2018 Ford F-350

2018 Ford F-350

2018 Ford F-350

With three cab options and a new sixth trim, there is a F-350 that's right for you, whether you want bare bones or luxury liner. The Ford F-350 is honestly as much truck as most of us will ever need, sitting in the middle of the incredibly popular Super Duty truck line.

What's New This Year?

The 2018 model rolls out the Limited trim, for those who want to go all out and don't mind paying close to $100,000 to check all the option boxes. Those options include a microsuede headliner, two-tone leather seats, ash-wood trim, special badging, limited edition grille, satin-finish tailgate trim, and unique badging. If you want supreme power and supreme luxury in one package, the Limited trim is for you.

Which F-350 is Best?

Obviously, the Limited trim takes the cake, if you have the money for it. But the F-350 that offers the most dollar for dollar is probably the F-350 Lariat. The Lariat verges on luxury without becoming extravagant, and includes these features: leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10-speaker Sony audio system, Sync 3 with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 10-way power front seats, dual-zone climate control, and rear parking sensors. Then again, if you don't need any bells and whistles and just want a reliable workhorse, the base XL model should do fine.

Every trim offers the choice between three cab configurations: Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Super Cab. If you regularly haul friends or family, one of the larger cabs is a must.

What's the Difference Between the F-250 and the F-350?

You're probably wondering which F-Series truck you need if this is a question in your mind. It's not a decision to take lightly because it means the difference between spending or saving thousands of dollars. You'll find important but subtle differences between the F-250 and F-350.

The Ford F-250 and F-350 both come as gas or diesel engines and share the same drivetrain. Power increases as the numbers increase, affecting towing capacity and weight. The F-250 can tow up to 12,200 pounds and has a payload capacity of 3,700 pounds. The F-350 does better, towing up to 26,500 pounds and hauling up to 7,050 pounds. On average, the F-350 weighs one to two hundred pounds more than the F-250. Also bear in mind that the F-350 is considered a commercial vehicle in some states, which means your registration and insurance costs may change as well.