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2001 Ford F-350 Review

The most capable of America’s best truck line.

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The 2001 Ford F-350 provides a rough and rugged pickup that comes in a variety of different models with the option of two or four doors. These trucks haul extremely heavy loads. Depending on which engine powers the F-350, maximum towing capacity ranges from 10,000 to 15,000 pounds. Drivers get the satisfaction of strong acceleration and carlike handling backed by anti-lock brakes. Passengers enjoy a nice ride with comfortable seats and ample legroom. Buyers with a taste for luxury appreciate the Lariat model, which provides many convenience features to make the ride even better.

The Range

Body Styles: pickup
Engines: 5.4-liter V-8, 7.3-liter V-8, 6.8-liter V-10
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual, six-speed manual
Models: Ford F-350 XL Regular Cab, Ford F-350 XLT Regular Cab, Ford F-350 XL Super Cab, Ford F-350 XLT Super Cab, Ford F-350 Lariat Super Cab, Ford F-350 XL Crew Cab, Ford F-350 XLT Crew Cab, Ford F-350 Lariat Crew Cab

What's New

All models of the 2001 Ford F-350 come standard with a trailer tow package and anti-lock brakes on all four wheels. The 7.3-liter V-8 engine gets an increase in horsepower. The XLT and Lariat offer enhanced options, such as a six-disc CD changer, chrome cab steps, and an ultrasonic reverse vehicle-aid sensor. The Lariat also offers optional heated leather seats.


The dimensions of the F-350 vary, depending on the size of the cab and the bed of the truck. Its length ranges from 227 to 246 inches. The width and height remain nearly identical for all models. Regular and crew cab models have chrome bumpers in the front and rear along with power door mirrors, windows, and locks , while extended cab models feature argent bumpers and externally adjustable door mirrors. All F-350s include a rear platform step to assist passengers when entering and exiting the truck. All windows use tinted, heat-reflective glass. The 2001 Ford F-350 sits on 16-inch steel wheels and weighs anywhere from 9900 to 11,900 pounds.


The 2001 Ford F-350 regular cab models fit up to three passengers. The extended and crew cab models accommodate up to six people. In the front, all models come standard with cloth seats that have head restraints, divided by an armrest (that may be kept up or down) and two large cup holders. Door pockets provide easy storage. The dash has logically arranged gauges, conveniently located controls, a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, and a storage console located in the center. Rear seating in both the extended and crew cab model utilizes a cloth bench seat that fits three people. All models of the F-350 feature front reading lights and an AM/FM stereo. Heated leather seats and a six-disc CD changer remain optional in the Lariat.

Performance & Handling

The F-350 comes with one of three powerful engines. A 5.4-liter V-8 engine produces 260 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque; a 6.8-liter V-10 engine pumps out 310 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque; the diesel-powered, turbocharged, 7.3-liter V-8 engine cranks out 250 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque. All three engines can be mated to either a four-speed automatic or a five- or six-speed manual transmission. This results in smooth, strong acceleration and the ability to haul and tow massive weight.

The 2001 Ford F-350 uses an independent front suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with a beam rear suspension with leaf springs. This structure provides a firm ride on any dry roads while towing or hauling loads. Otherwise, expect a harsh ride. Even though it classifies as a large truck, it drives similarly to a big luxury car. It has a good steering feel while turning and going around corners. Optional four-wheel drive allows drivers to handle off-road conditions easily.


The 2001 Ford F-350 comes equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels and electronic brake force distribution. Driver and front-passenger front-impact airbags provide added protection. The passenger airbag has a deactivation switch. In the front, the driver and front passenger get three-point, height-adjustable safety belts, and lap static safety belts come on the center seats. Models with rear seating have the same seating setup in the front and rear.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ford F-350 5.4-liter engine: 13/17 mpg city/highway
Ford F-350 6.8-liter engine: 11/15 mpg city/highway
Ford F-350 7.3-liter engine: 10/14 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Lots of power
  • Great for hauling and towing
  • Built tough

You Won't Like

  • Poor fuel economy
  • Road noise

Sum Up

The most capable of America’s best truck line.

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