The F-250 is always the one for hauling heavy loads. The new 2017 continues with that legacy by making it lighter and more technologically advanced.
The new F-250 has aluminum/alloy body panels and a frame made from high strength steel, making the Ford F250 overall weight 350 pounds lighter.
It comes standard with a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 430 lbs. of torque, or a 6.7 Liter turbo diesel that puts out almost twice the torque. Both come with a six-speed automatic transmission. The towing capacity for the F-250 is 18,000 pounds, with the optional towing package.
Our truck has the turbodiesel V8, this huge F-250 goes 0 to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds, just a hair faster than the Chevy. This beast gets 15 mpg, which is better than the Chevy Silverado and Dodge.
The Ford’s engine is quieter than what you might expect from a diesel, making long drives almost comfortable, says – SWEngines.com
It does have downfalls, the turning radius is horrific and it’s not great whipping around town in – it does like nice straight highways though. The overall ride is ruff, but it’s on par with the other trucks in it’s class.
You can get the F-250 with some really cool tech, like camera and monitor systems, even a camera mounted on the top of the cab. This lets you know what’s going on with your trailer. You can also get high-definition cameras to you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the truck, a trailer guidance system and a trailer camera.
The base F-250 starts at $33,730.
The Ford F-250 proves (overkill can be good).