The 2023 Ford F-250 adds new technologies, improved performance, and updated capabilities to the dependability that the Ford Super Duty trucks are known for. The 2023 model introduces a lot of awesome new features that continue to push the F-250 forward as a class leader. As a three-quarter ton, full-size pickup truck, the F-250 stands out among its competitors, and the latest model year proves why it's a segment-defining truck for Ford.
For the 2023 model year, the F-250 has received a major redesign, which includes a host of new updates, features, and improvements. Most notably, the F-250 now features an all-new 6.8-liter V8 gas engine standard and has an optional high-output 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel. New Onboard Scales with Smart Hitch technology are accompanied by a 360-Degree Trailer Camera Package. There's also new tech for fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitching when it comes to convenience, along with other all-new trailering technologies that make towing safer than ever before.
The 2023 F-250 also features a redesigned exterior sporting a more aerodynamic grille and side vents for improved airflow. Inside, all-new infotainment upgrades feature a 12-inch touchscreen and 5G Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, thus bringing the F-250 into the upper echelon of modern automotive tech. That's not to mention the updated software suite, improved telematics for fleet management, and all-new heads-up display information. All of these features are spread out across six different trims for the 2023 model year. The trims include the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited.
The 2023 Ford F-250 has had a major powertrain overhaul for the model year, introducing new options, new performance targets, and a focus on being the best three-quarter-ton pickup available on the market. It all starts with four engines that include both gas and diesel options. This gives you a lot of variety depending on the kind of heavy-duty pickup truck you're looking to drive.
The four different powertrains start with the all-new 6.8-liter V8, which is gas-powered. This is the default configuration for the 2023 F-250. The 6.8-liter V8 has been designed to pump out a lot of low-end torque, so you have access to more power being put down to the wheels in a much shorter amount of time. This pushrod engine is based on the 7.3-liter Godzilla V8, not the old 6.2-liter Boss V8.
If you want more overall performance, the 7.3-liter V8 has returned for 2023, allowing you to unlock more of the F-250's potential on the road when it comes to towing and hauling. Ford's engineers specifically fine-tuned the 7.3-liter V8 by upgrading the air intake for better performance. The gas-powered engines, in particular, have been designed to get the most out of the F-250's hauling capabilities while being easy to live with. This opens up a lot of different ways to benefit from the heavy-duty truck's practical functionality.
If towing and trailering are more of your preference, Ford's three-quarter ton truck is perfect for the task with the two diesel options made available for the 2023 model year. This includes the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine that was available last year. It's been modified for the latest model year to increase its durability, allowing you to go longer intervals before scheduled maintenance. This makes it a lot more viable for long hauling trips and cross-country ventures.
The second turbo-diesel option is the all-new 6.7-liter High-Output Power Stroke V8. This particular diesel engine has been designed to provide more high-end torque and best-in-class horsepower. An all-new turbocharger with an upgraded exhaust manifold means getting more air into and out of the block to take advantage of the high compression ratios, meaning the engine can output more power and more torque than ever before. With 500 hp and 1,200 lb-ft of torque, this engine can tow up to 23,000 lbs. It's easy to see how the 2023 Ford F-250 is a true three-quarter-ton performance superstar.
Towing and hauling are two of the big selling points of the F-250. However, the F-250 is also designed to accommodate off-road enthusiasts. This includes available 33-inch all-terrain tires for select trims. If you opt for the top-of-the-line Tremor package, you get massive 35-inch all-terrain tires, skid plates, and an electronic locking rear differential, enabling you to travel through all sorts of off-road terrain without any problems. Off-road traversal is also made convenient thanks to a reinforced suspension and up to 10.2 inches of ground clearance.
The 2023 Ford F-250 is available in three different cab formats and two different bed configurations. You can get the F-250 in a two-door Regular Cab, a SuperCab, or a four-door Crew Cab. The Regular Cab format provides seating for up to three people, while the SuperCab and Crew Cab seat up to six people across two rows. When it comes to bed sizes, you have a 65.4 cu.ft. standard bed and a 78.5 cu.ft. long bed, enabling you to carry plenty of cargo in either bed configuration.
The 2023 model year F-250 receives the Pro Power Onboard functionality introduced with the 2021 F-150, which gives drivers more exportable electricity for electronics, lights, power tools, and more. It turns the F-250 into a worksite utility platform, perfect for those who need a heavy-duty truck for hauling, towing, and on-site utility. Pro Power Onboard produces two kilowatts of power, and you can easily access that power through outlets in the cab and the cargo box. Complimenting Pro Power Onboard is the Ford Pro Upfit Integration System, which enables fleet and commercial drivers to use upfit equipment with displays or electrical systems through the ability to add digital buttons and control systems to the truck with relative ease.
Part of the big overhaul with the 2023 Ford F-250 is its new tech suite, including improved connectivity, easier infotainment access, and more trailering equipment. This is in addition to all the standard driver-assist features you have come to expect and relish from a Ford Super Duty truck. That means full Ford Co-Pilot360 functionality with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assistance, and intelligent adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go lane centering. Front and rear brake assistance and forward and reverse parking sensors all help with everything from parking to trailer hitching.
The 2023 F-250 includes an onboard scale system with smart hitch technology, so you can get real-time weight feedback on the trailer straight through the all-new available 12-inch HD touchscreen. The infotainment suite features additional trailering tech such as a 360-degree trailer camera system, blind spot information for fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers, a tailgate-down camera, and a tailgate-down reverse sensing system. That's not to mention the addition of Pro Trailer Hitch Assist and Trailer Navigation, making the F-250 more capable than ever in almost every type of trailering situation, all while also giving you complete control over how you can monitor your load.
Added tech features allow you to dynamically adjust how the vehicle handles while traveling on different types of terrain. This is made easy thanks to the select drive modes from within the cabin, such as rock-crawl mode, and the ability to make use of the cameras and sensors via Trail Assist. You can also get vehicle health and telematics through the improved heads-up display, allowing you to monitor the vehicle without taking your eyes off the road. An additional 12-inch digital information display cluster can also be customized to your personal preferences, while four USB power ports allow you to charge multiple devices while on the go. There's even a center console slot for housing your tablet.
With smart device integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Alexa voice pass-through, you can make calls or send texts without having to fumble around with knobs and buttons. The 2023 F-250 also features segment-defining 5G Wi-Fi hotspot support for up to 10 devices and the option for an available 1,080-watt, 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen Unleashed Sound System. This makes the F-250 more than capable as both a heavy-duty truck and a fully-featured pickup with a tech-rich interior.