2023 Ford Super Duty Trucks Go Deeper Into the HD Truck Torque War

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague
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The 2023 Ford Super Duty trucks bring more power, more torque, and more capability to a segment already brimming with strong contenders.

2023 ford super duty trucks go deeper into the hd truck torque war

Ford pulled back the curtain on the new Super Duty trucks a few weeks ago, and we’re now learning how super they’ll be. The automaker says its heavy-duty trucks offer the best towing for all trailer types, best-in-class maximum payload, and 1,200 pound-feet of torque from the available high-output 6.7-liter diesel engine.

The F-450 can tow a gooseneck trailer of up to 40,000 pounds when properly equipped, and the F-350 can pull 38,000 pounds. Ford breaks down the truck segment into subsegments with each model, so these comparisons are against similar HD trucks from General Motors and Ram, such as the Silverado 3500 and Ram 3500. 

A few years ago, automakers made news with diesel engines pumping out more than 1,000 pounds of torque, and now we’re just getting into nutty territory. Four powertrain options are available for 2023, starting with a 6.8-liter gas engine with 445 pounds of torque. The 7.3-liter gas V8 delivers a best-in-class 430 horsepower and 485 pound-feet of torque. The two diesels produce more than 1,000 pound-feet, with the 6.7-liter making 1,050 and the high-output 6.7-liter V8 diesel delivering a best-in-class 1,200 pound-feet. 

The payload is also impressive, with up to 8,000 pounds available. Ford offers onboard scales that can measure loads, and several other clever in-bed upgrades are available that improve usability. A camera in the tailgate enables rear views when the gate is open, and there’s an available 2.0-kilowatt generator. 

Pricing for the 2023 Ford Super Duty trucks starts at $43,970 before a $1,795 destination charge. Ford opened the order banks today, and deliveries are scheduled for early 2023.

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  • Kcflyer Kcflyer on Oct 27, 2022

    So much haterade. Google hotshots. Additionally, you cannot pull that much without a CDL in most cases so the training is required. The RV exemption is interesting, but I've read horror stories of drivers towing huge RV's legally, getting involved with accidents that were not there fault and still getting sued for everything they have.

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    • DenverMike DenverMike on Nov 22, 2022

      The problem is with drivers, not necessarily owner operators. If I’m overloaded (allegedly), and it easily cruises up the steepest mountain pass on my route, maintaining 2250 RPM in direct drive, I might have too much power.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Oct 27, 2022

    Ok but the F-150 Lightning can pull a train (1,250,000 pounds). https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/23/success/ford-f-150-electric-pickup-tows-train

  • Marky S. I own the same C.C. XSE Hybrid AWD as in this article, but in Barcelona Red with the black roof. I love my car for its size, packaging, and the fact that it offers both AWD and Hybrid technology together. Visibility is impressive, as is its small turning circle. I consider the C.C. more of a "station wagon" by proportion, rather than an “SUV.” It is fun to drive, with zippy response and perky pick-up. It is a pleasant car to drive and ride in. It is not trying to be a “Butch Off-Roader”, or a cosseting “Luxury Cruiser.” Those are not its goals or purpose. The Corolla Cross XSE Hybrid AWD is a wonderful All-Purpose Car (O.K. – “SUV” if you must hear me say it!) with a combination of all the features it has at a reasonable price.
  • Ernesto Perez There's a line in the movie Armageddon where Bruce Willis says " is this the best idea NASA came up with?". Don't quote me. I'm asking is this the best idea NY came up with? What's next? Charging pedestrians to walk in certain parts of the city? Every year the price for everything gets more expensive and most of the services we pay for gets worse. Obviously more money is not the solution. What we need are better ideas, strategies and inventions. You want to charge drivers in the city - then put tolls on the free bridges like the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges. There's always a better way or product. It's just the idiots on top think they know best.
  • Carsofchaos The bike lanes aren't even close to carrying "more than the car lanes replaced". You clearly don't drive in Midtown Manhattan on a daily like I do.
  • Carsofchaos The problem with congestion, dear friends, is not the cars per se. I drive into the city daily and the problem is this:Your average street in the area used to be 4 lanes. Now it is a bus lane, a bike lane (now you're down to two lanes), then you have delivery trucks double parking, along with the Uber and Lyft drivers also double parking. So your 4 lane avenue is now a 1.5 lane avenue. Do you now see the problem? Congestion pricing will fix none of these things....what it WILL do is fund persion plans.
  • FreedMike Many F150s I encounter are autonomously driven...and by that I mean they're driving themselves because the dips**ts at the wheel are paying attention to everything else but the road.