Ford has given the 2018 Ford F-Series Super Duty a slight power bump, and now its 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel engine makes an extra 10 horsepower and 10 lb-ft. of torque, for a total of 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft.
This is rather significant, as the new figures put the Ford Super Duty back on top. That title was temporarily held by the Ram 3500 HD, which makes up 385 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque.
In addition to making more power, the F-Series Super Duty also offers a greater gooseneck towing of up to 34,000 pounds, a greater conventional hitch towing capacity of up to 21,000 pounds, and a greater payload capacity of 7,360-pounds. That said, the Ram 3500 still offers a best-in-class fifth-wheel towing capacity, though you’ll need a CDL license to fully exploit these capabilities.
We think it’s safe to say that it’s not a matter of if, but when Ram will swing back. Though we wonder how necessary it would be. What say you? Is the extra power and towing capacity enough to sway your buying decision, or are the differences insubstantial? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.