2011 Ford F-450

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Ford F‑450. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Jaw-dropping levels of diesel torque available at highway speed and at low RPMs
  • Six-speed automatic transmission is available for both gas and diesel engines
  • Best driver information system among all full-size trucks
  • Excellent fuel economy from the diesel
  • Hill descent control and electronic locking rear differential in FX4 off-road model
  • Fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailer prep package is only $400 from the factory with a warranty
  • Much-improved steering reduces driving effort
  • Telescoping steering wheel

The Bad

  • The only way you can tell it's the new Super Duty is to see it head on
  • The rest of the truck looks old
  • New 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine doesn't feel as powerful as the old 6.8-liter V-10
  • Needs better brake feel and power to handle big increases in towing and hauling
  • F-450 pickup has been downgraded in payload capacity and shares most frame hardware with F-350
  • Ride quality in crew-cab and extended-cab models could be improved with hydraulic body mounts

Notable Features of the 2011 Ford F-450

  • Updated exterior styling
  • All-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V-8 and 6.2-liter V-8 gas engines
  • 17-inch wheels now standard on F-450 pickup

2011 F-450 Video

Mike Levine of PickupTrucks.com walks through the changes to the 2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty at the 2009 State Fair of Texas. **NOTE: The new Power Stroke V-8 diesel has a 6.7-liter displacement, not 6.8-liters as mentioned in the video.**

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

This is the most reliable truck that I ever owned.

by Donb1937 from Ladson, SC on September 17, 2018

This truck has surpassed all my expectations and more. It performs like new and it handles like a dream car. The ride is fantastic and as for work I couldn't ask for better. Maintenance has been very ... Read full review

(4.0)

Almost there...

by Woodrow01 from CO on April 2, 2013

Excellent all around review however Ford failed greatly in the Exhaust braking department. I highly recommend Ford Engineers riding in 1 of their competitors trucks and feeling the difference in the ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Ford F-450 currently has 13 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Ford F-450 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The F-450 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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