The new 2023 Ford F-250 Super Duty looks ready to go


In short, everything inside is new. If you just looked at the exterior, you’d assume the 2023 is just an update to the current truck, with similar bodywork and what appears to be just a slight revision to the headlights and taillights. But a quick look inside dispels any idea it was just a refresh. With an interior mostly inspired by the current F-150 (which was all-new for 2021), the new Super Duty is a big step up from the current truck.

Entry-level XL models get an 8-inch center touchscreen, while higher trim levels are treated to a 12-inch touchscreen. The physical gauges in the instrument cluster are gone and replaced by the customizable all-digital instrument panel on higher trims as well. The interior gets nicer and nicer as you move up the trim ladder, culminating in the top-of-the-line Limited model. New options like the F-150’s fully reclining seats and an 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system help elevate the big truck’s interior.

How’s the technology in Super Duty?

Super Duty buyers can now tap into more options and reap the benefits of Ford’s Pro Power Onboard, which adds outlets for power tools and accessories in the truck bed as well as inside the cab. . Although it can deliver 2.0 kilowatts of power, it pales in comparison to the F-150 Hybrid’s 7.2 kW output. Until Ford decided to make an electrified F-250…no hybrid, no access to full power.

Another nice addition is 5G connectivity which is standard across the range. Ford says the new Super Duty is the first pickup in the United States to offer 5G. An integrated Qualcomm modem plugs into AT&T’s network and provides Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 10 devices. Ford knows its customers use the Super Duty for work, so the automaker decided to make it a mobile office as well as something tough enough for life on various jobsites.

Other new features include a new range of optional towing aids, useful for the estimated 96% of heavy-duty pickup truck owners who use their truck for towing. New features available like on-board payload ladders (which debuted on the all-electric F-150 Lightning), a 360-degree trailer camera system that gives drivers a top-down view of the trailer and a blind spot warning system that also accounts for RVs and trailers will likely be handy tools for many Super Duty buyers.

Many new security technologies are also available. Adaptive cruise control with lane centering should help keep drivers from drifting out of their lane, and the system’s stop-and-go traffic assist could help limit fatigue on remote highways. Front parking sensors are now available, and the truck can now apply the brakes if you are about to collide with an object while entering or exiting a parking spot or driveway. A new rear brake assist feature helps prevent low-speed crashes by applying the brakes if it detects a likely crash. There’s also a new Trailer Theft Alert feature, which will send a notification through the FordPass mobile app to alert the owner if a trailer has been disconnected after the truck has been locked. Finally, a new camera mounted at the top of the tailgate illuminates when the tailgate is in the lowered position so drivers can always see behind their pickup.

How is Super Duty towing and transporting?

Ford has yet to release towing and hauling ratings for the various engine and chassis configurations of the new Super Duty, but we’ll make sure this space is updated once it does.

Edmunds says

A mobile office, a workhorse and a luxurious place to spend lots of time. It looks like Ford has covered all their bases with the new 2023 F-250 Super Duty.

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