2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250

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in Midsize pickup trucks
2018 MODEL

$32,890 - $39,765

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Detailed Review

The Ford with its Super Duty truck lineup has notched up its game with the introduction of F-250.Starting at around $33,150, the F-250 is available with a throaty 6.2L V8 gas engine or a torquey 6.7LTurbo Diesel V8. The F250 goes up to $58,385 for its range-topping variant.The F250 closely trails the Chevy Silverado 2500 and its corporate cousin Sierra 2500 in terms of towingcapacity. The F250 Super duty beats all other trucks with its impressive payload rating of 3940 pounds.


The Ford with its Super Duty truck lineup has notched up its game with the introduction of F-250. Starting at around $33,150, the F-250 is available with a throaty 6.2L V8 gas engine or a torquey 6.7L Turbo Diesel V8. The F250 goes up to $58,385 for its range-topping variant.

The F250 closely trails the Chevy Silverado 2500 and its corporate cousin Sierra 2500 in terms of towing capacity. The F250 Super duty beats all other trucks with its impressive payload rating of 3940 pounds.

2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Features

Regular Cab (Not available with 6 3/4 feet Box)

The Ford F-250 Range starts with the most basic Regular Cab version starting at around $33,150 for the XL 2WD version. The XL too is offered in 2 variants that is the 2WD and the 4WD version. The 4WD version gets a Price tag of $35,945.

Trims XL XLT
MSRP (2WD) $32,890 $37,310
MSRP (4WD) $35,945 $39,765
Features
  • 6.2L Flex-Fuel V8 engine
  • HD Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Front Seats
  • Advance Trac with RSC (Roll Stability Control)
XL basic features plus these and more:
  • SYNC
  • Cloth 40/20/40 Split Bench Front Seats
  • Power Equipment Group

The XL gets a 6.2L V8 engine and comes with the 2WD and 4WD versions. The XLT too gets the same engine but steps up the game with power Equipment, Cloth 40/20/40 Split Bench Front Seats, unlike the XL which gets a Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Front Seats.

2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Engine

"The F-250 is the most comfortable daily driver of the Super Duty lineup due to its softer (read: less firm) suspension meant for lighter towing and hauling duties."-CarandDriver

Engine and transmission

F-250 justifies the "Built Tough" caption by Ford to its SuperDuty line with a megalithic 6.2L V8 engine, this mammoth juices up this truck with 430lb-ft of torque and 385hp of power.

The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD get the best in class torque's, which is 480lb-ft. as both of them get the same engine setup which is the ortec 6L V8 mated to its 6-speed Automatic.

Models

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

MSRP

$36,745

$36,145

$39,595

$401,95

Engine

6.2L 2-Valve SOHC EFI NA V8

5.7L V8 HEMI VVT

Ortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI

Ortec 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

480 lb-ft

480 lb-ft

Acceleration

Even after getting the biggest engine and range-topping performance figures, the ford fails to get a better 0-60mph time. The Ford gets a 0-60 time of 8.5sec and a quarter mile time of 18.1 sec. The Chevy Silverado gets the best 0-60 mph and a quarter mile time of 7.4 sec and 15.6 sec.

Models

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

0-60 MPH

8.5 sec

8.8 sec

7.4 sec

7.5 sec

Quarter mile

18.1 sec

17.2 sec

15.6 sec

15.9 sec

Engine

6.2L V8

5.7L V8

6.0L V8

6.0L V8

Emission

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ride & Handling

The Ford gets a softer suspension setup and thus provides a cushioned ride. Due to this, the riding quality is improved certainly. The Ford also gets an adaptive steering system which is optional on XLT and above. This adaptive steering helps the truck handle satisfactorily in the tight corners.

Braking

The Ford F-250 does not impress with its braking performance, as even after getting the biggest set of brakes compared to its competitors, the ford takes 140 feet to stop from 60 mph – longest among the cars compared here. The Ford gets a 14.3 in discs both at the front and at the rear.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Brake Front(in)

14.3

14.2

13.9

13.8

Brake Rear(in)

14.3

14.1

14.1

14.1

Curb weight(lbs.)

6060

6306

6242

6242

60-0 MPH (ft.)

140

135.5

138

138

Maximum Towing Capacity

The Ford F-250 in its RWD variant with its 6.2L engine can tow about 12,900lbs of load. When properly equipped, the F250 can tow a maximum of 18600 pounds. The GMC and the Chevy with their 6L engines are the best in their class regarding towing, with a tow rating of 13000lbs.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Drive Train

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Power Train

6.2L

5.7L

6.0L

6.0L

Weight (lbs.)

12900

11520

13000

13000

Payload Capacity

The Ford F-250 might not the best performer in terms of acceleration and passenger comfort but it's a capable machine with best in class payload rating of 3940lbs. The Silverado and Sierra trail it with a payload rating of 3258 pounds and 3233 pounds respectively.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

capacity (lbs.)

3940

2694

3258

3233

2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Fuel Economy

Ford claims a long-range tank and diesel combo can cruise on a highway for up to 1,000 miles. Our napkin math leads us to believe that the very best mileage you might see in a Super Duty is 20 mpg highway, which isn't terrible. - The Car Connection

Fuel economy isn't rated for the heavy-duty trucks as such.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

MPG (city)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (highway)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (combined)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Interior

Long trips are welcomed in the Super Duty thanks to its quiet cabin and plush leather interior. Interior noise is well-muted, with just the thrum of the Power Stroke engine to be heard. Once you make the climb up into the cab, you don't want to come back down.” - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The Ford F-250 gets a 6-Seater option and it isn't as spacious and comfortable as its rivals. The Ford gets a Front row headroom of 40.8in, legroom of 43.9 and a rear row headroom of 40.4in and a legroom of 43.6in. If passenger comfort is your priority, check out the Ram 2500.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

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

The Ford F-250 retains the same infotainment system as that of the of its 2017 model. It does get an SYNC3 infotainment system which is user-friendly and has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Exterior

The Super Duty's brawny exterior is emphasized by optional equipment such as power-adjustable trailer-towing mirrors with LED spotlights, a smorgasbord of assist-step choices, and the only panoramic sunroof in the class, to name a few. - CarandDriver

Weight and dimension

Thanks to the novel aluminum construction, the Ford F-250 is the lightest heavy-duty truck you can buy at 6060lbs. Size wise, the Ford is the largest with a length of 250 inches, a width of 80 inches, and a height of 78.3in. The Ford F-250 does get a larger wheelbase though. This larger wheelbase helps the Ford F-250 be stable at high speeds. The muscular look always elevated America's hormones and with F-250's muscular and toned body, it still keeps Ford at the top in pickup truck market.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

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

Track width(in) F/R

67.2/67.2

66.4/66.4

68.8/68.8

68.8/68.8

Bed Dimensions

The Ford gets the largest bed among all its rivals. Its dimensions are 81.9in in length, a height of 21.1in and a width of 66.9inch. All other competitors have considerable smaller bed dimensions.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

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

2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Safety

On the safety front, the Ford gets Advanced Multistage Front Airbags, an Electronic Stability Control system which helps in making the car to be stable at high speeds and in hard braking conditions. A Parkview rear camera for its parking assist.

Other Safety Features include the Sentry Key theft detect system. The Speed control system makes the car to limit it at specific set speed. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System makes sure that you won't be running on flat tires.

  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
  • Speed Control
  • Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

NHTSA Crash test results

The Ford gets an overall safety rating of 5-Star. It gets a 5-star rating for the Overall Side Crash Rating, Side Barrier Rating and the 4-star rating for the Rollover. This indeed makes the Ford a safe truck.

Overall Rating

5 Star

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

N/A

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

N/A

Overall Side Crash Rating

5 Star

Side Barrier Rating overall

5 Star

Side Barrier Rating Driver/passenger

5 Star

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

5 Star

Rollover

4 Star

2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Competition

RAM 2500 vs Ford SuperDuty F-250

Starting at $36,145 which is cheaper than the Ford, the RAM gets a 5.7L engine which produces almost similar power compared to the Ford. The RAM is smaller in compared to the size and doesn't carry as much load as the Ford. So, for just $600 extra the Ford F-250 is the best buy.

Chevy Silverado 2500 vs Ford SuperDuty F-250

The Chevy gets a 6L engine which isn't as powerful as compared to the Ford but is fast compared to the ford. It isn't as large as compared to the Ford but does get a decent passenger space and comfort. The Chevy costs $3000 more than the Ford. So, here too the Ford has the right cards for you to be your next truck.

GMC Sierra 2500 vs Ford SuperDuty F-250

The GMC Sierra gets the same engine setup as that of the Chevy and also the power figures of them are same. But, The GMC does get a better passenger space compared to Ford, but it can't carry as much as payload as that of the GMC. The GMC also costs $4000 more than the Ford and so the Ford seems to be a better Choice compared to the GMC.

2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Final Verdict

The Ford F-250 starts at a mere $33,150 and goes up till $58,385. For the price it comes, the ford has a lot to offer. It gets the most powerful engine, a bigger load bed and the best in class Payload carrying capacity.

But the ford lags in passenger space and comfort. The Ford thus offers an honest package with not-so-great passenger comfort with the best in class power and payload capacity. All this makes the Ford the best buy compared to all its rivals.

Pros

Powerful engine on offer

Best Payload Rating

Quiet cabin

Has advanced tech

Cons

Low steering feedback at high speeds

Gets more pricey with the premium trims

What's New?

The Ford F-250 mostly remains unchanged for its 2018 model

The top of the line model gets a host of features like leather seats

Dual tone paint job

Better infotainment etc

It now also gets a limited option.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32890

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

379 cu. in.

horsepower

385 hp @ 5750 rpm

torque

430 lb.-ft. @ 3800 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

14.3 in. ventilated disc brakes/14.3 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

142 in.

length

231.8 in.

width

80 in.

height

77.9 in.

curb weight

5683 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

cargo volume

11.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

15000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.2 sec.

warranty

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 in Race Red color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 in Oxford White color  2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 in Blue Jeans Metallic color
Race Red

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 XL

XL

power
385 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
N/A

$32,890 - $35,685


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XL 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $32,890 MSRP N/A 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3   Blue Jeans Metallic
  Oxford White
  Ingot Silver Metallic
  Race Red
XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $35,685 MSRP N/A 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3   Blue Jeans Metallic
  Oxford White
  Ingot Silver Metallic
  Race Red

 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 XLT

XLT

power
385 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
N/A

$36,965 - $39,765


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $36,965 MSRP N/A 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3   Blue Jeans Metallic
  Oxford White
  Ingot Silver Metallic
  Race Red
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $39,765 MSRP N/A 385 hp @ 5750 rpm, 6.7 L, V8, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3   Blue Jeans Metallic
  Oxford White
  Ingot Silver Metallic
  Race Red