Changes to the 2022 Ford Models

Chris Teague | Nov 30, 2021

Ford Motor Company is on fire in 2021, heading into 2022. The automaker’s product catalog has grown with new electric-vehicle (EV) models and two red-hot SUVs, and the picture for 2022 is just as rosy. The F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck and E-Transit electric utility van are coming soon, and many other Ford models receive significant tech improvements for the new model year. Here’s a rundown of everything new at Ford for 2022.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Front Quarter View

2022 Ford Bronco Changes

The Bronco returned to Ford’s lineup for 2021 in one of the most anticipated vehicle launches in decades. The fanfare is still running strong heading into 2022, and Ford hasn’t yet shipped all the advance orders it received for the SUV, so changes for the new model year are light. Updates for the 2022 Bronco are limited to two new paint color choices: Hot Pepper Red and Eruption Green.

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Changes

The Bronco Sport beat its Bronco counterpart to market, and though popular, it hasn’t been in anywhere near as short supply as the larger SUV. It sees a shuffling of its trim levels for the 2022 model year. The Big Bend package is now called the Convenience package, the Outer Banks package is now named the Tech package, and the Badlands package is now called the Premium package. Three new paint colors are also available, including Bronze Smoke Metallic, Hot Pepper Red Tinted Clearcoat, and Velocity Blue Metallic.

2022 Ford EcoSport Changes

The Ford EcoSport carries over unchanged for the 2022 model year. An all-new model is expected for 2023 riding on a new platform shared with the global Ford Puma crossover.

2022 Ford Edge Changes

Ford’s 2-row SUV sees a few updates for 2022. The Edge is now available with two new equipment packages: Black Appearance and Adventure. The Black Appearance package includes 19-inch wheels, black badging, black mirror caps, and black skid plates. The Adventure package brings 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, synthetic leather upholstery, and unique colored accents throughout. New Flight Blue and Forged Green paint colors are available.

2022 Ford Escape Changes

The Ford Escape is unchanged for 2022 but gets three new paint color choices. Atlas Blue Metallic, Flight Blue Metallic, and Iced Blue Metallic are now available.

2022 Ford Expedition Changes

The full-size Ford Expedition receives significant changes for 2022 that expand the model line and add new functionality. The Expedition Timberline is a more rugged and off-road-capable SUV with 10.6 inches of ground clearance and a powerful twin-turbo V6 that makes 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The portly Expedition also gets Trail Turn Assist, which uses braking on the inside rear wheel to tighten the turning radius.

A Stealth Edition Performance package is available for Expedition Limited and Limited Max trims and brings 22-inch wheels, red brake calipers, sport-tuned suspension, and gloss black trim.

All 2022 Expeditions get a host of updated tech, including a refreshed version of Ford’s Sync infotainment software. The standard 15.5-inch touchscreen runs Sync 4A, which features machine learning, over-the-air updates, and the ability to run multiple apps at once. New standard safety tech includes road edge detection, intersection assist, reverse braking assist, evasive steering assistance, and an active air dam.

2022 Ford Explorer Changes

Ford expands the Explorer catalog for 2022 with a new ST-Line trim that brings the styling and looks of the much more expensive ST to a lower price point. The ST-Line builds on the XLT trim with 20-inch wheels, unique badging, and upgraded interior finishes. It lacks the powerful V6 engine and many of the ST’s interior niceties, but the less costly ST-Line trim still gets a 300-hp 4-cylinder engine and Ford Co-Pilot360 safety equipment.

Buyers that opt to upgrade to the full-fat Explorer ST now can select a rear-wheel-drive-only option, which lowers the cost and improves fuel economy for people who live in warmer climates. A 400-hp engine option is now available for the King Ranch and Platinum trims. The two high-end Explorer trims also come standard with a Technology package and the opportunity to select a bench or captain’s chairs for the second row at no extra cost.

Ford F-150 Changes

The nation’s best-selling truck, the Ford F-150, gets a handful of tech and feature updates for the 2022 model year. Ford announced a new available onboard scale option, a smart hitch, and adaptive dampers for the trucks, but the changes don’t stop there. A new STX Black Appearance package is available for the XL, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum trims. Additionally, a bed utility options group is now available for XL, XLT, Lariat King Ranch, Platinum, and Tremor trims. The King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims get the utility package as standard kit.

The F-150 Raptor debuted as an all-new model for 2021, and for the 2022 model year, Ford is adding a new Raptor R truck with a V8 engine. More details will be available soon.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Changes

The all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning debuts for the 2022 model year. Ford says the truck has a starting price of around $40,000 for the most basic commercial versions and about $53,000 for the XLT consumer-grade truck. Its electric drivetrain generates 563 hp and 775 pound-feet of torque for a zero-to-60 mph time in the mid-4s and a (projected) maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.

2022 Ford F-Series Super Duty Changes

The heavy-duty end of Ford’s truck lineup gets a host of fresh features and tech for 2022. A newly available 12-inch infotainment touchscreen runs Sync 4, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, and more. The XLT and Lariat trims are available with new appearance packages, and the top King Ranch and Platinum trims get a litany of new features that include:

  • Standard 4-wheel drive
  • Standard tailgate step for King Ranch trim
  • Single-rear-wheel trucks get standard 20-inch wheels
  • New 360-degree LED warning strobes replace 4-corner LED warning strobes

The F-350, F-450, F-550, and F-600 Chassis Cab trucks get new tech and interior colors.

2022 Ford Maverick Changes

The Ford Maverick is all-new for 2022. It’s a compact pickup with seating for up to five people, a standard hybrid powertrain with a range of up to 500 miles per tank of gas, and a tow rating of up to 4,000 pounds with proper equipment. Ford offers a gas-only powertrain upgrade for the truck, bringing 250 hp and 277 pound-feet of torque and available all-wheel drive (AWD). The Maverick’s pickup bed provides a flexible and helpful variety of configurations for different cargo management abilities, and the truck can carry up to 1,500 pounds of payload.

2022 Ford Mustang Changes

The venerable Mustang pony car gets three new equipment packages for 2022: A Stealth package with black wheels and trim, an Ice White package with white trim and aluminum wheels, and a Coastal Limited package with a pedestal rear spoiler and unique exterior trim. Ford is offering new wheel options and several new paint colors for the Mustang, which will be on offer later in the 2022 model year.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Changes

The electrified Mustang Mach-E gets a new Ice White package with Star White Metallic Tri-Coat paint and white trim pieces throughout the vehicle. A revised California Route 1 trim joins the lineup with available AWD and newly standard heated seats and steering wheel. Certain trims now get available 19-inch wheels, and a black-painted roof is now standard for both GT trims. Ford also officially renames the Mach-E’s front trunk to “frunk.”

2022 Ford Ranger Changes

The midsize Ranger pickup gets a few updates for 2022, including the return of the Ranger Splash from the 1990s. The truck features an orange and black hood, an orange-accented grille, and colorful interior accents. Exclusive 18-inch wheels are standard, along with dark accents on the bumper, fender vents, and wheel lips.

2022 Ford Transit Changes

The Ford Transit is America’s top-selling van and receives a few quality-of-life upgrades for 2022. The van is now available with a 12-inch touchscreen, a dual-passenger seating option with a center console up front, and several new cargo management and storage options.

The all-electric E-Transit is brand new for 2022 and provides an estimated range of 126 miles with a price tag under $45,000. The E-Transit supports both AC and DC fast charging, and Ford is equipping the vans with a host of standard safety and tech features previously unavailable in a cargo van: standard Ford Co-Pilot360 driver aids, a standard 12-inch touchscreen with navigation and apps, adaptive cruise control, and unique fleet management tech.

2022 Ford Transit Connect Changes

The smaller Transit Connect van gets available 16-inch aluminum wheels and new window options for 2022.

Ford is the source of information in this article. It was accurate on November 4, 2021but it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product details and availability with the automaker’s website or your local dealership.

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