For some people, a compact or midsize truck works just fine; for others, a light-duty option like the Ford F-150 is perfect. But if you need serious amounts of power beyond what you will find on those other pickups, then you should check out the Ford Super Duty models and the incredible capability they can offer. The most powerful pickup truck on the road is the 2023 Ford F-450, which has been redesigned and updated with a host of exciting new features. For the 2023 model year, Ford has made this incredible pickup even more remarkable, pushing the bar for what we expect from a truck.
The 2023 Ford F-450 has a new, more-powerful look that really showcases the unbelievable performance you can get with this pickup. To go along with this bold, redesigned style, the all-new F-450 has a new engine on offer: a 6.7L High-Output Power Stroke turbo-diesel that sets new standards for what we expect in a hard-working truck. By delivering 500 hp and a massive 1,200 lb-ft of torque, this engine catapults the F-450 to the front of the heavy-duty segment. If you don't need quite that much power, there is still the standard 6.7L Power Stroke with incredible performance and power of its own.
As a result of its remarkable redesign and new engine option, the 2023 Ford F-450 can handle more work than ever before. Ford indicates it can pull up to 40,000 lbs with a gooseneck hitch and up to 30,000 lbs if you prefer conventional towing. Best of all, the updated F-450 has fantastic new technology features and options, including an available 360-degree trailer camera system to give you a better view of the area around you while maneuvering and towing. There are also available built-in On-Board Scales so you can more accurately estimate the weight and balance of the payload in the bed of your truck.
Since so much depends on the engine, it is important in any type of vehicle; we would argue, however, that the engine is even more vital when looking at trucks. People depend on their trucks to handle a tremendous amount of work and provide enough power to make driving free of stress and worry. In order for a pickup to be able to deliver that, it needs to have a powerful engine that can keep it going and let you get as much work done as you need. The F-450 has always been an impressive truck, but for the redesigned 2023 model, it is getting an all-new option that pushes performance to a whole new level.
For the 2022 model year, just one engine was offered on the F-450: the 6.7L Power Stroke turbo-diesel. This engine remains the standard option on the F-450 for the new model year, continuing to deliver 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission for maximum efficiency and performance. However, the base 6.7L is no longer the only engine option on the Ford F-450. There is now an even more powerful choice available.
The available engine is a 6.7L High-Output Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8 that delivers a best-in-class 500 hp and 1,200 lb-ft of torque. There is no denying that this is a truly remarkable amount of power, and it allows the F-450 to achieve best-in-class diesel towing, making it the hardest-working truck on the road. Even the Ram 3500's High-Output Cummins, with its 420 hp and 1,075 lb-ft of torque, simply can't compete with the new Power Stroke. If you need a pickup that can handle anything you throw at it and provide you with the power to keep working as long as you need, then this new Power Stroke is impossible to beat.
The majority of people looking at a truck like the 2023 Ford F-450 want to use it for towing heavy trailers. There are plenty of great trucks available in the Ford lineup, so if you are only looking for a pickup to take off-road or hit up the hardware store on the weekend for supplies for a DIY project, then the Ford Ranger or F-150 are both great options. A Super Duty model like the F-450 surpasses those other excellent trucks by providing you with superior towing capability. The 2023 F-450 is only available with a dual-rear-wheel, or dually, configuration, which should immediately indicate what it is designed to do.
In fact, with its all-new available High-Output Power Stroke turbo diesel engine, the 2023 F-450 can handle more weight than ever before. It delivers best-in-class diesel towing, regardless of whether you are interested in conventional towing with a standard hitch or want to do some gooseneck or fifth-wheel towing. If you are planning on conventional towing, you can pull up to 30,000 lbs behind the 2023 F-450 when configured with the High-Output engine. This is only 6,000 lbs less than a Silverado 3500 HD can handle with a gooseneck hitch, demonstrating just how well Ford understands the needs of truck owners.
To fully appreciate what the 2023 F-450 can do, however, you need to look at the kind of fifth-wheel or gooseneck towing it can manage. Thanks to its incredible new High-Output engine, standard dually design, and advanced engineering, the 2023 Ford F-450 can pull up to 40,000 lbs with a gooseneck hitch. Reaching this weight does require a Regular Cab and the Max Tow Package to ensure the truck is properly equipped. The Ford Super Duty has taken the lead with best-in-class towing thanks to the unsurpassed power of the redesigned F-450 and its impressive new engine.
The all-new 2023 Ford Super Duty is about more than raw power and the strength you need to get your job done––it has also been updated with incredible new technology. This includes the F-450, which now has industry-first 5G Wi-Fi compatibility, which makes the infotainment system work better than before and allows for over-the-air updates to keep it running beautifully with the latest software from Ford. The upgrade to 5G also makes the Ford F-450 a terrific mobile office that is perfect for handling whatever you need while at a job site or out on the road.
The available technology in the 2023 F-450 has truly been taken to a new level with great features like Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go to make long drives easier, plus Lane Centering to keep things even simpler. The available 360-Degree Trailer Camera creates a virtual bird's-eye view of your truck and trailer, plus the area just around you, which makes it a lot easier to maneuver in a crowded job site or through busy parking lots. Plus, the available Trailer Navigation system can plot routes for you based on the weight and dimensions of whatever you are hauling, so you can drive with confidence.
There is an available Blind Spot Information System with support for fifth-wheel and gooseneck towing, giving you added information based on the trailer you are pulling. One of our favorite features is the newly available Onboard Scales for the F-450, giving you an estimate of the weight loaded into the bed or onto the hitch of your truck, so you have a good sense of how loaded up you are. Plus, the available 2.0 kW Pro Power Onboard system is perfect for hooking up a wide range of devices; whether you need to charge a laptop or power a table saw, Ford has you covered.