2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Diesel Crew Cab

2019 MODEL
$80,240 - $80,440

8.2

Overall Rating

INDIGO

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


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 15, 2019


More capable than the ultra-popular full-size F-150 but not as extreme (or expensive) as the F-350 or the F-450, the 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty is a heavy-duty truck that provides an appealing combination of capability and everyday usability. It has a massive tow rating, lots of available high-tech gear and a cabin that can keep any family comfortable. F-250 is made for heavy lifting and towing.

Apart from Roush's makeover this truck is not very catchy but works well with the working class. This diesel variant of F-250 is as sturdy and strong as its ancestors. Starting at a price of $36,745, 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?

Lariat sports package provides this truck with a much sporty and suave upgrade.

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


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$80240

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

406 cu.in.

horsepower

450 hp @ 2800 rpm

torque

935 lbs.-ft @ 1800 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Mono-beam non-independent front suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

68.3/67.2

dimensions

wheelbase

159.8 in.

length

250 in.

width

80 in.

height

81.5 in.

curb weight

7264 lbs.

ground clearance

8.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

131.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

65.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

17500 lbs.

payload capacity

3350 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.9 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab in Blue Jeans Metallic color  2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab in Magma Red Metallic color  2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab in Agate Black Metallic and Stone Gray Metallic color  2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab in White Platinum Metallic Tri Coat color
Blue Jeans Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.3

Interior

8.0

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab Limited

Limited

power
450 hp @ 2800 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$80,240 - $80,440


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $80,440 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5   Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clear Coat
  Stone Gray Metallic
  White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $80,240 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.2

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 pickup buyers with a different taste in pickups palette. As we've come to expect from Ford trucks lately, the F-250 is both highly capable and modern. There's abundant space in the cabin, supportive seats, and plenty of trim-level upgrades that are creature-comfort oriented.


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2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab Features

8.3/10

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. Whereas, the limited trim is fitted with a beautiful moon-roof. King Ranch trim is fitted with smooth leather to match your cowboy boots.

Trims XL XLT Lariat King Ranch Platinum Limited
MSRP (2WD) $36,745 $41,805 $48,250 $55,190 NA NA
MSRP (4WD) $39,595 $44,600 $51,435 $58,385 $63,115 $80,020
Features 6.2L Flex-Fuel V8 engine XL basic features plus these and more: XLT basic features plus these and more: LARIAT basic features plus these and more: King Ranch features plus these: Platinum features plus these:
  HD Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Front Seats SYNC 3 Infotainment System SYNC 3 Accent-Color Bumper, Two-Tone Paint, Running Boards Adaptive Steering Moonroof
  Advance Traction Control with RSC (Roll Stability Control) Cloth 40/20/40 Split Bench Front Seats Leather 40/Console/40 Front Seats  Unique King Ranch Mesa Leather Seating Surfaces Auto High Beam Headlamps 6 Upfitter Switches
    Power Equipment Group 8" LCD Productivity Screen Voice-Activated Navigation System Heated Rear Outboard Seats  
      Electronic Shift on Fly for the 4X4 variant   Quad Beam LED Headlamps and Taillamps  

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 diesel Crew Cab Engine and Performance

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

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 Cab dieselin and keeps the Cab dieselin noise in check.

Models

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab diesel

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab diesel

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 Crew Cab diesel

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab diesel

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 Crew Cab diesel

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab diesel

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 Crew Cab diesel

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab diesel

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 Crew Cab diesel

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab diesel

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

capacity (lbs.)

3870

2694

3534

3233

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab Fuel Economy

N/A

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab 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 crew Cab diesel 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 Crew Cab diesel

Chevy Silverado 2500 Crew Cab diesel

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 diesel Crew Cab 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. The F-250 is boxy in its appearance. The headlights look as though they are engulfing the grille as they curl around the corners of the prominent chrome-colored centerpiece. The LED running lights enhance this look even more as they surround the outside of the headlights.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab diesel

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab diesel

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 Cab dieselin space. The best-in-class wheelbase can be attributed to its bed dimensions.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab diesel

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab diesel

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 diesel Crew Cab Safety

The 2017 Ford F-250 Superduty Crew Cab diesel 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 Crew Cab diesel 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 Crew Cab diesel yet but the NHTSA has rated the same.

Overall rating

Not rated

Overall frontal barrier crash rating

Not rated

Frontal barrier crash rating driver

Not rated

Overall side crash rating

5 star

Side barrier rating

5 star

Side pole rating driver front seat

5 star

Combined side rating rear seat

5 star

Rollover rating

3 star

Side barrier rating driver

5 star

Frontal barrier crash rating passenger

Not rated

Combined side rating front seat

5 star

Side barrier rating passenger rear seat

5 star

2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab Competition

Ford F-250 SuperDuty Crew Cab diesel vs Ram 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab diesel

The three-quarter-ton trucks with crew Cab diesels 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 Crew Cab diesel vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab diesel

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 Crew Cab diesel vs GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab diesel

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 diesel Crew Cab Final Verdict

The 2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Crew Cab diesel 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.

On spec sheet, the F-250 wont be able to impress you but ask from the Ford owners using their trucks for decades and they will swear by the shear reliability and versatility of F-series trucks.