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2015 Ford F350 Super Duty Regular Cab Review

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2015 Ford F350 Super Duty Regular Cab Expert Review

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KBB Expert Rating: 7.5

Sometimes you just need to tow a 5th-wheel trailer, yank a house off its foundation, or pull that pesky canyon closed. For that, you need a heavy-duty pickup like the Ford Super Duty. A new 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel offers up 440 hp and an incredible 860 lb-ft of torque, the most in its class.

The more powerful engine is a direct response to competition from the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500, both of which have ramped up their trucks' capabilities. The Super Duty has a loyal following that could never be seduced by the competition, but these improvements put the Ford trucks back on top in capability, and may even convert a few Ram and Chevy owners in the process.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a full-size, super-capable pickup that's also comfortable and – dare we say – luxurious, the 2015 Ford Super Duty serves it up.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you like the big-truck look, but don't need or want that much capability, then the half-ton Ford F-150 offers similar styling and features with a much lower price tag. Manual transmission fans will have to look to RAM to meet their needs.

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2015 Ford F350 Super Duty Regular Cab Low/wide front photo What's New for 2015

With its upgraded engine, the 2015 Ford Super Duty handily trumps Chevy and Ram. With the new engine, stronger frame, and upgraded towing package, the 2015 F-350 can tow up to 26,500 pounds. Not enough? The even bigger 2015 F-450 can haul an amazing 31,200 pounds.

Driving the F350 Super Duty Regular Cab
2015 Ford F350 Super Duty Regular Cab Front angle view photo

Driving Impressions The name "Super Duty" sounds like something out of a comic book, and its capabilities put it in the league of superheroes. The Power Stroke diesel engine gets more power...

... and torque this year, allowing the big-daddy Ford F-450 to tow and haul a combined weight of 40,000 pounds.

But, to paraphrase a comic, with great torque comes great chassis strength. The new Super Duties have that, too. The 2015 F-350 now has an optional high-capacity towing package that strengthens the chassis to the point where it's as tough as last year's F-450. The new 2015 F-450 adds industrial-strength 19.5-inch wheels and tires, plus an upgraded suspension and an increased capacity for towing a gooseneck trailer.

Yet this is no uncivilized work truck – add the new King Ranch trim and you're surrounded by soft leather and premium features.

SYNC WITH MYFORD TOUCH
Ford's SYNC is more than just an easy way to organize music, navigation and cell-phone calls, it also lets the driver do all that while keeping his hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. If you're hauling as much as these trucks can carry, you'll want to avoid distractions.

INTERIOR REFINEMENT
A full-size heavy-duty cargo-and-trailer hauler isn't where you'd think to find luxury, but with soft leather, a heated steering wheel, and cooling front seats, the 2015 Ford Super Duty truck is an unexpected pleasure.

2015 Ford F350 Super Duty Regular Cab Details
2015 Ford F350 Super Duty Regular Cab Dashboard, center console, gear shifter view photo Interior

As you might expect in a vehicle whose trims and prices range so widely – from just over $31,000 for a basic F-250 XL trim to nearly $70,000 for an F-450 Platinum edition – the 2015 Ford Super Duty's cabin ranges from Spartan to luxurious. In regular-cab form, seating is limited to three passengers. Crew cab and super cab models can seat up to six passengers, or five when equipped with two individual front seats and a center console. Lower-trim models have basic vinyl seating that can take a beating and clean up easily, while premium leather can be had on the other end of the Super Duty spectrum.

Exterior
2015 Ford F350 Super Duty Regular Cab photo

Ford's Super Duty trucks exude their big and brawny nature, from the massive front grille to the equally large tailgate stamped with "SUPER DUTY" on the bottom. These trucks can be configured with 6-and-3/4-foot or 8-foot beds, and with regular, super cab, or crew cabins. F-450 models come with two pairs of rear wheels that enable it to carry extreme loads. It's safe to call even the smallest of the Super Duty models large. A regular-cab model, which is fitted with an 8-foot bed and qualifies as the shortest, is 227.6 inches in length, while the longest comes in at 263 inches. At nearly 22 feet, that latter model is nearly seven feet longer than a Honda Civic. If you plan to park this truck in your garage, take some measurements first.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Chassis and engine improvements aside, the Ford Super Duty trucks are largely carryover when it comes to standard equipment. Base XL models are strictly for work, offering vinyl seats, manual-control air conditioning, and an audio system limited to an AM/FM radio with two speakers. All Super Duty trucks feature trailer sway control and roll stability control. On the F-250 and F-350, the standard 6.2-liter V8 remains standard, while the F-450 gets the new Power Stroke 6.7-liter diesel V8. Step into nicer trim levels and you'll get heated and cooled seats, a navigation system, and an upgraded audio system.

Optional Equipment

If you're hauling or towing with your 2015 F-250 or F-350, then step up to the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8. Other options vary with trim level, and many are geared toward the duties you have planned for your truck. The F-350 has a new heavy-duty towing package that makes it practically as strong as last year's F-450. Models with diesel engines can be equipped with a Live Drive Power Takeoff to run auxiliary equipment such as a snowplow, truck lift, or cement mixer, and the diesels can be equipped with a "Jake brake," just like a full-size semi.

Under the Hood
2015 Ford F350 Super Duty Regular Cab Engine photo

The 2015 Super Duty is available with two V8 engines, a 6.2-liter gasoline unit that is the base powerplant or, for those needing maximum power, a 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel. Both are fitted to a 6-speed automatic transmission and can be had in 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. Models with the gasoline engine run on regular unleaded and are also E85 compatible. An option package can make the Super Duty's gasoline engine capable of running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), but does not include the fuel tanks or other equipment. In diesel models, Ford says nitrogen oxide levels are reduced more than 80 percent vs. previous generations. The EPA does not give fuel-economy ratings for either of these engines.

6.2.-liter V8
385 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
405 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V8
440 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm
860 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

With a wide variety of models, bed and cab sizes, and trim levels, there's a 2015 Ford Super Duty truck to meet virtually any budget.

The least expensive 2-wheel-drive F-250 XL with the shortest bed and regular cab has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at about $33,000. Step up to the F-250 Crew Cab long bed in Platinum trim, and you're looking at about $57,000. The F-350 and F-450 are even higher, with the F-450 Platinum at around $70,000. The diesel in the F-250 or F-350 adds an additional $8,000. Those high-sounding prices are still competitive with rivals from Chevrolet and Ram.

Before buying, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price to see what other contractors in your area are paying for the 2015 Ford Super Duty. If you're thinking resale, think diesel, as those models tend to have better resale then their gasoline counterparts.

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2015 Ford F350 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 172 Ratings for the 2008 - 2015 models.

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  • Value
    8.2/10
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    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
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    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Excellent new condition

By on Friday, March 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Tuxedo Black, leer custom matching topper, HS Tuner, EGR valve block, turbo back SS steel 5" exhaust, exhaust fluid block, 4" BDS lift, Fox shocks, bushwhacked fender flares, Bull Bar w/ 6" PIAA lights, lariat ultimate, fully loaded, moon roof, tinted windows, moto metal 20" wheels, original OEM Wheels and tires, Etang trifold tonneau cover, and mud flaps."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Very nice solid truck

By on Monday, January 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 56,000

10 10.0
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Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Only complaint is from my passengers sometimes would like more air movement in the back seat area, Rear Air and heat controllers, and maybe that an option mine dont have."

43 people out of 84 found this review helpful

Absolutely the "King" in trucks!

By on Thursday, January 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Roomy, reliable, strong, great mileage"

Cons: "It's huge, so city parking a challenge"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My hubby and I bought this vehicle in 2012 to accommodate a brand new cab-over camper with extension for a trip to Alaska, and the camper was constructed of solid steel making it very heavy. We also knew the Alcan highway was miserable and having a reliable vehicle was essential for survival of the fittest. We purchased this vehicle used, but it was half the cost of a new one and in amazing condition with only 42k miles on it. There is so much good to say about this truck it's hard to know where to begin. First of all, it made the AK trip without a hitch. While others were parked on the side of the road with damages galore, we cruised by in style. We climbed through the Rockies like it was nothing despite the enormous camper on our back. Observers in small cars gawked as we passed them by, uphill, without a problem. The mileage was equally impressive at no less than 15 MPG through the mountains and averaging 17 MPG overall on the trip. But the real benefit to this truck is its class; leather heated seats, extremely roomy interior, and superb AC. It truly is the 'King' of trucks, and unloaded it cruises down the highway at an amazing 18 MPG. Even when pulling our 18' horse-trailer loaded with critters it continues to clock 16 to 18 MPG. This truck screams "Look at me!" It is so beautiful, yet the performance is outstanding in every way. We had to look a long time to find the right price for a truck with the power we needed and an 8 foot bed along with the crew cab, but this vehicle filled our bill and we got the deal of the century in the process. I only wish we had found this truck 15 years ago before we went through three other trucks that failed to last or perform the functions needed for a ranch. We have taken this truck to a fashionable dinner function and then turned around to haul our steers to market. It's just classy enough for one affair as it is functional enough for the other. We are an older couple of retirement age, so that should tell you about our years of experience with vehicles. This is definitely a keeper and money well spent."

17 people out of 30 found this review helpful

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