2007 Ford F-350

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2007 Ford F-350 Review

Well-priced truck with great versatility.

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Overview

The 2007 Ford F-350 offers several benefits that truck drivers will appreciate. But it also has some major setbacks that will encourage some drivers to explore other options that suit their needs better. Versatility is one of the F-350's best points. Considering the three body styles and three trim levels available, buyers get a total of eight different versions to choose from. The XL trim level, which is available as regular, SuperCab, and Crew Cab models, is essentially a work truck that does not offer many niceties, not even an air-conditioner. The Lariat (available as SuperCab or Crew Cab); however, offers more standard features than most truck drivers will ever need. It also comes with a choice of manual or automatic transmission. Three engines are available, but even the mightiest option lacks the power of the truck's major competitors.

The Range

Body Style: Regular Cab Truck, SuperCab, Crew Cab
Engines: 5.4-liter V-8, 6.0-liter V-8, 6.8-liter V-10
Transmission: six-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Ford F-350 XL, Ford F-350 XLT, Ford F-350 Lariat

What's New

The 2007 Ford F-350 SuperCab models can now receive the Lariat Highline Package, which adds black leather seating and chrome details. Crew Cabs are eligible for the Lariat Outlaw Package, which offers an interior and exterior red-and-black color scheme. XL models now have optional cloth seats instead of vinyl. Ford has dropped the 5.4-liter engine because it could not meet the emissions requirements of several states.

Exterior

The 2007 Ford F-350's exterior appearance depends on which type of cab is chosen. The regular cabs and SuperCabs have sturdy bodies with lengthy beds. The Crew Cab version; however, loses some bed length to give the interior more room. Overall, it has just enough exterior style to make it look like a contemporary truck that buyers won't feel embarrassed to drive around town.

Interior

The 2007 Ford F-350 Crew Cab and SuperCab versions have enough space for at least five adults, with the possibility of adding a sixth for short trips. The rear seat folds up, so buyers get considerable cargo space on the inside. The interior; however, has a dated look that will make buyers wonder whether they have purchased a truck from the 1990s. The seating also offers mediocre comfort that will annoy some passengers if they have to sit still for very long. The XL models do not offer much in the way of features. It's designed as a work truck, so don't expect a lot of extra comfort. It doesn't even come standard with air-conditioning. Moving up to the XLT; however, adds several features, including cloth seats instead of the XL's vinyl, an air-conditioner, CD player, and full power accessories. The Lariat models add even more features, making it the nicest trim level of the group. The Lariat has leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a power seat for the driver.

Performance & Handling

The 2007 Ford F-350 has three available engines. The base 5.4-liter V-8 gives an output of 300 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. The 6.8-liter V-10 offers considerably more with its 352 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. If you plan to use the F-350 to haul heavy items, though, the 6.0-liter, Power Stroke V-8 diesel is your best option. It offers a reasonable 325 hp and a good 570 lb-ft of torque. Even at this level, it can't keep up with some of its competitors. When properly equipped, though, it can tow a 15,000-pound trailer or 5800-poind payloads. It has quality handling that will impress most drivers used to bumpier, less responsive trucks. While drivers get the most control from a six-speed manual transmission, the five-speed automatic does surprisingly well, even when towing heavy objects.

Safety

The 2007 Ford F-350 comes standard with four-wheel anti-lock brakes. XLT and Lariat models with automatic transmissions have power-adjustable pedals. Rear parking sensors come as an option on all trim levels.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ford F-350: N/A

You'll Like

  • Nice ride, especially for a heavy-duty truck
  • Smooth automatic transmission
  • Good steering
  • Trailer-brake control offered as factory option

You Won't Like

  • Big turning radius
  • Interior looks dated
  • Power Stroke diesel doesn't offer as much towing power as competitors

Sum Up

Well-priced truck with great versatility.

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