• (4.2) 37 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $10,712–$33,788
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Engine: 362-hp, 6.8-liter V-10 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Towing Capacity: 13,100 lbs.
2008 Ford F-350

Our Take on the Latest Model 2008 Ford F-350

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 available
  • King Ranch edition available

2008 Ford F-350 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Rated at one ton, the full-size F-350 Super Duty pickup truck comes in regular cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab configurations and is offered in XL, XLT, FX4 and Lariat trim levels. For 2008, the F-350 gets similar design and powertrain changes as the rest of the Super Duty lineup, which also includes the F-250 and F-450. A huge grille sits on the Super Duty's redesigned nose, while a new diesel engine sits under the hood.

Dual-rear-wheel versions are available for greater hauling capacity. When properly equipped, a dual-rear-wheel F-350 pickup can haul as much as 16,000 pounds.

Ford says the F-350's TowCommand System with an integrated electric trailer-brake controller was an industry first.

A new FX4 package adds skid plates, body-colored bumpers and a billet-style grille on top of the XLT trim; it's only available on four-wheel-drive versions.


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.

An optional step extends from the tailgate and can support up to 350 pounds to access the bed.

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 cab steps, fog lamps and a sliding rear window.


Interior
A new interior in the Super Duty features Ford's "tough luxury" design, which is also used on the F-150 and claims a quieter interior and rugged performance. Either two or three occupants can fit inside a regular cab pickup. SuperCab and Crew Cab models hold up to four, five or six people, 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. Power front seats with leather surfaces go into Lariat models.


Under the Hood
Three engines are available in the F-350 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 365 pounds-feet of torque, 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

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Solid truck

by LFarms from on November 15, 2017

Truck is a work house, plenty of power for jobs. And style for a night out with room to fit the whole family

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2008 Ford F-350 Safety Ratings

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Recalls

There are currently 9 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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