- New diesel engine for 2015 with more power
- Three cabs (regular, crew, super), two bed lengths (regular, extended)
- Can tow up to 31,200 pounds
The very capable and customizable 2015 Ford F-350 gets a big upgrade for 2015 with a re-worked diesel powertrain that offers more horsepower and torque.
The F-350 is one of three Super Duty trucks sold by Ford, in addition to the F-250 and the F-450. It is a versatile truck option, with three available cab sizes and two bed lengths (6.75-feet or 8-feet), as well as single- or dual-rear wheels. Styling is in a word, big; it’s a big truck that makes no apologies about being such, with a large front grille and a sculpted hood. In 2014, the F-350 added an “XL Appearance package” which adds chrome to a few of the exterior bits for an even brasher look. Regular cab models have two doors, while Super/Crew cab models have four.
Under the hood, the standard engine carries over, a 385-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 405 pounds-feet of torque. The exciting updates come to the F-350’s diesel engine option. It now features a larger turbocharger, new fuel pump and injectors, and a new temperature control system, all of which contribute to increased power and performance. The 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8 now outputs 440-hp and a whopping 860 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive optional. Maximum towing capacity is 19,000 pounds, increasing to 31,200 pounds with a fifth-wheel gooseneck tow hitch.
Inside, the cabin comes with a variety of seating options, offering a front-row bench or bucket seats, and several different rear seats depending on cab size. Convenient storage spaces abound, especially in the large center console which is large enough to swallow a laptop computer. Air conditioning and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel come standard, while most other features are optional which keeps the price of the F-350 low. Heated and cooled front seats, navigation, Ford’s SYNC voice command system, and power-adjustable pedals are optional.
Standard safety features include six airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control. For easier maneuvering in tight spaces, rear parking sensors and a backup camera are also available.