The legendary pickup has been redesigned recently. We saw many new things, but many things carried on as well. One of them is a diesel version, equipped with a familiar V6 Power Stroke unit. Even though the Blue Oval company released a hybrid version, the diesel remained in the offer and will for a few more years. The 2022 Ford F-150 Diesel seems like a certain thing.
The next year’s model won’t bring any particular change. Simply, the recent redesign has brought a new generation of the truck and it would be irrational to expect bigger changes for the second production year. Instead, we are about to see a familiar layout, with a decent diesel engine that provides a good balance between power and efficiency. Other aspects of the truck should remain the same as well, both design and features-wise.
We expect to see the 2022 Ford F-150 Diesel on sale sometime late in the year.
2022 Ford F-150 Diesel Engine
Of course, the most important part of this particular version is the engine. The 2022 Ford F-150 Diesel will continue with a familiar 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 turbodiesel. This engine features a max output of 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Compared to direct rivals, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Chevry Silverado 1500 Diesel, that’s a little bit less power and torque. The Ram’s unit is notably torquier, which Chevy’s unit offers 30 horses model. However, that doesn’t affect the F-150’s capability. Moreover, the max towing capacity goes around 11.500 pounds – 1.000 pounds less than Ram 1500 but 1.900 pounds more than Chevy, which can tow just 9.600 pounds in this configuration.
Compared to other engines in Ford’s lineup, capabilities are somewhere in the middle of the pack. On the other side, the obvious advantage is fuel economy. This engine returns around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Some reports even suggest 30 mpg on the highway, which is really impressive for a half-ton pickup.
2022 Ford F-150 Diesel Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Ford F-150 Diesel will represent the second production year of the current generation and that’s why we don’t expect to see any changes regarding overall design. You may count on the same layout from the last year, which has brought mostly evolutionary changes, both in terms of mechanics and aesthetics.
The same thing goes for interior design, which brings notable improvements over the previous generation. The dashboard looks more modern and it’s equipped with more tech features. Also, the materials are nicer, especially in more expensive versions.
This aspect shouldn’t bring bigger changes. The 2022 Ford F-150 Diesel will be available in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trim levels.
The XL model comes equipped fairly well. It comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and a bunch of safety features, such as a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward automatic emergency braking.
Traditionally, the XLT brings just a couple of upgrades. Those are things like power accessories and additional safety features like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward automatic emergency braking.
The Lariat has always been a sweet spot. It comes standard with goodies like leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, remote start, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, a 12-inch touch screen.
For those who are looking for exclusive details, the Kind Ranch is a perfect choice. It comes with a variety of unique aesthetical details, outside and on the inside. Also, the list of standard equipment includes an in-bed power outlet, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, intersection assist, navigation, an eight-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, HD Radio, and wireless device charging.
The Platinum is the most expensive version you can get with the diesel engine. This trim level includes further upgrades, such as massaging front seats, traffic sign recognition, and power-deployable running boards.
2022 Ford F-150 Diesel Release Date and Price
We expect to see a 2022 Ford F-150 Diesel sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 43.000 dollars.