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2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Super Cab

#11
in Midsize pickup trucks
2018 MODEL

$35,225 - $49,035

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Overview

Ford Super Duty range of vehicles are the heavy duty pickups which are capable to haul some serious payload. One with the extended cab in F-250 range, the F-250 Super Duty Super Cab starts at $35,320 and it’s range tops at $49,035. 

F-250 Super Duty Super Cab has some fierce competition in the form similarly cabbed Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Double Cab, Sierra 2500HD Double Cab and RAM 2500 Crew Cab.

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Pros

V8 is torquey and powerful

Reduction in overall weight

Expansive cabin space

Good payload and towing capacity

Cons

Vague Steering feel

Trims get expensive

What's New?

The 2018 model is mostly unchanged. Leather seats, dual tone paint job, better infotainment etc are some of the features in the top model.


Features

Power

385 hp

430 lb-ft

MPG

20 hwy

Engine

v8 cyl

6.2 l

transmission

6A

0 to 60

6.7 sec



Styles

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

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Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Super Cab XL

XL

Fuel: N/A, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$35,225 - $38,230

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

 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Super Cab XLT

XLT

Fuel: N/A, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$39,625 - $42,630

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

 2018 Ford SuperDuty F-250 Super Cab Lariat

Lariat

Fuel: N/A, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$45,550 - $49,035

Configurations
Lariat 4dr SuperCab SB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
Lariat 4dr SuperCab LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 4WD SB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 385-hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 4WD LB (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor Last updated 29 days ago

F-250 Super Duty Super Cab has some fierce competition in the form similarly cabbed Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Double Cab, Sierra 2500HD Double Cab and RAM 2500 Crew Cab.

Features

The Super-Cab gets a 6.2L engine like the regular-cab, the Super-cab in its XL variant too gets the same features as the regular-cab just with the difference that the super-cab does get a bigger cabin space, unlike the regular cab variant.

The Super Cab to gets the same features in its XL and XLT variants, it does get a Lariat variant which gets additional features to the XLT and adds up by getting Leather seats and an 8” LCD screen.

Trims

XL

XLT

Lariat

MSRP (2WD)

$35,485

$39,970

$45,920

MSRP (4WD)

$38,280

$42,775

$49,105

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

XLT basic features plus these and more:

SYNC 3

Leather 40/Console/40 Front Seats

8" LCD Productivity Screen

Engine

“Torque is never in short supply, acceleration is swift by full-size truck standards, as is passing and pulling power.” –kbb.com

 Engine and transmission

6.2L V8 engine is the powerhouse for the F-250 which comes bolted with a 6-speed automatic transmission which is designed to produce the maximum available torque really low in the rev range. With 430 lb-ft of torque, which is shy less of 50 lb-ft than what Chevrolet offer but it gets the things done.

Models

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

RAM 2500 Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Double Cab 

GMC Sierra 2500 HD Double Cab

MSRP

$35,485

$36,145

$39,595

$36,920

Engine

6.2L 2-Valve SOHC EFI NA 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

480 lb-ft

480 lb-ft

RAM is the least torquey car option here with just 400 lb.ft. The F-250 Super Cab is the best of the both worlds being torque and with some rather respectable horsepower at 385 hp. That means it can cruise sublimely and pull equally good. GMC Sierra 2500 HD and Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD using the same heart, the Vortec 6L 6-speed automatic produce a fat and lofty 480 lb.ft of torque which is the best in the class.

Acceleration

Ford now being built with mostly aluminum bits it weighs considerably less which in-turn reflects in its acceleration times. For such a heavy duty pick-up a 0-60mph times is surprisingly good at 6.7 seconds and that’s when it’s totally unladen.

Models

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Double Cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD Double Cab

0-60 MPH

6.7 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

RAM 2500 being a 5.7L, 400lb.ft is a little late in hitting its needle to 60 mph mark at 8.0 seconds. Chevrolet and GMC almost hit the 60 at around 7.4 seconds while Ford being light is the quickest here.

Ride & Handling

Suspension is on a softer side and the overall ride quality is supple. While this makes the body roll and that is further amplified by the tall height. The suspension absorbs the undulations with ease. It also gets adaptive steering as optional and adaptive traction control. The steering on the tight corners feels confident, though.

Braking

Ford F-250 brakes for such a weight is respectable, it takes 140 feet to stop from 60. Which is almost comparable to some hatchbacks. It has rather big rotors to aid the braking and even ready for the payload it’s rated to pull.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Double Cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD Double Cab

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.)

6072

6306

6242

6242

60-0 MPH (ft.)

140

135.5

138

138

The competition even being heavier, stop before the Ford does. RAM 2500 takes the least distance at 135.5 ft. but a margin of 5 feet for a heavy duty pick-up truck is not much of a difference.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Towing capacity is impressive at around 12900 lbs., it also get additional brake light bridges so you could connect the ones on the trailers. The RAM has the least pulling capability clearly due to a little less torque it puts out. The most impressive ones are spiritual brothers, the Chevrolet and GMC at 13000 lbs. thanks to the best of the torques in this competition.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Double Cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD Double Cab

Drive Train

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Power Train

6.2L

5.7L

6.0L

6.0L

Weight (lbs.)

12900

11520

13000

13000

Payload Capacity

Ford living up to its Heavy Duty name is the most capable one here with ability to carry 3940 lbs. of cargo on its flat bed. The RAM is able to only carry 2694 lbs. which is far less than the competition here. The GMC and Chevrolet both are almost able to carry the same payload at 3233 lbs. and 3258 lbs. respectively, which is between the Ford and Ram. 

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Double Cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD Double Cab

capacity (lbs.)

3940

2694

3258

3233

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.” – Carconnection

The fuel economy is pretty much not a concern here, as their sole purpose remains to be it’s utility. Range is just over 1000 miles. There’s a 48 gallon fuel tank in petrol and 34 gallon in diesel.

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

Ford F-250 is great car to use as a family vehicle but with an extended modular cab which is not exactly a “double cab”, it can’t act as proper family car. It is spacious and is able to seat 5 in comfort. The front seats are the best ones to sit on with a little compromised space on the rear bench. The ingress and egress is the best with a split gate.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Double Cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD Double Cab

Passenger capacity

5

6

5

5

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.)

40.3/65.8/33.5

39.9/65.7/40.3

40.5/64.3/40.9

40.5/64.3/40.9

Infotainment

Infotainment system hasn’t changed much since 2017 but now it does get a support of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. SYNC3 is also an addition.

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.” – Car and Driver

With the new aluminum construction the Ford has shed a lot of weight and now scaling at 6072 lbs. its 200 to 300 lbs lighter than anyone in the competition. Ford is a tad bit bigger sized car than GMC, Chevrolet or RAM here. And with the least wheelbase it gets a better turning ability.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Double Cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD Double Cab

curb weight(lbs.)

6060

6306

6242

6242

Length(in)

238.2

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)

148.0

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

Ford with the best payload capacity is again the best one when its bed length is considered. The Super Duty just hits the right points when it comes to being a pick-up, so it just be the best one possible. At 81.9 inches of bed length it is far more spacious than RAM which has the least length at 76.3. Sierra and Silverado are exactly the same at 78.8 inches. Ford is the winner here.

Model

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

hChevy Silverado 2500 HD Double Cab

GMC Sierra 2500 HD Double Cab

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

Safety

Ford gets its most of the safety bits right with some of the key features as follows:

  • 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

RAM 2500 Crew Cab

RAM starts at $36,145 which is almost at the same price other pick-ups are priced at but It falls shorts on many criteria. The only benefit of picking a RAM 2500 is a properly sized 6-seater crew cab you get with the same. If the utility is the need this truck is certainly not the best bet.

 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Double Cab

Silverado Double cab is beast-ily powered with 6L V8 engine producing 480 lb.ft which is the best here. Having a good interior space overall and some of the features that are superior to Ford. It still is a expensive buy comparatively. We would rather recommend a better thought through Super Durty here.

GMC Sierra 2500 Double Cab

Sierra at $36,920 and being almost as same as the Chevrolet Silverado when platform is concerned. It does come pretty close to Super Duty for what it is priced and equipped at. They get neck to neck in the competition here. The only ice-breaker is how you usage of the vehicle. If it is family oriented you got to go for the Ford but for anything but utility GMC Sierra is the one to pick with 380 lb.ft torque.

Final Verdict

Ford is freshly developed with all aluminum bits, being lighter, being a very well thought through, for example its tail gate has steps to lead into bed. It is a well-designed pick-up truck at such a price point. It does get an engine that is shy less on power but it scores well at doing most of the bits right. If utility is not just the key, Ford is the one to pick-up.

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