2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tow Package

Ford says 96% of its heavy-duty truck customers tow, so why not make the 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks easier to tow? Payload and towing are "best-in-class" without numbers as of this writing. Along with the beefing up, the tow technology package is upgraded.

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tow Package

Trailer Hitch Pro. In spring 2023, a new tow technology package will allow the vehicle to exactly line its hitch with the trailer's receiver (or pin). The system asks the driver about hitch type, trailer length, etc. before the first hitch. 

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tow Package

The driver parks alongside the trailer and lets it go. Too close or insufficiently aligned, and the screen may tell the driver to pull forward and activate reverse again. Results vary based on lighting, camera cleaning, etc. 

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tow Package

It can mean the difference between hooking a trailer in one go without a spotter and leaving the truck multiple times. A camera and sensors that work when the tailgate is down are also optional.

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tow Package

Reverse sensing and tailgate camera. Anyone who's peered at the road passing under a trailer hitch with the tailgate down will appreciate Ford's claimed industry-first initiative to add four ultrasonic sensors and a camera to the top of the tailgate. 

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tow Package

They keep the driver informed of the vehicle's surroundings and preserve the 360-degree camera vision. The camera and sensors are compatible with Ford's tailgate step (they're positioned to the side of it when equipped) and are recessed to protect them from any payload that may crash into the tailgate. 

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tow Package

When coupled with a power-up and -down tailgate, this system should be especially useful for pulling gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers.

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Electric Tailgate. F-150's tow technology package includes a remote-controlled, power-operated tailgate. The driver can lower the gate, position the truck under the trailer gooseneck, and close it without leaving the driver seat. 

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

With an optional step and more sensors, this gate can get hefty, but the system is reliable on F-150, and Ford F-Series Super Duty tailgates are shorter (to clear fifth-wheel trailers) and lighter.

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Navigation. Towing a long or tall trailer? The 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty's native navigation system can be set to avoid tight turns and low bridges.

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Blind-spot detection for trailers. Ford will supply remote blind-spot-detection sensors that can be hard-mounted to the trailer and hooked into the seven-pin trailer wiring harness so the warning indications on the mirrors glow when there's an obstruction in the trailer's lane. 

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

The sensors are powered by a trailer's 12-volt running light, thus the driver must turn them on.

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

360-degree trailer. Ford offers a bundle of four cameras that may be put on a trailer to provide a 360-degree surround view and a single camera to provide a selected view of a horse trailer's interior. 

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

In all circumstances, camera images are transported on the CAN-bus feed through the seven-pin trailer wire harness connector and displayed on the infotainment screen (360-degree truck or trailer view, but not both). No "invisible trailer" rear-view mirror option.

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Adaptive Cruise Control (NOT Blue). The 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty adds automatic speed-limit sign detection to its lane centering and automatic stop-and-go functions. 

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Blue Cruise limited self-driving is not available and will not be a future upgradable option since Ford believes its customers prefer hydraulic power steering to fully electric steering. 

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

The 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty is supposed to be the most upgradable yet, so expect over-the-air updates to boost its tow technology package.

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty