2016 Ford F450 is the part of famous Ford’s F Series, which is officially the best selling line of trucks in the United States, that title has been won primarily by the star of the whole line light-weight Ford F150, but super duty models like F350 and F450 are also achieving good sale results and are far in front of their rivals from RAM heavy duty program. A year ago this truck grow in size and in weight, unlike its smaller cousin F150, which decreased in weight drastically, after introducing new aluminum frame. New F450 weights around 9,000 pounds.
Most of this truck’s weight goes to axles, suspensions, tires and springs. It rolls on 19,5 inch alloy wheels, Front part of the vehicle looks like bulged F150, with bigger grille and headlights. The truck has Man Step at the gate, which can be good if you plant to throw something in the back, but it blocks the approach to the truck bed at certain angles. Corner steps on Chevy trucks are much better solution.
2016 Ford F450 on the inside looks similar to the design that comes with its smaller and more popular cousins. It is possible to buy this truck with several different packages. Base version doesn’t even have the power-opening windows, but it I dead cheap. You can choose from vast number of additional features that go all the way to Platinum trim that comes with MyFord Touch infotainment system, SYNC 2 telematics, leather upholstery, and even some woodtrim.
Performance and Engine
This is by far the strongest truck in its class. It is able to tow 31,200 pounds, while the second strongest RM 3500 HD, can tow only 30,000. Overall weight that this truck can carry, including 31,200 pounds of tow, plus the weight from the bed and five passengers is around 40,000 pounds. It comes with highly powerful Cummins engine that can produce more than 800 pound feet of torque. It needs 8,6 seconds to go from 50 to 70 mph and it comes with disastrous fuel economy of only 13 mpg, but with the new gas prices that doesn’t sound that bad. Without any load this truck needs 8,3 seconds to reach 60 mph, while fully loaded it can do the same task in 17,1 second, which is one second faster than Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. Rumors say that in the future these Ford trucks will also come with European influenced 6,7 liter PowerStroke diesel V8 engine.
2016 Ford F-450 Price and Release Date
2016 Ford F-450 can be bought for $53,145, which is the price of Super Duty XL trim level, while for Platinum trim level price goes up to $75,745. In last few months due to affordable gas prices, the production of these trucks was boosted by 15%, which will lead to 55,000 more F Series models on American roads and off-road terrains. Ford also plans to add $80 to upgrade facilities that produce these trucks across United states. This is definitely the time of trucks, and heavy duty versions like the one from this article, are becoming more and more popular.