Ford’s F-Series Super Duty medium-duty auto commands added than 62% agent bazaar allotment in mining, 60% of the government fleet, 50% of emergency vehicles, 50% allotment in the petroleum industry, 47% of the architecture industry, and 45% allotment in account casework according to IHS Markit U.S. allotment data. And it does so with acceptable reason.
It starts beneath the hood, with a accepted 6.2-liter V-8 that generates 385 application and 430 pound-feet of torque through a six-speed automated transmission, although best Super Dutys accept a new 10-speed automated chiral with normal, tow/haul, eco, slippery, abysmal sand, and snow drive modes. Not abundant for you? Sample the 7.3-liter V-8 breeding 430 application and 475 pound-feet of torque, or the new turbocharged, intercooled 6.7-liter V-8 agent agent rated at 475 application and 1,050 pound-feet of torque, which delivers a best burden of 7,850 pounds, accepted tow appraisement of 24,200 pounds, fifth caster tow accommodation of 32,500 pounds, and gooseneck tow adequacy of 37,000 pounds – 1,500 pounds added than its abutting competitor.
All appear with rear- or all-wheel drive as a two-door Regular Cab, SuperCab continued cab and Super Cab aggregation cab. Regular Cabs appear with an 8-foot bed, while SuperCab and Aggregation Cabs appear with a 6 3/4-foot bed or an 8-foot bed. Offered in ascendance XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited trim levels, anniversary has a audible persona. The XL is a basal assignment barter with chiral air-conditioning and vinyl floors, while the XLT adds a bit added civility, like ability windows. The Lariat is adorned abundant for best buyers, unless you appetite the dude-ranch accessible King Ranch, its burghal slicker cousin, the Platinum, or the fully-loaded Limited.
More importantly, Ford has fabricated a advantageous barter alike added so, by alms options that clothier the barter to your needs, be it the Snow Plow Prep Package or the Tremor Off-Road Package that includes such as Trail Control, which is basically cruise ascendancy for off-road driving. If you opt for the Tremor, accede abacus the factory-installed chip winch by Warn, with 12,000 pounds of winching power. Someday, you may charge it.
Yet the Super Duty can additionally serve as your adaptable appointment acknowledgment to its anchored 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi admission for up to 10 devices, as able-bodied as wireless charging and USB-C ports.
And it can tow tons, while authoritative the assignment of abetment up a bivouac far easier acknowledgment to Ford’s Pro Bivouac Backup Assist. Being a amateur at such maneuvers, I begin it makes it as accessible as axis a bulge and watching the awning as it guides you on which way to aback up. You’ll never afresh accomplish a fool of yourself while towing. It’s accepted on King Ranch, Platinum and Limited models, and alternative on XL, XLT and Lariat.
But the better abruptness comes already you hit the road. Active a Ford F-350 Limited unladen is absolutely comfortable, which you’d never expect. While bouncing alley surfaces are noticeable, they’re not acquainted at all aback trailering, as the abeyance provides a fuss-free experience, with little to no balance anatomy motions and accomplished bang absorption.
Towing a 12,000-pound bivouac in a Ford F-350 Dualie is stress-free, acknowledgment to the effortless ability of the new 7.3-liter agent agent and automated agent braking, a array of cruise ascendancy for braking. As you arch downhill, you let your bottom off the brake, and that becomes your set speed, which the barter maintains. Large ancillary mirrors with abate accessory mirrors accomplish it accessible to accumulate clue of the aback of your trailer. Steering is ablaze and easy, with aloof abundant alley feel advancing through to accumulate things interesting.
Prices alpha at $34,035 for the F-250 XL Regular Cab, and top out at $90,860 for the F-450 Limited. Given the prices of trucks these days, you can pay this abundant and get far beneath capability.