If your needs for a truck fall between extreme heavy duty and full-on commercial, the Ford F-350 is for you. Available in three cab styles, two bed lengths, and with single or dual rear wheels, the F-350 can be built to numerous configurations. Adding to that are the diverse trim levels and three V-8 engine options. A workhorse, the F-350 provides huge towing and hauling capabilities.
It's no surprise that the F-350 is mightily capable. With incredibly strong powertrains—including the segment's most powerful and torquey diesel mill—and a frame built to extremes, the F-350 makes towing and hauling heavy loads a breeze.
What's more surprising is how nice a vehicle the F-350 is on its own. There's no avoiding that it's a gigantic heavy-duty truck—and if we're honest, most MotorTrend editors prefer the Ram heavy duty's interior and exterior styling—but the Ford drives reasonably well considering its size. Quality and overall execution is good, and high-end trim levels are downright luxurious (and priced to match). The F-350, a former Truck of the Year winner, remains a top contender for heavy-duty pickup truck shoppers.
All F-350 engines are paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and power the rear wheels as standard or 4WD optionally.
The base engine is a 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 producing 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. Above that, a 7.3-liter gasoline V-8 making 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque is available.
If you're looking for a diesel, the F-350 offers the segment's most powerful and torquey turbodiesel engine. It's a 6.7-liter mill churning out 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. This engine should enable an approximately 7.2-second 0-60 mph time.
The F-350 can be equipped with driver-assist and active-safety features including front automatic emergency braking, trailer sway control, blind-spot monitoring with trailer coverage, adaptive cruise control, and a 360-degree view camera system.
F-350 models in crew cab, long bed, 4WD configuration have the lowest payload of the range at 2,890 pounds. The F-350 that can carry the most weight is the regular cab, long bed, RWD, dually model, which maxes out at 7,850 pounds.
Crew cab models with 4WD and the 6.2-liter gas engine have the lowest towing capacity of the F-250 lineup, bumper-towing 12,300 pounds. Several configurations with the Powerstroke diesel engine are rated to pull up to 21,200 pounds.
For gooseneck or fifth-wheel towing, capacity is 12,000 pounds in crew cab, 4WD, 6.2-liter gas V-8 models at the lowest. On the high end, regular cab, RWD, diesel dually models can pull an incredible 35,750 pounds.
In basic trims, the F-350 includes a 4.2-inch infotainment screen and gauge cluster display, intended to control basic vehicle functions. In higher-end trims an 8.0-inch gauge cluster display and infotainment touchscreen are fitted, which add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; built-in navigation is available. All F-350 trims include one USB port; additional USB charge ports, a 100-volt outlet, and wireless device charger are available or included depending on trim.
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