How quick is the 2017 Ford F-350 dually crew cab 4×4 Lariat at 0-60 MPH? We test it and the other two duallies (Chevy Silverado HD and Ram HD) to find out. We ran them back-to-back at our test facility. We are publishing the results for each truck over the next three days.
First up is the all-new Ford F-350. It has a new frame, all-aluminum body and bed, and an uprated 6.7L Power Stroke V8. The latest version of the turbo-diesel makes 440 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm and 925 lb-ft of torque @ 1,800 rpm. It is still backed by Ford’s 6-speed automatic transmission.
We run the dually 0-60 MPH tests in 2WD and with traction control disabled. We find this is the best way to launch these big and heavy beasts. The four rear tires provide good traction, and the additional drag of the 4×4 system is not there to slow us down.
The heavy duty pickup truck power wars are getting ever hotter. Ford, GM, and Ram all have turbo-diesel engine with at least 900 lb-ft of torque. We will be doing every type of test we can physically do in a week: Ike Gauntlet towing, highway towing MPG loops, performance tests, and more.