For the 2023 model year, Ford completely overhauls its heavy-duty pickup truck, giving it fresh new appearance in addition to reinvigorated engines. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine is brand-new, and the 7.3-liter V-8 receives an updated air intake and improved tuning.
The outside of the new Super Duty follows Ford’s smaller F-150 and Maverick pickup truck design language, which incorporates the company’s distinctive “C-clamp” lighting. We’re delighted to announce that the Super Duty uses real side vents, not fake ones that are in fashion.
A new digital instrument cluster, a revamped dashboard, and an infotainment screen up to 12.0 inches may all be found inside the cabin. In addition, instead of only being available on the King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited variants, four-wheel drive is now standard on the XLT and Lariat models. The base XL continues to come standard with rear-wheel drive.
The selection for the 2023 Super Duty uses the same trim level system as the previous generation. The midlevel Lariat offers commendable creature comforts—such as LED lighting, power front seats, a 360-degree camera package, and a B&O audio system—at a more affordable price point than the more expensive King Ranch and Platinum trims, so we’re inclined to suggest it.
Performance – Engine, Transmission
With a 6.8-liter displacement, up from 6.2, the basic V-8 engine is believed to deliver more low-end power. The larger 7.3-liter gas-fed engine receives a few modest improvements, but the high-output 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel grabs our attention with its 500 hp and 1200 lb-ft of torque.
Along with upgraded exhaust manifolds, special tuning, and a new turbocharger, the Power Stroke engine also has these attributes. A 10-speed automatic transmission is paired with each available engine option.
Ford hasn’t yet provided horsepower or torque estimates for any of the Super Duty’s engines, but the Power Stroke diesel engine will undoubtedly qualify as the truck’s most potent engine based on the company’s claim that it will be the most potent in its class.
Capacity for Towing and Payload
According to Ford, it designed the 2023 Super Duty to have the highest payload and towing capabilities in its class. The Super Duty has a maximum cargo capacity of 8000 pounds and a towing capacity of 40,000 pounds. The company has equipped the truck with a variety of trailering-assist systems to manage all that capability.
Among these are onboard scales with Smart Hitch, which estimates the weight of the cargo in real-time and offers recommendations for the distribution of the tongue weight of the trailer. Additionally, there is Trailer Navigation, which may tailor travel routes based on the size and weight of trailers.
Fuel efficiency and actual MPG
We assess them primarily on our own testing because the EPA doesn’t evaluate cars as heavy as the Super Duty and its enormous rivals. We’ll have to wait till we get our hands on the new heavy-duty pickup trucks from Ford because they’ve changed the powertrain options, so we can assess real-world mpg on our 75 mph highway fuel economy route.
The Super Duty’s optional Power Stroke diesel engine is anticipated to be the most fuel-efficient alternative available.
Cargo, Comfort, and the Interior
The updated inside is an upgrade over the 2022 model, but buyers interested in the lowest XL trim should still be ready for a sparsely furnished interior.
But as you move up the trim levels, more comfort and luxury options become available, and Ford has designed front seats that can recline to almost a flat position so drivers can comfortably relax while halted over night on long-distance travels.
Ford hasn’t provided a comprehensive list of the interior options and features for the 2023 Super Duty, but we’ll update this article with information as soon as we do.
Connectivity and Information
The XL trim’s 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard, but more pricier vehicles feature a 12.0-inch screen instead. There is also a 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster that may be customized.
Ford has included a 5G Wi-Fi hotspot, fleet management software, and onboard telematics to assist companies in tracking the locations of their trucks and assisting operators in staying on top of maintenance. Every model includes a stereo system tuned by Bang & Olufsen. A 1080-watt, 18-speaker arrangement is an option; a 640-watt, eight-speaker setup is the usual.