Ford F-150 Platinum
Ford F-150 Platinum
Ford F-150 Platinum

2022 Ford F-150 Platinum

Pros: Powerful and economical PowerBoost hybrid powertrain; broad array of body/trim configurations and engines; long list of innovative available convenience and technology features

Cons: Top trim levels get very pricey; interior materials a step behind comparable Ram 1500 models

CG Says: Ford’s best-selling F-150 pickup was redesigned for 2021, so the changes for 2022 are few. The 2022 Ford F-150 has a new Black Appearance Package available on certain models, and the 3.0-liter diesel engine option has been dropped. The all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning is reviewed separately.

The PowerBoost hybrid powertrain combines a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with an electric motor for a total of 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. The F-150 also offers a 290-hp 3.3-liter V6, 325-hp turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, 400-hp 5.0-liter V8, and a 400-hp turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. All engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and 4-wheel drive is available on all. The off-road high-performance Raptor model gets a 450-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6, an off-road-fortified chassis with Fox-brand shocks and a five-link rear suspension, and available 37-inch off-road tires. An even-hotter Raptor R model, likely powered by a 700+-hpV8 engine, is slated to arrive in the near future. Less extreme than the Raptor is the F-150 Tremor model with off-road suspension and all-terrain tires.

The F-150’s available Pro Power Onboard integrated generator is designed to eliminate the need for a separate electric generator at worksites, campsites, and the like. The top version of Pro Power Onboard generator, which is offered only with the PowerBoost hybrid powertrain, can put out 7.2 kilowatts of power, enough for 240-volt, 30-amp outlets. The F-150’s SYNC 4 infotainment system includes a digital owner’s manual and wireless Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto connectivity, and can receive over-the-air software updates for additional capabilities in the future. Other available features include a power tailgate, Active Park Assist self-parking system, “Max Recline” front seats that can tilt back almost 180 degrees, and Active Drive Assist—a semi-autonomous driving aid that allows hands-free driving on select freeways, provided the driver pays attention to the road ahead. Available safety features include pre-collision automatic braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, intersection assist, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, and automatic high-beam headlights.

Ford’s full-size pickup is a technological tour de force that offers a broad array of powertrains and trim levels, as well as thoughtful features for both work and play that are unmatched by any class rivals. The F-150 has long been the best-selling truck in America, and the current-generation model is well positioned to continue that tradition.

The Facts
Class Large Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) Pickup Truck
Passenger Count 3, 5, or 6
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (only select models listed)
XL Reg. Cab, 6.5-ft box: $31,185
4×4 XLT Reg. Cab, 6.5-ft box: $43,250
Lariat SuperCab, 6.5-ft box: $49,980
4×4 Lariat SuperCrew Cab, 8-ft box: $53,405
4×4 Platinum SuperCrew Cab, 6.5-ft box: $67,155
4×4 Limited SuperCrew Cab, 5.5-ft box: $81,600
4×4 Raptor SuperCrew Cab, 5.5-ft box: $70,370

Base Engine
3.3-liter V6
Horsepower
290
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-24

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.7-liter V6
Horsepower
325
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-26

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
400 (Raptor 450)
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
16-23

Optional Engine
5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
400
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-24

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6/electric motor
Horsepower
430
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-25