This truck is big. And by big we mean big. If you’ve seen the recent commercial released by Ford then you know just how big I mean. It’s an F-450 for godssake, not just any ol’ plain jane F-250.
Forget fuel prices and conspicuous consumption-big trucks aren’t going away. In fact, Ford’s 2008 Super Duty lineup has grown even more talented and tough, with extra towing, greater payload, additional features, and further refinement. Ford says there are more than 1,000,000 Super Duty configurations, but we say the most important news zeros in on the all-new F-450 Crew Cab that can tug more than 24,000 pounds and haul in excess of 6,000 pounds. It also features an industry-first integrated Tailgate Step (a step and grab bar handle for easy access to the rear) and a nifty, new stowable bed extender. Added to that is a new 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel; an upgraded TorqShift transmission; the industry’s only tow command system that integrates a trailer brake controller; and power-fold, power-telescoping trailer-tow side mirrors, with heated glass, integrated turn signals, and a manually adjustable spotter mirror that is twice the size of the previous generation.
Cost: $38,496 | Price as configured by Gear Patrol (in photo) $49,476