2023 Ford F-350 Changes, Towing Capacity, Competition

The 2023 Ford F-350 is going to be the best heavy-duty truck for towing. If you need a vehicle that can haul more than 35,000 pounds, the Series 3 Super Duty is the right choice. If not, the F-250 can save some money. For the best performance, you need to make a few steps and upgrade the truck, such as gooseneck system, dual-rear wheel setup, and diesel engine. On the other hand, a V8 petrol is also an option. In a matter of fact, there are two gasoline systems.

Upper trim levels become pretty expensive. The 2023 Ford F-350 Limited can cost more than $90,000. Still, there are more affordable editions and even nicely equipped models with advanced technologies and features. One thing is missing here – the Tremor package. For this one, you must downgrade your ride to the Series 2 model.

2023 Ford F-350

2023 Ford F-350 Specs: Petrol and Diesel Engine

Ford recently updated the lineup. Now, a 7.3-liter V8 engine is available. That is not the only petrol displacement in the offer, since the company also kept a 6.2-liter eight-pot mill. The base offer includes a package with 380 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. The 7.3-liter Godzilla is good for 430 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of twist, which are being sent to the rear axle through a ten-speed automatic transmission. A four-wheel drive is optional. Maximum towing capacity is 23,000 pounds. If you need more, you will have to make certain upgrades.

The 2023 Ford F-350 Diesel is the heavy-duty truck with the highest torque output. A 6.7-liter Powerstroke engine is good for 1,050 lb-ft. Ram 3500 HD is not too far away. The oil burner for the F-350 also creates 450 horsepower. Converted to the towing capacity, that is more than 35,000 pounds. Main rivals, Ram 3500 and Chevy Silverado 3500 HD are at the similar level. A ten-speed automatic transmission is a power router for the diesel engine as well.

2023 Ford F-350 interior

2023 Ford F-350 vs Competition

Heavy-duty truck class generates the biggest profit for companies involved in this market. But, there are no too many models available for choosing. Only three big American truckmakers are in the game. The rest of the world is not using HD trucks. So, Japanese and European rivals are underdogs in this race. The closest thing to this world by a non-American company is Nissan Titan XD. But, this is a model somewhere between half-ton and HD classes.

So, Ford will have to pay attention to other two big US truckmakers. Ram 3500 is very capable and the new model is going to introduce big changes. General Motors has two trucks in the Series 3 world. GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado, both with 3500HD badge. GM made a huge leap when Allison delivered a new transmission. Their trucks are leaders in the towing capacity. The difference is not big, but for all three truckmakers, that means a lot. On the other hand, Ford managed to sell more units.

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