2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Review

2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Review

Pros

  • Rugged construction, multiple configurations, competent off-road capabilities, 12,500-pound conventional trailer capacity.

Cons

  • Noisy drivetrains, poor gas mileage, large size, stiff ride when unloaded.

What's new

The 2003 model year sees a new FX4 Off-Road Package with skid plates, Rancho front and rear shocks, a steering damper and decals. The regular off-road package is no longer available, but a skid plate package can still be had on all 4WD trucks. All XLs can be had with a vinyl 40/20/40 reclining split bench that has a fold-down armrest with a console and cupholders. Ford has also upgraded seat material quality and installed a tailgate lock on this trim level. If you order a SuperCab or Crew Cab in XLT trim with the Sport Package, you can also order a reverse sensing system and a power driver seat. Late-availability additions include an optional power moonroof for Crew Cabs and optional heated telescoping trailer tow mirrors with integrated turn signals. A King Ranch version of the Crew Cab will also appear later in the year. Finally, the torque rating for the 7.3-liter turbodiesel V8 has been boosted to 525 pound-feet. By mid-year, expect an even more powerful 6.0-liter diesel to appear.

Styles

F-350 Super Duty Regular Cab

F-350 Super Duty SuperCab

F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab