• (4.0) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $17,330–$40,022
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Engine: 325-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 16,000 lbs.
2008 Ford F-450

Our Take on the Latest Model 2008 Ford F-450

What We Don't Like

  • Maneuverability
  • Fuel economy
  • Engine noise
  • Difficult entry and exit in 4WD models

Notable Features

  • Choice of three engines
  • Available diesel V-8
  • Three cab configurations
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Dual rear wheels
  • King Ranch edition

2008 Ford F-450 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
With a maximum towing capacity of 24,000 pounds and dual rear wheels, the F-450 is Ford's poster child for its Super Duty pickup trucks. The F-450 is a new trim level available to consumers for 2008; it was previously offered only as a commercial vehicle. The F-450 steps it up a notch above Ford's other Super Duty models, including the F-250 and F-350.

The F-450 rides on a unique chassis compared to other Super Duty models; the underpinnings are borrowed from Ford's chassis cab series that offers increased hauling capability. Available engines and transmissions include the same units found in other Super Duty trucks, including a diesel engine new for 2008 and two gasoline engines: a V-8 and V-10.


Exterior
Super Duty pickups, including the F-450, come in three forms: regular cab; four-door SuperCab with two conventional front doors and two smaller, rear-opening back doors; and four-door Crew Cab with four conventional front-hinged doors.

Styling differences between Ford's light-duty F-150 and the Super Duty F-450 are most evident up front, where a massive new grille and blocky front features dominate the F-450's nose.


Interior
A new interior in the Super Duty trucks features Ford's "tough luxury" design, which is also used on the F-150 and claims a quieter interior, along with rugged performance. Regular cab models seat either two or three occupants. A folding three-place rear bench seat goes into SuperCab and Crew Cab models. Air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel and a CD player are standard in XLT models. Lariat trucks include power front seats with leather surfaces.

Under the Hood
Three engines are available in the F-450 Super Duty, including a new diesel. The 6.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 diesel replaces the 6.0-liter single-turbo diesel and produces 350 horsepower and 650 pounds-feet of torque; the 6.4-liter engine is compliant with new, stricter diesel emission regulations for 2008. Gasoline engines include the 5.4-liter Triton V-8, rated at 300 hp, and the 6.8-liter V-10, which generates 362 hp and 457 pounds-feet of torque.

Safety
Dual front airbags and antilock brakes are standard. Side-impact airbags are not available.

Consumer Reviews

4.0

Average based on 21 reviews

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Gorgeous and Hard Working Super Duty Truck

by AHorseor2 from Odessa, FL on September 26, 2017

This truck has been wonderful. Ford has handled all if it's care, and taken great care of us. We loved this truck so much, we bought a brand new F450. It has been a super worker and reliable vehicle. ... Read Full Review

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6 Trims Available

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2008 Ford F-450 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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