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Ford F 250

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Pros and cons

  • Plenty of payload and tow capacity
  • Many tech features available
  • Big crew cabs have room for six
  • Tall step-in height
  • Diesel option is offered at an additional cost
  • Stiff suspension may result in a stiff ride
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats3 - 6
  • Doors2 - 4
  • Fuel typeGas or Diesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption-
  • Highway consumption-
  • Width2031 mm
  • Length5888 - 6762 mm
  • Trunk space328 L
  • Cargo space328 - 1475 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Ford F 250 2017 - present is available in 6 trims:

XL trim features and specs

Available with the XL trim:
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the XL trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Extended cab
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Regular cab
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the XL trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the XL trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio

XLT trim features and specs

Available with the XLT trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the XLT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Regular cab
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the XLT trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the XLT trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio

Limited trim features and specs

Available with the Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio

Platinum trim features and specs

Available with the Platinum trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the Platinum trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Platinum trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Platinum trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio

Lariat trim features and specs

Available with the Lariat trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the Lariat trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Lariat trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Lariat trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio

King Ranch trim features and specs

Available with the King Ranch trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the King Ranch trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the King Ranch trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the King Ranch trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio

Overview

Learn about the Ford F 250

Summary

The Ford F-250 is a pickup truck synonymous with strength and durability. It offers all the power of a pickup in a lightweight aluminum body. With plenty of payload, the F-250 really comes into its own with excellent towing capabilities, lending itself to commercial work. Plus, there is the option to use either a conventional or gooseneck hitch for towing. Newer models even have trailer reverse guidance, so you can trust it on and off the road.

Safety

The Ford F-250 is a heavy-duty pickup, with an exterior on the latest generation made of lightweight but sturdy, military-grade aluminum. This keeps body weight down and means extra toughness can be added to the chassis. The high-strength steel frame offers extra protection throughout the cabin. Safety goes beyond the bodywork with a comprehensive suite of driver assistance systems in more recent models, such as 2017, including: 

  • 360-degree cameras that help with parking and towing 
  • Adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation, which helps you set and maintain a comfortable speed, in addition to detecting when you're at risk of a collision 
  • Lane-keeping alert to warn you if you're veering off track
  • Inflatable seat belts—ideal for younger and elderly passengers who are more at risk of head and neck injuries, these inflate in the event of a crash

Older models like the 2008 are lacking when it comes to safety, with no side airbags available. But they do come with anti-lock brakes to help avoid skidding, with rear parking sensors as optional.

Interior

The Ford F-250 has a comfortable and functional interior. The cabin is roomy, and air-conditioning comes as standard on most models. Current base models also have in-cab tire pressure monitoring and stability control. There are many different trim options available: The Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum. Depending on budget, you can choose to include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated seats.

Technology

Tech has been a prominent feature in the Ford F-series in recent years, with the latest generations equipping a whole suite as standard. One essential part of current F-250 tech is the Sync 3 touchscreen display. It’s responsive like a smartphone but with enough physical buttons to let you choose how it'll be operated. Newer models from 2017 also have: 

  • Adjustable blind-spot detection—its field of view can cover a trailer
  • Remote tailgate release
  • Tailgate step assist, which is handy due to a tall step-in height

Older models like the 2007 are criticized for being a bit dated, with basic features like AM/FM radio, air conditioning and manual windows and locks. Though, dual-zone automatic climate control is available with the Lariat trim, along with a power-adjustable driver's seat.

Space

The F-250 has tons of space, inside and out. The cabin can hold up to six people, allowing it to even double as a family car. There is rear-seat and flat-load storage within the cabin, offering flexibility for work and recreation. We’ve already mentioned the generous cabin size, but it’s the huge payload capacity that the Ford F-250 has become known for, capable of reaching 4,000 lbs. Not to mention, it has enough room on the truck bed to be used on the job site.

Comfort

The Ford F-250 offers a comfortable ride. The engine is responsive and smooth even when carrying heavy loads, and the interior noise is adequately muted. There is also a diesel option at an extra cost. Newer models have updated suspension to provide a smoother driving experience, as some find the ride in older generations stiff, especially with an empty load.

Frequently asked questions

Ford switched the F-150 to an aluminum body in 2015 and changed the Super Duty pickups, which include the F-250, two years later.

Newer F-250s report 18 MPG on the highway and 12 MPG in the city. Of course, this may vary depending on the year of the vehicle and its options.

The newest F-250s are rated at a towing capacity of 21,000 pounds conventionally, 27,500 pounds with a 5th-wheel and 35,000 pounds with a gooseneck.

In 1999, Ford decided to design a pickup that was mechanically and cosmetically distinct from the F-150—and the Ford F-250 was born.

This depends on factors that include the type of cab, length of bed and transmission. But generally speaking, an F-250 weighs from 5,000 to over 6,000 lbs.