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2022 Ford F-150
Select a Different Model (43 Available): King Ranch 2WD Long Bed SuperCrew Cab
Fuel Economy $ 12 / 18 mpg
Towing (Max) 13000 lbs.
Payload (Max) 2235 lbs.
Horsepower 400@6,000
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2022 Ford F-150 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Lots of clever work-ready features
  • Raptor is ready to rip; Raptor R en route
  • Fuel-saving hybrid model available; electric F-150 due soon

Cons

  • Looks mostly the same as before
  • Competitors feel more luxurious
  • Poor brake response on hybrid model

Consistently among the top-selling vehicles in the U.S., the Ford F-150 is an iconic full-size pickup truck. Across its 14 generations the F-150 has become the benchmark, with capability, technology, and creature comforts that drive the segment forward. Sorry diesel fans; the Powerstroke turbodiesel V-6 option has been dropped for 2022. Sized between Ford's midsize Ranger and heavy-duty Super Duty series, the F-150 was just fully redesigned for the 2021 model year. Here's what we expect for the 2022 F-150.

Curious about the fully electric F-150? Check out our coverage of the F-150 Lightning.

What We Think

An engine in the front, a bed in the back, and a few seats in the middle: That's the formula for a pickup truck. Simple, right? The F-150 proves it's anything but.

The F-150 has those basic tenets—and much more. Its powertrain options include twin-turbo V-6s, an efficient hybrid, and soon an all-electric setup. Trick features abound, from front seats that fold flat, to an onboard power generator with outlets in the bed, and feet of digital real estate. The F-150's options are as diverse as any car or SUV.

Surprisingly refined driving characteristics show how far the F-150 has come from its utilitarian roots. Yet it's also more capable, boasting towing and hauling figures that match or beat segment competitors. A bed, cab, and engine are the basics a vehicle needs to be a pickup truck. But for it to be an F-150, it needs a whole lot more.

F-150 Engine Options

All of the F-150's engine options are connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. RWD is standard and 4WD is optional.  

  • 3.3-liter naturally aspirated V-6 — 290 hp/265 lb-ft
  • 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 — 325 hp/400 lb-ft
  • 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V-8 — 400 hp/410 lb-ft
  • 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 — 400 hp/500 lb-ft
  • 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 (Raptor) — 450 hp /510 lb-ft 
  • 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 hybrid — 430 hp/570 lb-ft

Ram TRX, Watch Out—What Is the F-150 Raptor R?

With a 702-hp supercharged V-8 borrowed from the Charger Hellcat under its hood, the Ram 1500 TRX upped the F-150 Raptor in the off-road supertruck game—and won our 2021 Truck of the Year competition. Don't think for a second that Ford is content letting its cross-town rival take the supertruck crown. Indeed, the 2021 F-150 Raptor is burlier and potentially better at flying than before, but its high-output twin-turbo V-6 just can't match the TRX's mighty mill.

Ford's response? The 2022 F-150 Raptor R. It's confirmed that the Raptor R will have a V-8 engine, likely a version of the 760-hp supercharged 5.2-liter unit found in the Mustang GT500. Like the standard Raptor the R model will have 37-inch tires among its off-road accoutrements. Expect more details, and an airborne matchup between the F-150 Raptor R and Ram 1500 TRX, soon.

Does Ford Have an Electric Truck?

They do now. Ford recently debuted the fully electric F-150 Lightning, a new F-150 variant that Ford says will be the most powerful F-150 it's ever built. The electric pickup will feature a dual-motor AWD powertrain good for 563 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque, and Ford is estimating 0-60 mph in the mid-four-second range. Ford is also promising a max towing capacity of 10,000 pounds and up to 300 miles of range. And get this—it'll even be affordable.

Safety

Standard driver-assist and active safety features include front automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams and windshield wipers, brake auto-hold, and hill start assist. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are added on mid-range and high-end trim levels. The available Co-Pilot 360 Assist 2.0 suite adds adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, emergency evasive steering, and intersection collision avoidance. A semi-autonomous parking assist system is also available.

Cab and Bed Sizes

The F-150 is offered with three different cab and bed options, which can be combined in numerous configurations. The basic Regular Cab offers seating for three occupants across its bench seat. Choosing the SuperCab increases capacity to five or six passengers, while the SuperCrew model offers the same amount of seats with a more spacious second row.

The 5.5-, 6.5-, and 8.0-foot bed lengths provide 52.8, 62.3, and 77.4 cubic feet of cargo volume, respectively (figures from 2021 models). Regardless of length, all of the F-150's bed options measure 21.4 inches deep and 51.1 inches across between the wheel wells.

F-150 Towing and Payload

The F-150's towing and payload capacities vary depending on the body, cab, powertrain, and options configuration. Check out our guide on how much the F-150 can tow and haul depending on engines and other equipment.

The F-150 with the highest payload capacity is the Regular Cab, 8.0-foot bed, RWD model with the 5.0-liter V-8 and heavy-duty payload package. It's rated to haul up to 3,325 pounds, claimed by Ford to be the best payload capacity of any light-duty full-size pickup truck.

Towing capacity tops out at 14,000 pounds in the F-150. That's enabled by the SuperCab, 8.0-foot bed, RWD model with the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 RWD powertrain and the max trailer towing package.

Technology

We expect the 2022 F-150 will mostly go unchanged in terms of interior tech. That could mean a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen—large, but not as large as the 12.0-inch unit fitted in higher-end models. Both screens run Ford's Sync 4 user interface, which has over-the-air update capability to gain new data and features. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard. In addition to the several standard USB ports, a wireless charging pad is available. Basic trims may have a 4.0-inch gauge cluster information display, while 8.0- and 12.0-inch gauge displays are included higher up the trim walk. The available Wi-Fi hotspot can support up to 10 devices at a time, and covers an area 50 feet around the vehicle.

High-end F-150 models enjoy a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system with 18 speakers, including a few in the front headrests. The FordPass Connect smartphone app allows remote monitoring and control of vehicle functions. 

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2022 FORD F-150 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V8 Flex Fuel 5.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, SelectShift® 10 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (44G)
Trim
King Ranch 2WD Long Bed SuperCrew Cab
Class
Full-Size Pickup LD
Horsepower
400@6,000
Standard MPG
12/18
Body Style
Truck
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60,000
Full Warranty Miles
36,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
60,000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 0.9% Financing for a maximum term of 48 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022
$0 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 60 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022
$0 3.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022
$0 4.9% Financing for a maximum term of 75 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022
$0 5.9% Financing for a maximum term of 84 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022
$750 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible college students. 01-03-2023
$1000 Ford announces a Certificate Program on select models.. 01-31-2022
$1000 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022
$0 0% Financing for a maximum term of 36 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022
$0 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. 04-04-2022
$2000 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models to be used as trade in assistance. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022
$0 0% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. 04-04-2022
$0 0% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 72 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. 01-03-2023
$2000 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible returning lessees. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022