2017 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Regular Cab

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in Midsize pickup trucks
2017 MODEL

$32,535 - $39,540

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Overview

The F-series from Ford is a well known name in the world of the pickup trucks. Their new offering the F-250 Super Duty is no different either.

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Pros

Smooth transmission

Efficient Engine

Suave looks

Cons

Not so good handling

Larger carbon footprint

What's New?

2 colors added to the lineup

No significant Change


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32535

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

drivetrain

RWD

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./14.3 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

160 in.

length

250 in.

width

80 in.

height

81.5 in.

curb weight

6695 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

towing capacity

15000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.2 sec.

warranty

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Regular Cab in Oxford White color  2017 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Regular Cab in Magnetic Metallic color  2017 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Regular Cab in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2017 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Regular Cab in Caribou Metallic color  2017 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Regular Cab in Blue Jeans Metallic color
Oxford White

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Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Regular Cab XL

XL

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/E85), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 3

$32,535 - $35,330

Configurations
XL 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm

 2017 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Regular Cab XLT

XLT

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/E85), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 3

$36,740 - $39,540

Configurations
XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 3 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor October 12, 2018

Looks like selling 820,799 F-series trucks last year wasn't enough for the ford. Because in the year 2017 they have introduced a new truck designed ground-up, the Ford 2017 F-250 SUPER DUTY. Not only the name but the truck is also pretty imposing.

The F-250 Super Duty joins the F-series Super Duty family. This truck is a significant improvement over the normal F-250 which includes: beefier underpinnings, more powerful engines, roomier interiors that can be equipped with a host of convenience and technology features.

Ford's engineers were aware of the cut-throat competition so they have equipped the F-250 Super Duty with loads of modern technology, be it safety or infotainment or towing safety. This truck has it all. With a starting price of just $36330, this truck means business.

Features

The Ford F-250 is Super Duty is available in total of six trims, XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. It can be configured as a regular cab, an extended cab (aka SuperCab) or a crew cab with either a 6.8- or an 8.2-foot bed.

The top two trims King Ranch and Platinum are only offered in the crew cab models. The king ranch trim is western-styled. While the platinum trim is top-of-the-line and offers everything that ford has in store.

Trims XL XLT Lariat King Ranch
MSRP(2WD) $36,330 $41,235 $47,835 $54,660
Features
  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Rearview camera
  • 2.5-inch trailer hitch receiver with a 2-inch insert
  • driver information display, and a four-speaker audio system
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Power side mirrors
  • keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Sync voice-controlled infotainment system, 4.2-inch display
  • Electronic shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system
  • Power-folding and telescoping outside mirrors
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • 8-inch center touchscreen display,
  • Automatic high beams and wipers,
  • LED box lighting
  • Keyless entry and star
  • Remote start
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Navigation system.
Trims Platinum
MSRP(2WD) $62.510
Features
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive steering
  • LED headlights,
  • power running boards
  • Remote tailgate release
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

If you are buying this truck only for commercial work purposes, then we recommend going for XL or XLT trim depending on your pocket size. Given that, all the features of the top trims are available as an option on all the trims you can equip this truck the way you want and save some precious bucks.

However, if you want this truck as a daily driver then we recommend going for the Lariat trim, it gets you the feature-rich touchscreen, along with some important comfort features. On top of that, it comes with a competitive price.

Engine

"Performance from the 6.2-liter gasoline V8 is robust enough that it's a realistic choice for many applications. That said, it pales in comparison to the 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8, which generates brisk unladen acceleration and moves heavy payloads or trailers without seeming to break a sweat thanks to its abundant torque."-Edmunds

A 6.2L V-8 gasoline engine comes as standard. This engine churns out a hefty 385-hp and 430 pound-feet of torque. There is an optional turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V8 that puts out an impressive 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque

Both the gasoline and diesel engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic. The six-speed is slick and works efficiently all the time be it off-road or on the road. The power is sent to the rear wheels, whereas you can opt for an optional all-wheel drive version by paying nearly $4000 more.

Models Ford F-250 Super-Duty Nissan Titan XD Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 2500HD
MSRP $36,330 $31,590 $36,145 $35,485
Engine 6.2-Liter V8 5.6-Liter V8 5.7-Liter V8 6.0-Liter V8
Transmission 6-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Horsepower 385 hp @ 5750 rpm 390 hp @ 5800 rpm 383 hp @ 5600 rpm 360 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque 430 lb.-ft. @ 3800 rpm 394 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm 400 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm 380 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

Acceleration

The Ford F-250 Super Duty is quick, mainly because of its powerful and torquey engines. No matter which engine you choose, the F-250 never feels out of breath. This full sized pickup takes only 6.9 seconds to reach 60MPH from a standstill.

Models Ford F-250 Nissan Titan XD Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 2500HD
0-60 MPH 6.9 sec 7.4 sec 8.2 sec 6.5 sec
Quarter mile 19 sec @ 90mph 15.8 sec @ 88mph 16.3 sec @ 85mph 15 sec @ 91mph
Engine 6.2-Liters 5.6-Liters 5.7-Liters 6.0-Liters
Emission

 

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

N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ride and Handling

The F-250 gets softer suspensions, which makes the ride smooth. This pickup doesn't drive like a car due to its large dimensions but still, it doesn't drive like a tractor either. Improved directional control comes from an adaptive-steering system that is optional on the XLT and above.

The Ford F-250 Super Duty gets the quietest cabin in its competition. Thanks to the quiet cabin and the great quality of materials used the ride feels plush. However, if unladed the rear-end of the truck gives a little vertical movement which may feel a little unnerving.

Braking

The braking distance of the F-250 Super Duty is best in class with 70 to 0 mph time of just 202 feet. The brakes on the F-250 inspires confidence, even if you do something silly you are backed by antilock brakes, stability and traction control, trailer sway control and hill start assist.

Model Ford F-250 Nissan Titan XD Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Brake Front (in.) 14.3 14.2 14.2 13.9
Brake Rear (in.) 14.3 14.4 14.1 14.2
Curb Weight (lbs.) 5683 5170 5941 5741
70-0 MPH (ft.) 202 204 202 210

Towing Capacity

Despite being the smallest member of the Super Duty family, the F-250 is a towing monster. If equipped like-wise the F-250 can tow up to 13,300 lbs. 18,000-pound towing capacity is achieved when the Super Duty is equipped with the available 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel engine.

Such tremendous towing capacity, especially with the diesel engine makes the F-250 a lunatic towing machine. Hence, if towing is what you need, the F-250 is what you get period!

Model Ford F-250 Nissan Titan XD Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 13,300 12,010 11,880 13,900

Payload capacity

Even in the payload department, no competition gets even near the capabilities of the Ford F-250 Super Duty. With almost 700 pound-feet more than the closest rival, the F-250 is the king of payload capacity.

Model Ford F-250 Nissan Titan XD Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 2500HD
capacity (lbs) 3940 2590 2694 3233

Off-Roading Capabilities

For the off-road junkie, the Ford offers a special FX4 off-road package. This package includes underbody skid plates, off-road tuned shockers and electronically locking differential. Thus, making the already capable F-250 Super Duty even more off-road ready.

Fuel Economy

Pickup trucks like F-250 are not tested by EPA, but that doesn't mean that the owners do not care about the fuel economy their trucks deliver. Said that you can expect the Ford F-250 Super Duty to deliver a combined mpg of 17. Which makes places it right next to GMC Sierra which delivers a combined mpg of 18.

Model Ford F-250 Nissan Titan XD Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 2500HD
MPG (city) N/A 15 N/A N/A
MPG (highway) N/A 21 N/A N/A
MPG (combined) 17 17 14 18

 

Interior

"The Super Duty’s five trims offer varying levels of luxury and refinement. The base model comes with vinyl seating – cloth upholstery is optional – and black vinyl floor covers. The top-of-the-line F-450 Platinum boasts finishes usually found in premium sedans, such as leather, suede, and dark ash wood." -Cars.USnews

Interior Seating and Comfort

Inside, the Ford F-250 Super Duty is roomy, the quality of the materials used are best-in-class. The chunky steering is accompanied by the large ac vents and rotary type buttons. The dashboard is laid out neatly and the fit and finish of the same are exceptional.

The seats, especially the front ones are super accommodating. However, without a side stepper getting in and out of the pickup becomes really difficult. Also, the space at the back in the extended cab becomes a bit of a squeeze, if you have a family it is highly recommended to get the crew-cab.

Other Seating options include:

  • Rear view camera
  • Driver information display, and a four-speaker audio system
  • Cruise control(XLT)
  • Sync voice-controlled infotainment system, 4.2-inch display(XLT)
Model Ford F-250 Nissan Titan XD Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Passenger capacity 3 3 3 3
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 40.8/66.7/43.9 41/63.3/41.8 39.9/66/41 42.8/66.03/45.27
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Infotainment

The base XL and XLT variants get a basic audio setup with 4 and 6 speakers respectively. From Lariat onwards, you get an 8-inch touchscreen. The thing to note is that. Ford lets you have the 8-inch touch as optional on any variant of your desire.

The touchscreens come feature loaded and touch responses of the same are razor sharp. However, the Uconnect infotainment system on the RAM 2500 is the benchmark in terms of user-friendliness and ease-of-use.

Other infotainment features include:

  • Rear view camera
  • Driver information display, and a four-speaker audio system
  • 8-inch center touchscreen display(lariat)
  • Satellite radio, USB and AUX.

 

Exterior

"Think of the Ford F-150 as Bruce Banner and the Super Duty pickups as his hulking alter ego. There's still a resemblance despite the bolder aluminum body panels and beefed-up design elements of the bigger beasts." -Caranddriver

Dimension and weight

The Ford F-250 is a good looking pickup in its competition. For starters, it is huge, like really huge. On top of that, the butch look is carried all around with as little as possible use of chrome. The design is no-nonsense yet feels modern and fresh.

Everything on the F-250 Super Duty is overly large, the ORVM, the headlights are as big as some mini-refrigerators. Thanks to the dimensions it stands out in the crowd and makes you feel special.

Model Ford F-250 Super Duty XL RAM 2500 Nissan Titan XD GMC Sierra 2500 HD
Curb weight(lbs.) 6060 6306 5682 6242
Length(in) 250.0 237.4 231.0 239.5
Width(in) 80.0 79.5 79.5 80.5
Height(in) 78.3 76.9 77.3 78.2
Ground clearance(in) 8.5 6.1 8.3 9.6
Wheelbase(in) 160.0 149.0 139.8 153.7
Track width(in) F/R 67.2/67.2 66.4/66.4 NA 68.8/68.8

Exterior Features

Exterior features include:

  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • 2.5-inch trailer hitch receiver with a 2-inch insert
  • Power side mirrors (XLT)
  • Keyless entry(XLT)
  • LED headlights(Platinum)

 

Safety

Ford triumphs all its rivals in the safety department. The Ford F-250 Super Duty passed the NHSTA test with flying colors and received an overall safety rating of 5 stars. The pickup hasn't yet been rated by the IIHS.

Going by the history of the Ford, especially the F-series line-up, the Ford F-250 is a safe car. On top of that, the ford has loaded it with basic safety features such as Advanced Multistage Front Airbags, Electronic Stability Control, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera.

NHSTA Rating

Overall Rating 5 star
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver Na
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger Na
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

Safety features

  • 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

 

Competition

Ford F-250 Super Duty Vs Nissan Titan XD

Nissan Titan XD received an update recently to compete with the established American pickups. The gasoline engine of the same feels pretty under-powered, and the truck feels years behind in terms of features offered by the F-250 Super Duty.

The only positive side of the Nissan Titan XD is its price, It undercuts the Ford F-250 Super Duty by $5000. Hence, if money is the deciding factor go for the Titan XD otherwise the Ford F-250 is the better choice hands down,

Ford F-250 Super Duty Vs RAM 2500 HD

The RAM 2500 HD stands out from the pickup-truck crowd for all the right reasons. It not only looks apart but also feels great on the inside. At a starting price of $36.145, it is priced similar to the Ford F-259 Super Duty.

The only thing that lets the RAM 2500 HD down is its engine, the engine feels quite underpowered and the towing/payload capacity speaks for the same. Hence, if you care about both looks and power then F-250 must be your choice.

Ford F-250 Super Duty Vs GMC Sierra 2500 HD

GMC Sierra with its large grill and generous use of chrome looks imposing, even on the inside, the truck feels upmarket and modern. The 6.0L V-8 is more than capable for everyday towing duties and never feels out of breath.

The GMC Sierra 2500HD is pretty closely matched with the Ford F-250 Super Duty. In fact, it is the only truck in this comparison that can match the towing capacity of the F-250. Therefore, it remains a matter of Heart to choose a badge between the Ford and the GMC.

Final Verdict

The F-series from Ford is the Usain Bolt of the pickup trucks. Their new offering the F-250 Super Duty is no different either. Both the engines are capable, the interiors are feature loaded, towing power is monstrous, most importantly the truck is loaded with safety tech for both passenger and towing safety.

The only downside of the F-250 SD is that it becomes quite costly in the top trims. Yet, nobody is even close to challenging the throne of the F-250. Hence, if you don't want F-250, wait till the others catch-up.

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