2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab

2021 MODEL
$39,655 - $53,605
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2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: August 6, 2020

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The Ford F-350 SuperCab has been one of the most versatile and high-performing super duty trucks. The F-350 gets you the best-in-class towing capacity, greater fuel economy, and classy interiors with the best technological features integrated within. With prices starting around $36,000, this utilitarian behemoth is not expected to have significant updates for the 2021 model year.

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Pros

Spacious cabin

Diesel V8 generates immense power and torque

Plenty of payload and tow capacity

Lightweight architecture

Cons

Not the smallest truck around

Maneuverability is not easy given its dimensions

What's New?

The 2021 Ford F-350 will remain similar to the outgoing model.

Changes are minimal and can largely go unnoticed.

The 2021 F-350 will be part of the third generation introduced in 2017.



Ratings

Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

Final Verdict

8.4

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab XL

XL

power
385 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
mpg
49 combined

$39,655 - $42,655


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XL 4dr SuperCab 6.6 ft. SB (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $39,655 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 6
XL 4dr SuperCab 8.0 ft. LB (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $39,855 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 6
XL 4dr SuperCab 6.6 ft. SB 4WD (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $42,455 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6
XL 4dr SuperCab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $42,655 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab XLT

XLT

power
385 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
mpg
49 combined

$44,765 - $47,770


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLT 4dr SuperCab 6.6 ft. SB (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $44,765 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 6
XLT 4dr SuperCab 8.0 ft. LB (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $44,965 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 6
XLT 4dr SuperCab 6.6 ft. SB 4WD (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $47,570 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6
XLT 4dr SuperCab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $47,770 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Lariat

Lariat

power
385 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
mpg
49 combined

$48,320 - $53,605


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 8.0 ft. LB (6.2L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $48,320 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 6.2L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-speed automatic rear wheel drive 6
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 6.6 ft. SB (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $50,215 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 6
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 8.0 ft. LB (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $50,415 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3 L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 6
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $51,510 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 6.2L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-speed automatic four wheel drive 6
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 6.6 ft. SB 4WD (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $53,405 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (7.3L 8cyl 10A) Starting at $53,605 MSRP (51/49/) 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 7.3 L, V-8, Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
10-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6

Expert Review

8.5

Overall Rating


The F-350 has been one of the most appreciated trucks thanks to its heavy-duty performance and handy driving dynamics. The F-350 gets out to compete with some of the heavy-weights like the RAM 3500 and Chevy Silverado 3500 HD, but Ford always manages to find its way to being the best. Let’s find out more about the 2021 Ford F-350 SuperCab.


9.9/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

8.4/10
Final Verdict


2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Features

9.9/10

The Ford F-350 line-up gets you six different trims to choose from, which are the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. The base trim starts for $35,550, which is fairly equipped. The top-end trim costs you around $85,000 and gets you a lot of features inside. The configurations shall be altered based on the bed size, powertrain, and cab. 

Trim XL XLT Lariat King Ranch Platinum Limited
MSRP $35,550  $40,340  $48,450  $59,350  $66,235  $85,105 
Key Features 17” Alloy Wheels Adds to XL Features Adds to XLT Features Adds to Lariat Features Adds to King Ranch Features Adds to Platinum Features
  Air Conditioning 18” Alloy Wheels Fog Lamps Climate-Controlled front seats 20” Alloy Wheels Unique Satin-finish exterior elements
  Vinyl seats Cloth upholstery Dual-zone climate control Heated steering wheel Automatic LED Headlights Four-wheel drivetrain standard
  4 or 6-speakers Pre-collision mitigation Leather Upholstery Surround-view camera LED Fog lamps Dual-panel sunroof
  4G Wi-Fi hotspot compatibility 4.2” Sync 3 touchscreen Ten-way power front seats Voice-controlled navigation Adaptive Cruise Control Dual-tone leather upholstery
    Auxiliary Audio Input Jack Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Ten-speaker Wireless charging facility Heated rear seats

So the lineup starts with the base XL model, which is relatively very barebones. The base trim takes a back to basic approach without much electronic interference. Additional features and accessories get added as you go up the trim levels. 

The XLT  unlocks a lot of the basic amenities like centralized locking with ignition, bigger rims, carpeted floors and so on.

Lariat on the other hand adds a lot of convenience features like, dual-zone climate control, power adjustable seats and a premium sound system.

Out of the bunch, the King Ranch is the most luxurious off-road focused machine designed for those adventurous off-road trails..

The Platinum and the Limited trims are fairly similar when it comes to the equipment offered. Some of the more sophisticated driver assistance features are offered in the top Limited trim along with a more torquey 3.5L turbocharged V6 Ecoboost engine. .

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Ford is one of the class-leading reliable vehicle manufacturers all over the world. Be sub-compact or crossover or SUV or even the Super Duty trucks, Ford offers basic warranty and maintenance coverages to its customers. The F-350 hasn’t been rated by the J.D. Power but the customer satisfaction and reviews say it all. 

Reliability and Ownership Costs

Ford’s trucks are relatively reliable and efficient. The parts are made of high-quality materials which means repairs or recalls are less. Moreover, the ownership costs are found to be lesser than the rest of the competitors in the segment. 

In terms of ownership costs, on average, you will have to shell out nearly $53,500 to $84,500 in 5 years when you buy a brand new F-350, depending on the trim you get. This is not a surprise considering the capability of the machine and the fact that the truck is built to be a workhorse. Shown below are the ownership costs for an F-350 Lariat.

Category

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total

Tax Credit

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Insurance

$889

$921

$953

$986

$1,020

$4,770

Maintenance

$368

$567

$477

$1,994

$1,063

$4,469

Repairs

$0

$0

$138

$327

$476

$942

Taxes & Fees

$5,465

$110

$110

$110

$110

$5,906

Financing

$4,328

$3,481

$2,577

$1,612

$583

$12,582

Depreciation

$20,515

$3,221

$3,047

$3,574

$3,386

$33,742

Fuel

$2,566

$2,643

$2,723

$2,805

$2,889

$13,625

True Cost to Own

$34,132

$10,944

$10,025

$11,408

$9,527

$76,035

The average price paid for the base model of the F-350 SuperCab is about $36,060. The people from Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Atlanta, and Delaware enjoy the lowest prices as they have exempted the sales taxes.

Warranty

The F-350 offers similar kinds of warranty and coverage as of every other rival including the Chevy, GMC, or RAM. Among all these, only the GM trucks come out with complimentary maintenance service. Ford’s limited and powertrain warranty is decent and allows you to opt for the F-350 SuperCab blindly.

Criteria

Period

Basic Warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Drivetrain

5yr./ 60000 mi.

Rust

5yr./ unlimited mi.

Roadside

5yr./ 60000 mi. 

Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

Nil

The F-350 doesn’t offer the complimentary scheduled maintenance which shall be an advantage for the GM Trucks. However, the rest of the warranty specs are in-line with the competitors. 

Miles Per Dollar

Considering driving for 15,000 miles per year on average, miles per dollar for the F-350 stands somewhere between 1 to 1.4, depending on the trim you get. This ratio is achieved by factoring all the running costs including taxes, insurance, fuel costs to the average distance covered in a year

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Buying Advice

The F-350 is a compelling pick. Among all the six available trim levels, you’ll surely be able to find a model that suits your use as well as your budget. The base trim itself is well-equipped for the price offered. The top-end trim seems to be a bit fancy, with a lot of creature comfort and convenience features at a high price tag. 

However, we would strongly recommend the Lariat trim because the moderately priced trim gets you most of the relevant premium specs such as Dual-zone climate control, better sound system, and leather upholstery.

Is buying a used Ford F-350 a good idea?

The Ford trucks are reliable and undoubtedly robust. The high built-quality makes it a sure go even as a second-hand truck. However, the resale value won’t be as good as the RAM 3500 but surely gets everything you want. Buying a used Ford F-350 SuperCab isn’t a bad idea if you are running out of budget and cannot afford a newer one. 

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The Ford F-350 SuperCab offers you three different powertrain choices which are, a 6.2L two-valve V8 gas engine heaving out 385 hp and 430 pounds of torque, a 7.3L V8 gasoline engine that produces 430 hp and 475 pounds of torque, and lastly the utmost powerful 6.7L turbo diesel V8 that produces 475 hp and 1050 pounds of torque which is remarkable. 

The former is the weakest of the three and laziest of all the rivals. The base transmission is a 6-speed automatic, but most of the models get the most loved 10-speed auto gearbox. The f-350’s come with standard rear-wheel-drivetrain and available all-wheel-drivetrain. 

The turbodiesel V8 engine makes the F-350 outshine the rivals and becomes the best-in-class.

Models

2021 Ford F-350 SuperCab

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Extended Cab

2020 RAM 3500 Extended Cab

MSRP

$34,029

$36,695

$37,390

Engine

6.2L V8 

6.6L V8

6.4L V8 

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power 

385 hp @ 5750 rpm

401 hp @ 5200 rpm

410 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque

430 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm

464 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

429 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

When comparing the base trim configurations, the RAM 3500 is seen to be the most powerful. The Silverado from Chevy is the best in terms of torque. However, the turbodiesel V8 engine of the F-350 is the best as a whole, both in terms of power and torque. 

2021 Ford F-350 SuperCab Acceleration and Braking Performance

Ford F-350 SuperCab shows pretty decent acceleration with all the three powertrains. However, the gas-fed V8 performs lesser than the turbodiesel one. The F-350 SuperCab takes around 7.5 seconds to reach 60 mph from a perfect stop. The engine does quite well in the quarter-mile race also. The 2021 model is expected to give an upgraded performance to beat the rivals. 

The braking performance is also expected to be impressive as it is supposed to carry the same brakes as of its previous models. The heavy-duty SuperCab is equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes and ABS. 

Models

2021 Ford F-350 SuperCab

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Extended Cab

2020 RAM 3500 Extended Cab

0-60 (seconds)

7.5

6.7 

6.3 

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

16 

15.3 

15.1 

Top Speed (MPH)

96

92 

120

60-0 (feet)

N/A

N/A

N/A

The figures clearly show that the RAM 3500 is the fastest in both 0-60 and quarter-mile accelerations. The Chevy Silverado’s times aren’t bad either. The F-350 isn’t the class-leading. However, the F-350 gets the largest brake rotors in front and rear, around 14.3 inches.

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The Heavy-duty trucks are generally not being rated by the EPA. Neither does the government rate it. However, in real-life the F-350 gets you around 9 mpg in the city, 15 mpg in the highways, and a combined value of 11 mpg. Moreover, the SuperCab gets a large fuel tank with a capacity of 34 gallons, which means you shall have fewer stops at the gas station.

Models

2021 Ford F-350 SuperCab

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Extended Cab

2020 RAM 3500 Extended Cab

MPG (City)

9

12

11

MPG (Highway)

15

19

18

MPG (Combined)

11

14

12.3

Fuel Capacity 

34

36

32

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Chevy Silverado offers you the best-in-class mileage figures of around 14 combines. Moreover, the Silverado also gets the largest fuel tank capacity. 

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Interior

9.0/10

The Ford F-350 has been hugely accepted for its comfortable interiors. The 2021 year model also comes with similarly equipped and comfortable interiors. The cabin is largely spacious and provides enough head and legroom for all the 6 occupants. The cabin also offers better visibility towards the outside. 

The interior comes with a lot of creature comfort and convenience specs inside such as the ten-way power-adjustable front seats, with available seat memory function with heating and cooling. The premium leather and cloth upholstery provide enough comfort for the occupants. 

Models

2021 Ford F-350 SuperCab

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Extended Cab

2020 RAM 3500 Extended Cab

Seating Capacity

6

6

6

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.8/66.7/43.9

43.03/66.02/44.53

39.8/65.9/40.9

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.3/65.8/33.5

39.88/64.88/35.24

40.3/65.6/43.1

The Silverado from Chevy has one of the most spacious cabins in the market. The F-350 comes second in terms of front row space. The rear row seems slightly more spacious for the RAM, followed by the F-350 SuperCab. The Silverado also gets the best-in-class trunk capacity of around 83.5 cubic feet followed by the F-350 with 78.5 cubic feet. 

How’s the 2021 Ford F-350’s infotainment system?

The F-350 comes with the same Sync interface that every other Ford vehicle gets. The infotainment features Bluetooth connectivity, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, 4 or 6-speaker sound system, Radio connectivity, and few more. 

The XLT gets the Sync 3 system, with a 4.2” touchscreen infotainment that features the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM. The Lariat and further higher trims get a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. Voice control features are available on higher trims.

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Exterior

9.0/10

The 2021 F-350 SuperCab does look the same as the rest of the Ford truck lineup. The large grille and quad halogen headlight give an aggressive look to the truck and adds more muscle. The Ford SuperCab is the lightest among the rivals and smaller in every dimension. The ground clearance is around 7.9 inches. The higher trims get LED lighting and even sunroof. 

The boxy body of the vehicle with alloy wheels looks robust and strong in all angles. The vehicle gets stainless steel wheel covers in lower rims. Daytime running lights, heated and power-adjustable mirrors are all the add-on features available in the higher trims. 

Models

2021 Ford F-350 SuperCab

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Extended Cab

2020 RAM 3500 Extended Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

6,053

6,159

6,202

Length (inches)

230.7

264.24

259.3

Width (inches)

80

81.75

79.1

Height (inches)

78.1

79.80

79.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.9

8.15

8

Wheelbase (inches)

145

170.8

167.5

RAM 3500 is the heaviest whereas the Chevy Silverado is the largest in terms of dimensions. The F-350 is the smallest and lightest in the competition.

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Safety

8.0/10

The F-350 is one of the safest trucks in the segment. Generally, heavy-duty vehicles are tested for safety. A plethora of safety features is available in the SuperCab which includes stability and traction control,rear-view camera, Automatic Headlights, six-airbag system, and many more. The Ford Co-Pilot360 safety suite gets a package of a safe ride to the occupants. 

The suite gets you collision mitigation features such as blind-spot monitoring, pre-collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, automatic high beam headlights, rear parking sensors, and a surround-view camera.

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Competition

2021 Ford F-350 SuperCab vs Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab

The F-350 gets you the best cargo space and braking performance, whereas the Silverado gets you better fuel economy, engine performance. Choosing between these two would seem difficult but we would say that your option purely depends on your priority. 

If what you want are fuel efficiency and uncompromised performance, then the Silverado would be your choice and if you give preference to comfort and space then the F-350 is going to be your perfect pick.

2021 Ford F-350 vs RAM 3500 Extended Cab

The Dodge RAM 3500 offers neck-to-neck competition for the F-350 in all aspects. The RAM 3500 is better in terms of performance, cargo space, fuel economy, handling, and many more. 

Moreover, interior comfort seems to be so close to the Ford that it would be tougher to compromise the RAM 3500 for the F-350. In the safety front, you get everything from Ford. 

 

2021 Ford F-350 SuperDuty SuperCab Final Verdict

8.4/10

A very good option in the world of pick-up trucks, the Ford F-350 SuperCab is one of the more reliable ones and is equipped with most of the necessary modern luxury and safety features. The 2021 model will be even better with a host of updates both inside and out. The 2021 F-350 is expected to be available around the last quarter of 2020.

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