It might surprise some people that more than half of Ford Super Duty retail sales are premium models, such as the King Ranch, Lariat, and Platinum series trucks. These vehicles offer powerful towing capabilities while also boasting interiors usually reserved for high-end luxury cars.
For 2018, Ford is taking its luxury truck portfolio to the next level with its new F-450 Limited 4×4.
This truck comes standard with a 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 that’s good for 440 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque, allowing the truck to tow more than 15 tons.
To go along with its performance capabilities, the 2018 F-450 Limited boasts an interior that’s fit for a king. The seats are covered in two-tone camelback leather and there’s also a leather-stitched steering wheel, as well as dark ash wood trim that’s been finished by hand.
On the outside, the new F-450 Limited includes a vast number of premium features, including attention-grabbing LED headlights, an enormous chrome accented grill, and a satin tailgate appliqué.
But, the question is: What’s the price you have to pay for all of these creature comforts?
You might need to sit down before you discover the answer.
The 2018 Ford F-150 Limited carries a starting MSRP of $87,100, including its shipping fee. Furthermore, if you decide to add all of the available options, that pushes the price up to $94,455. Then add in sales taxes and title fees, and you’re looking at a pickup truck that costs more than $100,000, according to Automotive News.
Yes, you read that right.
The 2018 Ford F-450 has a higher price tag than the Lincoln Continental. You know, the sedan that Ford pays Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey millions and millions of dollars to endorse? Yes, that Continental.
We guess that’s why Ford’s official press release states the 2018 F-450 Limited was “specially tailored for high-end heavy-duty truck customers – from boat captains to captains of industry.”
If you don’t have a spare $100,000 just sitting around, then don’t worry. Ford is also offering the F-250 XL at $32,890 for regular, hard-working people.
This post was originally published on October 1, 2017.