The Ford Super Duty is the largest mass-market pickup truck you can get, offered in the widest array of configurations and most of the highest ratings that pickup truck bragging wars often revert to. It is more than capable of handling all reasonable recreational or commercial needs, and an honest, thoughtful appraisal of your needs will give you the best value.
G.R. Whale filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com after driving several Ford Super Duty in conditions from snow to sand.
Model Line Overview
Ford F-250 Regular Cab long box ($28,020 2WD XL); SuperCab short box and long box; Crew Cab s/b ($39,420 4WD XLT; $44,095 4WD Lariat), l/b; F-350 SRW Regular Cab l/b; SuperCab s/b ($34,170 4WD XL), l/b; Crew Cab s/b, l/b; F-350 DRW Regular Cab l/b; SuperCab l/b; Crew Cab s/b, l/b ($33,955 2WD XL); F-450 Crew Cab l/b ($48,350 XL); all 2WD or 4WD
frontal airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags; tire-pressure monitors and stability/trailer sway/hill-descent control on single-rear wheel; ABS; traction control on dual-rear wheel; SOS post-crash alert
Safety equipment (optional):
3 years/36,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Ford F-250 XLT 4x4 Crew Cab Short Bed ($39,420)
cloth upholstery, 40/20/40 front seat; air conditioning; 60/40 split fold rear seat; tilt/telescoping steering wheel; cruise control; trip computer; power windows; power locks; folding/telescoping dual-element mirrors; MyKey; integrated brake controller; SYNC hands-free system; tilt wheel; privacy rear glass; tow hitch; aluminum wheels; security system
Options as tested (MSRP):
diesel engine; 3.55:1 axle ratio; locking rear differential; power telescoping mirrors; electronic shift 4WD; XLT interior package; block heater; power sliding rear window; rear parking sensors; rear camera; upfitter switches; extra heavy-duty alternator; tailgate step; sprayed bedliner; cable lock; Work Solutions computer and Tool Link
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
6.7-liter ohv 32-valve V8 turbodiesel
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
390 @ 2800
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
735 @ 1600
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
solid axle, coil springs, antiroll bar
solid axle, leaf springs, antiroll bar
vented disc/vented disc with ABS
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of March 01, 2010.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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