2011 Ford F-450 Overview
If you’re looking for a 1.5-ton heavy duty truck with a new capable engine that provide plenty of torque for all of your towing and hauling needs, then the restyled and super-powerful 2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty is your truck.
The most notable change to the sturdy F-450 is the new, more powerful 6.7-liter, 390-horsepower Power Stroke V-8 diesel that packs a staggering 735 pounds-feet of torque. That crazy amount of torque allows the 2011 F-450 to tow 16,000 pounds; or 24,400 pounds when incorporating the fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailer prep package. When it comes to payload, the F-450 can haul up to 6,520 pounds. The GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado will have a heck of a time towing and carrying that much.
That powerful diesel engine mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with auto-manual capabilities, and can be had in rear-wheel, or four-wheel drive. Ford is happy to announce that fuel economy for the diesel engine 18 percent over last year’s engine. Where the F-250 and 350 feature three cab configurations, the 2011 F-450 has only one—the crew cab, which utilizes an 8-foot bed. The F-450 Super Duty is available in base, XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch trims.
The functionality of the F-450 is enhanced with Ford’s SYNC® multimedia system, with traffic, directions and information. The available Ford Work Solutions™ is based around an in-dash computer with high-speed internet and wireless accessories. The cable lock system provides security for tools stored in the truck, and the Crew Chief™ system allows you to perform powertrain diagnostics on vehicles within your fleet.
This industrial-grade pickup does offer a fully boxed frame ready for collision with any vehicle on the road, and four-wheel antilock brakes help ensure you don’t need to find out how strong this truck is. Standard front airbags protect the driver and front passenger. Trailer sway control, hill start assist/hill descent control and an SOS post-crash alert system are also standard, while a rearview camera is optional.
If you want massive power for out-of-this-world towing and hauling, then you’ll want the revised and efficient 2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty truck.