2014 Ford F-350 Overview
- Larger relative of the F-250 Super Duty
- Available with single or dual rear-wheels
- Three cab sizes and two bed sizes to choose from
A step above the F-250 Super Duty is the 2014 Ford F-350 which offers even more towing/payload capacity.
The F-350 is the larger sibling of Ford’s best-selling F-150 half-ton pickup truck and the F-250 Super Duty full-size pickup. There are three different cab varieties, two bed sizes, and both single/dual rear-wheel options giving the F-350 more flavors to choose from than Baskin Robins. Cab choices include regular, extended (Super), and crew (four conventional doors). Bed sizes are offered in 6.75- or 8-foot boxes, and dual-rear-wheel models are available with the 8-foot box.
2014 brings a new XL Appearance Package that adds chrome to several spots on the exterior and cruise control for long jaunts down the highway. From the outside, the F-350 flexes its muscle with a power dome hood and a big, brawny front grille.
The F-350 is also very customizable in the cabin as well, offering a front bench or front bucket seats and a host of rear seating options depending on cab size. Just like the truck itself, storage spaces are oversized, with a center console unit that can fit a laptop computer and plenty of other nooks and crannies, including a lockable under-seat center storage unit under the rear bench that is optional. There aren’t many standard features to speak of, just like most trucks: air conditioning and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel top the list. But buyers looking to spruce up the F-350 have a plethora of options to choose from, including heated and cooled front seats, a 4.2-inch LCD screen in the instrument cluster that displays fuel-economy and monitors off-road/towing details, navigation system, power-adjustable pedals, and Sync.
The F-350 shares its two engine options with the F-250. A 385-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 which makes 405 pounds-feet of torque and runs on regular gas or E85 ethanol comes standard, while a 400-hp, Power Stroke 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8 that makes a massive 800 pounds-feet of torque is optional. The Power Stroke V-8 burns regular diesel fuel or a blend of up to 20 percent biodiesel. Both engines work with a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The F-350 uses rear- or optional all-wheel drive.
Safety features on the Super Duty include electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control, side curtain airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags, and all-disc antilock brakes. Also available are rear parking sensors and a backup camera.