High-Luxe Limited Trim Level Spreads to Ford F-Series Super Duty
The New Max Price for a Pickup? $94,455
Limited, Ford’s highest trim level for trucks, will spread to the 2018 Super Duty, bringing heretofore unseen luxury features and a stratospheric price to the biggest F-Series. Ford says the customer who ticks every option box could theoretically leave the dealer with a $94,455 F-450, although pricing for the Limited starts at $80,835 for the F-250, $82,010 for the F-350, and $87,100 for the F-450.
For that not-insubstantial amount of money, the F-Series customer does get a lot of kit with his or her Limited. The interior gets upgraded premium leather trim for the steering wheel, armrests, and instrument panel, while the seats are upholstered in custom Camelback two-tone leather. A suede headliner enriches the interior further (giving the Ram Limited Tungsten Edition and Laramie Limited Southfork some company), as does hand-finished dark ash wood trim. The grille gets trimmed in bold chrome and satin-finish metal, bookended by quad-beam LED headlights and matched with a satin-finish metal tailgate applique with Limited script.
Beyond the luxe, however, the Limited also has plenty of standard onboard tech setting it apart from lesser Super Duty pickups. A 360-degree camera, SYNC 3, trailer-covering blind spot monitoring, class-exclusive adaptive cruise control, forward collision monitoring, and a panoramic moonroof all provide a level of standard equipment unseen in fullsize trucks. Furthermore, the Limited comes standard with Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke turbodiesel V-8, an $8,795 option on lesser F-Series trims. Even so, an apples-to-apples comparison of an F-350 Limited with a similarly spec’d Platinum yields a price increase of nearly $7,000, although the Limited comes with almost every feature available on the Super Duty. Each Limited will also receive a serialized plaque on the interior armrest.
Ford says more than 50 percent of the Super Duty’s customers select high-end models: Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. As such, the company thinks there’s space for truck buyers at the highest echelons of the segment, while still marketing trucks as inexpensive as $32,890 to folks who just need a solid truck to get work done. As for us, we’re more inclined toward a stripped XL than the Limited, but then again, we’re not opposed to being pampered while we work.