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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ford Super Duty

2018 Ford F-150

vs.

2017 Ford Super Duty

3.3-liter V6

Engine

6.2-liter V8
290 hp

Horsepower

385 hp
265 lb-ft

Torque

430 lb-ft

Serving Columbus, Westerville, and Gahanna, OH

When you need a truck, it is only natural to think of Ford. The 2017 Super Duty models earned the prestigious 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Ford F150s earned the 2017 JD Power Dependability Award. 2018 Ford F-150s are pushing boundaries to bridge gaps between light duty and Super Duty capability.

After the F-150’s successful redesign a few years ago, Ford devised an all-aluminum build for the SuperDuty trucks as well. The curb weight reduction improves the horsepower-to-pound ratio on both trucks. Essentially, it allows the truck to do more without needing more power. For 2018, F-150s are growing in power, bridging more gaps between F-150 and SuperDuty capability. Ford also improved their bed and body strength to match increased towing and cargo ratings.

Muscle Performance

The 2018 Ford F-150 has a variety of engines to match light duty needs. For home chores, you may find that a more efficient 3.3-liter V6 takes care of your hauls while keeping fuel use to a minimum. If you pull a camper regularly or you need the pickup for regular work, there is the revised V8 with 385 horsepower and 387 lb.-ft. of torque. New for 2018, a high output Ecoboost pushes torque up to 510 lb.-ft. Helping reduce fuel costs, this engine has an automatic start-stop system. Ford is also the first truck maker to introduce a ten-speed automatic transmission for its light duty gas-powered trucks. Bringing it closer to the Super Duty models, a 2018 turbo diesel kicks power up even higher.

Like Ford F-150s, 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks lead their class in towing and hauling. The 385-horsepower V8 spits out 430 lb.-ft. of torque. A TorqShift six-speed automatic helps with towing. The driver can use a SelectShift function to adjust the shifting to match a heavy load. With the PowerStroke turbo diesel V8 under the hood, Super Duty drivers command 925 lb.-ft. of torque. Tow capability is rated at 18,000 pounds, rising to 32,000 pounds with a gooseneck hitch.

Better Interior

Once there was a bigger difference between F-150 and SuperDuty cabins, but now you can find most amenities and all of the technologies on both types of truck. Seats, steering wheels and pedals can be adjusted with a push of a button. Leather and upscale materials can turn the interiors into an oasis from a busy work day. For 2018, F150s are getting some new choices such as Dark Marsala upholstery, Kingsville Appointed seats, and a Navy Pier design. The Sync touchscreen has been improved with available 4G LTE Wi-Fi.

Crash Avoidance

Ford F-150s have achieved five-star federal safety ratings. For 2017, Super Duty trucks are picking up Ford’s most advanced technologies. A vibrating steering wheel is ready to alert the driver to lane departures. A forward collision alert helps the driver avoid a rear end collision. Trailer tow technology can line up the hitch with less stress and less chance of damage. Blind spot radar has been adapted to help with a 33-foot trailer. With so many available systems to prevent trouble, both types of trucks are leading their classes in safety.


Bring your hauling and towing requirements to our staff. We’ll help you match your needs to the best F-150 or Super Duty truck. A test drive can tell you more.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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