2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Super Cab

#14
in Midsize pickup trucks
2018 MODEL

$36,495 - $51,690

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Overview

The truck wearing the F badge comes from a long list of best sellers that have had a tight grip on the throne since its inception. A truck of this lineage comes with a lot of on its shoulders and boy does this thing deliver.

Since its first iteration as a swanky and curvy truck in 1948, the 11th generation of the legend comes as a bold and brash pickup that ain’t afraid of any challenge thrown at it. Wearing the crown in most of the parameters the F 350 is unapologetically powerful.

V8 endowed and 430 lb-ft torque producing truck with 385 hp roars with pride and has every reason to do so. The six-speed automatic is smooth but leaves a little to be desired

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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?

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



Styles

 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Super Cab in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Super Cab in Stone Gray color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Super Cab in Oxford White color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Super Cab in Race Red color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Super Cab in Blue Jeans Metallic color
Ingot Silver Metallic

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Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Super Cab XL

XL

Fuel: N/A, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$36,495 - $40,957

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

 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Super Cab XLT

XLT

Fuel: N/A, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$40,900 - $45,175

Configurations
XLT 4dr SuperCab SB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 6 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XLT 4dr SuperCab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 6 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XLT 4dr SuperCab LB DRW (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 6 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XLT 4dr SuperCab 4WD SB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 6 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XLT 4dr SuperCab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 6 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XLT 4dr SuperCab 4WD LB DRW (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 6 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm

 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Super Cab Lariat

Lariat

Fuel: N/A, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$46,815 - $51,690

Configurations
Lariat 4dr SuperCab SB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
Lariat 4dr SuperCab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
Lariat 4dr SuperCab LB DRW (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 4WD SB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 4WD LB DRW (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor December 17, 2018

Since its first iteration as a swanky and curvy truck in 1948, the 11th generation of the legend comes as a bold and brash pickup that ain’t afraid of any challenge thrown at it. Wearing the crown in most of the parameters the F 350 is unapologetically powerful.

V8 endowed and 430 lb-ft torque producing truck with 385 hp roars with pride and has every reason to do so. The six-speed automatic is smooth but leaves a little to be desired

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 hauling needs as the F 350 is almost twice the size of the f 150. 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.

Super Cab

Trims

XL

XLT

Lariat

MSRP (2WD)

$36,660

$41,150

$47,090

MSRP (AWD)

$39,460

$43,955

$50,280

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.

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The Limited trim adds a load of features that shall fit all the features needed to make a truck pseudo 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.

Engine

With the class-leading engine, the 6.2L engine 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 430 lb-ft of torque whilst juicing the 385 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

6.2L 2-Valve SOHC EFI NA V8

5.7L V8 HEMI VVT

6.0L V8 SFI

6.0L V8 SFI

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power

385 hp

383 hp

360 hp

360 hp

Torque

430 lb-ft

400 lb-ft

380 lb-ft

380 lb-ft

The triumphant winner of the best in class engine enjoys the pole position with only the Dodge coming close with 400 lb-ft of torque whilst having 2 fewer ponies to work with. The General Motor twins try to catch up but settle for a tie at the third position.

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

6.2L

5.7L

6.0L

6.0L

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 two things from this firstly 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 falls embarrassingly short on this front and well there’s no covering up for it.

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)

12700

17520

14600

14200

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

Fuel Economy

(Heavy Duty Trucks are not rated by the EPA)

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 remind us that a working-class hauling truck can look nice on the inside too.

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.)

40.4/65.9/33.5

40.3/65.7/43.3

40.5/64.3/40.9

40.5/64.3/40.9

The F 350 sits in the middle of the table but offers class-leading shoulder room, gym buffs this shall be a relief to y’all.

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

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 and civil 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)

238.0

237.4

239.5

239.5

Width(in)

80.0

79.4

80.5

80.5

Height(in)

81.3

78.4

78.3

78.3

Ground clearance(in)

8.2

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)

94

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 makes do with the second position here.

Model

Ford F-350

Dodge Ram 3500

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

capacity (lbs)

4430

4090

5761

4052

Payload capacity comes into play when you have to transports or move stuff from one place to another. A high payload capacity means better moving prowess and that should appeal to haulers and from the countryside.

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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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.

Final Verdict

The Super Cab variant lives up to its name and is not hindered by a few losses in some parameters. A holistically better truck than its brethren this 11th generation of F series truck not only wows us with core prowess but also with the refinement and day to day drivability.

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