The Ford F-350 sits in the middle of brand’s heavy-duty trio and provides up to 32, 000 lbs of towing capability. The aluminum-bodied, one-ton ute comes with single and dual rear wheel layouts, three cab styles and two bed lengths. The model is equipped with the latest tech including the active safety systems and towing assist aids. The truck can also be equipped with luxury features in its quiet and comfortable cabins. But what is the most important, the truck provides huge torque and towing ratings. The Power Stroke diesel can hit 935 lb-ft of torque and an option is a 6.2-liter V-8.
Ford’s Super Duty series are the most up-to-date heavy-duty trucks in the US and Ford redesigned these models for the 2017 model year. However, Ford tuned the Power Stroke engine to deliver more torque for the 2018 model year and also added new trim option. The 2019 Ford F-350 isn’t expected to bring significant upgrades. Ford will again mix in the equipment organization and could also add new packages and options.
2019 Ford F-350: Design
The 2019 Ford F-350 won’t change structurally or visually as this model was thoroughly redesigned for the 2017 version. The refreshed 2018 F-150 also exploits the same design language as the heavy-towing league models.
The one-ton truck has aluminum made body panels and the two-bar style grille defines its identity. The C-shaped headlights flank the grille and the grille gets black, chrome or body color treatment depending on the trim option. The bumper finish and wheel size and design also vary depending on the chosen trim level.
The truck is available in three cab styles and with two bed lengths. Depending on the towing demands, buyers can also opt for single or dual rear-wheel setups.
A one-ton F-350 has quiet and comfortable cabins. Ford won’t change the interior design but could add new material and color combinations. The model could also get upgraded some of its electronic features.
The truck will be available with the latest Sync infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto support. Electronic features will also include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, surround view cameras, etc.
Upscale comfort features will include power, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, multi-contour front seats with massaging, attractive design patterns, etc. The lower grades will have vinyl or cloth upholstery, air conditioning, smaller screens, etc.
2019 Ford F-350: Power options
The 2019 Ford F-350 will again rely on two engine options. The base engine under the hood of the one-tom Super Duty model will be a 6.2-liter V-8. The power and torque ratings will likely stay at current levels. This engine makes 385 horsepower and torque of 430 lb-ft. A six-speed automatic transmission will be in the combination but the heavy-duty 10-speed automatic could come to the play with the 2020 version.
A 6.7-liter Power Stroke Diesel V-8 will lift the torque and towing capability to the next level. This engine can make 450 hp and impressive torque of 935 lb-ft. This engine uses a heavy-duty version of the six-speed automatic.
The F-350 can be had with the dual-rear-wheel setup. The truck will allow up to 7, 630 pounds of the payload capacity. With the conventional trailer, it can pull up to 21, 000 pounds. The towing maximum will be up to 32, 000 pounds with more capable trailers.
2019 Ford F-350: Arrival, Price
Ford will launch the 2019 Ford F-350 late in the year. The price range will gain start around $30,000 and climb up with additional options.