Ford’s New Super Duty Trucks Offer Not One But Two Off-Road Packages

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There is a lot to the new Super Duty Ford trucks, which were revealed last week, including new looks and a new standard 6.8-liter gasoline-burning V8. And we’ll definitely talk about those. Right up top, however, let’s discuss the — not one but two — different off-road packages you can choose from when building the F-250 or F-350 of your dreams.

For those budget-conscious buyers wanting to stay in the entry-level XL trim Ford offers a new XL Off-Road Package, which will be available on F-250 or F-350 models with 4×4 single rear wheels. Ticking this box adds rugged 33-inch tires, a raised air dam, water-fording axle vent tubes, skid plates, and an electronic locking rear differential.

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Step up to the Tremor trim and you get a whole bunch of stuff. Bear with me while I list it all: front-end suspension lift; distinct suspension tuning; Dana front limited-slip axle with axle vent tubes; 35-inch Goodyear tires wrapped around unique 18-inch wheels; Trail Control with Rock Crawl and for the first time ever Trail Turn Assist. 

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Other improvements include: an 8.0-inch center display (on XL trim) and 12-inch center screen on higher trims; 12-inch digital instrument cluster; center console with a slot for holding tablets upright; Max Recline Seats that can fold almost flat; and an optional 1,080-Watt, 18-speaker sound system by Bang & Olufsen.

Available spring 2023. Preproduction 2023 F-350 Azure Gray (extra cost color) with optional features. | Photo by Ford

In addition to the new 6.8-liter V8, a high-output version of Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine is available. And the optional 7.3-liter gasoline V8 is still available, too, which Ford is hoping will offer the “best gas horsepower and torque in the class.”

With all the new features of this very handsome Super Duty lineup, it’s hard to pick a favorite flavor. I’d have to drive them to be sure, but I feel like the Super Duty to build into an overlanding rig is the F-250 XL with Off-Road package. With that new 6.8-liter, some factory skid plates, rear locking differential, and an axle vent, I feel like there’s a lot that could be done with that F-250. 

I’ll have to hold my final conclusion until we (hopefully) drive the new Super Duties. But from where I sit, they’re quite the compelling overlanding platform.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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