The Ford Super Duty line of heavy-duty pickup trucks was completely revised and improved in just about every way imaginable just a couple years ago, so it’s still a very new truck, and changes for 2010 are minimal. (A new Super Duty is expected for 2011.)
This generation of Ford Super Duty trucks is the best ever. It has all of the capability expected of a heavy-duty pickup, yet it is comfortable, rides well, and delivers a lot of value. With realistic expectations, any faults will seem minute when compared to the ability to plow a big parking lot, pull a regular-size car, or tow a small house.
The Super Duty line can haul from one to three tons. It can tow from three tons to more than 12 tons. It can carry three to six real-world people with room to spare. And the door pockets, glovebox, and console will hold more stuff than the entire trunks of some sports cars.
For 2010, Ford has expanded its relationship with Cabela’s, the world’s largest outdoor outfitter, by offering a Cabela’s trim level, which features a unique two-tone paint scheme, specially embossed interior features and additional lockable storage for keeping equipment secure and out of sight.
Ford’s Sync, the voice-activated hands-free communications and entertainment system, uses USB ports and Bluetooth wireless connectivity to link phones, media players, and other devices to the truck’s system. Voice-activated navigation with Sirius Travel Link and an eight-inch touch-screen is available, also. For commercial and owner-operators, Ford’s Work Solutions system provides facilities for GPS linking; add a laptop and printer and your truck is a rolling office. For 2010, SYNC has been expanded to include Traffic, Directions and Information; among other things, this allows hands-free access to personalized traffic reports, turn-by-turn driving directions and up-to-date information on such things as news, sports and weather.
For 2010, Tough Bed is available, a military-grade, factory-installed spray-in bedliner. It’s applied to the bed by a precision high-pressure automated sprayer to ensure one thin, smooth, even coat, thus eliminating the chances of runs or sags on the inside walls of the cargo box. Its uniformly textured surface also helps minimize load slippage, and it has a high-quality appearance.