New for 2015
The Ford F-450 Super Duty gets more power from its turbodiesel V-8, chassis revisions, more towing capacity, and a higher GCWR for 2015.
The Ford F-450 is the heaviest duty non-commercial grade pickup truck available, and is the most capable model in the automaker’s lineup. The F-450 is available only as a crew cab, and is equipped exclusively with the diesel powerplant, four-wheel drive, and dual-rear wheels. The F-450 sits at the top of the Ford Super Duty lineup, above the F-350.
The 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty is a crew-cab, four-wheel drive, long-bed pickup truck with dual rear-wheels and the segment leading 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 that produces 440 hp and 860 lb-ft of torque paired with a six-speed automatic. Efficiency hasn’t been rated by the EPA, but we saw 22 mpg in a 2011 Driven review with a diesel-powered F-350. Maximum towing capacity is 19,000 pounds for a conventional trailer (matching the F-350), but fifth wheel/gooseneck trailer maximum is a staggering 31,200 pounds, 4,500 pounds more than a comparable F-350. The F-450 also boasts a GCWR (gross combined weight rating) of 40,000 pounds, but a payload of only 5,450 pounds. The Ford F-450 Super Duty is for buyers who need to haul the absolute heaviest fifth-wheel trailer in any conditions, such as the biggest toy trailers, equestrian trailers, and work sites just shy of commercial trucks.
- Unmatched towing capacity
- Luxurious interior on King Ranch model
- Effortless fifth-wheel towing
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- Only one F-450 configuration offered
- Price starts above $50,000
- It’s heavy
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