The latest reports suggest that the current generation of Ford’s Super Duty models will remain in production for a couple of more years. This to all model, so it seems pretty certain that the 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty will come pretty much without changes. At this point, we know that the company has prepared a couple of smaller updates, but we also know that the overall layout will definitely remain the same.
The next-year model will come with a couple of updates and the first one that comes to mind is the addition of three new color options. Also, we are about to see a couple of new things on the list of standard and available features. Other than that, the 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty will carry on with a familiar design, which is based on the standard F-150 model and offers some of the best performances in the class.
What’s new for the 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty?
The current generation has been around for a while and the latest reports suggest no bigger changes for the next few years. Therefore, the 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty comes with just a couple of notable novelties. Some of them are in terms of new color options, while others are in terms of new features.
When it comes to new exterior color options, we will see three new options in the offer. Those would be Antimatter Blue, Carbonized Gray, and Lithium Gray. Other than new color options, we won’t see any particular novelty in terms of aesthetics. On the other side, the step bed will be available in all models starting from the next year. Another important novelty we should mention is the addition of trailer-tow mirrors with heated glass and manually adjustable folding and telescoping to the Power Equipment package, which is reserved for base models with the dual rear wheel.
2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty Redesign
As you can see, the 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty will come with a handful of novelties only. On the other side, the overall design will remain the same. This means you may count on the same styling and mechanics. This pickup truck is based on the legendary F-150 model but comes with significant upgrades, particularly in terms of the suspension setup. In this case, it’s all about towing and payload. So, it’s no wonder that the ride can be pretty firm when the truck is unloaded. That’s probably the bigger drawback compared to more refined, but also less capable, rivals.
Another complaint goes to interior quality. Although HD pickup trucks are primarily working machines, today’s drivers are much about interior design too. In this aspect, rivals like the Silverado 3500 and especially Ram 3500 look much better.
Trim Levels and Features
When it comes to trim levels and features, things won’t change significantly for the next year. We are about to see the same organization and pretty much the same list of standard and available features. Therefore, the base XL model will remain a typical workhorse, which comes with standard features like manual door locks, steel wheels, 4.2-inch screen etc. The XLT brings a couple of big upgrades, starting from several tech goodies, such as an 8-screen touchscreen, as blind-spot monitoring, lane departure alert and automatic emergency braking.
The Lariat seems like the best value for money option, so it’s no wonder it’s among the most popular versions of this pickup truck. It comes with standard features like a 10-speaker B&O sound system, leather-trimmed seats and an 8-inch instrument screen. Besides more standard equipment, the King Ranch also comes with several unique styling details.
The Platinum is where luxury begins. Besides several unique styling details, you may also count on goodies like adaptive cruise control and LED headlights, power running boards etc. Finally, the Limited trim adds a panoramic sunroof, two-tone leather interior etc.
2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, you may count on three familiar engine options in the offer. The base model will come with a familiar 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 375 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. There is also a 7.3-liter V8 with around 430 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Finally, you may count of the well-known 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel. It puts out an incredible 475 horsepower and 1.050 pound-feet of torque, which is the amount that ensures class-leading ratings in terms of towing capacity, which can go all-away up to 37.000 pounds.
Release Date and Price
Since there are no significant changes to come, we expect that the 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty will hit the market sometime late in the year. Base models should go around 36.000 dollars.