In the new Super Duty the benchmark is moved upward in available choices, functionality and appointment. A properly equipped F-250 can carry 3,200 pounds and tow more than 16,000 pounds. In back Ford includes a hitch receiver — matched to each model's capabilities — on every Super Duty, along with seven-pin and four-pin connectors. And while the custom-spec car may have died a long time ago, the variety of permutations available from Ford's Louisville truck plant gives the Super Duty customer a chance at real customization, seemingly with more content variables than the U. Beyond the imposing edifice are new fender-mounted vents, available telescoping mirrors and optional 20-inch forged aluminum wheels.
Those intending to tow with their 2009 Ford Super Duty trucks will appreciate Ford's factory-installed TowCommand System. To be sure, both Extended and Crew Cabs accommodate passengers quite comfortably, but if you're not regularly hooking up to a 10,000-pound trailer or loading an eight-foot bed with more than a couple of two-by-fours, you've overbought what Ford has overbuilt. For those seeking more from the gasoline side of the Ford family, the 6. As far as resale values, Ford's residuals are slightly higher than Chevrolet's when compared over time, and both trump those of Dodge. Better cooling means, of course, bigger towing. New for 2009 The Super Duty was redesigned for the 2008 model year. Vehicle Details With the debut of the current F-Series, Ford established a benchmark for pickup interiors.
Finally, Ford is offering a spray-on factory bedliner; the automated sprayer applies the film in a thinner but uniform manner to reduce weight while minimizing load slippage. For 2009, Super Duty trucks get the new F-150's electronic features, including Ford Work Solutions, a collection of technologies that help businesses keep track of tools and projects; hands-free, voice-activated Sync; and voice-activated navigation with Sirius Travel Link. The Harley-Davidson F-450 and King Ranch have front and rear captain's chairs with leather-trimmed center consoles. The F-350 SuperCab long bed and crew cab long bed can be ordered with dual rear wheels. The Super Duty series boasts the highest payload and tow ratings for non-commercial trucks. The regular cab comes only with a 8-foot cargo bed, while the other two cabs can be ordered with either an 8-foot or 6.
The familiar cues of black leather interior and metal badges maintain the theme. Exterior The Super Duty's bulk is well-proportioned, even on short-bed models. Finally, there's the aforementioned 6. The Super Duty is available in regular cab, SuperCab and crew cab in either 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain. Add a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty for peace of mind and you've got a segment-leading package. When compared to the last generation Super Duty, the grille and hood blister provide the main visual differentiation.
Given the importance of towing capability to the Super Duty mission, the receiver is a standard feature any owner can appreciate. There are interior materials unique to the package and additional lockable storage for firearms. This Harley is easy to spot, with large blue flames coming from the side vents. Whether you're into commercial construction, agriculture or recreational towing, if you use a truck as a truck you'll benefit from the Super Duty's enhanced capability, refinement and convenience. And, unlike some luxury pickups, there's no intention of appealing — overtly — to the Country Club set; this remains a work truck and not a work-in-progress. The regular cab comes only with a 8-foot cargo bed, while the other two cabs can be ordered with either an 8-foot or 6. Ford says more than 75 percent of F-Series owners hunt or fish, so Cabela's package is designed to appeal to those likely to shop at the famed outfitter.
Ford offers three engine choices for work, play or any combination of the two. Lariat and King Ranch owners will enjoy dual-zone climate control. Accessing the bed is made easier — and safer — by the why-didn't-they-think-of-this-before tailgate step option. The Super Duty is available in regular cab, SuperCab and crew cab in either 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain. The Super Duty series boasts the highest payload and tow ratings for non-commercial trucks. For 2009, Super Duty trucks get the new F-150's electronic features, including Ford Work Solutions, a collection of technologies that help businesses keep track of tools and projects; hands-free, voice-activated Sync; and voice-activated navigation with Sirius Travel Link.
Constituting some 40 percent of Ford's F-Series sales, the Super Duty is intended to secure the most profitable segment of the pickup market. And for those venturing off into the Great Unknown, an optional navigation system should get you there and — hopefully — back again. The F-450 can carry three tons of payload and has a maximum tow rating of 24,500 pounds with a fifth wheel. The F-350 SuperCab long bed and crew cab long bed can be ordered with dual rear wheels. Certain packages require specific trim levels.
Base powerplant is a 5. Power Stroke Diesel With its 6. But with last year's introduction of the new 6. Show full review Vehicle Overview The Super Duty is one of the more playful trucks on the market, with three interesting theme packages: King Ranch, Harley-Davidson and the new Cabela's edition. For commercial customers, there's a pickup-box-delete option, so custom service bodies can be adapted to the chassis.