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Ford F-250

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Base MSRP price range:
$31,810 - $55,745
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CR Model Summary
The F-250 is best suited for towing or hauling heavy loads, but handling is very clumsy even for a heavy-duty pickup truck. The ride is stiffer and snappier than in the F-150's, but slightly better than in some heavy-duty competitors. The 6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel got 40 more horsepower for 2015. A V8 gas engine is available. The high floor makes access difficult. Convenience items include built-in controls for proportional braking when towing a trailer. Reliability has been average,
 
General Model Specs
Body styles
regular cab, extended cab, crew cab
Drive wheels
Rear or part-time 4WD
Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Engines available
6.2-liter V8 (385 hp)
6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel (440 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
Warranty
Basic: 3/36
Powertrain: 5 year/ 60,000 mile
 
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Reliability History - Ford F-250 & F-350 (diesel)
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Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
 
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard with rollover
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Not available
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score 4
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score 4
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger 4 / 4
NHTSA overall side-crash score 5
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger 5 / 5
NHTSA side pole-crash 3
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD 4 / 3
 
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