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Do heavy-duty trucks come with adjustable pedals?

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Adjustable pedals get a bad rap. Some people call them a gimmick, others think they’re just for short people. But since I’ve launched my quest to find vehicles that have them, I’ve learned people of all shapes and sizes want this feature. So, I figured I’d dig in and do another search to find out if heavy-duty trucks have this feature, too.

Well, they do.

And it’s no big surprise that you’ll find them on Ford and Ram trucks – just like you’ll find them on Ford and Ram full-size trucks and Ford full-size SUVs.

Which Ford, Ram HD trims have adjustable pedals?

So, where exactly can you find them on Ram and Ford heavy-duty trucks?

  • Ford F-250 and F-350, XLT trims and above
  • Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, on the Big Horn and above

For the Ford trucks, they’ll be an option on the XLT trim, but power adjustable pedals are standard starting on the Lariat trim, and if you want to be super fancy, they’re standard with a memory setting on King Ranch and above.

For the Ram trucks, For the Lone Star and Big Horn trim, they’re an option and you’ll find them in the Level 1 and Level 2 Group packages. But starting at the Laramie trim, they’re standard.

No, they aren’t on GM HD trucks

It never fails, when I write about adjustable pedals and leave GMC and Chevy out, someone will invariably tell me they’re also on GM trucks, too.

What I want to say is this: They used to be.

But when GM did its most-recent generational overhaul, they deleted the option from all their vehicles – Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Sierra and Silverado included. So, go ahead and insert the sad trombone sound. If you want adjustable pedals on a GM truck, you’ll be looking at pre-2020 used vehicles.

The bottom line on HD trucks with adjustable pedals

The single most commented story on this website right now is the one about pickup trucks with adjustable pedals, and we heard from both tall and small drivers who love this feature. In at least one instance, a loyal GM customer said the brand just lost her business because of the lack of this feature on new vehicles.

So, what do you think? Is this a gimmick or a must-have feature for HD trucks? I’d love to hear your feedback below.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is a syndicated automotive writer. Jill also manages the “Drive, She Said” blog for ChicagoNow and posts reviews to DriveChicago. She is the president emeritus of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. She also serves as a judge for the Automotive Heritage Foundation Journalism Awards. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the Chicago Sun-Times News Group and Pioneer Press Newspapers.

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