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2012 Ford F-450 SuperDuty DRW CrewCab Truck

2012 Ford F-450 Review

(2 Stars) 

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

The Ford F-450 truly is the mother of all hard-working pickup trucks. When you need a solid, reliable pickup truck that gets the job done, you get a Ford F-150. When you need something more, something that can handle the toughest jobs, you get a Ford F-350. When you need a pickup truck to handle an impossible workload, the Ford F-450 is the truck you’re looking for.

In the past, the Ford F-450 was an entirely custom made vehicle, produced by buying a commercial chassis cab from Ford and then having an after-market outfitter put the rest of it together. Recognizing a serious need for high-powered, super duty trucks, Ford now does all the work for you, allowing you to purchase an intact Ford F-450 and drive it right off the lot and into a life of dependable hard work.

Unlike other Ford F-series models, the configuration of the 2012 Ford F-450 is limited to one: Crew Cab, long bed. The Ford F-450 only comes with one engine, a 6.7-Liter V-8 turbocharged diesel, and all Ford F-450s are all-wheel drive. That being said, these are probably the optimum features for the responsibilities your 2012 Ford F-450 is likely to have to take on anyway, and you do still have the same trim options you’ll find in other F-series Fords; the base XL, the XLT, the Lariat, and the awesome King Ranch.

To be honest, the Ford F-450 is probably more truck than most of us will ever need. The Ford F-150 is quite good enough for most truck users, and the Ford F-350 can do just about anything the 150 can’t. But if you’ve got to haul the biggest loads, navigate the toughest terrain, or both on a regular basis, or if you just want the big daddy of pickup trucks in your stable, go ahead and pick yourself out a nice Ford F-450 Super Duty.

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2012 F-450 Super Duty DRW Crew Cab Pickup Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke V eight-cylinder OHV
Diesel fuel
Diesel common rail fuel injection
37.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 390 hp @ 2,800 rpm; 735 ft lb of torque @ 1,600 rpm

'12 Ford SuperDuty DRW CrewCab Truck Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Drive  
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Electronic Transfer Case
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Side Steps
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Tow Hooks
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Trailer Harness
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Trailer Hitch
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