Buyer's Guide

2021 Ford F-350
Select a Different Model (57 Available): Lariat 2WD Long Bed SRW Super Duty Crew Cab
Towing (Max) $ 15000 lbs.
Payload (Max) 4820 lbs.
Horsepower 385@5,750
Torque 430@3,800
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2021 Ford F-350 MODEL OVERVIEW


  • Former Truck of the Year winner
  • Segment's torquiest diesel engine available
  • Standard 10-speed automatic transmission


  • Range-topping trims cost nearly six figures
  • Design is starting to look dated
  • Unsettled ride when the bed is empty

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.

What's New

  • A bed side step is offered from the entry-level XL trim to the Platinum trim
  • Manually adjustable towing mirrors become optional on dually models in XL trim
  • New exterior paint color choices added

What We Think

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.

What Engine Is in a Ford F-350?

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.

How Much Weight Can an F-350 Carry?

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.

How Much Can an F-250 Tow?

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.

Trim Levels

2021 Ford F-350 XL

  • 17-inch silver-painted steel wheels
  • Black front and rear bumpers
  • Vinyl seating surfaces
  • Manual door locks, windows, mirrors

2021 Ford F-350 XLT

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Chrome front and rear bumpers
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Power door locks, windows, mirrors

2021 Ford F-350 Lariat

  • 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Dual-zone climate control

2021 Ford F-350 King Ranch

  • 18-inch bright-finished alloy wheels
  • Special premium leather seating surfaces
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Illuminated running boards

2021 Ford F-350 Platinum

  • 20-inch polished alloy wheels
  • Body-color front and rear bumpers
  • Premium LED headlights
  • Power-folding running boards

2021 Ford F-350 Limited

  • 20-inch polished alloy wheels
  • Two-tone leather seating surfaces
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Speed-adaptive steering

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$500 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible college students. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-04-2021
$500 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible Military personnel. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-04-2021
$500 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible Military personnel. 01-04-2021
$250 Ford announces a Retail Customer Cash on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-04-2021