Ford
F-350
2019
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Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - September 19, 2018

2019 Ford F-350 OVERVIEW

Somehow, if you're towing needs aren't met with a Ford F-150 or F-250, the American automaker sells the even larger and more capable F-350. And when we say capable, we mean it, as the ginormous pickup is rated to tow up to 21,500 pounds. Maximum gooseneck towing is rated at an incredible 32,000 pounds. Weighing in at just under 6,000 pounds for the lightest model, the F-350 is a true heavyweight in the segment. While it's built for work, the 2019 Ford F-350 is also happy wearing a hat as an upscale luxury vehicle.

What's New for 2019

For the 2019 model year, the F-350 benefits from minor changes. A B&O stereo system replaces the old premium Sony unit. Lastly, there’s a new Lariat Sport package that brings things like black exterior trim, a spray-in bed liner, and 20-inch wheels.

Ford F-350

Choosing Your Ford F-350

Like a lot of Ford's other pickup trucks, there are numerous variations to choose from for the F-350. The pickup can go from a barebones work truck to a full-on luxury machine. The base engine for the F-350 is a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. The next step up is a 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 that's rated to generate 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, the F-350 has a maximum conventional towing capacity of 21,000 pounds. Gooseneck towing is rated at 32,000 pounds. The pickup has a maximum payload capacity of 7,630 pounds.

While the 6.7-liter diesel engine is the better choice for being able to tow extremely large cargo, the 6.2-liter V8 motor gives consumers the ability to run on compressed natural gas and propane when equipped with the Alternative Fuel Capability package, which costs $315.

The F-350 is available in three body styles: Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab. The Regular Cab option only has two doors, the SuperCab has two full-size front doors and two half-sized ones in the back, while the Crew Cab body style has four full-size doors. There are two bed sizes for the F-350, as well. Regular Cabs come with an eight-foot bed. SuperCab and Crew Cab variants can be had with a 6.75-foot bed in addition to the eight-foot option.

XL

The XL is the most affordable way to get into a F-350 and starts at $35,815 (all prices include the $1,495 destination fee). The vehicle is aimed at fleet companies and agencies, so it comes with a short list of features that highlights its work ability. Black front and rear bumpers, halogen headlights, tailgate assist with quick-release, 17-inch steel wheels, a four-speaker audio system, and vinyl seats are standard. Adding the 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine costs $9,120, while adding four-wheel drive is an extra $2,800.

There are approximately 10 packages for the XL trim. Some of the noteworthy ones include the Snow Plow/Camper Package ($245) that adds bespoke springs, an extra heavy-duty alternator, a rear stabilizer bar, and slid-in camper certification. The package requires getting 4x4. The FX4 Off-Road Package ($400) also requires opting for 4x4 and brings things that will make off-roading easier, including hill descent control, specially tuned shocks, skid plates, and “FX4 Off-Road” decals.

The Power Equipment Group ($915) brings numerous convenience features, including heated tow mirrors, accessory delay, integrated clearance lights, front power windows with one-touch up/down, power rear windows, power door locks, power tailgate lock, remote keyless entry, and upgraded door trim.

The XL Value Package ($1,000) comes with a 4.2-inch center screen, an AM/FM stereo with a MP3 player, four audio speakers, chrome hub covers, chrome front and rear step bumpers, and cruise control. Lastly, the STX Appearance Package ($1,690) adds a bright chrome grille, chrome front and rear step bumpers, STX badges, larger wheels, cruise control, Ford's Sync system, an AM/FM stereo with a MP3 player, and all of the features from the Power Equipment Group.

XLT

The XLT trim is priced at $40,040 and adds pickup box and cargo lights, heated exterior tow mirrors, cruise control, a 4.2-inch LCD instrument cluster, Ford's Sync infotainment system, cloth seats, and 18-inch wheels as standard.

Optional packages mirror the same ones found on the XL trim, including the Snow Plow/Camper Package ($245), Snow Plow Prep Package ($185), and FX4 Off-Road Package ($400). The XLT Value Package ($1,460) comes with fog lights, power-adjustable pedals, an eight-way power driver's seat, a reverse sensing system, and a keyless entry keypad.

Lariat

Stepping up to the Lariat trim costs $48,805. The trim adds fog lights, power exterior mirrors with LED spot lights, dual-zone automatic temperature control, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a B&O premium sound system, Sync 3, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, leather-trimmed seats, and 10-way power front seats as standard.

The Snow Plow/Camper Package, Snow Plow Prep Package, and FX4 Off-Road Package return. The Lariat Value Package ($710) comes with easy entry/exist memory driver's seat, LED box lighting, power-adjustable pedals with memory, heated and cooled front seats, PowerScope trailer tow mirrors with memory, and a remote start system. The Chrome Package ($1,125) brings a variety of chrome exterior touches to help the F-350 look more upscale. The package adds six-inch angular chrome step bars, 18-inch chrome wheels, chrome door handles, a chrome exhaust tip, chrome pickup bed tie-down hooks, two front chrome tow hooks, and chrome mirror caps. The Tow Technology Package ($2,150) makes the F-350 easier to drive with adaptive steering, automatic high beams, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane keeping assist, a surround-view camera, and a high-mount stop lamp camera.

King Ranch

The King Ranch is equipped similarly to entry-level luxury cars and is priced at $59,580. The trim adds six-inch illuminated cab steps, LED box lighting, two-tone lower accent paint, a memory setting for the mirrors, a remote tailgate release, power-adjustable pedals with a memory setting, a remote start system, a bespoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, a heated steering wheel, a universal garage door opener, navigation, unique leather-trimmed bucket seats, as well as heated and cooled front seats as standard over the Lariat.

Available packages for the King Ranch trim mimic the ones found on the Lariat trim. The Tow Technology Package ($2,150), Snow Plow/Camper Package ($245), and FX4 Off-Road Package ($400) all bring similar features as on lower trims.

The King Ranch Monochromatic Paint Package (no cost) brings chrome front and rear bumpers, monotone fender flares, and monochromatic paint. The King Ranch Ultimate Package ($3,350) includes LED fog lights, LED taillights, quad LED headlights, a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert and trailer tow, a twin-panel moonroof, multicontour seats, a tailgate step, and power-deployable running boards.

Platinum

Moving up to the Platinum trim brings even more luxury features and has a starting price tag of $64,495. The Platinum trim adds power-deployable cab steps, LED headlights, LED fog lights, LED taillights, telescoping and power fold-away exterior mirrors, blind-spot monitoring, and cross-traffic alert and trailer tow as standard.

The FX4 Off-Road Package ($400) and Snow Plow Prep Package ($185) bring similar features as on lower trims. The only major package on the Platinum trim is the Platinum Ultimate Package ($3,080) that adds adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake support, lane keeping alert, a twin-panel moonroof, and the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System.

Limited

The Limited trim is the range-topping F-350 and is priced at $82,910. Standard features for the trim include a lane-keeping alert system, trailer reverse guidance, 180- and 360-degree cameras, adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, and the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System. Available packages include the FX4 Off-Road Package ($400) and Snow Plow Prep Package ($185), which bring the same features as on lower trims.

CarsDirect Tip

Unless you want a heavy-duty pickup truck that rivals full-on luxury vehicles, the 2019 Ford F-350 XLT trim is reasonably priced and well equipped. The XLT Value Package brings a good amount of features for the money and makes the massive machine easier to live with. If you plan on doing any off-roading, the FX4 package is worth a look, while consumers in cold climates that do some plowing should look at the Snow Plow Prep Package. Before settling on a F-350, though, we recommend doing considering exactly what your needs are, as the much more affordable F-250 and even the F-150 should be capable enough for the majority of drivers.

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