2023 Ford Super Duty trucks have tougher looks and new engine choices
- Unveiled tonight, the 2023 Ford Super Duty pickups have been redesigned and get updated exterior and interior styling.
- The Super Duty now offers technologies such as an on-board generator, new towing aids, a head-up display and access to a 5G wireless network.
- Ford’s heavy-duty lineup also adds new and improved powertrains, including a new standard gasoline 6.8-liter V8 and an upgraded Power Stroke diesel engine.
The 2023 Ford Super Duty is redesigned with new styling cues, updated powertrains and new technologies. While the F-250, F-350 and F-450 are still primarily heavy workhorses, Ford is enhancing them with features aimed at taking the trucks to another level of capability and functionality. They will face, as always, the Chevrolet Silverado HD and Ram HD models which also get a makeover at this time of year.
New mugs, nicer interiors
The 2023 Super Duty lineup rolls out with seven different grille designs, which vary by available trim levels and appearance packages. The most notable visual update is the truck’s C-shaped lighting elements. All models can now also be fitted with LED headlights. The addition of long side vents is said to improve the aerodynamics of trucks. Super Duty trucks can also be dressed with new design packages that offer unique trim, wheel and paint combinations. The new XL Off-Road package specifically includes 33-inch off-road tires, skid plates, electronic locking rear differential, and more. -350.
Inside, Super Duty trucks get an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s standard starting with the XL model. Higher trim levels come with a 12.0-inch unit. Audiophiles can choose between a 640-watt eight-speaker B&O audio system or a more powerful 1080-watt 18-speaker B&O setup. Other desirable interior features available include a configurable 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster, wireless charger and a center console slot designed to keep a table upright. Those looking to relax will appreciate the Super Duty’s optional Max Recline seats that fold almost flat and incorporate a lower cushion that lifts up to create an even more comfortable position.
Updated powertrain options
For 2023, the standard Super Duty engine is a new gasoline-powered 6.8-liter V8. It is associated with a 10-speed automatic transmission, like all the other engines available. Also, like all other engines, Ford doesn’t say the horsepower or torque of each one, but we expect them to meet or beat their previous outputs. This includes the gasoline-powered 7.3-liter V8, which receives revised tuning and an improved air intake. The 6.7-litre Power Stroke diesel V8 remains a staple of the Super Duty lineup, and there’s a new high-output version with updated tuning, a unique turbocharger and revised exhaust manifolds. Ford believes the upgrades will make it the most powerful diesel truck in its class. Also new for 2023, all models starting with the XLT come standard with four-wheel drive.
Perhaps the most notable updates to the 2023 Super Duty trucks are their myriad of new technology-focused features. This is the first time they’ve been available with a 5G wireless connection which helps the infotainment system run faster, and it accepts over-the-air updates and allows up to 10 devices to connect to one. Wi-Fi hotspot. Additionally, Ford offers its most powerful trucks with its 2.0 kW Onboard Generator (aka ProPower Onboard). The Super Duty can also be fitted with a head-up display for the first time, and there are new driver assistance features as well. The list includes adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality as well as lane-centering assist. The addition of front and rear emergency braking helps prevent giant pickup trucks from colliding with objects at low speeds.
When it comes to towing, the Ford Super Duty is not only primed to pull massive loads, it now has high-tech assists that make the job easier. The introduction of on-board scales gives users an estimate of cargo weight to ensure they don’t exceed the payload of the truck. The feature also helps guide people on how to evenly distribute the weight of the trailer tongue. In addition to a blind-spot monitor for fifth-wheel and gooseneck towing, the Super Duty is now available with a 360-degree camera system designed specifically for trailers.
Another exciting new feature is navigation which shows the routes that best suit a trailer’s specific dimensions and weight to help avoid driver headaches. Anyone who has backed up with the tailgate down has no doubt lamented that the traditional backup camera has become unnecessary. Ford solves this problem by adding a camera in the upper part of the tailgate. This, along with the integrated parking sensors, is intended to make backing up with the tailgate down easier than ever.
Ford has yet to release pricing for the 2023 Super Duty lineup. However, the company says it will release those numbers closer to when the trucks go into production, which is expected to be early next year.
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