ABS standard from 2001. ESC standard from 2011.
The F-250 is a heavy-duty truck with a 3/4 ton capacity as opposed to the 1/2 ton of the F-150. The Super Duty line was freshened for 2005 with new exterior and revised engines. The ride is stiff and bouncy, especially compared to the F-150. Ford's 6.0-liter turbodiesel packs some real punch and is fairly quiet and free of vibration. Stepping into the cabin is more difficult because of the high floor. A redesign, with a new diesel, debuts for 2007.