2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty

2019 MODEL
$33,150 - $40,165

8.1

Overall Rating

INDIGO

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: October 17, 2019


Donning the Built Tough tag, this F-250 is specially built for the tough class. The regular cab won't offer much luxury as its crew cab counterpart but the old tradition of a single bench with bed offers a lot of productivity.

Starting at a price of $33,150, there are tons of trims to consider which are curated especially according to pickup buyers. F-250 is equipped with a 6.2L V8 which can produce best-in-class power of 385hp and 430lb-ft of torque.

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Pros

Rugged looks

Powerful engine

Plenty of customizations

Cons

Shabby braking

Not so tough

What's New?

The standard B&O stereo was replaced by premium Sony stereo system.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33150

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

379 cu.in.

horsepower

385 hp @ 5750 rpm

torque

430 lbs.-ft @ 3800 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

front independent suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension w/anti-roll bar(optional)

brake rotors (f/r)

68.3/67.2

dimensions

wheelbase

141.6 in.

length

231.8 in.

width

80 in.

height

77.9 in.

curb weight

5683 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

39.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

78.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

15000 lbs.

payload capacity

4150 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty in Agate Black color  2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty in Blue Jeans Metallic color  2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty in Magnetic Metallic color  2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty in Race Red color  2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty in School Bus Yellow color
Agate Black

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Interior

8.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty XL

XL

power
385 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
TBD

$33,150 - $35,945


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $35,945 MSRP TBD 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 3
XL 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $33,150 MSRP TBD 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 3

 2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty XLT

XLT

power
385 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
TBD

$37,365 - $40,165


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $37,365 MSRP TBD 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $40,165 MSRP TBD 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 3

Expert Review

8.1

Overall Rating


Ford's rivals in this category are GMC and Chevy which are too quite experienced in the truck-making industry. GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado are almost similar and Ford Provides the pickup buyers with a different taste in pickups palette.


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2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Features

8.0/10

There are 6 available trims for this SuperDuty truck and these highly customizable trims range from bedrock basic to sky-high luxurious. The base trim XL is available with all the basic amenities and no fancy features.

Trims XL XLT
MSRP (2WD) $36,745 $41,805
MSRP (4WD) $39,595 $44,600
Features 6.2L Flex-Fuel V8 engine XL basic features plus these and more:
  HD Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Front Seats SYNC 3 Infotainment System
  Advance Traction Control with RSC (Roll Stability Control) Cloth 40/20/40 Split Bench Front Seats
    Power Equipment Group

We Recommend

SuperDuty trucks are mostly used for hauling and towing purposes and luxurious additions inside this truck are not very useful as the arena they are meant to play in is not very clean. We would recommend going for the XLT 4WD trim which offers basic amenities and perfect for rough and tough tasks.

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Engine and Performance

Thanks to its stout engine and chassis, the F-250 is capable of taking on just about anything.-Edmunds

Engine & Transmission

The F-250 is equipped with a refined engine combined with a good set of performance numbers. The century-old tradition of Ford's truck-building abilities are very clearly reflected on this truck, the 6.2L V8 echoes to its abilities very smoothly. The engine noise very rarely passes through the cabin and keeps the cabin noise in check.

Models

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Regular cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

MSRP

$33,150

$36,645

$39,595

$40,295

Engine

6.2L 2-Valve SOHC EFI V8

5.7L V8 HEMI VVT

Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI

Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power

385 hp

383 hp

360 hp

360 hp

Torque

430 lb-ft

400 lb-ft

380 lb-ft

380 lb-ft

The power is transmitted by a 6-speed automatic transmission which provides smooth and efficient shifts. This automatic transmission is built by Ford making the engine & transmission like Sherlock and Dr. Watson.

Acceleration

Fitted with a military grade aluminum-alloy body which makes this truck lightest in this segment. The light-weightiness combined with Ford's in-house agile transmission helps this truck win the quickest truck in the segment title. There is no other truck that can compete with F-250's gallops.

Models

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Regular cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

0-60 MPH

6.7secs

7.7sec

7.4 sec

7.5 sec

Quarter mile

15.3

15.9

15.6 sec

15.9 sec

Engine

6.2L V8 Petrol

5.7L Hemi V8

Vortec 6.0L VVT

Vortec 6.0L VVT

Emissions(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year )

NA

NA

NA

NA

Ride & Handling

F-250 might be equipped with a light body and heavy-duty ladder frame but this setup hampers the truck's handling. This SuperDuty is cursed with a significant amount of body roll which makes cornering a bit risky. Equipped like Iron Man with features, this truck is also equipped with trailer sway control which helps you cruise without any worries even with a trailer attached to its back.

Handling is not accurate but even for a truck, F-250 is very agile. A little bit of torsional flex is experienced while cornering which makes this truck a bit unstable. The FX4 package armors this truck from the trails away from the tarmac. The rear-locking differential provides this truck with superior off-road capabilities.

Braking

The braking grounds are guarded by 4 big disk brakes which makes this truck more reliable. The diesel variant is even equipped with exhaust braking which can provide the disk a little bit of relief even when a heavy load is attached to the rear-hook. Apart from big brakes, this SuperDuty is equipped with ABS and ESP to make this truck more stable.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Regular cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Brake Front(in)

14.29

14.2

13.9

13.8

Brake Rear(in)

14.29

14.1

14.1

14.1

Curb weight(lbs.)

6060

6306

6242

6242

60-0 MPH (ft.)

140

135.5

138

138

This truck might be equipped with bigger brakes but it does not mean that they stop this truck in an efficient way. It takes 140mtrs to bring itself to halt from 60mph which is longest in this segment.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Ford's F-250 SuperDuty was specially built to tow a heavy amount of load and to meet these needs Ford has fitted this truck with a big engine. The updated F-250 now provides best-in-class towing capacity and stays true to its Built tough tag.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Regular cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Drive Train

4X2

4X2

4X2

4X2

Power Train

6.2L

5.7L

6.0L

6.0L

Weight (lbs.)

17500

17260

13000

13000

Payload Capacity

Ford perfectly understands the duties a pickup is expected to do and therefore they provided F-250 with a longer wheelbase increasing payload capacity. The increased payload capacity is best-in-class and can store almost 3870lbs of payload.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Regular cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

capacity (lbs.)

3870

2694

3534

3233

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Fuel Economy

EPA does not rate fuel economy for pickup trucks but as we know the capacity of the engine, it definitely will not be fuel efficient.

 

Model

 

 

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

 

 

RAM 2500 Tradesman SuperCab

 

 

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD SuperCab

 

 

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

 

 

Highway

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

City

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

Combined

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Interior

8.0/10

Fashion and function live side by side in harmony inside the Super Duty, which has a handsome dash design and a practical layout.-caranddriver

Seating & Comfort

F-250's Regular cab variant is specially curated keeping families in mind. This 5-seater truck can easily be camouflaged as a well-suited family truck and also as a rugged work-truck. The interiors are well-placed and steering position is as best a truck can get.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 Regular cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Passenger capacity

6

6

6

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

40.8/66.7/43.9

41.0/66.0/41.0

42.8/64.8/45.2

42.8/64.8/45.2

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

40.4/65.6/43.6

39.9/65.7/40.3

40.5/64.3/40.9

40.5/64.3/40.9

Infotainment System

Even with a SuperDuty badge in its chest, F-250 is equipped with a tacky infotainment. In higher trims, this truck is blessed with SYNC3. SYNC3 is Ford's voice-activated system which is quick and responsive. The B&O stereo system is now replaced with SONY's stereo which will keep your cravings for a crispier sound satisfied.

  • Hill Start Assist System
  • 2 12V power point sockets
  • Illuminated and Lockable Glove Boxes
  • Overhead Console with Dual Storage Bins
  • Rear View Camera with dynamic hitch assist
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Automatic On/Off Headlamps
  • Under Seat Storage

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Exterior

The Super Duty remains big and boxy, with a sharply cut grille, headlights, mirrors and even fender flares.-kbb.com

Dimensions & Weight

This mean workhorse is designed to please even the layman eyes and this is one reason which makes the F-series truck the best-selling pickup trucks of America. The double-stacked headlamps combined with SuperDuty tattooed on hood wraps this truck in the pure American spirit.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Regular cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

curb weight(lbs.)

6060

6306

6242

6242

Length(in)

250.0

237.4

239.5

239.5

Width(in)

80.0

79.5

80.5

80.5

Height(in)

78.3

76.9

78.2

78.2

Ground clearance(in)

8.5

6.1

9.6

9.6

Wheelbase(in)

160.0

149.0

153.7

153.7

It might look big and it might sound mighty but what Ford did was provide all this in a light-weight body which paved way for upgraded frame and axles. These upgrades did not make the F-250 heavy and kept it agile.

Bed Dimensions

Ford's SuperDuty F-250 is gifted with best-in-class dimensions and this is made possible without compromising in cabin space. The best-in-class wheelbase can be attributed to its bed dimensions.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Regular cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Bed Length (in.)

81.9

76.3

78.8

78.8

Bed Height (in.)

21.1

20.2

21.1

21.1

Bed Width (in.)

66.9

66.4

51.2

51.2

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Safety

The 2017 Ford F-250 Superduty Regular cab got 5* Overall Crash Test Score from the Government and Ford wants to iterate the same results with the 2018 edition as well. Hence Ford has equipped the 2018 F-250 SuperDuty Regular cab with some great safety features. Those include

  • 6 Airbags as Standard with Passenger side Deactivation and Side Curtain
  • Inflatable Rear Seat Outboard Safety Belts
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System

The IIHS has not rated the 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty Regular cab yet but the NHTSA has rated the same.

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Competition

Ford F-250 SuperDuty Regular cab vs Ram 2500 Tradesman Regular cab

The three-quarter-ton trucks with Regular cabs are meant to suffice both the family and work needs. Ram can perform both the roles pretty efficiently but Ford takes the ticket for bigger and much meaner truck. If off-roading is what drives you, the Power Wagon by Ram will suffice your every off-tarmac needs. With front and rear differential locks, the Power Wagon can take any terrain and fills the Ford Raptor some serious worries.

Ford F-250 SuperDuty Regular cab vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Regular cab

There is no doubt that Ford has already set a benchmark which is not easy to achieve. This market is dominated by American manufacturers such as GMC, Chevy, and Ram. To challenge F-250, Chevy came up with its Sierra 2500HD. With muscular looks and tough frame, this heavy-duty truck can challenge F-250 in every arena. Chevy has a history of being the longest-running trucks in America, if you feel like owning a truck for the rest of your life, Silverado is for you.

Ford F-250 SuperDuty Regular cab vs GMC Sierra 2500HD Regular cab

Chevy Silverado's closest cousin, Sierra is not very different. GMC has tried to provide this truck with some minor facelifts but it still looks like the Silverado. With best-in-class ground clearance, Sierra is already taking off-road trails like a caterpillar. A limited edition TerrainX version to Sierra is made to tackle the extreme trails.

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Final Verdict

The 2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Regular cab is one of the best-selling three-quarter ton truck with some serious performance numbers under its hood. Ford's F-series was black-eyed by its frame bending issues in its SuperDuty lineup, this is now rectified and these heavy trucks are now as rigid as Goldberg's spear.

If towing and hauling is the reason you want to buy a heavy duty truck, Ford might not be a better option. If a truck which can fulfill all of your family duties with some work-related duties as well, Ford's F-250 is the truck that youd want to have.