2023 Ford Super Duty Overview and Guide for Albertan Fleet Buyers
In 2023, Alberta's commercial fleet buyers can look forward to an impressive transformation in Ford's Super Duty pickup truck lineup. This major update brings increased power, pioneering innovations, and a striking new design. Notably, the lineup features revamped engines, headlined by the formidable 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine, promising outstanding performance. Drawing inspiration from Ford's acclaimed F-150, the exterior design incorporates functional side vents, giving this workhorse a unique and distinguished presence.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2023 Super Duty offers a range of potent engines to meet your commercial needs. The standard 6.8-liter V-8 engine, now equipped with a revised air intake and refined tuning, packs 430 horsepower and 485 pound-feet of torque. Replacing the 6.2-liter, there's a new 6.8-liter engine producing 400 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. However, the standout is the high-output 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, generating a commanding 500 horsepower and an astonishing 1200 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain means business, propelling the F-250 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds. All engines come paired with a responsive 10-speed automatic transmission.
Towing and Payload Capacity
For commercial hauling, the Super Duty boasts impressive figures. It can handle a maximum payload of 8,000 pounds and tow up to 40,000 pounds with a gooseneck-equipped setup. Conventional towing is rated at 13,700 pounds for a crew-cab, long-bed 4x4 with the 6.8-liter V-8. Ford equips the Super Duty with a range of trailering-assist features, including onboard scales with Smart Hitch to estimate cargo weight and optimize tongue-weight distribution. Trailer Navigation is also available, helping you plan travel routes based on trailer dimensions and weight.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Given the Super Duty's weight class, it isn't subject to EPA testing. Real-world fuel efficiency assessments will come from hands-on experience. However, the Power Stroke diesel engine is expected to be the most fuel-efficient choice.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
While the Super Duty's interior design is an improvement over previous models, the base XL trim remains fairly Spartan. Higher trims offer more convenience and luxury features, with front seats that recline almost flat for overnight rest during long-haul drives. Specific 2023 interior details are yet to be released by Ford.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Super Duty lineup incorporates advanced infotainment technology. The base XL trim features an 8.0-inch touchscreen, while higher trims benefit from a larger 12.0-inch display. A configurable 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster is available, along with 5G Wi-Fi hotspot, fleet management software, and telematics for efficient truck tracking and maintenance management. All models come with a Bang & Olufsen–tuned stereo system.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Ford enhances safety with new driver-assistance technologies in the 2023 Super Duty. This includes trailering features and adaptive cruise control. While some safety features are optional, standard automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control with a lane-centering feature contribute to improved safety.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Ford offers competitive warranty coverage for the Super Duty:
- Limited warranty: Three years or 36,000 miles
- Gas powertrain warranty: Five years or 60,000 miles
- Diesel powertrain warranty: Five years or 100,000 miles
The 2023 Ford Super Duty has undergone a transformation designed to meet the requirements of businesses in Edmonton, Leduc, and Athabasca, Alberta, Canada. With enhanced performance, state-of-the-art technology, and impressive towing capabilities, it's prepared to tackle the toughest of challenges. Get in touch with Koch Pro today to discover more about the 2023 Super Duty for your commercial fleet.