2018 Ford F-350
2018 Ford F-350
For heavy-duty towing and hauling, it’s tough to find a more capable truck than the 2018 Ford F-350.
Why Buy the 2018 Ford F-350?
Buy the F-350 because you need to move more weight than the average heavy-duty driver. This capable pickup truck offers best-in-class towing capabilities, courtesy of its turbodiesel powertrain and optional dual-rear wheels. It also supplies massive hauling utility, moving heavy loads with supreme skill. If you’re looking for options, you’ll find lots to choose from in the F-350’s six trim models, three cabin options, and two bed sizes. No matter how much comfort, convenience, or passenger space you crave, it’s easy to tailor the F-350 to suit your driving needs.
Which F-350 Trim Model Should I Buy?
Buy the truck that meets both your weight requirements and your craving for comfort. This heavy-duty truck is available in six trims: the base XL, mid-grade XLT, upscale Lariat, stylish King Ranch, uptown Platinum, and top-of-the-line Limited. Thanks to a redesign last year, the F-350 cabin options – regular, extended SuperCab, and crew cab – are more spacious than ever, with increased hip- and elbowroom for every passenger.
The entry-level XL gives you your money’s worth, adding modern conveniences to the F-350 heavy-duty hauling capabilities. This truck comes standard with a rearview camera. The removable locking tailgate with tailgate lift assist makes it easy to load, unload, and secure your daily haul. Inside, you’ll find basic comfort features – such as air conditioning, easy-to-clean vinyl upholstery, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel – for a restful ride.
When you step up to the F-350 XLT, you’ll enjoy increasing comfort with cloth upholstery. The XLT is also home to modern conveniences like power windows and locks and power-adjustable heated mirrors, saving you time on the go. Use the rear under-seat lockable storage unit to stow laptops and other valuables out of sight. Inside, the XLT’s Sync voice controls make it easy to find mood music or call home, hands-free.
In the Lariat, luxury comes standard. The cabin is home to leather upholstery and dual-zone automatic climate control, making it an excellent choice for heavy-duty drivers that spend a lot of time on the road. The Lariat also upgrades your infotainment options with the Sync 3 system. This technology comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, displaying smartphone apps directly on the 8-inch center touchscreen display. It keeps you connected while you keep your focus on the road. This model also features work-friendly flourishes, like two 110-volt household-style power outlets to charge power tools and laptops on the go. Two USB charging ports keep smartphones and tablets ready for action.
The King Ranch and Platinum also provide a taste of the finer things. These two models differ mostly in style. The King Ranch sports a Western theme, including saddle-brown leather upholstery with exclusive King Ranch badging. In the Platinum, you’ll also find unique leather upholstery, as well as multicontour front seats with massage settings, taking comfort to the max. Both trucks make your workday simple, thanks to conveniences like keyless entry and ignition and voice-activated navigation.
This year, the heavy-duty 2018 Ford F-350 introduces the top-trim Limited. If you’ve got clients to impress, this is the truck for you. It comes standard an exclusive two-tone leather interior, boosting style along with comfort levels. The panoramic sunroof makes the F-350 cabin feel even lighter and airier. The Limited also expands on the Platinum’s blind-spot monitoring system with additional safety features. The surround-view camera system helps you navigate tight spots without a scratch.
How Much Can the F-350 Tow and Haul?
With its best-in-class tow ratings, the F-350 attracts some heavy hitters. Add dual rear wheels and gooseneck tow gear to tow max loads of up to 32,000 pounds. This heavy-duty truck has the hutzpah to move toy hauler or massive demolition machinery. And, depending on how you configure your model, the F-350 can haul max payloads between 4,470 and 7,630 pounds. Best of all, when you load up the bed with bricks and mortar, the powertrain never feels restrained, moving heavy loads with persuasive skill.
What’s the Difference Between the F-350 and the F-450?
The F-450 might be able to tow more than the F-350, but it’s the F-350 that can haul the biggest payloads. Depending on configuration and equipment, the heavy-duty F-350 can haul up to 7,630 pounds. Because it’s only available with the crew cabin, the F-450 maxes out at 5,320 pounds.
The F-450 is the right choice for drivers who need to haul a heavy gooseneck trailer. When it’s equipped to tow a gooseneck trailer, the F-450 can tow max loads of 32,500 pounds. When it comes to fifth-wheel trailers, however, both models tow up to 27,500 pounds. Both the F-350 and F-450 tow conventional trailers weighing up to 21,000 pounds.