The massaging seats are nice on trips or after a long day. Torque is the twist that gets loads moving and is the primary propellant of any motor vehicle up to the 40-45 mph range. This assembly is securely mounted to the frame at the factory and warranted by Ford and leaves a flat floor with guidelines marked to cut out four fifth-wheel mounting holes or the center gooseneck; major hitch suppliers were consulted for compatibility and the final hitch hardware choice is left to the consumer. Power levels such as these scoot a four-ton pickup along the road quite well, and the Power Stroke will still be pulling hard when common sense prevails or you hit a tire-imposed speed limiter. An optional tailgate step is available that pops out of the tailgate for an easier step up to the bed; the step is rated at 1000 pounds. The dash is segmented in three smaller parts. It is more than capable of handling all reasonable recreational or commercial needs, and an honest, thoughtful appraisal of your uses will give you the best value.
The Super Duty also has an inside box-wall mounted 7-pin trailer plug for gooseneck and fifth-wheel setups. Although the diesel makes peak power at 2800 rpm and has redline marked at 4000 rpm, anything beyond 3800 rpm is overspeed and service brakes should be used. Ford trucks have been big-time news-catchers lately. Yet this is no uncivilized work truck — add the new King Ranch trim and you're surrounded by soft leather and premium features. Adults can fit in the rear of the SuperCab but if you intend to make a habit of carrying adults in the back seats then go for the Crew Cab. The sheer vastness of the sheetmetal may overwhelm your car wash guy.
The diesel becomes background noise at level cruising speeds. Also along the sides, the lower portion of the body has been painted Caribou to continue the two-tone theme from the lip moldings and the front and rear bumpers. Suspension, f: solid axle, coil springs, antiroll bar Suspension, r: solid axle, leaf springs, antiroll bar Ground clearance: 7. Wheels range from 17 to 20 inches in diameter, all of aluminum except the base and inside-rear dually steel wheels. On the F-250 and F-350, the standard 6.
Having lived with one for several years, we think the step is worth having. The F-250, F-350 and upper pickup truck models retain steel bodies, though. Both Super Duty engines come with a 6-speed automatic transmission; no manual is offered. In diesel models, Ford says nitrogen oxide levels are reduced more than 80 percent vs. If you're hauling as much as these trucks can carry, you'll want to avoid distractions. On many models, all outside mirror elements are heatable as well.
The Power Stroke diesel engine gets more power and torque this year, allowing the big-daddy Ford F-450 to tow and haul a combined weight of 40,000 pounds. Summary, Prices, Specs The Ford Super Duty is the largest mass-market pickup truck you can get, offered in the widest array of configurations and competitive load and most trailer ratings. Towing a 12,000-pound trailer, the Ford Super Duty F-250s and F-350s proved not only tangibly more powerful and more ready for long uphill grades than the similarly classed Rams and Chevys, the 6. Regardless of bulging flares or flared nostrils, no Super Duty would be mistaken for anything less than a full-size pickup even with nothing scalable within sight. The Information section includes MyKey preferences, log data engine hours, idle hours, open doors, etc.
The center seatback flips down to present a pair of cupholders and a shallow storage console. While the snout is mildly curved and the airdam lower, the Super Duty is about as sleek as the building blocks they haul, with in-your-face attitude and enough chrome to allow a man to shave in front of it, a handy camping bonus. Despite the upgrade King Ranch and Platinum interior finery, the Ram Laramie on hand for comparison purposes showed a more intuitive, more attractive multi-function control center in the dash where audio, climate, navigation and other secondary tweaks are made. The gas engine generates a more authoritative hum. The new Super Duties have that, too.
A grab handle flips up like a walking stick to further aid stepping up to the bed; the grab handle is rated at 300 pounds. Hell, you may not need to book a hotel room on your next bike-towing trip. The 2015 Ford F150 King Ranch package follows in the tradition of past King Ranch models, offering premium luxury with a Western theme. Platinum and King Ranch models are downright luxurious. At the core of it all is that Power Stroke diesel engine. If you plan to park this truck in your garage, take some measurements first. The F-450 pickup that shares Crew Cab bodywork with the F-350 remains atop the tow ratings for Ford pickups, while an F-350 regular cab carries the most payload up to 7260 pounds.
The 6-speed automatic, the only transmission offered, is an ideal mate to either engine and offers good control. Crew Chief allows a dispatcher real-time truck location, speed, and fuel economy, potentially useful for the weekend-night parent as well. Out back, the F150 King Ranch sports a tailgate step, a chrome exhaust tip and a Caribou colored rear bumper. A lot of people prefer the unique leather and trim of the King Ranch. Primary controls are all easy to find and use, with few tiny buttons to complicate driving with gloves. The steering system provides relatively light effort and feels consistent and we never beat the pump momentarily run short of steering assist maneuvering.
When I told them what happened and that I was pulling the deal they were more worried about losing the deal as opposed to correcting the problem. The instrument pod provides engine and road speed through larger dials with four smaller gauges lined up between; diesel models include a boost gauge and gas engines substitute oil pressure. The 2015 F-350 now has an optional high-capacity towing package that strengthens the chassis to the point where it's as tough as last year's F-450. The bucket seats are more luxurious. And yet, we can easily spend more on them than the aggregate sum we spend on our actual bikes. Exhaust braking is improved too, a major benefit to those towing heavy loads on steady grades. F-450 models come with two pairs of rear wheels that enable it to carry extreme loads.
A regular-cab model, which is fitted with an 8-foot bed and qualifies as the shortest, is 227. The front bumper is also painted Caribou with a chrome insert in the middle and those folks who buy a four wheel drive 2015 F150 King Ranch will get black tow hooks. The Verdict The new 2015 Power Stroke-powered Ford Super Duty pickups clearly best their chief rivals in key areas of performance, towing capability and livability. Owners can customize the screen to track maintenance intervals, program how long the lights stay on at key-off, or calibrate the compass. Whale filed this report to NewCarTestDrive. This package adds lots of chrome, but it maintains the two tone theme with the Caribou paint along the bottom of the body and on the wheel lip moldings. The climb into the Super Duty cab is mitigated by a deep door-opening cut and well-placed assist handles; multiple choices in side steps are available.