When the best-selling Ford F-150 is not just enough for the towing job to be done, the Super Duty Series comes in with the equal interior refinement and availability of modern convenience and tech options but with the greater towing and payload capability. The Super Duty Series was all-new for the 2017 model year with the improved structure and lightweight body plus with the modernized styling and more comfortable interior. Loads of the new tech and cameras also become available and there are, of course, a number of styles and trim options.
The 2019 Ford F-350 is the one-ton version and first in the Super Duty range available with the dual rear-wheel setup. The model comes with a few changes for the new model year. Ford brings the new Lariat Sport package with tweaked exterior pieces and also offers the new sound system. Aside from that, the heavy-duty Ford is the same truck as the previous version. Two V-8 engines are again here while the new heavy-duty 10-speed automatic transmission will arrive with the 2020 version.
2019 Ford F-350: Design
The 2019 Ford F-350 doesn’t bring structural and major visual updates. Thanks to the recent redesign, the F-350 is a modern-looking truck with the high-tensile-steel-intensive chassis and aluminum-intensive body. Combined, the Super Series trucks are more capable than ever and lighter and efficient as well.
For the new model year, Ford adds new Sport package available on the Lariat trim. The package adds dark exterior pieces, spay-in bedliner and rides on the unique 20-inch wheels. Ford will likely offer few new color options and wheel designs but most of the range will remain in the same form.
The two-bar style grille will continue with the C-shaped headlights to define the face of the model and powerful hood with other body lines will add to the model appearance. The base, work truck model will have the black bumpers and grille. Upper grades will carry more shiny elements and contrasting accents and the wheels will grow.
The cabins of the F-350 are very comfortable and functional as well. There is enough legroom and the seats provide a good body supports plus add power and memory function in some version. The improved comfort comes with the available multi-contour seats.
The truck also provides easy-to-use customizable digital controls and there is also an alternative in physical buttons as well. The premium upholstery and attractive material patterns provide a premium feel in upper grades but the truck is also available with plastic surfaces and durable materials for the work-oriented buyers.
The F-350 comes in three cab styles and a 6.8-foot and 8.2-foot beds are on the offer. The number of trims is six.
The base XL includes 17-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, vinyl upholstery, a driver information display, six speakers, etc. The next XLT trim adds 18-inch alloys, cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, keyless entry, power locks and mirrors, etc. This version also upgrades with the satellite radio, the Sync infotainment system, etc.
The Lariat adds more sophistication with the rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, power front seats and pedals, etc. The Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone support is also present as well as a WiFI hotspot, a new B&O 10-speaker sound system, etc.
The King Ranch has automatic high beams, fog lights, unique wheels and interior textures, heated and ventilated front seats, driver memory setting, navigation, etc. The Platinum boasts the 20-inch wheels, multi-contour seats, power running boards, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, etc.
The top-tier Limited version includes all before plus more standard safety systems and unique two-tone leather. The model exploits surround vision cameras, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, etc.
2019 Ford F-350: Powertrains and Towing
Powering the 2019 Ford F-350 are the two familiar V-8 engines combined with the six-speed automatic transmissions. The heavy-duty 10-speed automatic is in the works and should appear with the 2020 version and improve performance and torque ratings.
The standard engine on the F-350 is a 6.2-liter petrol V-8. This engine delivers 385 horsepower and torque of 430 pound-feet. A 6.7-liter V-8 diesel comes with impressive towing and torque capability. The diesel unit pumps 450 hp and torque is at impressive 935 lb-ft. The diesel is a pair with the heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.
The F-350 offers a standard rear-wheel drive. The optional is a four-wheel drive. The one-ton Super Duty Ford also offers a dual rear-wheel setup. Buyers can also upgrade with the electronically locking rear differential and FX4 off-road hardware.
The F-350 has the payload limit of 7, 360 lbs. The conventional trailering allows up to 21, 000 lbs while the gooseneck towing limit is 34, 000 lbs.
2019 Ford F-350: Price
The 2019 Ford F-350 begins from $34, 320 while additional options and upper trims lift the price fast. The XLT will be available for $38,545 while the Limited jumps to $47, 310. The King Ranch lifts the price to $56, 585. The Platinum needs $63, 000 and the top-tier Limited is high at $81, 415.