The Ford F-250 Super Duty is a constantly improving work truck intended to take and tow considerable burdens. Accessible in an assortment of body styles and trim models, the F-250 offers as much space and extravagance as drivers could hope for. Designed to ship impressive payload, the F-250 still gives a gentle ride due to its V8 turbodiesel. The new generation Super Duty's redesigned cabin offers new levels of style and extravagance.
1999-2007 F-250 (1st Generation)
Ford moved its heavy-duty models into the Super Duty family for the 1999 model year; and Super Duty would remain the F-250 title. Ford’s upgraded frame and suspension components gave it a higher payload and towing. There is a cab to suit everyone’s style, with three cab options: Standard Regular Cab with two-doors, a Super Extended Cab with two small reverse-opening rear doors, and a Crew Cab with four full-sized doors that could seat up to six people.
The engines available ranged from a 255-horsepower 5.4-liter V8 to an optional 310-horsepower 6.8-liter V10 with either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission.
The Super Duty got an update in 2005 in its interior and exterior design, with larger brakes and wheels. It also increased in horsepower to 300 hp on the V8 and 362 hp on the V10
2008-2010 F-250 (2nd Generation)
2008 offered a variety of trim levels for the second generation - XL, XLT, Lariat, Cabela's, King Ranch, and a new limited-edition model, Harley Davidson. This generation featured more rugged and bold styling.
The 5.4-liter V8 and the 6.8-liter V10 engines carried over from the previous generation while a new 6.4-liter diesel V8 was added that made 350 hp and 650 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission was offered.
20011-2016 F-250 (3rd Generation)
2011 featured more bold and prominent exterior designs and included a new optional locking differential. The V10 option was dropped in this generation and a new 6.2-liter V8 gas engine gave 385 hp and 405 pound-feet of torque. It’s Powerstroke diesel V8 engine was upgraded to 400 hp and 800 pound-feet of torque.
In 2015, Ford upgraded the PowerStroke diesel again to 440 horsepower and 860 pound-feet of torque.
The manual transmission was dropped and a six-speed automatic became standard on all models.
2017-Present F-250 (4th Generation)
There is plenty to like in the 4th generation. The F-250 shed almost 750 pounds with its high-strength aluminum body panels for the Super Duty models. You can enjoy a comfortable cabin with easy-to-clean vinyl mats and spacious seats.
This generation is more capable than ever. The 6.2-liter gas V8 engine and the 6.7 diesel V8 engine carried over from the previous generation, but with slightly more torque on each engine. The F-250 also picked up a new six-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the diesel-powered models tow up to 18,600 pounds.
Ford now offers so many high-tech safety features. For 2018, it added adaptive cruise control and a pre-collision assistance system with pedestrian detection ability. The SYNC 3 infotainment includes the latest technology with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Trim levels include the base XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. The Limited trim joined the lineup for 2018. All models come in 4x2 and 4x4 versions.
With so many cabin styles, bed sizes, and modern features from which to choose, there's a used Ford F-250 Super Duty out there for every kind of driver.