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Here’s How To Get Dual Exhaust On The 2022 Ford F-150 XL

The 2022 Ford F-150 XL represents the best value in that legendary model’s lineup and is one of the very few new full-size pickups that can be purchased for right around $30k. For this reason, many seeking to build a cheap performance-based pickup opt for the bare-bones, regular cab XL, which can be optioned with the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote powerplant. However, the 2022 Ford F-150 XL comes equipped with a single exhaust setup, and as a whole, the trim level is centered around value, not performance or sportiness. However, there is one notable exception – the new-for-2022 STX Black Appearance Package.

For the 2022 model year, the STX Black Appearance Package is the only way to get a dual exhaust on the F-150 XL, though there are some exceptions. The STX Black Appearance Package is only available in conjunction with the XL High Package, which is only available in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations. The package is also not available with the base Ford 3.3L V6 Duratec engine, twin-turbo 3.5L V6 PowerBoost hybrid, Heavy-Duty Payload Package, STX Appearance Package, XL Chrome Appearance Package, or 8-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat.

The dual exhaust is also available with black tips, but only on 2022 F-150 SuperCrew pickups equipped with Ford’s twin-turbo 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, four-wheel drive, and the Class IV Hitch (53B) or Trailer Tow Package (53A).

In addition to dual exhaust, the STX Appearance Package also adds a host of additional features and equipment including 20-inch gloss black-painted aluminum wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, a box side decal (except when paired with the FX4 Off-Road Package), black bodyside decals (4×4 and FX4 Off-Road Package only), black exterior badging, fog lamps, a molded-in color black honeycomb-style front grille with a body-color surround, and a matte black F-150 decal on the tailgate.

On the inside, the optional package includes an electronic rear-window defroster, manual driver and passenger lumbar support, privacy glass, seatback pockets, unique black sport cloth seats, and a steering column-mounted shifter, while the same seats with a flow-through console are available as an option.

For the 2023 model year, there will be an additional way to get an F-150 with dual exhaust as well – via the recently-revealed F-150 Rattler, an entry-level off-road-focused pickup based on the XL-trimmed version of that model.

We’ll have more on the 2022 Ford F-150 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 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. tiller

    why on earth wouldn’t dual exhaust be offered for the 5.0? yet another L by ford

  2. Kenny D

    Obviously F O R D has the Ability to Put Dual Exhaust on a 5.0V8 from the Factory, But to be forced to OPT for an ALL BLACK TRUCK to get it????? How Stupid. Not sure what the cost of this Black Out Option is, But FORGETABOUTIT….. Get the 5.0V8 and Put on a Stainless BORLA Exhaust System of your Choice.

    1. Big M in 10th

      The article said the dual exhaust was not available on the Duratec or the 3.5L Powerboost engines when ordered with XL trim and Black Appearance package. A bit complicated to say the least.

    2. Big M in 10th

      No need to get a black truck if you want dual exhaust with a 5.0L; just get the trims above the XL.

  3. Deadarmadillo

    Ford has a tendency to do some weird stuff. I sometimes wonder about the companies decision makers.

  4. Dr Bubba

    Marketing lame brains!

  5. Clinton Hayes

    Why is that let me option out what I want not what you want and that’s why I haven’t bought a new vehicle in awhile.

  6. Ford Owner

    I bet someone will put fake exhaust tips on a F -150 Lightning to fool other truck owners


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