New styling inside and out, more power, more technologies and more capabilities – this is what the 2023 Ford Super Duty trucks are hauling to a dealer near you early next year.
The changes start with updated styling with new hoods, fenders, seven different grilles all to go along with new wheel designs, colors and trim treatments across the board. The new face gets a bold roll-over hood design that tops off its new C-Clamp LED headlamps that are available on all trims. Each trim gets its own grille design from mild to wild too.
You’ll notice the vent trim on the front fenders grew a lot larger, and that’s because they’re functional, pulling heated air from under the hood. Down the sides are available bed steps located ahead of the rear axle in addition to new bumper steps. At the extreme rear, the tail-gate step now extends further down.
And when the tailgate is down, a second set of sensors and a camera mounted at its top edge allow you to continue to use the backup camera when backing up to a trailer or a dock. Big I think is that Pro Power Onboard is now available for Super Duty with 2.0-kilowatts of AC power that can run a job site, campsite, or a weekend project among other things. Now you can leave the generator at home.
Inside, the Super Duty finally gets the same upgrades and attention afforded the F-150 in its last refresh. A new dash features higher quality materials and trim along with a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster that’s entirely customizable. Available is also a head-up display.
Center stage is a new 12-inch display standard on higher trims with SYNC4 functionality and up to 5G connectivity. Offering plenty of view for up to 14 cameras of towing, off-road and a 360-degree system it has over-the air update capability. Standard is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system for XL trim.
The new center console allows for an adaptable workspace to use a laptop comfortably and plenty of storage below for files and gear. Wireless charging pad, plenty of charging ports front and rear all make for living and working behind the wheel easier along the way.
Powering the Super Duty range from F-250 to F-600 are a revised team of engines all paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission. A new standard 6.8-liter V8 gasoline engine will offer a new baseline in horsepower and torque with the existing 7.3-liter V8 getting a slight power bump by way of a revised intake.
The 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel continues to be the favorite option with its 450-horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque but there will be a more powerful high-output variant offered that has even more. Ford didn’t share the goods on that yet, nor the power figures for the gasoline engines. What they did say that I found most interesting was that four-wheel drive is now standard on all XLT models and above.
Another big deal is an available on-board scale that allows you to get instant readings on how much of your payload capacity is being used and how much your trailer tongue weight is. This along with an expanded array of trailer towing toys too long to list makes the Super Duty even more attractive to those who tow.
In addition to all the style, power and functionality added for 2023 are some new packages including STX, Sport, and a Black Appearance Package. There’s also a new XL Off-Road Package available for those that need capability without all the fluff. Available on F-250 or F-350 it has 33-inch tires, a less intrusive air dam, water-fording axle vent tubes, skid plates and an electronic locking rear differential.
The Tremor Off-Road Package returns with an off-road tuned suspension with a front-end lift, Dana front axle with limited-slip differential, 35-inch off-road tires and Trail Control among other traction toys and visual goodies. A number of new colors come along for 2023 as well.
The 2023 Ford Super Duty trucks will go on sale early next year, to be built at both the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. We’ll be expecting more information like engine power and specs closer to that time.