2023 Ford Super Duty Unveiled As Silverado HD, Sierra HD Rival30
GM’s crosstown rival, Ford Motor Company, just unveiled the all-new 2023 Ford Super Duty, debuting a fresh rival for the Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD.
The next-gen Ford Super Duty ushers in revised exterior styling complete with new grille designs, C-clamp lighting signatures, and improved aerodynamics, while LED headlights are offered across the trim level lineup. Meanwhile, the cabin features an 8-inch center display as standard for XL trim levels, and a 12-inch display as standard higher in the trim level lineup.
Onboard tech is plentiful, with embedded 5G Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices, as well as a range of towing tech with Trailer Navigation, Onboard Scales with Smart Hitch, 360-Degree Trailer Camera System, Blind Spot Information System for Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck, Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, and more. There’s also a range of onboard tech for safety and security, including Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering, Trailer Theft Alert, Front and Rear Brake Assist, and a full-color head-up display. Pro Power Onboard feature is also available, providing 2.0-kilowatts of electricity for the job site or campsite.
As for the greasy bits, the 2023 Ford Super Duty is available with four engine options. Standard spec is a 6.8L V8 gasoline engine, while a 7.3L V8 gasoline engine is offered. There’s also a pair of diesel engines, including the 6.7L V8 Power Stroke, and the new high-output 6.7L V8 Power Stroke diesel. Ford gas yet to reveal specific output, towing, or payload numbers. Each of the four engine options connects to a 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission. Additionally, four-wheel drive is now equipped as standard on XLT trim levels and above.
Further options include new styling packages, as well the Tremor Off-Road Package, which adds in unique suspension tuning, a front-end lift, Dana front axle with limited-slip differential and axle vent tubes, 35-inch Goodyear tires wrapped around unique 18-inch wheels, and Trail Control.
The 2023 Ford Super Duty is assembled at Ford’s plants in Louisville, Kentucky and Avon Lake Ohio. Sales will ramp up early next year. Official pricing information is still forthcoming.
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Welp Ford wins this HD truck battle easily. Sorry Mary Barra 😂😂🇷🇺🇷🇺
How???? I bet you they increased the base price another 10K. I just compared the current Silverado vs F250. The F250 is 10K more expensive per trim. I can buy a duramax WT by the time I can afford a F250 XL with the 7.3. I bet you despite this that Chevy moves more units.
Why? That interior almost looks identical to the current gen GM HD. GM interior looks much better.
I think the new front-end is a significant downgrade over the ’20-’22, but that isn’t why you buy one of these anyway. I’m sure the numbers will be class-leading, in traditional Ford style.
Ford needs to go back and adjust the output of their diesels so they exceed what Chevy just revealed for the Silverado HD. That’s why no numbers were released.
^^^^^^ What he said ^^^^^^
Unfortunately Fords output (on paper) already exceeded the 24′ Duramax
I wonder if GM will pull like a 2.7HO and the numbers will go up by 10-15 in a month or 2. I’ve hear rumor the base powertroke may actually go down a bit for emmisions and to push the HO version
Ford likes to put up big numbers, but when it comes to the real world, GM always matches or exceeds them in capability.
The current SD only beats the Silverado when you add the max towing/payload package. The Silverado has more standard towing and payload.
Not impressed wiith that front end.
That is one giant air dam. Guess unpainted plastic is a lot cheaper than an actual front fascia.
Real world performance is what matters. Having an extra 10 horse power and ft lbs of torque on paper is really nothing to brag about. And knowing Ford they will out. +50 / +50 power and torque, but it all depends on how the truck puts it down. So take them through the Rockies and do a performance run with loaded trailers. Then I will either say good job Ford or I told you so.
Supposedly Ford’s 7.3L gas V-8 will see an increase in H.P. and torque. I wonder if GM will see fit to respond.
I can’t believe that they still have a manually locking hubs.
Welcome to 1980.
The manual shift transfer and manual hubs were discontinued as of 2020. The hub control is basically there to override the auto lock hubs when the dumb vacuum operated system invariably springs a leak after 10 years.
To be fair, locking hubs do have better fuel economy and reduce component wear versus GM and Chrysler’s axle disconnect.
Oh yeah, it also allows Ford to have a limited slip front diff on the Tremor, which you can’t do on a CAD.
I will take manual lockouts any day for increased fuel economy.
Ford copied GM in several areas with this update. It now has corner bumper steps along with bed side steps. Also the split grille and headlights are closer to Silverado design language than Ford. Nice truck overall but I certainly don’t think it’s going to win any beauty contests.
Totally agree with you on the copying of the steps within the bed and bumpers! I just wish GM would up it’s game and increase the power of the diesel more….idk if they did enough. GM also need to increase HP/TQ in the 6.6L gas motor. Heck bring back the big block 8.1L (updated of course) to go up against the 7.3L gas motor of Ford.
Ford made a comprehensive Super Duty release compared to GM. More Super Duty trim levels from Ford. Not a bad looking truck, inline with Ford’s current truck design language.
I know it’s mostly aluminum, but I can still hear it rusting.
Those are some fugly headlights!
Ugly black wheels and nasty tan interior.
Ford always gets away with a worse case of Fisher-Price interior that GM continuously gets criticized for.
I am far from a Ford fan, but I do appreciate how they listen to their customers, and offer them more performance. They upgraded their diesel motor, and the Godzilla with more HP/TQ.
Hell they also got rid of the 6.2L and offer a brand new 6.8L engine. Well done by them. MEANWHILE, at GM..aka..old Mary, they just added the 10 speed to the gas 6.6L without any gains in HP/TQ……..Ford already had that for 2 years….what a joke!!
GM should have upgraded the 6.6L as a base motor, then bring back an updated version of the big block 8.1L.
So disappointed in the direction GM is going…..
Nothing to do with what their customers want. They are upping the engine ratings to increase tow capacity because fuel economy regulations for medium-duty pickups (GHG21, 24, 27) are dependent on GCWR.
The fleet market, that buys these things, couldn’t care less. The only people who care about HP ratings are the kids who buy em used and people running hotshots, who lack the skills to drive a semi and quickly find out that the driveline self-destructs at 100k if you do run it at GCWR.
That interior looks a bit lackluster though. LOTS of old-fashioned push-buttons that will wear off after 10 years of use all over the place, cheap satin plastic everywhere, MUCH smaller screens, etc. I think the panoramic roof is the only area where they score points. Overall, I think GM might have finally edged out Ford in the luxury truck wars with the 2022 LD and 2024 HD interiors.
Chevy clone. 😂
Love the optional pro power or whatever it’s called. I wish GM would do more than the lousy 400watt bed plug