Ford Super Duty Frequently Asked QuestionsNew Bedford, MA

What does Super Duty mean on a Ford?

The Super Duty label separates all the trucks in the Ford F-Series from the popular F-150. The Super Duty trucks, which are the F-250, F-350, and the F-450, are heavier and more powerful than the F-150. These heavy-duty trucks also have a different chassis and bodywork than the F-150.



What is the difference between a F-250 and a F-350?

The F-250 and F-350 share many similarities and can perform most of the same jobs. The two most notable differences are the F-350's superior towing capacity and payload and the fact that the F-350 requires a special commercial license that can increase insurance and registration fees for Fairhaven, MA drivers.

If you need a truck capable of handling a little more than an F-150 can but don't need overwhelming towing power and payload, the F-250 is probably right for you. If you're going to be hauling enormous loads around Dartmouth, the F-350 or even F-450 might be better suited to you.

Keep in mind that there is a wide range of options for either the F-250 or the F-350. It's possible to build a tricked-out version of an F-250 capable of towing more than a barebones F-350 model. It's important to look into the details of any given truck.


How much can the Super Duty tow?

The F-250 can tow from 12,300 to 15,000 pounds, depending on the options selected.

The F-350 can from 12,000 to 20,000 points, again depending on which features were chosen.


The F-450 can tow up to 37,000 points, also depending on chosen options.

How fast can the Super Duty go?

A Ford Super Duty truck can reach a maximum speed of around 95 miles per hour.

Does the Super Duty Need Special Gas?

Ford Super Duty trucks come with both gas and diesel-powered engines. The gas-powered engines take regular unleaded gasoline. The diesel engines require diesel fuel.

How big is the Super Duty truck bed?

There are a variety of sizes of truck beds in the Ford Super Duty line. They range from 80 inches in length to 97 inches in length and are all 68 inches wide.

What tech is in the Super Duty?

The Ford Super Duty trucks offer multiple systems that increase stability and towing power in all their models. They also offer a console screen at the center of the dashboard with full Wi-Fi and mobile connection. This console is capable of working by voice command, reading incoming text messages out loud, and a handful of other features.

What safety features are in Super Duty?

Super Duty Trucks features a full suite of airbags, including both front and side curtain airbags. They also include Child Tethers and a Securilock anti-theft system.

What is the best Super Duty?

The answer to this question depends entirely on what your needs are and how you plan to use your Super Duty truck in the Acushnet area. If your towing and payload needs are on the lower end, the F-250 will get better gas mileage and won't require any special licenses. But if you're going to be hauling immense loads, the F-350 or F-450 may be your only option.


Does the Super Duty have Apple CarPlay®?

The Ford Super Duty Trucks support Apple CarPlay® in addition to many of the most popular connectivity options.

Does the Super Duty have a locking rear differential?


Ford Super Duty trucks offer a locking rear differential, which increases traction significantly when the terrain is uneven.

Does the Super Duty have Android Auto™?

The Ford Super Duty trucks support Android Auto™ in addition to many of the most popular connectivity options.



Contact Empire Ford of New Bedford to Learn More

To learn more about the Ford Super Duty trucks, including inventory, options for financing, and to schedule a test drive in a new Ford Super Duty truck, give us a call or an email at Empire Ford of New Bedford today!