In the market for a new truck? Well, if you've been on the road recently, you'll notice the abundance of Ford Super Duty trucks driving around. There's a good reason for that, because they've got a pretty wide range of packages to fit just about anyone's particular needs.
On top of that, those Ford trucks just plain look good on or off the road. The designs have come quite a ways over the years, and many people would consider them to be the best-looking full-sized heavy-duty pickup trucks on the market. Ford undeniably has tempting truck options on the market right now, so let's dive a little more in depth with what's new and what you're actually paying for with the new Ford F-250 lineup.
2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Specs
We'll start with the actual body of the truck. It features an aluminum design, making the truck significantly lighter overall. As far as cab size goes, the F-250 lineup comes in three different options, with regular cab, crew cab, or super cab configurations to choose from. The super cab will give more than enough room for anything you'll need to throw inside. The two options for the truck bed are 6.7- or 8-foot lengths. The front end has that aggressive look with a large horizontal grille and either traditional reflective or projector headlights, and LED taillights. The tailgate also comes with a step and handle to make getting in and out easier.
For the drivetrain, there are three different V8 engines available. The base model will come with a Flex Fuel 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. The larger gasoline engine is a 7.3 liter. This one makes 430 horsepower with 475 lb-ft of torque. The third option is the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel engine. It creates 475 horsepower and a whopping 1,050 lb-ft of torque. The 6.2-liter engine will be matched to a six-speed automatic transmission, whereas the other two options come with a 10-speed automatic. For fuel economy, MPG can vary, but expect to get around 20 on the highway.
Ford offers a truly wide range of trim levels for the F-250. Starting from the bottom, you can get the F-250 XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, or Limited package. Obviously, the XL is much more suitable for a work truck, and the Platinum is essentially Ford's most luxurious version. For each of these trim levels, Ford also gives the option of either rear-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive configurations, and an available Tremor off-road package.
Chances are, if you're checking out the F-250, you'll likely be doing some towing or hauling. For the XL trim package, the truck can tow up to 17,500 pounds. The max payload is right at 3,120 pounds. No matter if you're looking to haul a gooseneck trailer, or you're just throwing some weight in the bed, this truck definitely has you covered, especially if you opt for the turbo diesel V8 powertrain.
Now, let's talk about the fun technology features. The F-250 can be equipped with all kind of driver safety features, such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor, pro trailer backup assist, trailer sway control, automatic emergency braking, and even a 360-degree camera. Additionally, on the higher-end models, you'll get an 8-inch gauge cluster display as well as an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system capable of running Apple Carplay, Android Auto, or traditional Bluetooth. There's also a wireless charger, tons of charging ports, and built-in navigation. Let's also not forget about those heated and cooled front seats. Just keep in mind, if you want all the bells and whistles, you're going to pay a premium.
So, now the real deciding factor: Pricing. Because this truck is available is such a wide range of configurations, the price is all over the place. That said, for a bare-bones XL model, the MSRP starts right around $34,000. However, moving to the other end of the spectrum, a decked-out Platinum can go well up to near six-figure range. It's best to know what exactly you can afford before finding the package you want.
If this is something that grabs your attention, I'd definitely go and check out the dealership to look at these trucks in person. It may be a hefty amount of money, but they come with powertrain, bumper-to-bumper, and other warranties to ease any worry you have once you leave the lot. Ford has got it going on right now!