2022 Ford F-250 Towing Capacity
Are you in the market for a dependable pickup truck? Is towing, whether it’s for work, play, or both, a high priority for you? The 2022 Ford F-250 is one pickup truck that’s able to hold its own at the worksite as well as the campsite.
Our team here at Friendly Ford has come up with the following 2022 Ford F-250 towing capacity review to provide drivers in Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, NY, with all the information they need to find out whether this is the truck that can satisfy their needs.
2022 Ford F-250 Towing Capacity and Engine Lineup
There are three possible engines for the 2022 F-250. The standard offering is a 6.2L flex-fuel gas V8 engine. It delivers an output of 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. With all that power, you’ll have a maximum available towing capacity of 15,300 pounds when properly equipped.
One available F-250 engine is a 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel. This one supplies you with a beastly 475 horsepower along with 1,050 lb-ft of torque. When correctly outfitted, you can get your gear to and from the worksite with ease thanks to this engine’s 22,800-pound towing capacity.
You could also have your F-250 equipped with the 7.3L 2V DEVCT NA PFI V8 engine. This engine can achieve 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, with a 19,500-pound towing capacity when properly equipped. On top of that, the F-250 has a maximum available payload of 4,260 pounds.
However you configure your truck, you know the 2022 F-250 has the power to get the job done.
In terms of gooseneck towing, nobody does it better than the Ford F-250. When fully equipped, its gooseneck diesel tow rating can go as high as 22,800 pounds and a best maximum gas rating of 19,500 pounds. However, that’s not all. Its maximum gross combined weight rating barrels in at 45,300 pounds.
Features for Towing Support
There are several features that are designed to help you when you’re using the Ford F-250 for towing. These include standard systems, such as:
- Trailer Sway Control: This feature is able to detect and reduce trailer sway while on the road to keep you and your cargo secure.
- AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™): To help remain stable when on the road with a trailer attached, this system uses sensors to control engine power and selective braking as needed.
- Built Ford Tough® Trailer Hitch Receiver: The included trailer hitch offers options for both a 2.5-inch and a 3-inch receiver to make your towing a little easier.
- Trailer Reverse Guidance: Get an expanded view of your trailer, with cameras placed in the side mirrors. Images that appear on your infotainment screen will show the direction of your truck and trailer and will display guidelines that move with your steering wheel.
- Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™: When backing up, you can rotate a knob on the instrument panel that will control your trailer, while the vehicle backs itself up.
The F-250 also comes with a Rear View Camera, so you can feel like you’ve got eyes in the back of your head.
Available Performance Features
When you have serious jobs that require extra support, the F-250 has a number of available features to back you up.
For example, you can get the available TorqShift® 10-speed automatic transmission, which comes with Selectable Drive Modes. These drive modes will help improve your performance in specific situations. Choose from:
- Deep Sand/Snow
With the available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Trailer Coverage, you’ll be able to change lanes with confidence, even with a trailer blocking your view. This system can support trailers up to 33 feet long.
Plus, you could get the available Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™. Backing out of a parking space will be a breeze, even when you have a trailer attached.
You might also want the available Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp Camera. This camera is designed to give you a better view of the pickup box, with additional dynamic visual guidelines for added perspective.
The optional Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, which can synchronize the trailer’s brakes with your vehicle’s, will ensure your truck and trailer achieve smooth and seamless braking.
Need Some Towing Tips?
Are you a newbie in the towing world or are you a pro looking for ways to make life a little easier? No matter the situation, there are many things you can do to make sure your trailer is properly hooked up, safe when attached to your vehicle, and so much more.
Here are some important towing tips you can use at any time.
- Drive slower than normal and allow for extra room to stop: With so much extra weight attached to your truck, you’ll need to start stopping much sooner than you would if you didn’t have anything connected. Not only does this keep you safe, it keeps others on the road safe and can prolong the life of your vehicle. Slow driving movements will prevent your truck from rattling around, as quick motions can cause the trailer to jackknife.
- Make sure you know the weight of your trailer: Before doing anything else, you must know how much your trailer weighs and make sure that your truck can handle it. If your trailer weighs more than your truck, you run the risk of severely damaging the vehicle and potentially other drivers. You’ll also want to know the GCWR of both the trailer and the vehicle.
- Use your mirrors: The Ford F-250 mirrors are designed to give you a much wider view of the road and your trailer, so you can keep tabs on it at all times. This also makes changing lanes much easier, which you’ll only want to do if you have more than enough space. The available cameras in the mirrors make driving with a trailer simpler than ever.
- Check the trailer brakes: Once your trailer is hooked up and secure, one of the last steps you should take before getting out on the road is checking the trailer brakes. When you shift the F-250 into drive, apply the trailer brakes, release the tow vehicle brakes, and let the truck roll forward until it stops. The brakes might not work right away—that is normal. However, if they don’t stop after a few yards, re-check your connections.
- Keep an eye on drivers in front of you: Aside from driving slower yourself, you’ll want to be alert at all times and anticipate other drivers’ actions. Safety features, like Automatic Emergency Braking and BLIS® with Trailer Coverage, will help with this.
2022 Ford F-250: Capabilities
The F-250 will keep you comfortable, whether you’re on the job or enjoying some personal time. The available heated and ventilated driver and passenger seats will keep you relaxed even on the coldest winter morning. Plus, you can choose to equip your 2022 F-250 with the available heated steering wheel, so even your hands can be toasty.
The cargo box will give you plenty of room for all your storage needs. Choose the 6.75-foot box for 65.4 cubic feet of cargo space or the 8-foot box for 78.5 cubic feet of space.
The Regular Cab will give you a total of 64.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. If you are in need of more passenger space, the SuperCab and the Crew Cab each come available with rear rows. Inside, you’ll find that the SuperCab offers 116 cubic feet of passenger volume and the Crew Cab offers 131.8 cubic feet of passenger volume.
With these interior dimensions, you’ll have the room to spread out and get comfortable in any Cab:
Since the F-250 is now under the Super Duty umbrella, you’ll have a variety of powerful trucks to choose from. The F-250 trims include these six options:
- F-250 XL
- F-250 XLT
- F-250 Lariat
- F-250 King Ranch
- F-250 Platinum
- F-250 Limited
As you move higher up the trim levels, you’ll find all kinds of exciting features. If you choose the F-250 XLT, you’ll get SYNC® 3, a voice-activated infotainment system.
Enjoy your music in a whole new way, with the B&O™ Sound System by Bang & Olufsen®, available on the F-250 Lariat trim and higher. You’ll have 10 speakers, including a subwoofer, to give you a full-bodied sound that will feel like a live concert.
The upper-level F-250 King Ranch will give you the unique King Ranch Kingsville Leather seats and the luxuriously comfortable Kingsville Antique Affect Leather-wrapped steering wheel. The F-250 Platinum trim has the unique Platinum Black Onyx Leather seating surfaces and heated rear seats.
At the highest trim level, the F-250 Limited comes with the available TorqShift® 10-speed automatic transmission and the standard 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel engine for genuine power and optimal performance at your command.
Get a Feel for the 2021 Ford F-250 Today
The F-250 is a formidable piece of machinery. If the above information has you interested in seeing more of what it can do firsthand, you’re ready for the next step.
Simply contact Friendly Ford, serving Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, New York, to set up your test drive in the 2022 Ford F-250.