Summary, Prices, Specs

By June 21, 2010

Summary

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
Model lineup: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
Engines:385-hp 6.2-liter V8; 390-hp 6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel
Transmissions:6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):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):MyKey
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Louisville, Kentucky
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Ford F-250 XLT 4x4 Crew Cab Short Bed ($39,420)
Standard equipment: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 (MSPR):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
Destination charge:$975
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$55010
Layout:four-wheel drive
Engine:6.7-liter ohv 32-valve V8 turbodiesel
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):390 @ 2800
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):735 @ 1600
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:N/A
Wheelbase:156.2 in.
Length/width/height:246.8/79.9/79.7 in.
Track, f/r:N/A
Turning circle:51.8 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:40.7/67.6/41.1 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:40.8/67.6/42.1 in.
Cargo volume:N/A
Payload:2300 Lbs.
Towing capacity:14,000 Lbs.
Suspension, f:solid axle, coil springs, antiroll bar
Suspension, r:solid axle, leaf springs, antiroll bar
Ground clearance:7.8 in.
Curb weigth:7700 lbs.
Tires:LT245/75R17
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/vented disc with ABS
Fuel capacity:26.0 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of June 21, 2010.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-392-3673 - www.ford.com