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2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

$34,320 - $83,090
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Ford F-350 Super Duty

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Review: Work Hard, Play Hard

by Jay Traugott

Trucks today are more than just load-hauling workhorses. Modern buyers expect a vehicle that can supply many of the creature comforts and conveniences we expect from daily drivers without sacrificing utility. The Ford F-350 Super Duty manages to do just that. With an available V8 diesel engine capable of developing 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque, there are few jobs the truck can't handle, and it handles them just as well, if not better, than leading rivals like the Ram 3500 or Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. It doesn't get amazing fuel economy, and it can get pretty pricey at the higher trims, which is where you will need to aim to get those creature comforts we mentioned, but the Ford is still a popular heavy-duty vehicle that is worth a look for those seeking a strong worker that also knows how to have a little fun.

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Changes: What’s the difference vs 2018 F-350 Super Duty?

For 2019, the premium Sony stereo sound system on the Lariat trim, and upwards, has been replaced with a Bang & Olufsen premium setup. The Lariat trim also gains access to a new Sport Package, which comprises 20-inch wheels with OWL all-season tires, Agate Black exterior trim, and a tough spray-in bedliner.

Pros and Cons

  • Extremely high-torque turbodiesel V8
  • Impressive towing capacity
  • Roomy interior
  • Plenty of tech and conveniences on upper trims
  • Pricey upper trims
  • Heavy on fuel, regardless of engine choice

F-350 Super Duty Exterior

One glance is all it takes to know that the Ford F-350 Super Duty means business. The enormous grille on the front fascia is overlaid with aggressive dual metal bars sporting the company's logo, while the chunky lower bumper juts forward imposingly. Blocky automatic halogen headlights frame the large grille, with fog lights buried within the bumper on upper trims. The truck is enormously long and wide, advertising its powerful workhorse capabilities. The 17-inch wheels turn within broad wheel arches, with load-bearing rear wheel arches available on the dual-rear-wheel configuration.

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Front View
2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Rear View
2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Front View
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Dimensions

There is no doubt that the Ford F-350 is a full-size heavy-duty truck, measuring 231.8 inches in length and standing 78.3 inches high in its standard guise. When equipped with the Crew Cab and the eight-foot bed, the length can increase to 266.2 inches, while height goes up to 81.7 inches in the tallest four-wheel-drive option. Wheelbases all depend on the cab and bed length you choose, varying from 141.6 to 176 inches. Width is standard across the range at 80 inches, excluding mirrors, although opting for the dual-rear-wheel body increases this to 96 inches. Ground clearance is high at 8.2 inches on the lowest-riding guise, with up to 8.8 inches of air beneath the chassis on the highest-riding model. The lightest variant of the Super Duty is 5,909 lbs with the heaviest weighing in at 8,097lbs.

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Exterior Colors

  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Jeans Metallic
  • Magma Red Metallic, Build Out:12/20/2018
  • Oxford White
  • Stone Gray Metallic
  • Silver Spruce, w/954, Build Out:05/29/18, w/PAINT, Build Out:06/01/2019
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Race Red
  • Silver Spruce, Build Out:06/01/2019

F-350 Super Duty Performance

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Front View
2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Rear View
2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Fender Badge

Engine and Transmission

Each truck comes equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 385 hp and 430 lb-ft. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain provides more than enough power to move even this heavy truck. Acceleration is adequate, but not as startling, as the diesel engine. The max towing capacity with the gasoline engine is 16,700 lbs.

The available 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 throws out a modestly higher 450 hp but a whopping 935 lb-ft. This gives the Super Duty enough power to do just about anything you could ever want to. The maximum towing capacity with this engine is an impressive 21,000 lbs, which increases to 32,000 lbs if you equip a gooseneck hitch. This is quite a bit higher than the Chevy Silverado, but the Ram 3500 can handle a tad more.

While rear-wheel-drive is standard, all-wheel-drive is offered on every model. The base gasoline engine will get you around town in a timely manner, but the diesel engine offers a lot more power on demand, once you give the turbo a second to kick in. Pulling off from an intersection may seem a little slow until this extra power is provided, but it shouldn't feel as noticeable once already on the move on the highway.

  • Engines
    6.2-liter V8 Gas, 6.7-liter Turbo V8 Diesel
  • Transmission
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    4X4, RWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

Despite its brutish appearance, the F-350 is well-mannered on the road. Its turning radius is sharper than you might expect, but don't let that distract you from the actual size of the truck. Maneuvering through traffic and parking all suffer as a result. Taking corners at high speeds will also cause body roll, and mid-corner bumps are the nemesis of this sturdy vehicle.

Steering is good, if a little numb, with resistance increasing as speed does. The adaptive steering helps to avoid over- or understeer by increasing feedback around corners. Don't expect too much communication, though; this truck prefers to get through things using brute force rather than finesse. With this in mind, it's a bit disappointing that the brakes aren't more responsive. The inconsistency of the pedal will likely cause you to put your foot down and over apply the brakes in most situations.

Comfortable seats and a well-designed suspension supply a great level of ride comfort, even over long drives. This is improved on the upper trim levels that offer leather-appointed seats. You can expect a fair amount of engine noise as you build up speed, but once you're cruising, the engine settles into a comfortable hum of power. Wind and road noise is less intrusive, with the sturdy cabin dampening each adequately.

F-350 Super Duty Gas Mileage

Equipped with the standard V8 engine, the Super Duty gets a combined mileage of 11 mpg. The turbodiesel V8 gets a slightly better fuel economy of 14 mpg across the combined cycle. Any way you look at it, the Ford is a thirsty vehicle, but this isn't unusual for heavy workhorse trucks. By comparison, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD gets a combined mileage of 15 mpg with its V8 diesel engine. With an impressive 48-gallon fuel tank on the Crew Cab with the 8.2-ft bed, the truck should be able to cover around 672 miles between refueling in its most efficient guise.

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    34.0 Gallons
* 2019 Ford F-350 XL 2WD Regular Cab 8' Box

F-350 Super Duty Interior

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dashboard
2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Infotainment System
2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Steering Wheel Controls
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Seating and Interior Space

When configured with the Regular Cab body, the truck seats three people in the front row, with plenty of head- and legroom for adults of any size. This spaciousness extends to the SuperCab and Crew Cab, although these open up the rear area for an extra three passengers. The headroom in either configuration is as good as the front of the cabin, with only adequate legroom in the SuperCab, while the Crew Cab comes with ample space for longer legs. Visibility isn't too terrible, but the rearview camera and available blind-spot monitors help. Getting in and out of the tall truck can be tricky, although the upper trims offer retractable steps to make it a little easier.

  • Seating capacity
    3-seater

F-350 Super Duty Trunk and Cargo Space

Regardless of the cab you choose, none of the F-350 models come with a conventional trunk. Any storage of cargo within the cabin must be done behind the front seats. The Regular Cab has no rear seats and provides 11.6 cubic feet of space behind the front seats. The SuperCab supplies 31.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down, while the Crew Cab offers 51.1 cubic feet. Most cargo will be stored within the cargo bay, and two sizes are available: a 6.8-ft bed and an 8.0-ft bed. The height of the bed walls is 21.1 inches, while the maximum width is 66.9 inches. With these dimensions in mind, the 6.8-ft bed provides a total of 65.4 cubic feet of cargo space, while the eight-foot bed supplies 78.5 cubic feet. In its most capable guise, the Ford Super Duty can handle a payload of 7,640 lbs.

Small-item storage is remarkably sensible. There is space within the large center console and an extra storage pocket is provided in front of it. There are some shelves on either side of the center console, and two storage areas within each door. Cup holders are provided within the storage bin.

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Extra Compartment
2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Extra Compartment
2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Side View

F-350 Super Duty Infotainment and Features

Features

The base XL comes equipped with only the bare essentials, such as basic air conditioning, two-way manual front seats, a pair of 12-volt power outlets, a driver information display, a removable tailgate, and a trailer hitch receiver. More features are unlocked as you move up the trim levels, with the XLT offering keyless entry, cruise control, a larger information display, a trailer brake controller, and four locking cleats for the cargo area. Leather-appointed, ten-way power front seats, dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a 110-volt power outlet are added with the Lariat, while the King Ranch gets heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column. The Platinum comes with multi-contour front seats, heated rear seats, keyless ignition, blind-spot monitoring with trailer coverage and rear cross-traffic alert. The top-tier Limited rounds out the offering with a surround-view camera, lane-keeping assist and a dual-panel sunroof.

Infotainment

The entry-level trim comes with almost no infotainment features, with only a four- or six-speaker sound system with AM/FM radio depending on the size of the cab. A 4.2-inch touchscreen display is added with the XLT, supporting SiriusXM and MP3 playback, along with a single USB port. The Lariat gets the more advanced eight-inch Sync 3 touchscreen, which facilitates Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 4G LTE hotspot. An extra USB port is added and a ten-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system comes standard with HD Radio. Voice-activated navigation with integrated SiriusXM Traffic is equipped on the King Ranch, rounding out the infotainment suite available to the F-350 range.

F-350 Super Duty Problems and Reliability

J.D. Power awards the large pickup a score of 82 out of 100 for dependability. However, it has been recalled several times over its 2019 production cycle, for reasons such as a block heater fault that could lead to a fire, and for an improperly secured park pawl. Ford offers a 36,000-mile/36-month bumper-to-bumper warranty, while roadside assist and the powertrain warranty are valid for 60,000 miles/60 months.

F-350 Super Duty Safety

Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has crash-tested the F-350, but the truck comes with a fair number of standard safety features. These include ABS, traction and stability control, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, and six airbags: front, front side and side curtain. Available safety features include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, rear parking sensors and a surround-view camera.

Verdict: Is 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty a good Truck?

When it comes to heavy-duty applications, few trucks are as capable as the Ford F-350 Super Duty. Heck, it's in the name! With truly impressive workhorse credentials, the truck stands at the head of the segment, with only one or two rivals truly competing.

While the standard engine is nothing to sniff at, it's the optional turbodiesel V8 that really makes the F-350 a beast of burden. When paired with the correct body configuration, gooseneck towing setup, and the sturdy dual-rear-wheel body, the Super Duty can tow up to 32,000 lbs. Only the Ram 3500 can match that, and it makes some sacrifices to do so.

Despite its strict work ethic, the Ford truck doesn't skimp on creature comforts - at least not on the upper trims. It comes with all the tech features you could want in a family vehicle, and enough safety features to keep that family safe. It might not be the most practical daily driver, with low fuel efficiency and an enormous footprint that makes getting around town and parking a chore, but that's not uncommon in the segment.

Whether you need a heavy-duty workhorse, or a durable and jack-of-all-trades daily vehicle, the F-350 covers all the bases. So long as you need it for more than just looking tough, the Super Duty is definitely a good, capable vehicle that is worth your consideration.

What's the Price of the 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty?

The F-350 Super Duty has a pretty low entry price, with the base MSRP of the XL starting at $34,320. The XLT only adds a few thousand dollars, raising the price to $38,545, while the Lariat will cost you $47,310 in its standard guise. The price starts to climb more rapidly with the King Ranch starting at $58,085. The penultimate Platinum asks for at least $63,000, while getting behind the wheel of the range-topping Limited will set you back a hefty $81,415. Choosing different cab and bed sizes, where applicable, will affect the prices proportionally. These prices exclude tax, registration, licensing, and the $1,595 destination charge.

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Models

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
XL
6.2-liter V8 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$34,320
XLT
6.2-liter V8 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$38,545
Lariat
6.2-liter V8 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$47,310
King Ranch
6.2-liter V8 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$56,585
Platinum
6.2-liter V8 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$63,000
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What Ford F-350 Super Duty Model Should I Buy?

With the price hiking quite substantial once you break into the higher trim levels, it's best to stick to the low-to-mid-range models. As such, we would suggest opting for the XL or XLT with perhaps a package or two to make up for the low-tier shortcomings. The XLT Premium package upgrades the front seats and adds the rear parking sensor of the upper-tier Lariat for only $1,460.

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Comparisons

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2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty vs Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

Equipped with a 6.0-liter V8 engine that develops 360 hp and 380 lb-ft, the Silverado 3500HD is a little weaker than base Ford, but its optional turbodiesel is just as strong as the one in the F-350. However, this power seems a bit wasted on the Chevy as it still manages to fall behind leading rivals when it comes to towing power. In its optimum guise, the Silverado can tow about 8,000 lbs less than the Ford F-350. In terms of looks and features, the two trucks are almost identical, but the Ford supplies a higher-quality interior and better driving dynamics that make it a more enjoyable daily vehicle. Coupled with its stronger workhorse applications, this places the Ford F-350 ahead of the Silverado.

See Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Review

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty vs Ram 3500

The Ram's base engine is a tad stronger than that of the Ford, with the V8 gasoline engine developing 410 hp and 429 lb-ft, while two diesel engines are offered, the stronger of which delivers an impressive 1,000 lb-ft of torque. These comparable figures translate over into workhorse capabilities too, with the Ram 3500 towing just as much as the Ford. In fact, it can handle a few hundred pounds more in its optimum guise. However, this marginally better utility isn't enough to place the Ram definitively ahead of the F-350. While the Ram provides a ride that is just as comfortable as the Ford's, and tech and safety features that rival those in its competitor, its V6 diesel simply isn't as engaging as the V8 in the F-350. However, the most expensive Ram model does come in $20k below the smaller F-250 Limited. Overall, the Ford is the better pick here, especially if you stick to the more economical models.

See Ram 3500 Review

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