The 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty is a big, powerful truck that's up for just about any challenge you care to throw at it. If the engines in the F-250 are just want you want but you need even more towing and hauling capacity than even that might truck can deliver, the F-350 is probably just what you're looking for. After all, the F-Series has been America's best-selling truck line for almost 40 years now, so why look anywhere else?
For the most demanding hauling and towing applications, especially if operating at altitude, the 440 horsepower Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel offers ultimate capability in the F-350. Although it develops plenty of horsepower, it’s the best-in-class 840 lb.-ft. of torque it offers that really sets it apart from the competition.
When properly equipped, the 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty puts some pretty awesome towing and hauling capability in the hands of drivers. The F-350 now has a maximum towing capacity of 26,500 pounds and a maximum payload of 7,050 pounds. If you need more than that you're probably moving house; literally.
If you don't require quite that degree of capability, the standard 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine is an extremely capable and more affordable alternative to the diesel with a very useful 385 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque, which should be more than enough for most applications.
All versions of the 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty come with the choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, although all combinations come mated to Ford's excellent TorqShift 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The TorqShift transmission is extremely efficient, smooth and capable and was specially designed to cope with very high torque levels, which is obviously particularly useful if choosing the V-8 diesel engine option with the F-350.
As well as being a genuine workhorse of truck, the 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty can also be as comfortable and well-equipped as you want it to be. Even entry-level XL models now include as standard: roof clearance lights, a 5th wheel hitch kit, an AM/FM radio; a CD and MP3 player, Ford SYNC connectivity, hill start assist, trailer sway control, a stowable bed extender, a rearview camera, a remote start system and tire pressure monitoring.
The impressive size and bulk of the F-350 means most would expect it to be an intrinsically safe vehicle, but Ford is taking nothing for granted so it's also got a host of standard and available safety features as well. Every version of the F-350 now gets: driver and passenger front airbags, a Safety Canopy System with roll-fold side-curtain airbags, dual-beam jewel-effect headlamps, AdvanceTrac with RSC on SRW models, the SOS Post-Crash Alert System and anti-lock brakes.