Tag: king ranch

By on September 29, 2015

2015 Ford F-350 Exterior3

2015 Ford F-350 King Ranch 4×4

6.7-liter OHV V-8, turbodiesel (440 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm; 860 lbs-ft @ 1,600 rpm)

6-speed 6R140 automatic

Not tested under EPA regulations*

14.1 (Observed, MPG)

Tested Options: King Ranch trim, Super Crew cab, 4×4, 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine, 3.31 locking rear axle, Ruby Red paint, 5th wheel prep, spray-in bedliner, heated seats, upfitter switches

Base Price (F-350 XL Regular Cab 4×2 Flex-Fuel V-8):
$33,900**
As Tested:
$65,590**

* Heavy-duty pickups are exempt from EPA fuel economy ratings.
** Prices include $1,195 destination charge.

There was a time when a 1/2-ton pickup could haul around 1,000 pounds of payload and a 1-ton truck was good for around 2,000 pounds. Twenty years ago a good tow rating for a 1/2 ton truck was 7,500 pounds and 1-ton trucks were used by ranchers for hauling 14,000 pound cattle trailers around. Today things are different.

Now we have a Ford F-150 that can tow over 12,000 pounds and haul 3,300 pounds in the bed without batting an eye. In this world, we have 3/4- and 1-ton trucks boasting towing abilities that would have required a Class 5 medium-duty truck in the 1990s. It’s in this world that the F-350, F-450 and Ram 3500 now exist.

These trucks have pushed the envelope, boasting towing capabilities that 99 percent of pickup truck shoppers can’t even legally test. With massive turbodiesel torque figures, Ford and Chrysler’s latest trucks can tow 21,000 pounds more than my plain-old California Class C license allows. With the 2017 Ford Super Duty on the horizon sporting more aluminum than an Alcoa factory and Chrysler nearing the sale of their re-tweaked Cummins engine and its 900 lb-ft of torque, let’s deep-dive into the Super Duty you can buy now.

(Read More…)

By on March 25, 2014

Perhaps you haven’t lived in a flyover state where brown leather gear dominates your town during Rodeo season.  While the Ford+King Ranch press release celebrating the 15th Anniversary of those famous brown leather pickups reached the autoblogosphere, only a local writer with an internationally known knack for automotive snark both finds the sweet mochalicious lede and refuses to bury it in the dirt.

And what does that mean?  You gotta click to find out. (Read More…)

By on September 24, 2012

Following in the footsteps of the Ford F-Series multiple luxury times and Ram Laramie, Chevrolet will offer a new luxury trim level for the Silverado – complicating things for GMC, which is positioned as an upscale truck brand.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Re: Say Hello to Your New Moderators

    Kenmore - Wounded buffalo not funny! One been through here. Watch where step.
  • Re: A Tale of Craigslist Wheels…

    rpn453 - Nice wheels. I saw a set on an Altima this morning and did a double-take.
  • Re: Say Hello to Your New Moderators

    Big Al From 'Murica - You know, I mention it tounge and cheek sometimes and I may be the only one who feels this way, But I do wish we could bury the hatchet and get...
  • Re: Say Hello to Your New Moderators

    Kenmore - Now I haz it… Yuengling, which I only heard of on this forum, seemed like such a Chinese name for an American brewery. But I’ll betcha it morphed...
  • Re: A Tale of Craigslist Wheels…

    Dave M. - Swap meets; posting to a BMW local forum; Cars and Coffee. If you are in a city, many times there will an eBay consignment shop int he area who will take the...
  • Re: Say Hello to Your New Moderators

    Big Al From 'Murica - His alter-ego RexRyan has the sense of humor.
  • Re: Say Hello to Your New Moderators

    Big Al From 'Murica - I am going to henceforth refer to you as Troll3. I can think of only two others in the long history of this site that surpass your trolling...
  • Re: About Commenting and Self-Policing

    JimZ - I’m convinced that one of Australia’s national pastimes is going online and reminding everyone that Australia exists.
  • Re: A Tale of Craigslist Wheels…

    FormerFF - That doesn’t always work out either. Last week, a business owner was leaving his store when he was accosted by a robber. He reached for his gun, the...
  • Re: Say Hello to Your New Moderators

    Big Al From 'Murica - I hope he comes back, but frankly I wish you would take a hike!

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributing Writers

  • Bark M., United States
  • Chris Tonn, United States
  • Bozi Tatarevic, United States
  • Vojta Dobes, Czech Republic

Get No-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners Automotive News in your Facebook Feed!

Already Liked