet in the cab, and LED headlights and fog lights. A surround-view camera is available for $765 and requires the Tow Technology Package, for another $510.
The Lariat builds off of the XLT’s High Equipment Group and adds 18-inch wheels, zone lighting, leather-trimmed captain’s chairs with heating and ventilation, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, ambient lighting, and power-adjustable pedals.
The Mid Equipment Group is $1,270 and includes upgraded audio and a 400W outlet while the High Equipment Group is $7,065 and additionally includes power-folding mirrors, a heated steering wheel, second-row heated seats, a power tilt/ telescoping steering wheel, active headlights, and a wireless charging pad.
The Tremor builds off of the XLT and features added off-road capability with a unique suspension with specific shocks and an increased ride height, 18-inch wheels with 33-inch all-terrain tires, a one-inch wider stance, a one-pedal off-road speed control, and trail turn assist. Additional standard features include unique side steps, dual exhaust outlets, and orange stitching on the seats and console.
The Mid Equipment Group is $6,065 and adds heated front seats, an eight-inch driver information display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with orange stitching, a 10-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, remote engine start, and LED fog lights, cornering lights, and headlights.
The High Equipment Group is $13,590 and includes a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, a surround-view camera, heated and ventilated leather seats, a heated steering wheel, second-row heated seats, and upgraded LED headlights with curve control.
The King Ranch includes two-tone paint, 18-inch wheels with King Ranch logos, and an interior with extended unique leather and genuine wood trim. Its features build off of the Lariat trim with the High Equipment Group and further offers the $4,695 High Equipment Group that includes massaging front seats, power-deployed running boards, premium audio, and 20-inch wheels with accent-color matching painted pockets.
The Platinum trim is distinguished by its chrome grille, polished 20-inch wheels, chrome door handles, and bright belt moldings. The Platinum includes the optional features from the King Ranch trim and adds its own interior style with brushed aluminum interior trim and unique leather seat coverings. The High Equipment Group is $3,670 and adds the surround-view camera, the Tow Technology Group, and upgraded audio.
The Raptor is one of the most off-road capable vehicles with high-speed desert trails being its forte with a wider stance, unique long-travel suspension with large position-sensitive dampers, while it can also tackle the slow-speed rocky terrain with trail-control, one-pedal driving, 17-inch wheels with 35-inch all-terrain tires, and a plethora of skid plates underneath.
The Raptor features LED headlights and taillights, zone lighting, power-folding mirrors with body-color housings, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, unique seat bolsters, steering wheel, and trim accents. The High Equipment Group is $4,755 and adds a limited-slip front differential, upgraded headlights, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, and upgraded audio.
The top-tier trim features continuously controlled damping, satin chrome door handles, 22-inch wheels, chrome tow hooks, a satin tailgate applique, a high-gloss B-pillar applique, a panoramic sunroof, unique two-tone leather seats, adaptive steering, and carbon-fiber interior accents. There are no optional packages offered.
The 2022 F-150 Lariat trim with the Mid Equipment Group features modern convenience features for everyday life while also providing additional safety features without losing its sense of practicality.