According to car enthusiasts, the 2018 Ford F-250 is a comfortable ride apart from its Super duty hauling objectives. The Ford launched the first generation of the F-series super trucks in 1998. As opposed to its smaller sibling F-150, the F-250, also known as Ford Super Duty had larger engines and a unique appearance. A tougher chassis coupled with stronger suspension aimed at improving the towing capabilities. The 2018 Ford F-250 comes with a load of trims to choose from apart from the powertrain options. The manufacturer attempts to make this F-250 unique and standing apart from the crowd of Dodge and Chevy.
2018 Ford F-250 – Design Features
With advanced features like cruise control and lane departure warning sensors, the 2018 Ford F-250 aims to provide the best possible features in its super duty vehicle. The high-performance pickup is given a box type shape with a lower ride height to improve the suspension. However, the Ford promises to improve aerodynamics by using lightweight aluminum coupled with steel patches. The chrome steel bumpers at the front and rear provide Ford F-250 with more rigidity and improve air circulation.
From the inside, comfortable seats with lumbar support and flat folding capabilities are added. Optionally, the vehicle is installed with heated driver/passenger seats. The temperature inside the vehicle is regulated by a strong air conditioning system better than the current vehicles. The company also promises maximum infotainment by the 4.2 inches touch screen which hosts loads of options.
Available trims of this heavy duty F-250 include;
- Base XL
- Mid-level XLT
- King Ranch
2018 Ford F-250 – Engine Options
As for the powertrain, this new F-250 comes loaded with 2 options for varied performance options:
- 6.2 liters V8 liters engine producing more than 385 HP and 430 lb-ft of torque.
- A more powerful 6.7 liters V8 churning out more than 440 HP and 925 lb-ft of torque.
Both these engines are coupled to the 6-speed auto transmission. The 2018 Ford F-250 comes with two options for AWD or RWD. However, the maximum towing capacity for the first variant is more than 15,000 lb and that for the second version is about 32,500 lb.
The Platinum version is a tad swifter than the other trims only with an additional noise experienced at any speeds. As compared to Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, the 2018 Ford F-250 is a bit slower though with 0-60 mph covered in about 8 seconds. The fuel economy of this vehicle has been improved; thanks to Ford’s R&D. This vehicle provides a mileage of 16 mpg in the city and an estimated 22 mpg on the highway.
The diesel engine version of 2018 Ford F-250 has got a 29/34 gallon capacity while the petrol versions can carry a maximum of 34/48 gallons. Additionally, the vehicle is fitted with heavy duty shock absorbers so that it can be used as a heavy-duty off-roader as well. The 18-inch aluminum cast wheels are fitted on all the trim versions of Ford F-250.
2018 Ford F-250 – Competitors and Pricing
The diesel version of Ford F-250 has got more horsepowers than Ram. It can carry a greater amount of load and has got a better infotainment system than the latter. The Platinum version comes with exquisite interiors and better powertrain. The F-250 is priced at $33,730 for the base model and up to $60,000 for higher trims.