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Ford Super Duty Lineup Wins 2023 Best Value In America Award

The Ford Super Duty has long represented a proverbial cash cow for FoMoCo, a vehicle that remains in high demand – particularly as the all-new 2023 model prepares to launch. There’s still a big market for a large, capable truck that can tow or haul massive loads with ease, it seems, though the popularity of the Ford Super Duty can also be attributed to other factors – chiefly, it’s low cost to own. And that’s precisely why Vincentric has gifted that model a 2023 Best Value in America Award in the full-size 3/4 ton and one-ton pickup segments – joining the Ford F-150 Lighting, which topped the full-size half-ton pickup segment, the Ford Escape PHEV, which ranked first in the small SUV category, and the Ford Mustang, which earned a win in the sports car space.

2023 Ford Super Duty

The Ford Super Duty F-250 topped the 3/4 ton pickup segment by coming in at 2.4 percent below its expected ownership costs, and also had the lowest maintenance, repair, and total cost of ownership in its class. Meanwhile, the F-350 ranked first in the one-ton pickup segment with ownership costs that were 0.8 percent lower than expected, and also had the lowest maintenance, repair, and total cost of ownership among its peers.

To determine the winners of its Best Value in America Awards, Vincentric measures the cost of ownership for approximately 2,000 vehicle configurations by combining the costs associated with depreciation, insurance, repairs, maintenance, finance, fuel, taxes, state fees, and opportunity costs. The company then determines a vehicle’s expected cost of ownership based on a statistical model that correlates the price and cost of ownership of the vehicles within that specific segment. Finally, it calculates the difference between a vehicle’s “expected” cost of ownership and its “measured” cost of ownership. The vehicle that is the greatest percentage below the expected cost of ownership is determined to be the best value in its segment.

“The Vincentric Best Value in America Awards aim to help guide consumers in making informed vehicle purchase decisions,” said Vincentric President, David Wurster. “This year’s awards saw numerous electric vehicles winning in their segments, showing that EVs can still be the best value choice in spite of their frequently higher purchase price, usually due to fuel and maintenance cost savings.”

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 non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. RandallK

    These are real trucks, Lightning is not even a truck, it can tow a very light load just over 60 miles before stranding you on the road. And no one can simply bring you a gas can with a Lightning. Demand is outstripping supply with the SD, over 10k orders per day.

    1. RWFA

      LoL Randall K-street sneaking in with a little drive-by bad faith FUD.

      Here he uses scripted talking points designed to impugn Lightning as not being a “real truck” by leveraging load and time anxiety (as if that’s going to scare off informed buyers.)

      And like all the Big Oil bad faith troll Team sock puppets of late, he’s trying to push SD because this locks in Big Oil revenues for at least one more vehicle lifetime.

      These morons don’t realize they are in a trick bag, they may sell another SD but it just gives Ford more revenue to accelerate its pivot off of ICE.

      Happy to see the greedy sociopaths of Big Oil being damned when they do and dammed when they don’t.

  2. Dillon

    The amount they are selling will keep Diesel fuel around forever and prices lower due to higher volume. Nice to see 350K trucks in just one year added to our roadways for decades to come. Throw in RAM and GM heavy duty trucks and it’s almost a million per year added.

    1. RWFA

      Oh man, yes it’s Dillon Again, another of the Big Oil tag team sock puppets.

      I mean really, who but a guy looking at his big oil based bonus can get chuffed about the number of diesels sold each year and that stinky messy diesel fuel will be abundant.

      Big oil is pushing diesels because they extend the life of big Oil’s cash cow for at least one more vehicle lifetime (for a sociopathic profit motive at the detriment of all else.

      I mean how lazy can Big Oil be? With their revenue stream they could have developed battery chemistries and designs, charger designs, and added the charging infrastructure necessary to rule automotive charging for the next century.

      Instead they will ride their cash cow until it drops, lying and manipulating all the way to the end.

      As greedy as they are incompetent and dishonest.

  3. Travis

    The other good thing about diesels is their longevity. Big rigs go at least 700,000 miles between a simple refresh, then they go another 700k. Not a surprise diesel trucks are selling like they are. Also don’t believe in extended oil change intervals. Those are pushed by CAFE and the EPA, not by the engineers. Every dealer Senior Master Tech says don’t go more than 5k miles between oil changes. Those so called 10k oil changes are detrimental.

    1. RWFA

      LoL K-street Travis doing all he can to push the sales of Big Oil’s products.

      He pushes diesel to lock in revenue for another vehicle life cycle.

      He pushes shorter oil changes to drive up sales revenue for motor oil.

      And like the idiot he is, he comes to a site that has nothing to do with Class-8 OTR, and again draws false equivalence between heavy OTR and light truck classes.

      What I find interesting is instead of the rank imbecility of his earlier comments, he’s suddenly writing with a different style.

      It’s almost as if another person was using the Travis sockpuppet.

      Regardless it’s another Big Oil K-street operation.

    2. MartS

      I like that pickups take 15 quarts of oil, the more oil the better for the engine as the oil remains cleaner and cooler. 18 wheelers hold over 20 gallons of oil, and everyone knows how long the last. They used to suggest 3k mile oil changes back in the day, but we do 5k with synthetics, dealers also suggest 5,000 miles. Everyone on the internet says not to follow those 10,000 recommendation.

      1. RWFA

        LoL 18 wheelers also have significantly more piston ring sealing area, hellacious cylinder pressures, more blow-by, contributing to oil fouling.

        Have you ever noticed how the API codes on Oil’s keep getting indexed upward? This is due to improved chemistry.

        Similarly, tighter tolerances in engine manufacturing, and improved filtration have oil change intervals.

        But I have to wonder what’s up with a guy saying you should use 2x more oil. Could he be trying to increase revenues for this product segment??

        I’ve seen more of these comments on this topic as of late and it seems our K-street team has a new scripted item to lay down. (Last time the commenter tried to blame it on CAFE and EPA.)

  4. James Hem

    Great website for everything oil is Bob Is The Oil Guy (BITOG). A lot used oil analysis and analytics over there. I’m glad Ford increased the oil capacity for the ’23 Super Dutys, better for the engine lasting even longer. Mobil does rebates towards the end of each year where you can get oil for as low as $4/gallon. A lot of people stock up like crazy during that rebate period, very good deal.

    1. Devon

      We definitely live in a free country when you can get a gallon of oil cheaper than a gallon of milk.

      1. RWFA

        Yes, this is the only benchmark by which freedom can be measured.

        But seriously, seriously?

  5. LD

    The biggest flop was years back when Valvoline introduced “recycled” engine oil on store shelves. It was completely removed from stores only 9 months later because no one was buying it. Not a surprise people didn’t want to put once used oil into their vehicles, horrible idea.


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