Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Jim Flammang
April 20, 2005
Vehicle Overview For 2005, a new 6.8-liter V-10 gains 52 horsepower compared with its predecessor, and the 5.4-liter V-8 produces 40 hp more than the previous version. A new TowCommand System with an integrated electric trailer-brake controller is said to be an industry first. Design revisions incorporate elements of the Mighty F-350 Tonka concept truck.
The full-size F-350 Super Duty pickup comes in regular-cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab configurations and is offered in XL, XLT and Lariat trim levels. Harley-Davidson and King Ranch editions are offered. Available with a "flame" paint option for 2005, the Harley-Davidson model has 20-inch aluminum wheels, a chrome tubular step bar, Harley-Davidson Bar & Shield logos and other distinct styling cues.
Exterior The F-350's front-end styling is similar to that of the F-250's; both display a bolder, more upright grille than the one on the half-ton F-150. Full-size F-350 Super Duty pickups are available with a choice of five wheelbases and either a 6.75- or 8-foot cargo box. Regular-cab models have two doors, while SuperCab pickups add rear half-doors. Crew Cab models have four conventional front-hinged doors. These pickups can have rear- or four-wheel drive and single or dual rear wheels on each side.
Front tow hooks are standard. XLT models feature a chrome front bumper and bright grille, versus an argent grille for the XL. Stepping up to the Lariat edition adds standard cab steps, fog lamps and a sliding rear window.
Interior Either two or three occupants can fit inside a regular-cab pickup. SuperCab and Crew Cab models hold up to four, five or six occupants, depending on the model.
Extra equipment on the XLT includes air conditioning, power windows and locks, cloth seats, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel and a CD player. A power driver's seat and leather front seats go in the Lariat.
Under the Hood Three engines are available in the F-350 Super Duty. The 5.4-liter V-8 produces 300 hp, while the 6.8-liter V-10 is rated at 362 hp and 457 pounds-feet of torque. An available 6.0-liter turbo-diesel V-8 generates 325 hp and 570 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed-manual transmission is standard, and a five-speed automatic is optional.
Safety Only the federally required front airbags are installed. Antilock brakes are standard.
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