New 2018 Ford Super Duty F 250 Srw Xl Fx4 V8 Regular Cab 2 Door 2018 Ford F250 Regular Cab
New 2018 Ford Super Duty F 250 Srw Xl Fx4 V8 Regular Cab 2 Door 2018 Ford F250 Regular Cab

2018 Ford F250 Regular Cab Colors, Release Date, Redesign, Price

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I can’t remember the last time that
heavy-duty pickups were not in a wild arms race. This segment more than any
other is a battle for inches and pound-feet. The 2017 F-250 Super Duty is
the latest haymaker from Ford in the battle for big-truck dominance. I’m
George Kennedy for CarGurus, and we’re going to the worksite to take a look at the 2017
Ford F-250 Super Duty, a truck with enough torque to tear space-time. But the Super
Duty is more than just brute strength, as it has some serious tech for the worksite
as well as the daily commute. But first let’s talk about the new look. Every year
full-size trucks seem to get bigger and bolder, and the Super Duty is no
different. Each headlight’s about the size of a mini
fridge, and they frame up a big, bold grille, but luckily these trucks have a
job to do. So aside from the front end, things don’t change too much out back.
We’re driving a single cab, long-bed pickup, but there are multiple
configurations. You’ve got the Super cab, which is
essentially an extended cab with rear clamshell doors that open only after
you’ve opened the front doors. And then you’ve got the Super Crew, which is a
4-door pickup, which is great if you’ve got family. You’ll also have to choose
between 6 and 3/4 foot and 8 foot bed sizes. No matter what you choose, though, be prepared for a big truck. The new Super Duty has 8 and a half inches
of ground clearance, which requires a big step up.

Ford has
the step up that pulls out of the back. It sure helps in the back, but Chevrolet
has a much simpler solution in the form of a little step cut into each corner of
the rear bumper. That’s much simpler than Ford’s awkward fold-out step. Our XLT
model has no step up into the cab. I can step up into it, but I’m 6 foot 3, and
even for me it’s a stretch without the cab steps. If you’re under 6 feet tall,
you will absolutely need the side steps. Once you’ve climbed into the cabin of
the Super Duty, you get a real sense of what a modern truck this is. Even in the
worksite-ready single cab, you’ve got USB ports and a touchscreen. Plug in your
iPhone to get Apple CarPlay, which lets you navigate addresses and
send texts, all using voice control. Parking this nearly 20-foot Super Duty
is surprisingly easy, too, with cameras on all four sides giving you not only a
view of your surroundings, but also close-ups of the front bumper area, so
you can get as close as possible to a car without bumping into it. In terms of
overall layout, I’ve driven more Chevy trucks, and I feel more at home in those.
It just goes to show you how choosing a truck comes down to opinion as much as
it does the specs. The Chevy interior has generally a more intuitive layout and
more comfortable fit and finish. This interior by comparison just doesn’t feel
that inviting, though as long as it has space for all your gear, does it really
matter? The F-250 comes standard with a 6.

2-liter V8 that makes 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.

We’re not driving that engine. We’re
driving the 6.7 Powerstroke turbodiesel V8. This monstrous engine makes 440
horsepower and 925 freaking pound-feet of torque. That’s incredible, and power
gets sent to the rear wheels or available 4-wheel drive through a
6-speed automatic transmission. The EPA doesn’t test heavy-duty pickups for fuel
economy, but that doesn’t mean owners don’t care what they get. Do a little
research, and you’ll see that Super Duties get routinely around 15 mpg. We’ve been
seeing 15.9 mpg in mixed driving. An F-350 with the diesel engine
and dualies can tow up to 21,000 pounds or 32,500 pounds with a gooseneck. That’s best-in-class for both. Our F-250 is
spec’d out to tow 15,000 pounds. Of course, it’s not just how much you can
tell but how well you can tow it. Backing up a trailer is one of the
hardest things you could do in a pickup, and people do it routinely across the
country every day. It’s a testament to their hard work everyday that some folks
make it look so seamless, but it’s hard. I can remember working as a landscaper as a kid and having to back up a trailer, and it takes a hell of a lot of practice.
But Ford makes it easy with the ultimate trailer-tow camera system. Using the same cameras as the surround-view system, it gives enhanced views of the trailer area,
including one on top of the cab, and you can even hook up a backup camera on the trailer itself and run it through connecting cables. Upgraded models are
available with the Trailer Reverse Guidance, which actually has guides to
make it super easy to backup a trailer. Base MSRP for the 2017 Ford F-Series
Super Duty is $32,535. Our 4×4 regular XLT test model also came with the FX4 off-road package, which
includes underbody skid plates, off-road tuned shock absorbers, and an
electronically locking differential. As equipped this truck cost $53,905. That’s a lot for a truck that doesn’t
have a second row, but on the plus side, the Super Duty is a towing monster with
surprising agility and maneuverability, and at over 50 grand, if you use this
truck for work, it could pay for itself over its lifetime. With up to 21,000
pounds of towing capacity and the tech to tow it safely, the 2017 Super Duty is
a commercial truck with the right tools for the job. Thanks for reading. If you want to see more truck blogs, share to our
channel. If you prefer this truck – the Super Duty as the top truck, or if you
prefer heavy duties from RAM or Chevrolet, let us know in the Comments
And finally to read my full review, go to CarGurus.com .

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