Whether you're into commercial construction, agriculture or recreational towing, if you use a truck as a truck you'll benefit from the Super Duty's enhanced capability, refinement and convenience. This will probably be my last diesel and Ford if they don't do something drastic. Outside, the powerful styling speaks for itself. Lariat and King Ranch owners will enjoy dual-zone climate control. We'll start at the front, where Ford has located a front step bumper - under-the-hood checks are made easier when the step-stool is built-in and not something you need to carry with you. Additionally, rear- or four-wheel drive is available.
If you're looking for a heavy-duty pickup, the 2008 Ford Super Duty needs to be on your list. It offers comfort, safety and a great package of features at a good price. Given the importance of towing capability to the Super Duty mission, the receiver is a standard feature any owner can appreciate. Edmunds reports that side airbags are not available on the Ford Super Duty, nor is stability control. And the rear had generous leg and knee room.
Most controls are handy, though some radio and climate buttons are a bit of a stretch. Do they mean a city bus or a family sedan? This review also compares the 2008 Ford Super Duty models with other vehicles in its class to give you the best advice even when other reviews present conflicting opinions. As a full-size truck, the 2008 Ford Super Duty is not required to be tested to the U. Two are overhead-cam: the 300-horsepower 5. And while 48-month residuals of Ford and Chevrolet 49 percent and 47 percent, respectively are similar, Dodge is pegged at only 42 percent, reflecting that it's nearing the end of this particular product cycle. According to ConsumerGuide, 2008 Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 are available in five trim levels.
In back Ford includes a hitch receiver - matched to each model's capabilities - on every Super Duty, along with seven-pin and four-pin connectors. Forward visibility is good from the cab of the 2008 Ford Super Duty. Vehicle Details With the debut of the current F-Series, Ford established a benchmark for pickup interiors. The top-line King Ranch is a crew cab only. Those choices are the base 5. The third engine is the 6. As the numbers get bigger, the capabilities do, too.
The F-Series Super Duty trucks are offered in three cab styles--Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab--and in two bed lengths. What incentive is to have a diesel now. Kelley Blue Book notes that child door locks are standard and that an engine immobilizer is optional. When compared to the previous Super Duty, the grille and hood blister provide the main visual differentiation. In a year in which the big news - both literally and figuratively - was presumably focused on Toyota's launch of its new Tundra, Ford arguably trumps Toyota's thunder with its debut of an all-new Super Duty.
Not many more toys could be put on it. As noted, the Super Duty order form provides a wealth of choices for virtually any commercial or recreational use. Base powerplant is a 5. Driving on the expressways, you'll be eye to eye with kids on school busses and long-haul truckers--hubba hubba, for sure. And, unlike some luxury pickups, there's no intention of appealing - overtly - to the Country Club set; this remains a work truck and not a work-in-progress.
Those intending to tow with their Super Duty trucks will appreciate Ford's factory-installed TowCommand System. Other trucks in the Ford F-Series have done well in crash tests, however, and the vehicle does provide some safety equipment--though not as many as one might want. It offers comfort, safety and a great package of. Come on guys, we should being going forward. Gear changes are smooth and mechanically satisfying. The expansive grille is for more than simply show - it fronts a confluence of cooling capability for engine, transmission and the intercooler that serves the diesel's two sequential turbochargers. Constituting some 40 percent of Ford's F-Series sales, the Super Duty is intended to secure the most profitable segment of the pickup market.
Available twin bucket seats are more accommodating. The automatic 4 wheel drive is a nice feature for easy of use and the hubs can be locked in manually for sure traction. Better cooling means, of course, bigger towing. Under the hood, Ford offers three engines. Now the Ford Super Duty 2008 is so tall that you can't easily just hop up on the bumper and climb into the bed.
Add a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty for peace of mind and you've got a segment-leading package. Finally, there's the aforementioned 6. The tester showed a meager 6. All trims benefit from new materials, surfaces and accents. You pay more for diesel, more for fuel than gas, more for upkeep, and milage is less it seems than gas. With five trims, three cabs, and several models, the Ford Super Duty offers a dizzying array of features to fit any taste or budget. Empty and keeping it below 70 I get 14 mpg.