Multiple Upgrades Helped the 2023 Ford F-450 Reclaim Its Crown

ATTENTION, the new Ford F-150 isn’t just reporting for duty. It’s reporting for SUPER DUTY. Alright, you can take a moment to giggle about the word duty, then it’s time to get to work, which will be easier with the 2023 Ford F-450 Super Duty. 

How much can the 2023 Ford F-450 tow? 

2023 Ford F-450 Super Duty
2023 Ford F-450 Super Duty

The 2023 Ford F-450 Super Duty truck can tow up to 40,000 lbs. This means that the 2023 Ford Super Duty truck can tow more than any other truck in history. It tows more than the Ram Heavy Duty and Chevy Silverado HD trucks. 

The achieve this rating, the F-450 must be paired with a gooseneck trailer. It’s also half the combined weight of a semi-tractor and a fully loaded trailer.

Plus, the F-450 can also carry a payload of up to 8,000 lbs. With a fifth-wheel trailer, it can tow up to 35,000 lbs, and it has the best-in-class conventional towing capacity of 30,000 lbs. The F-350 can tow up to 38,000 lbs with a gooseneck trailer. 

How much power does the 2023 F-450 have? 

The 2023 Ford F-450 and Super Duty lineup has new engine options and upgraded units to help each model achieve the best-in-class towing and payload capacities. Even the 2023 Ford F-250 diesel can tow up to 22,000 lbs. 

Ford shared that the new 6.8-liter V8 engine churns out 405 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded 7.3-liter V8 gas-powered engine has been upgraded to crank out 430 hp and 485 lb-ft of torque, which are best-in-class numbers. 

The upgraded 6.7-liter V8 Power Stroke diesel engine provides 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. Last but not least, the High Output 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine delivers 500 hp and 1,200 lb-ft of torque. It achieves best-in-class figures too. 

Each engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive is standard on XLT models and above. 

The new 2023 Ford Super Duty lineup is designed and engineered for America’s builders. Andrew Kernahan, Ford Super Duty chief program engineer, shared that it’s Ford’s job to make customers’ work feel easy, and the new lineup nails it. 

The combination of purpose-built construction, powerful engines, 10-speed automatic transmissions, and new tech means people can work, tow, and haul with absolute confidence. 

What new tech does the 2023 F-450 have? 

2023 Ford F-450 Super Duty towing
2023 Ford F-350 Super Duty | Ford

The 2023 Ford F-450 has available Onboard Scales that can measure the equivalent of 100 80-lb bags of cement. The lights will indicate if you go over your payload capacity or not. Plus, the available tailgate step is three inches lower than before. 

Use the 360-degree surround camera to easily mauver around obstacles. Also, it provides a bird’s eye view of the truck, cargo box, and trailer. The head-up display provides crucial navigation and hauling information so you can keep your eyes on the road too. 

The Pro Trailer Hitch Assist steers the truck to align with the hitch ball receiver, and the smart hitch helps properly distribute trailer weight. The Pro Power Onboard generator powers sites and tools. Plus, this truck can connect up to 10 devices to Wi-fi. 

Now the Ford Super Duty has the best-in-class towing capacity with refined engines, smarter tech, and more convenient towing features. It just reclaimed its crown as towing king.

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