2014 Ford Super Duty F-450 reviews

The 2014 Ford Super Duty F-450 returns for 2014 with no major changes. Developed primarily as a workhorse with exceptional towing and payload numbers, the 2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty also provides refinement and luxury at the premium trim levels.

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2014 Ford Super Duty F-450 reviews

The 2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty is offered in simply one setup: a four-door crew taxi with an 8-foot payload bed and dual rear wheels, powered by a 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine and 4×4. There are five trim levels offered: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.

Basic devices on the XL base design includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a black grille and bumpers, roofing system clearance lights, manual-telescoping trailer-tow mirrors, running boards, air-conditioning, vinyl furniture and floor coverings, a 40/20/40-split front bench, a 60/40-split-folding rear bench seat, a tilt-and-telescoping wheel and a two-speaker AM/FM radio.

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Stepping up to the XLT gets you a chrome grille and bumpers; heated outside mirrors; deep-tinted rear privacy glass, keyless entry; cloth upholstery; a carpeted floor, lockable second-row underseat storage with a power outlet; an integrated trailer-brake controller; cruise control; full power accessories; Bluetooth phone and audio connection; the Ford Sync voice activation system; and a four-speaker sound system with CD player, auxiliary audio input jack and USB user interface.

The Lariat trim level includes foglights, power-folding and telescoping tow mirrors, rear parking sensors, chrome tubular step bars, a power rear sliding window with defrost, dual-zone automatic environment control, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats (with power lumbar adjustment), a center console, power-adjustable pedals, wood-grain trim and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Electronic upgrades include a 4.2-inch multifunction display, the MyFordTouch interface with an 8-inch touchscreen display, updated Sync functionality, a rearview video camera, a 110-volt household-style power outlet and a nine-speaker premium Sony audio system with satellite radio.

The King Ranch design ups the ante with two-tone paint, a body-color grille with chrome insert, lighted running boards, one-of-a-kind exterior and interior badging, remote beginning, special leather furniture, warmed and ventilated front seats, motorist memory settings and a navigation system.

The top-of-the-line Platinum consists of all the Lariat’s goodies, plus additional chrome exterior trim, a tailgate help action, updated natural leather upholstery, special wood-tone interior trim and a heated wheel.

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A few of the upper trim levels’ basic features are available on lower trims as alternatives. Various other add-ons (depending upon trim level) consist of a stowable bed extender, different axle ratios, a transmission power take-off (for powering such devices as snow plows), fifth-wheel mounting points (suitable with Reese hitch devices), a drop-in or spray-in bedliner, a sunroof and integrated accessory switches.

The available Ford Work Solutions plan is provided and includes an in-dash computer that is adjustable to match industrial users and fleets. Various other job-related options include snow plow and camper prep packages and the FX4 Off-Road plan, which offers all-terrain tires, skid plates, a locking rear differential and Rancho shock absorbers.

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