The Ford F-Series of trucks has become a symbol of American culture because these trucks are selling like crazy. The F-150 has been the most popular car in the US for decades while Super Duty F-Series trucks like the F-250, the F-350, and the F-450 have predominantly been bought for commercial purposes and as a part workhorse part daily driver.
Ford introduced the 2023 Super Duty lineup with quite a few new features such as updated engines, more technology, and new trim levels. In this article, we will focus on the F-250 Super Duty and tell you all bout 2023 Ford F-250 which will give you a broader understanding of if you need to buy one or go for an older F-250 model.
The two areas where the 2023 F-250 is mostly improved are the engines and the technology. We’ve seen updates to all engine variants and the fact that the 6.8L V8 is now the new standard is very welcomed. Ford says that diesel-powered (Power Stroke) F-Series Super Duty trucks are now the most powerful diesel trucks on the market.
The other major area where the 2023 F-250 differs most is technology as you get a whole host of driver assistance systems that both make your life easier and safer. All in all, the 2023 F-250 is substantially different than the previous model.
2023 Ford F-250 – The Powertrain
As mentioned in the beginning, the new entry-level engine for the F-250 is the pushrod-designed 6.8L V8 with non-disclosed power gains over the previous entry-level 6.2L engines. However, most sources state that the new 6.8L will offer around 450hp and 450lb-ft of torque which is much better than the 411hp and 435lb-ft of the previous 6.2L Boss engine.
The 2023 F-250 is also going to be available with the Godzilla 7.3 V8 which should also offer more power but without any significant power gains. The most popular engine with the F-250 was and is likely to still be the PowerStroke 6.7L turbocharged diesel 8-cylinder. However, many sources state that Ford will also offer an additional diesel engine in the mix which should offer even more power.
Ford says that this engine will be the best in its class with the best power output of all diesel trucks on sale. The 10-speed TorqShift transmission is carried over to these new F-250 models and MPG is not disclosed as the F-250 weighs over 8,500 and thus MPG ratings don’t need to be disclosed.
Be that as it may, diesel F-250 models tend to offer around 15-20MPG at best which is not a good number for a diesel. Hopefully, we will see an improvement here as well.
2023 Ford F-250 – Design and Driving
Design-wise, the F-250 offers a few distinct upgrades such as brand-new headlights that are now both slimmer and feature better LED technology. The front grille has been decluttered and is now minimal and stately. The interior is also getting a newer 12” screen in the center, a HUD display, and a brand-new gauge cluster virtual display with all the functionality you need.
As far as the driving experience is concerned, we shouldn’t expect the new F-250 to be too different from the existing models. This means that the F-250 is going to feel hefty, heavy, and stable which is a driving experience loved by many, but hated by many as well.
2023 Ford F-250 – Technology
Besides all the added technology found within the interior of the F-250, we also need to mention a few welcomed additions. Features such as the brand-new trailer assist with 360-degree cameras are going to make towing and connecting a trailer a lot easier. A new adaptive cruise control system with auto hold is also going to make its debut here.
Other features include front and rear collision alert systems, blind spot assistance, intersection assistance systems, parking sensors all around, automatic leveling headlights, a banging 640W Bang & Olufsen surround sound, and a brand-new 5G Internet Hotspot that can connect up to 10 devices at any time and also offers new functions for the updated infotainment system.
2023 Ford F-250 – Pricing and Trim Levels
The new Ford F-250 is available in XL trim (around $43,000), XLT trim ($49,000), Lariat (around $56,000), King Ranch ($73,000), Platinum ($77,000), and the top-end Limited ($95,000). We can say that these prices are not set in stone as they are only approximate and shouldn’t be taken as 100% correct.
When can I buy the 2023 Ford F-250?
The new Ford F-250 is going on sale by the end of 2022 and in begging of 2023 which means that you can order one from October 21st, 2022, and on. We can say that Ford is likely going to get a whole host of orders for the new F-250 and that Ford is aiming at much pooper sales compared to before due to micro-chip shortages and supply chain disruptions.
We can also expect some dealers to charge ludicrous markups on the F-250 which is not surprising at all these days.
Is the 2023 Ford F-250 worth it?
The upcoming 2023 Ford F-250 offers quite a few upgrades over the existing F-250 which make it well worth the jump if the prices don’t become overly inflated due to all the price hikes we are seeing lately. The F-250 was always a really good truck with most stuff you’d want from it, but the 2023 model adds a whole host of stuff on top which really does make the entire package seem more enticing.
All in all, the 2023 F-250 is indeed worth it and is likely going to be as popular as the previous F-250.
What is the difference between the Ford F-150 and the Ford F-250?
The Ford F-150 is a standard “half-ton” pickup which refers to its payload capacity while the F-250 is a “three-quarter-ton” pickup. The F-250 gets larger, more powerful, and thirstier engines, with different bed configurations, and slightly different dimensions.
The F-250 is simply more tailored towards hauling and towing as it offers more workhorse grunt in pretty much every configuration.