2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty V-8 Diesel 4x4 Reviews
Eight thousand, five-hundred and twenty pounds--that is how significantly our large-as-it-can-get Ford F350 dualie evaluation truck weighs. Its 8-foot-bed and ample crew cab aid lead to a standard size that is an inch shy of 2-2 toes, or four-feet longer than a Mercedes Maybach.
Everybody understands that heavy duty pick-ups are about amounts, especially when you are speaking engine out-put and towing and hauling qualifications. Of those groups, the F350 tops only horse-power in the second (the Truck Wars scoreboard appears to shift from week to week), but it still boasts tremendous capacity--Ford states this special arrangement is great for 19,000 lbs of trailer towing and 6670 lbs of payload, assisted by a beefy chassis and a-440-hp, 860-lb.-ft, 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8. (The â€œweakestâ€ F-350 is great for 3100 lbs of freight hauling and can tow a 12,100-pound trailer.)
A trip to the test monitor with this particular creature, nevertheless, introduced in to concentrate some considerably smaller amounts: 7.8 and 16.0 to be unique. That is how many seconds it took us to accelerate from a stand still to 60 miles per hour and after that on through the quartermile. For reference, that is faster than every diesel-powered Volkswagen non-sport utility vehicle we have examined in modern times, together with the exception of a 2015 Golf TDI, which only fit the the large Ford's 60-mph sprint and arrived up a tenth brief in the quarter.
But heavy duty pick-ups do not vie against against little, imported hatchbacks--in reality, this Ford could take the weight of more than 2 of these Golfs in its mattress. These clearly American workhorses instead fight large trucks from both of the other aspects of the Detroit Three. The last one-ton truck we strapped our check gear to was a 2013 Ram 3500 Mega Cab diesel dualie; it reached 60-mph in 8.9 seconds and finished the quarter mile in 16.8--1.1 and 0.8 behind our Ford. It is a lot more typical that we analyze three quarter-ton pick-ups--a 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD bested the Ford with instances of 7.4 and 15.9 seconds, but it was 860 lbs light and had towing and payload ratings 4500 and 2364 lbs shy of this Ford's.
The F350 feels faster in relation to the stopwatch states (mountains of impetus and an elective 4.30:1 limited-slip rear-axle can do that). Flooring this Blue Jeans Metallic pick-up down a slightly curvy freeway onramp incites matches of giggling. The speedometer apparently rockets to 45 or 50 miles per hour, the six-rate aut
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