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Defining Heavy-Duty: A Look at the 2024 Ford F-350

Ford’s Super Duty lineup of heavy-duty pickups transforms the concept of toughness, ruggedness, and capability into a tangible reality. The 2024 Ford F-350 sits in the middle of this intimidatingly capable product line, between the F-250 and the F-450. The F-350 offers a higher towing capacity than the F-250, along with configurations that its less-capable sibling doesn’t offer. For instance, in addition to regular four-wheeled configurations, the F-350 optionally offers a dual rear wheel (DRW) body style that’s popularly referred to as a “dually.” This type of extra-heavy-duty truck is characterized by having dual rear wheels on each side, providing increased stability and load capacity, especially for towing and hauling heavy loads.

Not every F-350 is a dually, but the availability of this king-of-the-road configuration symbolizes the F-350’s role as the ultimate work truck. Whether it’s on a construction site, a farm, an oil field, or a ranch, the F-350 gets the job done. With up to 1,200 foot-pounds of torque from its available 6.7-liter high-output diesel engine, it delivers class-leading towing capability. Plus, it offers a range of high-tech features to make towing easier and safer than ever. In addition, it provides an array of other features in the interior and on the exterior to make it the ultimate workmate.

Building Your F-350 Pickup

The F-350’s high-strength, lightweight, aluminum-alloy body offers three cab styles: Regular Cab, Super Cab, and Crew Cab. Regular Cab models offer one row of seating for up to three occupants. SuperCab models offer two rows of seating for up to six people, with the rear seats accessible via small, rear-hinged doors; it has the advantage of being shorter than a Crew Cab to create a shorter overall length to the truck. Crew Cab models also offer seating for six but with standard front-hinged doors for access to a more spacious rear seating area.

Two bed lengths are available: 6.8-ft and 8.2-ft. Both bed lengths are available with Super Cab and Crew Cab models, but only the 8-foot bed is available with the Regular Cab model. The eight-foot bed is also the only one available with dual rear wheel models. There’s also a Chassis Cab model for customers who need a custom body, such as a utility body or dump truck. The Chassis Cab is available with all three cab configurations.

Under the Hood

The F-350 offers a range of powerful gasoline and diesel engines. There’s really no such thing as a base model engine in the Super Duty lineup since every engine is designed to serve a specific need. All the engine choices in the F-350 are mated to Ford’s TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission. The TorqShift’s low and mid-range gears are enhanced for towing power, offering no fewer than three overdrive gears. Plus, it has five selectable modes for every conceivable road condition and a sixth rock-crawling mode for models with the Tremor Off-Road Package.

The first of the two gas-powered engine options is the 6.8-liter V8, which adds up to 405 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque. This torque peaks at lower RPM but stays high through the whole RPM range to make it a capable towing choice. The other gas power plant is the 7.3-liter V8. This is probably the better of the two gasoline engines for heavy-duty commercial-grade use. It’s been designed with a cast iron block, a forged steel crankshaft, and four-bolt, cross-bolted main bearings. Variable-cam timing boosts high output and adds up to 430 hp and 485 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful gas V8 you can get in the heavy-duty pickup class.

Now we get to the first of two diesel options: the 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8. This turbo titan’s fuel-injection system produces 36,000 psi. Combine this with a variable-geometry turbocharger, and this engine cranks out 475 hp and up to 1,050 foot-pounds of torque. With forged-steel pistons and extra-durable components such as the block and cylinder heads, this engine is good for the extra-long haul.

But the true star of the F-350’s engine lineup is its other diesel option, the 6.7-liter High-Output Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8. This lord of the diesels produces 500 hp and a jaw-dropping 1,200 lb-ft of torque. This is the most torque in its class and gives the F-350 astronomical tow ratings of up to 40,000 lbs, depending on configuration. The Power Stroke diesel features an engine exhaust brake for safer downhill travel and reduced brake wear on any grade. It offers three settings, including an automatic setting that maintains the speed you choose on the downslopes.

A person is shown interacting with the dashboard in the interior of a 2024 Ford F-350.

4×4 and Off-Road Packages

Rear-wheel drive is standard on the base XL trim level, while four-wheel drive (4×4) is optional. 4×4 is standard on all other trim levels. The F-350’s 4×4 system includes Electronic Shift-on-the-Fly capability, so you can easily shift back and forth between two-wheel and four-wheel drive while on the go. The XL trim level offers a dedicated Off-Road Package for those occasions when the F-350’s duties take it into the rough stuff. This package provides 33-inch off-road tires on 17-inch steel wheels. Steel skid plates and water fording vent tubes mean it can go almost anywhere, while a rear electronic locking differential improves traction.

On other trim levels, the F-350 offers the Tremor Off-Road Package. This is the true King of the Off-Road. This package lets you choose either the 7.3-liter OHV V8 with its 430 hp or the 6.7-liter High-Output Power Stroke Turbo Diesel with its 500 hp. Then it adds 35-inch all-terrain tires, an off-road-tuned suspension, and selectable driving modes like Rock Crawl and Trail Control. Trail Turn Assist applies the brake to the inside rear wheel for tighter turns in close quarters. An optional integrated electric winch delivers 12,000 lbs of pulling power.

Thoughtful Features

The F-350 offers thoughtful touches to make your day easier. For instance, integrated steps in the side of the box and the corners of the rear bumper make accessing the bed a breeze. Pro Power Onboard outlets provide enough juice to run power tools. Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, Backup Assist, and a Turn Signal Camera View make trailering easier and safer. There’s even a Trailer Navigation Feature that helps you find routes without low bridges or tight corners. All of this combines with a tow rating of up to 40,000 lbs and a payload rating of up to 8,000 lbs to make the F-350 and its other Super Duty siblings possibly the most capable trucks on the road.

This versatility extends to the interior with the On-site Office feature, a work surface that’s integrated into the center console and which features lockable storage. And if you want an extra-comfortable place to work and commute, the F-350 offers options like premium leather seating, Max Recline front seats, a 12-inch color display screen, a twin-panel moonroof, and a premium 14-speaker B&O Unleashed Sound System.

A grey 2024 Ford F-350 Lariat is shown towing a trailer.

Trim Levels

The base trim level is the F-350 XL, but it’s hardly a spartan truck. It includes AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Trailer Sway Control, 5G Wi-Fi connectivity, and a trailer brake controller. It keeps you connected with Ford’s Sync 4 technology. With the standard 6.8L V8 gas engine, it starts at $46,015. From here, you can upgrade to any of five other trim levels, as shown below. Also, keep in mind that 4×4 is standard on all trim levels except the XL.

  • F-350 XLT – adds front cloth 40/20/40 split bench seating, automatic high beams, and more, starting at $52,160.
  • F-350 LARIAT – adds leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats, PowerScope Trailer Tow Mirrors, LED headlights, heated steering wheel, 360-degree camera, digital instrument cluster, and a 12-inch touchscreen, starting at $63,460.
  • F-350 King Ranch – adds Kingsville Antique Affect Leather Interior, 20-inch aluminum wheels, B&O Unleashed Sound System, Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0, Onboard Scales with Smart Hitch, power tailgate, 2.0kW Pro Power Onboard, head-up display, and a full suite of trailer assist tools, starting at $78,025.
  • F-350 Platinum – adds power deployable running boards, LED tail lamps, and a premium exterior appearance package, starting at $78,915.
  • F-350 Limited – adds standard 6.7-liter High Output Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine, power twin-panel moonroof, two-tone Limited Admiral Blue/Light Sate leather seats, and more, starting at $98,270.

A Pickup Truck Champion

Ford’s F-series pickup truck range has been America’s pickup sales champ for over four decades. The 2024 F-350 demonstrates why: Ford never rests on its laurels. From world-class towing to premium interior amenities, the F-350 stands out from the competition to defend its title as America’s favorite heavy-duty pickup.