• (4.7) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $19,855–$50,907
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Engine: 316-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 12,400 lbs.
2012 Ford F-350

Our Take on the Latest Model 2012 Ford F-350

What We Don't Like

  • Manual transmission not offered
  • Brake feel and power
  • Ride quality

Notable Features

  • Gas or diesel power
  • Choice of three cabs and two beds
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Newly available CNG/LPG prep package for gas trucks

2012 Ford F-350 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The F-Series Super Duty is Ford's line of heavy-duty pickup trucks, which are available in a variety of configurations and three model series: F-250, F-350 and F-450. The truck can carry as many as six people when properly configured, and competitors include 2500 and 3500 models in the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ram truck lines.

Two engines are available: a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8 and a 6.2-liter gas V-8. Both engines team with a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.


New for 2012
A strengthened frame and trailer hitch provides 17,500 pounds of conventional towing capacity when properly equipped. Ford also offers a CNG/LPG prep package for gas-engine trucks, and a gooseneck hitch is available for the 6.75-foot cargo box.

Exterior
A 2011 restyling brought a "power dome" hood and a bolder grille stamped with a Super Duty logo and an oversized Ford oval badge. Buyers have the choice of an extended cab (Super Cab) with a 6.75- or 8-foot box and a crew cab with four conventional doors and a 6.75- or 8-foot box. Dual-rear-wheel models are available with the 8-foot box. Exterior features include:

  • Standard trailer hitch receiver
  • Standard 17-inch wheels; 18- and 20-inch rims available
  • Optional PowerScope towing mirrors
  • Optional power moonroof
  • Optional tubular side steps or running boards
  • Optional  spray-in bedliner



Interior
The Super Duty borrows seats from the F-150, and offers a three-place front bench seat or front bucket seats. The bench seat is split 40/20/40, and a lockable under-seat center storage compartment is optional. A wide center console is available on models with front buckets and includes a bin large enough to hold a laptop computer. On the Lariat, heated and cooled front seats with a memory feature for the power driver's seat are optional. Crew cab models have a three-place rear bench seat that flips up to reveal a flat cargo floor. An available 4.2-inch LCD screen in the instrument cluster shows fuel economy information and monitors off-road and towing details. Interior features include: 

  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Optional navigation system with SiriusXM Travel Link
  • Optional power-adjustable pedals
  • Optional Sync system


Under the Hood
The standard 6.2-liter gas V-8 is a single-overhead-camshaft engine that runs on regular gas or E85 ethanol. It produces 385 horsepower and 405 pounds-feet of torque.

The available Power Stroke 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8 produces 400 hp and a massive 800 pounds-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm, making it the logical choice for serious towing and hauling. The Power Stroke V-8 burns regular diesel fuel or a blend of up to 20 percent biodiesel.

Both engines work with a standard six-speed automatic transmission that incorporates Ford's SelectShift technology, which enables driver-initiated shifts. Mechanical features include:

  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Standard electronic locking rear differential



Safety
Safety features on the Super Duty include:

  • Standard stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Standard all-disc antilock brakes
  • Optional rear parking sensors
  • Optional backup camera

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.7)

Average based on 26 reviews

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Best bang for the buck power, reliability,

by Bob's super duty from BIG LAKE Mn on September 13, 2017

This is a great truck have been a general motors man most of my life so far this truck has impressed me may have to stay with Ford trucks!!

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44 Trims Available

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Ford F-350 Articles

2012 Ford F-350 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 18 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 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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