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2023 Ford Super Duty Gets Enhanced Integrated Tailgate Step

The 2023 Ford Super Duty was unveiled in late September 2022, bringing important tech upgrades to the heavy duty truck family, such as embedded 5G capability, Trailer Navigation and Pro Power Onboard. Additionally, the all-new pickup also gains some notable upgrades to the Integrated Tailgate Step, according to the engineer in charge of the Super Duty team, who explained the changes to Ford Authority at the reveal event in Kentucky.

According to Aaron Bresky, Ford Super Duty engineering manager, the Integrated Tailgate Step has been lowered by three inches. This change was implemented to make the first step up and last step down easier for users.

In addition to the new tailgate step, the 2023 Super Duty also features the Rear Bumper Step and the all-new Integrated Side Bed step, both of which help to access the pickup’s bed from the sides and rear of the vehicle. These differ from the optional bed step introduced by The Blue Oval for the 2021 Super Duty line, and it is currently unclear if that accessory will continue to be offered for the redesigned truck.

Aside from the new step, the 2023 Ford Super Duty also gains a standard 6.8L V8, an all new gasoline engine that Ford Authority was the first to report on. This engine is offered alongside the Ford 7.3L V8 Godzilla, the Ford 6.7L V8 Power Stroke diesel, and a new high-output version of the Power Stroke that features a unique turbo, tune, and upgraded exhaust manifolds.

The frame of the 2023 Super Duty was also strengthened in some key areas to improve its towing capabilities. In fact, the automaker claims that the new heavy duty pickup boasts “the most towing, payload, torque, and horsepower of any heavy-duty full-size truck.”

We’ll have more on the 2023 Super Duty soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord Super Duty news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Michael J Genzale

    From the earliest version of the integrated tail gate step my customers (retired) admired the usefulness and benefit. I admired the engineering. Consumers overlook the creativity, then the engineering that does into ever single enhancement we see year in and year out on vehicles.

  2. Jim

    I’m glad I didn’t wait for the 2023 model. I ordered a 2022 Lariat F350. Love everything about it including the 7.3 liter engine. I have the Atlas blue two tone with charcoal gray on the lower. I see they did away with the Atlas blue after one year. That is shocking to me. The silver spruce color for the 2020 was available for two model years before it wasn’t offered.

  3. Anthony DeAngelo

    Ford is the best Auto maker you don’t know what you’re talking about. General motors is garbage junk and so is Dodge Ford engines will last you forever if you change the oil and service on time can’t do that we with Chevy they really suck Ford has been number 1 for 40 years and their trucks over 45 straight years number 1 in sales Must be alot of dumb people No it’s you that doesn’t know anything. Ford will always be the best Look at their stocks I made a bundle in Ford I’ll laugh to the Bank

    1. The Other Anthony DeAngelo

      Don’t be afraid of punctuation, Tony. It’ll help adults read your response, and it’ll help you come close to appearing adult, too.
      Thanks in advance, Bud.

  4. Kevin rohrich

    The Ford need more power of 500 of power 1300 of tor

  5. Stacy T.

    I don’t want to hear anything about what is coming in 2023 til I take delivery of my F450 king ranch I ordered 9mo. ago!

  6. JDE

    I have to wonder why anything except maybe the 4wd models has to have the bed and cab so high in the air. none of these things help with Bor Dozer/epa debates.

    1. Elizabeth

      Higher capacity suspension is the number 1 answer. As the springs are stiffer (which gives them a higher load capacity) they also raise in height. When you put an actual load they lower in height. The front is higher mainly for aesthetic and comfort reasons, as many truck owner used to immediately get leveling kits, so a lot of the manufacturers just leveled them from the factory.


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