2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Regular Cab

#14
in Midsize pickup trucks
2018 MODEL

$34,155 - $42,310

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Overview

If you weren’t living under the rock, you’ve probably heard of the Ford F150 Raptor. Meet its elder brother, F-350 Mega Raptor. Well, not really. Consider the F-350 Regular Cab as the elder brother to the F250 Raptor but with less body bulk. Ford Heavy Duty trucks (or Ford F Trucks) has been around in the market since 1999.

Ford knows that you love their Ford heavy Duty trucks. So they have come up with a wide range of trims available with merely necessary to luxurious features available for every trim. The pricing for the trims starts from as low as $38,440 and goes all the way up to 82 grand and change. While the lower trim level, named XL, comes with the standard interior with a V8, the luxurious trims like Platinum and Limited gets a luxurious leather interior with the same engine specs.

Most of the people ask, “So Jack, what’s the difference between Ford F250 and F-350?” And the answer is, basically the towing capacity. While the 21000 pounds of weight is like a joke to F-350, F250’s towing capacity max out at 18500 pounds. And with F-350, you can opt for dual rear wheels which is not the case with F250. Apart from that, both are powered by the V8 engines which can produce up to 385 horsepower.

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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?

No Significant change for this year.



Styles

 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Regular Cab in Race Red color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Regular Cab in Oxford White color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Regular Cab in Magnetic Metallic color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Regular Cab in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Regular Cab in Blue Jeans Metallic color
Race Red

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Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Regular Cab XL

XL

Fuel: N/A, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 3

$34,155 - $38,440

Configurations
XL 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XL 2dr Regular Cab LB DRW (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm

 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Regular Cab XLT

XLT

Fuel: N/A, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 3

$38,240 - $42,310

Configurations
XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB DRW (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 935 ft-lbs. @ 1800 rpm
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor December 14, 2018

Ford knows that you love their Ford heavy Duty trucks. So they have come up with a wide range of trims available with merely necessary to luxurious features available for every trim. The pricing for the trims starts from as low as $38,440 and goes all the way up to 82 grand and change. While the lower trim level, named XL, comes with the standard interior with a V8, the luxurious trims like Platinum and Limited gets a luxurious leather interior with the same engine specs.

Most of the people ask, “So Jack, what’s the difference between Ford F250 and F-350?” And the answer is, basically the towing capacity. While the 21000 pounds of weight is like a joke to F-350, F250’s towing capacity max out at 18500 pounds. And with F-350, you can opt for dual rear wheels which is not the case with F250. Apart from that, both are powered by the V8 engines which can produce up to 385 horsepower.

Features

As I said before that the Ford knows its customer and has made available a wide range of trim level to treat every kind of taste you got. You want a truck for your small business, buy the XL. You want a truck with plush interior, get a Limited trim. You want to crush some Prius with your Mega Raptor, well every trim is powerful enough for that kind of madness.

2018 Ford F-350 Regular Cab is available in six trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. This is a regular cab so it offers a seating capacity for three, with an up to 22 feet long flat-bed at back. You can also opt for dual tires at the back, which Ford calls ‘Dully’. That is the main reason for the heavy towing capacity of the vehicle. In the lower trim, you get most of the standard features.

Trim

XL

XLT

LARIAT

KING RANCH

PLATINUM

LIMITED

MSRP

$38,440

$42,310

$50,205

$59,425

$64,130

$82,485

Key

Features

Trailer tow – Trailer brake controller with Smart Trailer Tow Connector (standard on DRW)

AM/FM stereo with 6 speakers

2.3" productivity screen in instrument cluster

Headlamps – Quad-beam jewel-effect halogen

Lighting – Center high-mounted stop lamp

SYNC Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System with 4.2" color LCD screen in center stack, 911 Assist, AppLink, and 1 smart-charging USB port; and AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with MP3 capability

Trailer tow – Trailer brake controller with Smart Trailer Tow Connector (standard on DRW)

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

Lighting – Center high-mounted stop lamp

Advanced Security Pack with inclination/intrusion sensors

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

Voice-activated Navigation System with integrated SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link with 5-year subscription

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

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

Engine

“Thanks to its stout engine and chassis, the F-350 is capable of taking on just about anything. Whether it's hauling heavy loads or taking the family to dinner, the Super Duty impresses with its smooth ride and responsive powertrain.”- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

Doesn’t matter what trim level you go with, the 6.2 liter V8 engine is the standard what you get. This big engine block is capable of producing 385 horsepower at 5750 rpm and 430 lb-ft of torque at 3800 rpm. A 6-Speed automatic transmission is used to feed all the four tires with some mammoth power to make this machine pull tons of weight.

With a kind of mammoth machine the F-350 is, it falls right in the competition with RAM 3500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and GMC Sierra 3500. All of them look big, and could even scare the regular cars on the road. All these trucks are powered by a V8 engine. Although Ram 3500 comes with a 5.7 liter V8, Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra gets a 6.0 liter V8.

You can say that the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are both the same cars with different brand names, which the General Motors have done before in the past. Anyway the RAM 3500 produces 383 hp out of its V8 and the Chevy and GMC produces 360 hp compared to the 385 horsepower that Ford makes.

Models

Ford F-350 XL Regular cab 4WD

RAM 3500 Tradesman regular cab

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT Regular Cab

GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab

MSRP

$38,440

$36,445

$39,215

$38,800

Engine

6.2L V8

5.7L V8

6.0L V8

6.0L V8

Transmission

6 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

Horsepower

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Torque

430 [email protected]

400 [email protected]

380 [email protected]

380 [email protected]

Acceleration

One thing that one might think on seeing these cars that these monster machines would be slow. Mind you mister! These big vehicles are faster than your first gen Prius. The big engine block in the Ford F-350 pulls the whole call from 0-60 mph in just 8.2 seconds. And that is when there is no load on the vehicle. Obviously the performance will decrease with 21000 pounds of load on trailer in the back. Which this rate of acceleration, the car touches the quarter mile distance mark in 16.8 seconds.

Talking about the competition, the RAM 3500 is as quick as the F-350, take 8.2 seconds to reach the 60 mph mark from a stand still. Although the Chevy and GMC, which are essentially the same cars, leave the other two to the dust with approaching the 60 mph mark in just 6.7 seconds. That is an impressive number even for a truck. These general Motors cars cover a quarter mile of distance in just 15.3 seconds.

Models

Ford F-350 XL Regular cab

RAM 3500 Tradesman regular cab

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT Regular Cab

GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab

0-60 MPH

8.2 sec

8.2 sec

6.7 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter mile

16.8 sec

16 sec

15.3 sec

15.3 sec

Engine

6.2L V8

5.7L V8

6.0L V8

6.0L V8

Emission

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Braking

With big vehicles, we need big brakes to avoid them from crushing someone under their big tires. Hence the Ford F-350 is equipped with big tires in the front and in the back. The car comes equipped with 14.3 inch of braked in the front tires and in the rear tires. The car is heavy, really heavy than the rest cars out in the market.

The Ford F-350 weighs at 6,765 lbs. without any load. And that falls in the weight category of all the other trucks. Unfortunately, we do not have the data about the 60-0 braking distance. We’ll surely update it though, when we test these cars out on a drag strip to find it out.

Model

Ford F-350 XL Regular cab

RAM 3500 Tradesman regular cab

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT Regular Cab

GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab

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.)

6,765

6,371

5,985

6,314

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N /A

N /A

N /A

N /A

Ride and Handling

Driving experience in the 2018 F-350 is stiffer than the F-250. F-350 is bigger than the F-250 and you can feel it while driving. When the car has no load, it feels kind of out of control. Bumpy roads might make the riding experience harsh. Although the Adaptive-Steering System improves the directional control by a margin.

But those are not a deal breaker in the car. Opting for a few optional features will only improve the ride quality in the car. Yes the suspension is a bit stiffer than the baby Raptor but it won’t stop me from choosing F-350 to be my daily driver.

Towing Capacity

Towing capacity is one of the key points of this vehicle. This Ford Heavy Duty truck can tow 21,000 lbs. of weight on a trailer. And even that capacity can be increased with some optional tools. Only truck that beats the Heavy Duty is RAM 3500, which gets a towing capacity of 30k lbs. While both the general motors trucks have a towing capacity of merely 14,500 lbs.

Model

Ford F-350 XL Regular cab

RAM 3500 Tradesman regular cab

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT Regular Cab

GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

21,000

30,830

14,500

14,500

Fuel Economy

Sorry folks! The fuel economy data for any of these massive vehicles isn’t out yet. But these cars have big V8 engine, a massive 34 gallon of fuel tank. So one thing we can say for sure, these monsters are definitely fuel hungry. You better watch out your cash. You might have to spend a lot of it to feed this monster.

Model

Ford F-350 XL Regular cab

RAM 3500 Tradesman regular cab

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT Regular Cab

GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab

MPG (city)

N /A

N /A

N /A

N /A

MPG (highway)

N /A

N /A

N /A

N /A

MPG (combined)

N /A

N /A

N /A

N /A

Interior

“The Super Duty's interior is not only comfortable but also very functional. Its digital display is customizable, and you can check tire pressures for both the truck and trailer right from the cab.”-Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

2018 Ford F-350 Regular Cab comes with a small cabin. Or we can say, it comes with the regular cabins as other pick up trucks. It gets one row of seating with seats for three to sit. No second row is available in Regular Cab variant.

This small cabin does help in creating a great space back in the flat-bed. Space is definitely not an issue here with a spacious cabin and long flat-bed in the back. Inside the cabin, you get 40.8 inch of head room, 66.7 inches of shoulder room and 43.98 inches of leg room. It’s definitely not going to make anyone uncomfortable for sitting.

Model

Ford F-350 XL Regular cab

RAM 3500 Tradesman regular cab

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT Regular Cab

GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab

Passenger capacity

3

3

3

3

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.8/66.7/43.98

39.9/66.0/41.0

42.80/66.03/45.277

42.4/66.0/45.2

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

Talking about the infotainment system, it is standard in all models except XL. XLT trim level gets a 4.2 inch infotainment system with SYNC voice recognition system. Rest of the trims gets a 8” Colour LCD Touchscreen Screen with SYNC 3 infotainment System. SYNC 3 comes with the option to integrate MyFord System or Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

A 4 or 6 speaker system is being coupled with the infotainment system. AM/FM and SiriusXM Satellite radio is also available with a 6 month trial service for the SiriusXM. Voice activated navigation system takes in mind that you don’t have to take your hands of the wheel. And the steering wheel comes with audio and cruise control.

  • 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

Cargo

This car is huge, and so is its cargo space. Ford F-350 Regular Cab gets a 78.5 cubic feet of storage in the back because of those few extra inches in the dimensions. The cargo storage in the Ford F-350 is on average 3 cubic feet more than the rest.

Model

Ford F-350 XL Regular cab

RAM 3500 Tradesman regular cab

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT Regular Cab

GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

78.5

74.7

76.3

76.3

Exterior

“The F-350’s latest redesign sharpened up the style of the grille, headlights, mirrors, doors and even the shape of the fender flares.”- Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

One thing that might have been embossed I your brain by now is that, F-350 is big. But how big? Monster big. This truck weighs at 6,765 lbs. with the max payload capacity of 7,160 lbs. What about others? They can only manage to hold the half of what F-350 can lift. F-350 comes with even longer wheelbase. Wheelbase in F-350 is at average 7 inches longer than the other trucks.

Talking about the size, F-350 is even bigger than the competition. Ford F-350 sits long at 231.8 inches, compared to 230.4 inches long RAM and 224.4 inches longer Chevy and GMC. Because of those “Dually” wheels, the F-350 is wide at 96 inches, 17 inches wider than the RAM and 16 inches wider than the Chevy and GMC. F-350 is even higher than the rest at 80.6 inches. Although the ground clearance is lesser than the others at 7.7 inches. But even that won’t stop it from climbing over other cars.

Model

Ford F-350 XL Regular cab

RAM 3500 Tradesman regular cab

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT Regular Cab

GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab

Curb weight (lbs.)

6,765

6,371

5,985

6,314

Maximum Payload(lbs)

7,160

3,930

4,390

3,902

Length(in)

231.8

230.4

224.4

224.4

Width(in)

96

78.9

80.1

80.1

Height(in)

80.6

78.5

77.8

77.2

Ground clearance (in)

7.7

8.6

8.4

8.6

Wheelbase (in)

141.6

140.5

133.6

133.6

Track width (in) F/R

N /A

N /A

N /A

N /A

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

Safety

The 2018 Ford F-350 Regular Cab comes with a plenty of safety features as standard. You get the airbags on both sides along with the side airbags. While the features like ABS, RSC, AdvanceTrav make sure that the vehicle's safety system would never have to deploy the airbags.

  • Front-passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • Rear view camera with dynamic hitch assist
  • Safety & Security Driver and right-front-passenger front and front-seat side airbags
  • Safety Canopy System with side-curtain airbags and rollover sensor
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front height-adjustable shoulder safety belts
  • MyKey technology to help encourage responsible driving
  • AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control)
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System

Competition

Ford F-350 Regular Cab VS RAM 3500 Tradesman Regular Cab

When it comes to RAM 3500 v/s Ford F-350, the things are a bit difficult to decide. While the F-350 is the powerful among the two, RAM manages to pull more weight with the trailer attached. To be specific, RAM pulls more than 9000 lbs. than what F-350 can. And that surely can be a deciding factor for many. And somehow both the car manages to get similar results on first few feet on a drag strips with the F-350 lacking a bit behind on a quarter mile drag race.

Ford F-350 Regular Cab VS Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Regular Cab

Chevy v/s Ford is a heated debate. And both the brands have at least one car in each category to rival each other. So to give a competition to the Ford F-350, Chevy built the Silverado. Well the Silverado is a bit weaker than the F-350. The engine in Silverado produces 25 horsepower lesser than the F-350.

But Silverado is almost 800 pounds lighter than the F-350 and that does helps in achieving 0-60 mph quicker than F-350. But less power means that the Silverado has a Lower towing capacity at less than 15,000 lbs., compared to 21k lbs. with F-350. I think the F-350 should be the winner here, unless you plan to take your monster on a drag stip. But there is a great aftermarket customization available for the F-350 so think twice.

Ford F-350 Regular Cab VS GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab

We’ve finally approached to the Sierra v/s F-350. Engine specifications and towing capacity of the Sierra is similar to Chevy Silverado. Both are similar cars after all. But the Sierra was built with an approach to luxury. Even the F-350 is available in luxury trims but those cars up to 82 grand. While the Sierra's highest trim is priced at a little over 60 grand. And it even offer more luxurious features than the F-350 like the ventilated leather seats. So if luxury and quick Truck is what you want, Sierra is a clear winner. But again, F-350 Mega Raptor is highly customizable.

Final Verdict

You might have got a pretty good idea about Mega Raptor by now. Yes the Mega Raptor is slightly less luxurious than the Sierra and a bit slower than the Silverado and Sierra. But there is a great car enthusiast’s community backing up the Ford Heavy Duty trucks and are highly customizable. There is also the rumor that one megaRaptor has been modified to produce 1400 lb.-ft. of torque. So now you have a pretty good idea that Ford Heavy Duty Trucks are a pretty good option for a car enthusiasts and for a usual merchant too.

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