The F-350 is a heavy-duty truck with a 1-ton capacity as opposed to the 1/2 ton of the F-150. The Super Duty line was redesigned for 2005 with new exterior and revised engines. The ride is stiff and bouncy, especially compared to the F-150. Ford's 6.0-liter turbodiesel packs some real punch and is fairly quiet and free of vibration. Stepping into the cabin is more difficult because of the high floor.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"This 6.7 litre Ford made diesel is a brute. It will accelerate with haste. Entering a freeway, just put the hammer down and hang on. 400 hp and 800 ft lbs of torque and 8600 lbs of truck and it defies logic. Love the way this truck accelerates and pulls. Tracks well without following tractor/trailer grooves. Probably because of duals. Easy to drive."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Ford F-350)

"More than adequate power (diesel 6.7). Transmission is very intuitive as to the needs of the engine. and load, Pulls a trailer with little effort. Very comfortable ride with or without a load."

Michael T., CA (2011 Ford F-350)

"I pull a 38 foot, 15,000 pound 5th-wheel around 4,000 mile a year. The power and handling is amazing !"

FRED M., KS (2011 Ford F-350)

"Used for towing, and carrying truck camper which it does very well. However, the mileage plummets to 9-10 MPG when doing this. The engine is a monster of power."

JAMES O., AZ (2011 Ford F-350)

"This large truck accelerates with ease, making merging in to high speed interstates (and such) a breeze even with loads. The truck handles exceptional for its size and the traction control system really does its job."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford F-350)

"farm vehicle that will smoothly and strongly trailer any equipment that we own."

CHARLEY M., ID (2011 Ford F-350)

"Amazing acceleration for big diesel truck"

BRENDA L., TX (2011 Ford F-350)

"Good acceleration and handling"

Frederick B., OR (2011 Ford F-350)

"plenty power at high altitude"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Ford F-350)

"It is a great work truck lots of power great traction"

Debra M., QC (2011 Ford F-350)

"acceleration is very good with a load or trailer and handles very well on corners."

Kenneth G., CA (2011 Ford F-350)

"It's a beast! It handles my living quarters trailer like it's not there. No problem stopping or maneuvering in traffic or on mountain passes."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Ford F-350)

"This truck is 8000 lbs empty and yet the 400 HP diesel accelerates quickly and is easy to drive when merging into traffic on a freeway. It also stops quickly with confidence building performance. Around turns it does not plow or lean and makes the driver feel confident."

Dan B., VA (2011 Ford F-350)

"An excellent towing vehicle with plenty of torque. Comfortable ride in spite of the stiff suspension needed for carrying heavy payloads."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Ford F-350)

"tow almost anything at highway speeds regardless of terrain. 4-wheel drive essential and quite functional in forested terrain where it is used most."

C M., ID (2011 Ford F-350)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats are comfortable and the front seat heating and cooling is great. The ride is what you would expect froma 1 ton 4 wheel drive truck."

David B., FL (2011 Ford F-350)

"This is a big (22 feet long) work horse that loves to pull. I have a 36 foot 5th wheel that tops out at 16,000 lbs and this truck pulls it like it isn't there - up hill and across the land. I sit in the captains chair in complete comfort and confidence. Very little noise so I can carry on a normal conversation without raising my voice. Rides like a heavy duty truck when unloaded but put the weight on it and it becomes a Lincoln. It is also one of the easiest vehicles I have ever had to park..."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Ford F-350)

"the engineers at ford never tried to wash the front window with the side windows open or when raining all water slufs off the front window and into the drivers side window drips on all the electronic window and lock controls"

LLOYD W., NM (2011 Ford F-350)

"Very comfortable ride. Always use this vehicle for long trips."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Ford F-350)

"wind noise is way too loud @50mph headlights are of poor brightness spare tire is doesn't match other 4 b/c of optional 20" tires pick up bed could have been undercoated with same stuff used to line it for that extra options cost Sync system does not work with the iphone useless can not fix it with a update"

JOHN B., ME (2011 Ford F-350)

"Amazing comfort particularly on long trips. Seating is fully adjustable to my requirements. Seats are heated/cooled for exception situations. Visibility from seated is excellent. Cabin is quite and ride, for such a large truck, exceptional."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford F-350)

"Independent temperature controls coupled with heated seats allows both my husband and i to be comfortable. Especially on the long trips we take the truck on."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Ford F-350)

"The seats are comfortable and easily adjusted and for a diesel truck it is very quite with a smooth ride."

Kenneth G., CA (2011 Ford F-350)

"I am 6ft and 230lbs so the roominess of the cabin is really appreciated and the seats are comfortable even after a 6 hour stretch of driving. The engine is a 400 HP diesel and makes very little noise and the wind noise is almost non existent. The ride is a little stiff but not for a truck of this size, in fact if it were any softer it would probably not be safe to drive at highway speeds with a load in back."

Dan B., VA (2011 Ford F-350)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Oil change and fuel filter are expensive. Very good mechanical design. Very powerful diesel engine. Gauges are good. Fair mileage pulling 5th wheel. Excellent load capacity. Comfortable and easy to drive. Well designed."

Michael T., CA (2011 Ford F-350)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Beautiful black paint job and black leather interior. After market leveling kit, window tint, custom wheels"

BRENDA L., TX (2011 Ford F-350)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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