Ford F-series Super Duty
Status: Updated for 2020 - Virtually anyone who hauls and tows weighty loads for business or pleasure looks to trucks such as the F-series Super Duty to handle the heavy lifting. The latest editions (specifically the F-250 and F-350) receive restyled grilles and a wider assortment of optional dynamic-safety tech. For 2020, a new 430-horsepower 7.3-liter V-8 takes over as the most powerful gasoline engine (the base 385-horse 6.2-liter V-8 remains) while the 6.7-liter V-8 turbo-diesel now puts out a tops-in-class 1,050 pound-feet of peak torque. Maximum tow and hauling ratings are off the scale. Lastly in the news, a Tremor Off-Road Package essentially "Raptorizes" the Super Duty. It can be specified for the XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum F-250 and F-350 Super Duty, combined with either the 7.3-liter V-8 or the turbo-diesel. Tremor specialties include upgraded suspension components, protective running boards and 35-inch off-road rubber. A Rock/Crawl setting has also been added to the Normal, Tow/Haul, Eco, Slippery, and Snow/Sand modes. Rock/Crawl maintains a slow, steady pace when descending steep hills. Other Super Duty options include a Trailer Reverse Guidance system with a backup camera plus an auxiliary camera that attaches to the trailer to provide a visual aid.
Base price (incl. destination): $35,300
Type: Heavy-duty pickup
Engines (h.p.): 7.3-liter V-8 (430) 6.2-liter V-8 (385); 6.7-liter V-8, turbo-diesel (475)
Transmissions: Six-speed automatic; 10-speed automatic (7.3, 6.7 V8s)
Drivetrain: Rear- /four-wheel-drive
Base MPG (city/highway): n/a Base weight (lb.): 5,680