Whether it comes to your home or truck, it’s hard to beat a big screen.
The 2022 F-250 has become Ford’s latest pickup to get the automaker’s 12-inch touch screen with SYNC 4 which will come standard on Lariat and above models.
Physical controls will accompany the screen to allow for quick access to commonly used functions. And that’s a smart idea since flipping through screens can be a pain not to mention the haze of fingerprints that often builds up on the screen from constant touching.
“Super Duty customers aren’t just working harder these days, they are also working smarter,” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck Group Marketing manager. “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.”
With twice the computing power of the previous-generation system, all-new SYNC 4 can wirelessly connect smartphones without the USB cord for seamless integration of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility, as well as SYNC AppLink apps.
Voice control has been refined so that the system can more easily respond to conversational voice commands. SYNC voice control and a 4.2-inch center screen remains standard on the XL series trucks with SYNC 3 available while an 8-inch center touch screen and SYNC 3 are standard on XLT.
Lariat and Black Appearance packages
For 2022, Super Duty offers a new Lariat Sport Appearance Package that includes body-color bumpers, exterior mirrors and grille, as well as a chrome exhaust tip and black platform running boards.
Ford’s popular Black Appearance Package is now being made available for XLT models for 2022. This includes 20-inch Ebony Black painted premium wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, grille bars, and six-inch Ebony Black running boards. The front and rear Blue Ovals have also been painted black. The Black Appearance Package will be available fall 2021.
New colors available inside and out include a Baja interior for Lariat, a Navy Pier and Light Slate interior for Limited, and an Atlas Blue exterior color.
Super Duty comes standard with a 385-hp 6.2-liter V8 that cranks out 430 lb.-ft. torque. Increased power comes through a 430-hp 7.3-liter V8 and the greatest amount of work truck strength comes courtesy of the 475-hp 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 that delivers up to 1,050 lb.-ft. torque.
Super Duty offers max gooseneck towing of up to 37,000 pounds, best-in-class max fifth-wheel towing of 32,500 pounds, best-in-class max conventional towing of 24,200 pounds and best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 7,850 pounds.
Super Duty is available with a variety of standard and optional Co-Pilot360 features. Hill start assist is standard on all Super Duty trim levels. Lane-Keeping Alert is available on XL and XLT and standard on above models. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking comes standard on XLT and above trims and alerts you of potential collisions with vehicles in your path. Available Blind Spot Information System with Trailer Coverage monitors for vehicles in blind spots including vehicles next to your trailer. Pro-Trailer Backup Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive Steering and 360-Degree camera are also available.