Hybrid pickup trucks are on the rise as consumers realize that they offer the same power and functionality as standard pickup trucks, but with more efficiency. If you love the 2022 Ford F-150 but also want a hybrid pickup truck, you do have options. There’s one way to get a Ford F-150 hybrid pickup, and that’s by choosing the PowerBoost. Here’s what that means and how to do it.
The 2022 Ford F-150 PowerBoost is a hybrid pickup truck
The 2022 Ford F-150 PowerBoost is a hybrid pickup truck, a successor to the 2021 PowerBoost, which was the first hybrid engine pickup truck. This has a 3.5-liter V6 PowerBoost engine. It makes 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. Gear Patrol says that this is the most powerful non-Raptor engine that Ford makes for the F-150.
Of course, it’s also the most efficient. Being a hybrid engine, the 4×4 F-150 gets 24 mpg. Gear Patrol says it “found it so seamless in everyday driving that it should be any F-150 buyer’s preferred option.” The F-150 is already the most popular pickup truck in the country, and the ability to turn it into a hybrid truck will certainly make it even more popular, and probably among a wider group of people.
How do you get a hybrid F-150?
To get a hybrid 2022 Ford F-150, you have to opt for the PowerBoost package on the Lariat trim level or above. These include the King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. The hybrid engine will cost you an extra $3,000, and it’s well worth it.
The 2022 Ford Lariat price starts at $47,640. That’s considerably higher than the starting cost of the 2022 Ford F-150, which is just $29,990. It comes with a 2.7-liter V6 that makes 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
What else comes in the Lariat package?
The Ford Lariat package is one of the mid-range 2022 Ford F-150 packages that include features like a 12-inch productivity screen and a remote tailgate release. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lariat also has LED lights, chrome bumpers, and a grille with chrome and black accents. In addition, the Lariat has heated side mirrors, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and a rear power-sliding window.
Interior features on the 2022 Ford F-150 Lariat include cruise control, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, and post-collision braking. It also comes with power-adjustable pedals with memory, heated and ventilated front seats, and a hot-spot.
The 2022 Ford F-150 PowerBoost is the only regular pickup truck that offers a hybrid engine, and with its power, it’s certainly one worth considering. There are plenty of ways to make the F-150 PowerBoost just how you want it by choosing the trim level that you add it to. It won’t be long before there is a multitude of hybrid and electric trucks, SUVs, and sedans on the road, and we’re probably going to see more pickup trucks like the F-150 offering hybrid engines as options in the near future.