After three years, Ford will update its highly-capable truck with few novelties, which will come as 2019 Ford F-450. This has been one of the most capable heavy-duty trucks around for years. The current generation is present for about three years and it came with various novelties. The new design provides even better performances, while the whole design features more refinement. Still, that doesn’t mean that the truck can remain untouched for years.
In order to keep it highly competitive on the market, famous American manufacturer has something new to offer. Considering its relatively recent arrival, it is hard to expect something more significant. Naturally, the focus is on the visual appearance, where the 2019 F-450 is about to get several new details. The interior design will also come with novelties. On the other side, mechanical aspect of the truck will remain pretty much untouched, including engines.
2019 Ford F-450 changes
Just like we’ve mentioned, the 2019 Ford F-450 will come with several nice changes which will make it more competitive. Of course, the focus will be on the visual improvement. Most of the changes will come at the front end, where we are expecting to see tweaks on areas like the grille, front fascia, headlights etc. Some reports suggest that both front and rear bumpers will be redesigned. When it comes to the rest of the truck, we don’t expect such intense changes. Of course, some tweaks will be done, but nothing so significant. Additionally, we could see few additions in terms of exterior colors and similar things.
On the inside, we don’t expect bigger changes. The cabin design will remain pretty much the same, including dashboard. However, we could see some new color schemes offered, as well as an updated list of standard equipment.
2019 Ford F-450 features
When it comes to trim level organizations, we don’t expect bigger changes. In the current model, base XL trim includes standard features like front tow hooks, automatic headlights, LED roof marker lights, intermittent wipers, manually telescoping towing mirrors, running boards, and a removable locking tailgate with tailgate lift assist and a 3-inch trailer hitch receiver, driver information display, a rearview camera, six-speaker audio system etc.
There are five more trim levels in the offer and each one adds more standard equipment gradually. Those are XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. Of course, many of features that are standard in higher trims are available as standalone options in lower trim levels, so the level of customization is pretty high, especially if we consider that there are a different bed and cabin configurations, among other things.
2019 Ford F-450 engine
Despite various versions with a full load of standard equipment, this is still a working machine which demands plenty of torque. So, it’s not wondering that there are no gasoline engines in the offer. Moreover, this truck comes in a single variant when it comes to engines. It uses a familiar 6.7-liter diesel engine which is good for about 450 horsepower and 935 pound-feet of torque. This monstrous numbers will definitely provide excellent capabilities when it comes to towing and other working tasks. You can even count on a pretty amazing acceleration numbers since this heavy truck needs just 8 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour. Top speed goes around 90 mph.
2019 Ford F-450 release date and price
The 2019 Ford F-450 is expected to come somewhere in the last quarter of the year. Still, we are waiting for a more precise launch date. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect changes, despite several novelties. Base versions should go around 54.000 dollars.