The F-250 is available as a 4x2 or a 4x4, has three different cab configurations, and has four trims available. The rugged and reliable XL, the well equipped XLT, the sporty Cabela and the luxurious Lariat. Three engine choices include a 5.4-liter 300-hp Triton V8 with 365 lb.-ft. of torque. A 362-hp Triton V10 with 457 lb.-ft of torque or a 350-hp twin-turbo 6.4 liter V8 Powerstroke diesel with 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Two available transmissions include a six-speed manual transmission or a TorqShift five-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode. The F-250 offers unique amenities such as a supplemental cab heater, a reverse camera system, upfitter switches, a navigation system, a rear seat DVD entertainment system, satellite radio, SYNC, a rear folding tailgate step and a trailer brake controller.
For 2010, the Ford F-250 replaces the FX4 trim with the new Cabela trim that caters to the outdoors and a recreational lifestyle.
Refined ride and handling, smooth-shifting automatic transmission, available trail brake controller.
- Edmunds.com, CarsDirect
If such topics as tongue weight, payload, and bed size percolate to the top of the considerations list, the newest iterations of Ford's larger F-Series pickups should be bright blips on the buyer's radar.
- Truck Trend, CarsDirect
Whereas the F-150 is rounded and carlike, the Super Duty is square-nosed and beefy.
- Auto.com, CarsDirect
While Ford doesn't have a name-brand transmission like GM's Allison gearbox, the company has experienced good reliability with its much less-expensive in-house transmission.
- PickupTruck.com, CarsDirect
|top Body Exterior features||XL||XLT|
|Rear step bumper||Y||Y|
|Trailer hitch receiver||Y||Y|
|Power door mirrors||Y|
|Turn signal indicator mirrors||Y|
|Heated door mirrors||Y|
|top Convenience Features features||XL||XLT|
|Front beverage holders||Y||Y|
|Passenger vanity mirror||Y||Y|
|Remote keyless entry||Y|
|Driver door bin||Y|
|Passenger door bin||Y|
|Tilt steering wheel||Y|
|top Entertainment Features features||XL||XLT|
|top Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation features||XL||XLT|
|Oil pressure gauge||Y||Y|
|Variably intermittent wipers||Y||Y|
|Low tire pressure warning||Y||Y|
|Front reading lights||Y||Y|
|top Off-Road Capability features||XL||XLT|
|top Powertrain features||XL||XLT|
|Variable valve control||Y||Y|
|Sequential multi-point fuel injection||Y||Y|
|Limited slip differential||Y||Y|
|Mode select transmission||Y||Y|
|top Safety and Security features||XL||XLT|
|Passenger cancellable airbag||Y||Y|
|Dual front impact airbags||Y||Y|
|4 wheel disc brakes||Y||Y|
|top Seats and Trim features||XL||XLT|
|Manual driver lumbar support||Y|
|top Suspension/Handling features||XL||XLT|
|Front anti-roll bar||Y||Y|
|Front wheel independent suspension||Y||Y|
|Single rear wheels||Y||Y|