Monday, June 15, 2015


In customary traditional fashion, , Ford keeps the pedal to the metal attempting to keep up business as usual in full-measure pickup amazingness by means of the beast estimated 2015 F-250 Super Duty truck lineup. With the expansion of some noteworthy energy to the accessible 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 motor, and additionally some professedly strong styling changes in the top of the line King Ranch trim level, this bullish three-quarter-ton pickup remains a skilled development site carryall. Points of interest up to this point keep on being crude, however Ford asserts a noteworthy increment in towing limit from the blown diesel V8 for this model year, while another "Running W" realistic plan and a few extra outside hues alongside a couple of 2-tone fabric decisions are among the planned redesigns to the Texas-themed King Ranch variation. Other than that, this latest heavy-duty workhorse is expected to retain the 3-seat Regular Cab configuration, the 6-place Super Cab version (again with rear-opening back doors), and the 6-passenger Crew Cab with its 4 independently opening doors. Bed lengths are also slated to stand pat at the 6.8-foot standard bed and the 8.2-foot long bed. Both bed lengths should again be available to Super Cab and Crew Cab variations, while the Regular Cab variants return offering only the long bed.

In spite of its qualities, the 2015 Ford F-350 has a few genuine rivalry from the standard suspects. The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD was upgraded for this present year and is unquestionably justified regardless of a look. The 2015 Ram 3500 is additionally a greatly proficient substantial obligation pickup that merits consideration. The Ram has a more formed ride and a higher-quality lodge to run with its enormous towing limit, making it our top pick in this portion. 

Also, obviously there's dependably the F-350's younger sibling, the 2015 Ford F-250, which is just possibly less able, and the strong 2015 Ford F-450. It's the main substantial obligation truck of its kind, so in the event that you require the most towing limit this side of a major apparatus, its your most solid option. At the point when all is said and done, however, the Ford F-350 Super Duty is a strong truck that is doubtlessly justified regardless of a test-commute.The 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty is available in three cab designs: two-door regular cab, extended cab (SuperCab) and four-door crew cab. There are two rear axle designs (single wheel and dual) and two bed lengths (8 feet and 6.8 feet). Note that the short bed is unavailable with the regular cab and the dual-wheel rear axle. There are five trim levels: base XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum; but not all are available with every cab, bed and axle configuration.

The XL comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, a black grille and bumpers, black door handles, running boards (dual rear axle), manual-telescoping trailer tow mirrors, a locking tailgate, air-conditioning, vinyl floor coverings and upholstery, a 40/20/40-split front bench seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a two-speaker sound system with an AM/FM radio.

The XLT adds 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels, a chrome grille and bumpers, heated outside mirrors with an integrated blind-spot mirror, rear privacy glass (SuperCab and crew cab), cruise control, full power accessories, keyless entry, an integrated trailer brake controller, padded door armrests, a middle front seat that converts into a center console, a carpeted floor, cloth upholstery, the Ford Sync voice command system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, lockable storage with a power point under the rear seat and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB/iPod interface.

Further up the ladder, the Lariat trim comes with foglights, power telescoping and folding mirrors, body-color door handles, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, a power-sliding rear window with defrost, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats (with power lumbar adjustment), power-adjustable pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 4.2-inch color trip computer, wood-tone interior trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the MyFord Touch infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, upgraded Sync functionality, a rearview camera and an eight-speaker audio system. In crew cab configuration, the Lariat gets a premium Sony audio system.The two upper trims incorporate huge numbers of the Rope's discretionary things and supports them with extraordinary configuration components. Accordingly, the Ruler Farm includes two-tone paint, a body-shading grille with chrome embed, special trim and shading plans, extraordinary leather upholstery, remote begin, a route system, warmed and ventilated front container seats with an altered focus support and driver memory settings, and the Sony sound system. 

The highest point of-the-line Platinum is prepared also to the Lord Farm yet includes an altogether diverse configuration stylish all around, while including 20-inch finished compound wheels, tailgate help step, remarkable wood-tone inside trim, overhauled calfskin upholstery and a heated directing wheel. 

A hefty portion of the components that are standard on upper trim levels, for example, route and the tailgate help step are accessible as choices on lower trims. Different alternatives (contingent upon trim level) incorporate distinctive hub proportions, a stowable bed extender, a transmission force take-off (for controlling embellishments like snow furrows), overwhelming obligation alternators, fifth-wheel/gooseneck mounting focuses, rooftop leeway lights, drop-in or shower in bedliners, a sunroof and coordinated frill switches. 

The accessible Passage Work Arrangements bundle includes an in-dash PC that is adjustable to suit business clients and armadas. Likewise accessible is the FX4 Rough terrain bundle (4WD models just), which incorporates an electronic locking back differential, off-road tires, slope plummet control, slip plates and Rancho safeguards. 

Each of the 2015 Portage F-350 models utilize a six-rate programmed transmission and offer a decision between back  and four-wheel drive, and additionally single- (SRW) and double back wheel (DRW) designs. The base motor is a 6.2-liter gas V8 that delivers 385 pull and 405 pound-feet of torque. 

Discretionary is a turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V8 motor that creates 440 hp and 860 lb-ft of torque. Greatest towing limit from the trailer hitch is 14,000 pounds (SRW) and 19,000 pounds (DRW). The fifth-wheel setup helps the maximum up to 16,795 (SRW) and 26,695 (DRW).The 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty comes standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, trailer sway control, hill start assist, side curtain airbags and the SOS post-crash alert system.

An integrated trailer brake controller is standard on XLT and higher models, while the Lariat trim level adds rear parking sensors and power-adjustable pedals. A rearview camera is optional on the XLT and standard on the Lariat and above.

In Edmunds testing, an F-350 Platinum 4x4 with the 6.7-liter diesel engine came to a stop from 60 mph in 138 feet. This is a typical performance for a 1-ton truck.Heavy-duty obligation trucks haven't truly been known for their extravagant luxurious cabins  , however that has changed lately, and the F-350 has fallen a touch behind. One take a gander at the Ram 3500's relatively rich new inside will persuade you that Portage's got a little opportunity to get better. The F-350 has a considerable measure of hard plastics on lower trim levels, and for better or for more awful, the general look shouts "work truck." However to be reasonable, the Rope makes an unmistakably upscale vibe  with leather  and the MyFord Touch interface, while the Lord Farm and Platinum models are even fancier. 

There's no deficiency of capacity in the Portage F-350. There's a lockable receptacle under the center of the accessible 40/20/40-part front seat, and the center seatback overlays down to serve as an armrest. Another lockable receptacle for more things lives under the back seats and incorporates a 12-volt force point. A discretionary, substitute front seat configuration highlights a center seat area that can be designed to swallow a tablet and notwithstanding hanging records or different business-related things; it additionally gives a 12-volt force purpose of its own, alongside a 110-volt inverter. 

Standard from the Lasso on up is an expansive multifunction show in the instrument bunch that permits the driver to modify settings, and transfers trip PC, efficiency, towing and rough terrain data. Lasso and higher trims additionally get the MyFord Touch infotainment framework, which incorporates two USB ports, a SD card opening and a 8-inch touchscreen that controls telephone, atmosphere control, excitement and route highlights. Note that this form of MyFord Touch fuses expansive physical catches for the atmosphere and sound controls that permit them to be worked by those wearing work gloves.

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