The Ford F-250 is a work truck, no doubt, but it is surprisingly quiet, comfortable and spacious. The tow package is impressive enough thanks to a 6.7-liter turbo diesel V-8 engine delivering 440 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque. Pretty monstrous! The other engine option is a 6.2-liter V-8 distributing 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque.
With this Super Duty at its peak in capability, let’s look at the exterior. The grille is massive, the fenders bold, with chrome door handles, the brand honors its heritage. The Ford F-250 Super Duty comes in a variety of trim levels. From $58,600 to $78,000, you have options, depending on how SUPER you want it. Choices abounding…..two powertrains, two bed lengths, three cab styles and two wheelbases.
The Super Duty comes in XL trim, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.
The XL is the base model with vinyl seats and floor mats, manual windows and door locks. No bluetooth.
The XLT adds cloth seats, an infotainment system and power windows and door locks.
The Lariat gives you an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, 18-inch alloy wheels, and leather seats.
Want Western flair? The King Ranch adds a western-themed trim and leather, heated and cooled front seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control, and their own grade of leather.
The Platinum adds 20-inch wheels, power running boards and a satin-metallic trim.
The 2019 F-250’s no longer have CD players. As the world evolves, we can say farewell to our CD collection and move along.
The interior of the Ford F-250 is both practical and functional, without lacking style or comfort. The controls are easy to reach and meant to get messy. They are plastic; not to feel cheap but to be rugged and scratch resistant, like a truck should be. These trucks are work trucks, but you do not have to sacrifice safety, convenient technology or quality.
If you want a work truck with the luxury of your back-side being massaged, step up to the Platinum and live like a King. You may wish you had added that option after towing a load for eight hours!
The Crew Cab is another option worth exploring as you can seat at least three grown men. This option creates the most cargo space. Speaking of storage, the center console is deep and wide. Extra storage in the glove box or pockets in the doors, even storage under the rear seats, this model is a favorite among contractors. Oh, and in case your coworkers are riding with you, there are four large cup holders in the front!
If it’s convenient features you want, there are many technology options. With an 8” touch screen equipped with Ford’s SYNC 3 system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available to access your smartphones easily. All models (except the base XL) come standard with the 8.0-inch touchscreen. I also love the importance of safety and the fact that Ford has features on a work horse like an F-250, such as blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane- departure warnings, collision warning, backup alarm, power telescoping mirrors, trailer reverse guidance and 360-degree cameras that allow you to see all the way around the truck.
The Ford F-250 is robust, and can handle any towing job you throw at it. With the F-series being the best-selling, the capability of this truck, combined with the luxury now offered, it’s no wonder that Americans can’t get enough of the F-250.