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2022 Ford Super Duty King Ranch And Platinum Trims Will Boast Standard 4×4: Exclusive

Over the last several years, more and more buyers are opting for four-wheel-drive trucks. So when the 2022 Ford Super Duty launches this summer, perhaps it should come as no surprise that two trim levels – King Ranch and Platinum – will come with standard four-wheel-drive, which Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with Ford’s production plans. Surprise or no, this news is significant, as the current 2021 Super Duty King Ranch and Platinum trimmed pickups come with two-wheel-drive as the standard configuration.

In addition to this big change, the 2022 Ford Super Duty will receive a few additional updates, as Ford Authority reported back in March. That includes a new 12-inch infotainment screen similar to the one in the 2021 Ford F-150. The new screen is standard equipment on Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims and features Ford’s SYNC 4 software with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility, and SYNC AppLink apps. XL series 2022 Super Duty models come equipped with a 4.2-inch screen, while XLT trims come with an 8-inch touchscreen as standard equipment.

On the outside, Ford has added one new exterior color – Atlas Blue – and three new interior color schemes – Baja for Lariat-trimmed trucks, and Navy Pier and Light Slate for Limited trims. The Black Appearance Package is now available on XLT models and includes 20-inch Ebony Black-painted premium wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, grille bars, six-inch Ebony Black running boards, and front and rear black Blue Ovals.

The 2022 Super Duty is also available with 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.

As Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this month, 2022 Ford Super Duty production is currently scheduled to begin at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant on July 9th, 2021, and at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant on July 22th, 2021. However, it is worth noting that the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage may very well change these plans or disrupt production altogether.

We’ll have more on the 2022 Ford Super Duty soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord Super Duty news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Robert Reinhardt

    I love the Ford truck no one can match it. But I’m sorry but Ford has priced them way out of my price range. Let me know when you start selling them at 1978 prices then I’ll buy one.

  2. Vince M

    Maybe do a story about when all of the 2021 super duty trucks sitting in ‘purgatory’ will be finished and shipped? People have been waiting months for their ordered trucks without a single word from Ford. A comment or at least some communication from them would be nice….

  3. William Moore

    I traded my Chevy 2017 LTZ in on a F-150 Platinum 2020. It was way in the back I saw it threw Edmonds which shows every vehicle and shows hidden sale prices. At any rate I had the sales man find it he called me back “Found It”! He sent me pictures to my cell phone, it was beautiful Theodore Red. Black leather inside and was listed to go as a dealership auction truck. I could understand why it was priced as $72,987.00 before taxes. Since Ford with chip issues I was told their were no rebates threw Ford and it’s sticker priced. I called USAA said I found this truck I have $15,000 after selling my Z71 with just five-thousand miles on it, to put down. Well after talking to about every person I could with USAA getting help with discounts was seriously a joke. I did get approved for $50,000 loan but that puts me short even with down payment of $15,000 down, I still have taxes. I said ok went to the sales manager of that Ford dealership told him what I could do could he help me? We did a phone call where we could see one another he sat in with a finance person and he found on the 2020 Ford had rebates for any brand new remaining on dealers lots. They also gave me disabled veteran discount another $500.00 off by the time the deal was done I got an extended warranty and had the truck brought to my home and gave them a check for $15,000 and the truck was beautiful I could not believe I owned a Platinum F-150?? But their it was and I only owed $41,000 for it. It is my first truck with power steps and a full power glass roof, I just had a single power sunroof in my Z71. Now this truck has all options extended range gas tank the top rated V6 that tows 13,000 lbs a One-Thousand more than the power stroke diesel. I will say it does feel stronger than the V8 in my Z71 yet I’ve never had a V6 or a Turbo motor in any truck. I did look at online sales of other F-150 with this Turbo V6 and no one had truly any hateful statements against it, and I found many 2018/2019 with eighty ninety thousand on the trucks and the seats looked great for those miles and so did the truck. One think I liked was none had wear on the buttons where on Chevy Trucks the buttons on steering wheel and radio buttons wear off. The Ford buttons looked as if new and with a hundred thousand nearly on those trucks that told me they were better done. Now I agree the 2021 F-150 look more up to date, but I’m a if it’s not broke why fix it person. The buttons look fine, the area inside the truck is huge compared to my Chevy Z71, seriously it’s big. The rear seating area is BIG lots of leg room. I’m 5’9 One-Eighty pounds. Long waisted and I like to stretch out in a vehicle and unless your huge or seriously tall this is amazing in size. The leather seats actually aren’t thin their thick and sewed together great. I can’t say I like the grey strip but do like Ford put Platinum on all four seats. The voice sink I think Ford needs work! The glovebox for such a top trim truck you would think it would have a light inside it when open, sadly Ford left that out. I also wish Ford would had included reading lights for front passenger. The carpeting that goes up under the dash both sides Ford should be ashamed of how cheap it looks. To me a top tear truck should be not just what’s seen in front but what’s in lower areas it should be the best of what a manufacture has to offer. I guess Ford forgot people do vacuum their vehicles? At any rate maybe that’s petty, but I wish also Ford would offer standard on Top of the line trucks HUD. I’ve had it I liked it and I believe all vehicles should have it. Chevy has it on the LTZ trucks even their suburbans they have HUD. The stereo, I can’t say it can stand up to the Bose speakers I had in my old truck either. Ford needs to work with the Germans that makes B/O as I’ve been in Audi with B&O speakers and they sound good, these speakers I can’t give a good grade. The other complaint after owning the truck for a few months is that I find a lot of plastic that truly is not fitted well. The glovebox is crooked or rather does not align along the top portion of the dash or cubby hole area above. Ford says they will order me another glovebox. The truck from my friends XLT which he’ll his has leather seats and a full glass roof and navigation when I rode in his truth be told it felt much like my truck that cost $20,000 more. True his does not have power folding mirrors or massage seats, or a power tilt steering wheel but he has the V8 and it runs good, now he had the power steps added and their not as wide as mine but still that $20,000 I could had used it for a lot of other things. My opinion just a few up grades for a lot of money I say buy an XLT check all the boxes and come up saving a lot compared to a Platinum or Limited. Until Ford truly gets serious and takes the top trip trucks and make them special truly goes that extra mile on the inside the place the owner spends his or her time, I can’t say the Platinum 2020 I own is special Truck Luke I thought they were. I guess I’m sadden by the fact I thought paying for the higher trim got me a nicer interior less plastic more better materials and better sound dreading. Truth be told that’s not the case anyone who like me thought the Platinum and Limited were nicer vehicles than a Lariat or XLT let me inform you that Facts are Facts and it’s just not true. That’s not saying Ford does not make a nice truck and Ford gives you lots of room inside and a smooth ride and comfortable seats. Anyone reading this can disagree it’s just my opinion from the truck I own.

    1. Terry


  4. Curtis Bender

    It’s a crime that they are pushing 4WD so much. I have ordered a 2022 Lariat, although I might have gone with a King Ranch, but I wanted 2WD. Really dig the interior on the KR, but I use my truck for highway nearly 100%, so no need for 4WD, no need for the extra weight, the extra parts that may fail, and the lower fuel economy, plus 4WD adds to the sticker price. It seems to me that they are going to lose sales by not offering 2WD across the model line.

  5. cj

    Ford use to brag….how many different models….accessories you could configure a Ford truck in….get what you wanted….now they want you take what they want you to have….and more costly model..and features…so they can run assembly line easier…this will backfire…i think…


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