2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty Diesel

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in Midsize pickup trucks
2018 MODEL
$80,810 - $82,485 See Inventory Prices

Detailed Review

Hundred years of automotive innovation and showing no signs of stopping anytime soon the 2018 iteration of the best selling truck packs huge and powerful punch under the hood. Long way from the Model T the engineers at Ford have crafted a beast that shall haul and haul and then haul a little more.


The 6.7L Turbo diesel engine produces a 935lb-ft of torque with only 450 ponies under the hood. The bold and brash truck also boasts a class-leading towing capacity, that the others barely manage to put up with it.

2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Features

The penultimate truck of the F series comes in a variety of trims that amass all the features available under this sun. Aimed to please all demographics the trims are bamboozling and confusing, to say the least.

The XL variant shall be enough for most people’s towing needs as the F 350 is almost twice the size of the F150. With its sheer size and power, the basic trim shall suffice most but if you want a literal small cabin on wheels the Limited shall satisfy thy wants.

Crew Cab

Trims

XL

XLT

Lariat

King Ranch

Platinum

LIMITED

MSRP (2WD)

$37,920

$42,980

$49,420

$56,365

$64,130

$82,485

MSRP (AWD)

$40,725

$45,780

$52,610

$59,560

$64,290

Features

XL models come standard with features that include 17-inch steel wheels, manual front locking hubs (four-wheel-drive models), intermittent wipers, a rearview camera, manually telescoping towing mirrors, a removable locking tailgate with tailgate lift assist, and a 2.5-inch trailer hitch receiver with a 2-inch insert. Also included: air conditioning, vinyl upholstery, manual windows and door locks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a driver information display, and a four-speaker audio system. Extended- and crew-cab models get a six-speaker system.

XLT and you get 18-inch alloy wheels, power side mirrors, manually telescoping and power-adjustable heated mirrors with built-in turn signals, four locking cleats in the bed, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, rear under seat lockable storage, power windows and locks, and rear privacy glass (extended- and crew cab models only). The XLT also includes cruise control, an alarm system, the Sync voice-controlled infotainment system, a 4.2-inch display, a USB port, and a CD player and satellite radio.

Lariat trim level gets you an electronic shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system (four-wheel-drive models only), power-folding and telescoping outside mirrors plus driver-side auto-dimming and integrated spotlights, tubular side steps, a power-sliding rear window, and rear parking sensors. This trim also brings dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, power-adjustable pedals, a rear center armrest, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-inch center touchscreen display, an upgraded Sync 3 infotainment system, two 110-volt household-style power outlets, and a premium Sony 10-speaker audio system with two USB charging ports.

King Ranch trim level, which is only offered on crew-cab models, adds unique alloy wheels, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, LED box lighting, keyless entry and start, remote start, upgraded leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, a power tilt-and-telescoping, and heated steering wheel, and a navigation system.

Platinum model, again offered only on crew-cab models, gets you 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive steering, LED headlights, automatic wipers, power running boards, a remote tailgate release, a built-in tailgate step, multi-contour front seats, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

SYNC 3 with 8" color LCD capacitive touchscreen in center stack, 911 Assist, AppLink, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Android Auto compatibility, and 2 smart-charging USB ports

BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with trailer coverage and cross-traffic alert

Voice-activated Navigation System with integrated SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

Regular Cab (6-3/4 inch. Box is not available)

Trims

XL

XLT

MSRP (2WD)

$34,320

$38,490

MSRP (AWD)

$37,120

$41,290

Features

XL models come standard with features that include 17-inch steel wheels, manual front locking hubs (four-wheel-drive models), intermittent wipers, a rearview camera, manually telescoping towing mirrors, a removable locking tailgate with tailgate lift assist, and a 2.5-inch trailer hitch receiver with a 2-inch insert. Also included: air conditioning, vinyl upholstery, manual windows and door locks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a driver information display, and a four-speaker audio system. Extended- and crew-cab models get a six-speaker system.

XLT and you get 18-inch alloy wheels, power side mirrors, manually telescoping and power-adjustable heated mirrors with built-in turn signals, four locking cleats in the bed, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, rear underseat lockable storage, power windows and locks, and rear privacy glass (extended- and crew-cab models only). The XLT also includes cruise control, an alarm system, the Sync voice-controlled infotainment system, a 4.2-inch display, a USB port, and a CD player and satellite radio.

Super Cab

Trims

XL

XLT

Lariat

MSRP (2WD)

$36,660

$41,150

$47,090

MSRP (AWD)

$39,460

$43,955

$50,280

Features

Features Same as Regular cab XL

Features Same as Regular cab XLT

Lariat trim level gets you an electronic shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system (four-wheel-drive models only), power-folding and telescoping outside mirrors plus driver-side auto-dimming and integrated spotlights, tubular side steps, a power-sliding rear window, and rear parking sensors. This trim also brings dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, power-adjustable pedals, a rear center armrest, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-inch center touchscreen display, an upgraded Sync 3 infotainment system, two 110-volt household-style power outlets, and a premium Sony 10-speaker audio system with two USB charging ports.

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The Limited trim adds a load of features that shall fit all the features needed to make a truck luxury cabin in feel. The plush leather seats and a redesigned infotainment cluster that was revised in 2017 are some of the best in class infotainment technologically wise.

2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Engine

With the class-leading engine, the 6.7L engine the V8 roars and the revv alone shall be able to make a dominating presence on the road. Intimidating daunting and boastful are just some of the words that may do justice to this behemoth. The V8 produces a staggering 935 lb-ft of torque whilst juicing the 450 horses present under the hood. The only minor complaint is the lack of transmission options across the whole range.

Models

Ford F-350

Dodge Ram 3500

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

MSRP

$37,920

$37,245

$41,890

$41,995

Engine

6.7L Turbo-diesel V8

6.7L Cummins turbodiesel V8

6.6L Duramax V8

6.6L Duramax V8

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power

450 hp

385 hp

445 hp

445 hp

Torque

935 lb-ft

900 lb-ft

910 lb-ft

910 lb-ft

The triumphant winner of the best in class engine enjoys the pole position with others inching closer to clinching the position but when the dust settles the Ford reigns as the Victor Supreme.

Acceleration

You do not judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree but in this metaphorical and slightly comical world, we often do that to justify a parameter, thus presented below are the 0-60 of ¾ tonne pickup trucks.

Models

Ford F-350

Dodge Ram 3500

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

0-60 MPH

8.2sec

6.3 sec

6.7 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter mile

16.8 sec

15.1 sec

15.3 sec

15.3

Engine

6.7L

6.7L

6.6L

6.6L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The strongest lugger sticks to its core job of pulling weight and falters when asked to run. We establish this that if stuck in a post-apocalyptic countryside with a truckload of trucks (huehuehue) you know which one will rummage through debris the fastest.

Braking

With no official figures available and a good track record of all the companies, we expect them to be quite on par with each other. The big hauler’s brake would size would be proportionate to the car.

Model

Ford F-350

Dodge Ram 3500

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Brake Front(in)

14.3

14.2

13.8

13.8

Brake Rear(in)

14.3

14.1

14.1

14.1

Curb weight(lbs)

6279

6421

6423

6423

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ride and Handling

Eerily responsive yet light steering is what describes the car’s driving experience. Nimble, surprisingly easy to handle and genre-defying more or less like a David Bowie album is what describes this heavy duty automotive.

The F 350 is a behemoth but in a much-refined package. This truck is more or less like a tamed mammoth that lives peacefully with its contemporaries but will switch to a dominating mode in a split second when provoked to do so.

Being a mammoth has its downsides, day today urban drivability is severely compromised and highway maneuverability isn’t the easiest. Parking presents a whole new area of problem that is partially solved by the Ford Driver Assist.

Maximum Towing capacity

America’s best selling truck is not the best in this segment and manages to eek past the General motor twins.

Model

Ford F-350

Dodge Ram 3500

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Drive Train

2WD

2WD

2WD

2WD

Power Train

6.2L

5.7L

6.0L

6.0L

Weight (lbs)

15000

20000

14500

14500

With the Dodge taking the cake on this one let’s find out how all of them match each other in this competition.

2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Fuel Economy

(Heavy Duty Trucks are not rated by the EPA)

2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Interior

“While the hard buttons are small and close together, most functions can be handled purely on screen through Ford's Sync 3 system. Knobs still control the climate control temperature and the sound system volume and tuning.”-Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The plush seating shall suffice most people's desire and the 2nd-row being able to fit adults is a plus point. The spacious interiors constantly serve us the reminder that you don’t need to spend 100k plus for a decent luxurious cabin space in a car.

Model

Ford F-350

Dodge Ram 3500

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Passenger capacity

6

5

6

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.8/66.7/43.9

41.0/66.0/41.0

42.8/64.8/45.2

42.8/64.8/45.2

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.4/65.9/43.6

39.9/65.7/40.3

40.5/64.3/40.9

40.5/64.3/40.9

Interior Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dual Vanity Mirrors
  • Front Cupholders
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Power Steering Wheel
  • Audio and Cruise Controls on Steering Wheel
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Interior Air Filteration
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Door Pockets
  • One-Touch Power Windows
  • Vinyl High Back Bucket Seats
  • Rapid-Heat Supplemental Cab Heater
  • Carpet Flooring W/STX
  • Adjustable Gas and Brake Pedals
  • 40-20-40 Split Bench Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Driver Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support

Infotainment

The infotainment is miles ahead of its competition and features crisp graphics and instrument cluster that might be overwhelming at first but when accustomed make a lot more sense and are ergonomic too.

  • Premium Electronic AM/FM Stereo
  • Single CD/MP3 Player
  • 4-/6-Total Speakers
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • SiriusXM 6 month Free Service
  • USB with External Media Control
  • Smart Charging USB Ports
  • SYNC 3 Infotainment System W/ MyFord
  • SYNC Voice Recognition System with 4.2” Colour LCD Screen
  • 8” Color LCD Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Applink
  • Android Auto / Apple CarPlay
  • Voice Activated Navigation System
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Exterior

The longest and endowed with the largest wheelbase the F 350 looks more civil than its contemporaries. The driving is not the only trait that is attributed to the tameness of the truck. The looks also follow the same tame but aggressive looks but when you dig further you’ll see the gem hidden underneath. As the saying goes “Nobody’s found gold without getting their hands dirty”.

Model

Ford F-350

Dodge Ram 3500

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

curb weight(lbs)

6279

6421

6423

6423

Length(in)

250.0

237.4

239.5

239.5

Width(in)

80.0

79.4

80.5

80.5

Height(in)

78.2

78.4

78.3

78.3

Ground clearance(in)

8.5

7.3

8.5

8.5

Wheelbase(in)

160.0

149.5

153.7

153.7

The lightest among its brethren the Ford does not let a couple of hundred pounds deter its towing capacity. This weight reduction is due to the body panels being made of aluminum rather than the traditional steel.

Bed Dimensions

Longest in the class the Ford manages to have the most accommodating bed in this category.

Models

Ford F-350

Dodge Ram 3500

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Width (inch)

50.5

66.4

51.0

51.0

Length (inch)

81.9

76.3

78.8

78.8

Payload Capacity

The Silverado reigns supreme in this battle of the behemoths and emerges triumphant while the others look at it in awe. The Ford F 350 performs substantially low as compared to others.

Model

Ford F-350

Dodge Ram 3500

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

capacity (lbs)

4230

6720

6724

4390

With just 4230 lbs of payload capacity moving heavy objects shall lead to the road of disappointment with Ford F 350. The Dodge and the Chevy Silverado reign supreme on this front.

Exterior features

  • Dusk Sensing headlamps
  • Auto Delay-Off headlamps
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • LED Box Lighting
  • Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Bed Mat
  • Stainless Steel Wheel Covers
  • Pickup Box Delete
  • Spare Tire and Wheel
  • Skid Plate Package
  • 17” Forged Aluminum Wheels W/ Bright Hub Covers/Center ornamental
  • Front Splash Guard/Mud Flap
  • Stowable Loading Ramps
  • Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CMHSL)
  • Drop-In Bedliner
  • Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System
  • Black Molded Hood Deflector
  • Amber LED Warning Strobes
  • ToughBed Spray-in Bedliner
  • Ford Telematics powered by Telogis
  • Amber-White LED Warning Strobes
  • Tailgate Step
  • Gooseneck Hitch Kit
  • Front Wheel Well Liners
  • Defrost W/Fixed & Privacy Glass

2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Safety

Making a behemoth is a monumental task and takes a lot of things to make it a safe space, Ford leaves no stone unturned to make this happen and below are the

  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Park View Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
  • Speed Control
  • Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Competition

Ford F 350 vs Dodge Ram 3500

The Ram pickup truck only outclasses the 11th gen F truck in hauling prowess but when we have look inside the Ram is the most disappointing of the four.Greeted with outdated interiors and ancient tech the Ram piques our interest but fails to grab our attention.

Ford F 350 vs Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

The better off one of the General Motors twins the Chevy Silverado gives its brethren/contemporaries a good run for the money. Edging past the 70-year-old truck in some aspects but as a whole falters for the pole position and gives it to the Henry Ford’s brainchild.

Ford F 350 vs GMC Sierra 3500HD

The GMC makes up for the lackluster interiors in the Chevy twin but this is where all its advantages over the Chevy ends. Whilst being compared to the F 350 the GMC fails to surpass it but does certainly give it a tough fight for the crown.

2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Final Verdict

There is a good reason why the F series is a highly revered series amongst the truck category and the 2017 overhaul only bolstered its pole position. The best selling truck in America is easily the whole package, while it might lack in some areas the Ford more than makes up for it in amenities provided.

Pros

Diesel V8 produces more power than Gasoline V8 engine

Luxurious high-level

Trim levels Payload and towing capacity is amazing

Spacious Cabin

Cons

Diesel variant is expensive

Stiff ride when no cargo is there

Huge vehicle compared to other cars on road.

What's New?

The Ford F series received a major overhaul in 2017 and virtually nothing has been changed for the year 2018



Styles

 2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel in Shadow Black color  2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel in Magnetic Metallic color  2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel in Caribou Metallic color  2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel in Blue Jeans Metallic color
Shadow Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Limited

Limited

power
450-hp @ 2800 rpm
fuel
Diesel fuel
mpg
N/A

$80,810 - $82,485


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $80,810 MSRP N/A 450-hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V8, diesel fuel
See Full Specs
6-speed automatic four wheel drive 5 NA
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $81,010 MSRP N/A 450-hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V8, diesel fuel
See Full Specs
6-speed automatic four wheel drive 5 NA
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $82,485 MSRP N/A 450-hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V8, diesel fuel
See Full Specs
6-speed automatic four wheel drive 5 NA

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