The F-250 Super Duty is based on Ford's commercial truck platform. It's a work truck with moderate payload capacity, great towing capability and little else to recommend it, thanks to a lousy ride and mediocre brakes. Uncomfortable seats detract further from the driving experience. Stability control, full-time four-wheel drive, and curtain airbags are all lacking.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"It drives like a truck. The good is that we use it to pull a 14,000 pound fifth-wheel all over the country, and it pulls it fine over all kinds of terrain, The down is that it rides like a truck. Very good truck, though. Big diesel."

James G., NE (2010 Ford F-250)

"The ride is a bit rough, (but it is a truck, after all). Acceleration and handling are as expected. One complaint is the gas milage. I previously had a 2006 F-250 with the same engine and transmission. The gas milage is worse on the 2010"

Leonard M., AZ (2010 Ford F-250)

"Excellent driving and handling"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford F-250)

"I do a lot of highway driving with this truck and it handles well, has plenty of power and is very comfortable for a 3/4 ton truck."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford F-250)

"An F250 can haul weights far more than 3/4 ton! I carried 3 tons locally without hitting body suspension bottom out rubber .. the shifting was and is not as smooth. Apparently Ford ran out of standard transmissions at factory and had to purchase from a separate supplier. The new transmission not as smooth shifting, it’s from good to poor per differing throws. It was one of 10,000 or less installed. I did not want automatic my choice fully."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford F-250)

"Plenty of power to pull an 8000 lb boat."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford F-250)

"Excellent"

Anonymous, NV (2010 Ford F-250)

"It has an 8 foot bed, and is a diesel. It drives beautifully and has excellent pick up. It is large though, so it can be bothersome when parking in a grocery lot. Takes up more than one space. But, you get used to it."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford F-250)

"The acceleration is great even with heavy loads."

Anonymous, DE (2010 Ford F-250)

"It handles slow acceleration fine, so long as I know that and don't try for fast acceleration while hauling, all is well. It is a capable truck. haven't gotten stuck with it anywhere."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford F-250)

"the 5.7 L V8 is an absolute dog even when the truck is lightly loaded. It handles like I expect a large truck to handle"

SALVATORE L., PA (2010 Ford F-250)

"We have not had any problems until recently and after a 2nd trip to dealer it was fixed. A sensor in the exhaust system was not cheap to repair. We would absolutely buy another F250."

JEAN S., TX (2010 Ford F-250)

"Dives like a large P/U and works like a horse pulling our Travel Trailer all over Texas"

GLORIA E., TX (2010 Ford F-250)

"The diesel engine is wonderful when we are traveling with our 30' Antique Boat."

CHARLES M., SC (2010 Ford F-250)

"Effortless towing, very good control when pulling a trailer"

WAYNE S., TX (2010 Ford F-250)

"Turbo diesel is s great engine. Excellent power & acceleration for a 6600 lb. vehicle. Handles very well in all weather."

Scott M., NY (2010 Ford F-250)

"acceleration is OK handling is very good great side view mirrors"

John C., MA (2010 Ford F-250)

"Turbo diesel is a lightning quick beast in spite of 7400 lb curb weight. Handling is better than average for a truck this size."

Jen B., MD (2010 Ford F-250)

"Handing is great - lots of power and smooth."

Melora J., MS (2010 Ford F-250)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"For such a large vehicle,the seats are comfortable.The noise level is pleasant and pleasing"

Joseph S., TX (2010 Ford F-250)

"I needed the diesel power for trailer towing. The XL luxury items were a great add to this used purchase"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford F-250)

"We regularly drive this truck to and from Florida to PA and back and comfort is very important. The interior is extremely comfortable and spacious, front and back. Also, it is a diesel and it's very quiet. I was very surprised about that when we bought it. It's wonderful."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford F-250)

"The seats are very comfortable and I enjoy the height and view of the road. The mirrors are the best!"

Leonard M., AZ (2010 Ford F-250)

"Been a good truck for hauling and carrying loads. The ride is more comfortable than a Rav4 Toyota."

Anonymous, DE (2010 Ford F-250)

"Has a whistling noise while driving. Annoying, but have become accustomed to it."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford F-250)

"noise from wind very high"

Anonymous, SD (2010 Ford F-250)

"Very comfortable. Like riding on couch."

BETHANN G., PA (2010 Ford F-250)

"Very quiet for a diesel, comfortable seats"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford F-250)

"I'ts a good truck, we bought it more for snow plowing . There are no rattles or wind noise and it has good eyesight and good handling"

John C., MA (2010 Ford F-250)

"Seats are very comfortable. Ride is cowboy limo."

Jen B., MD (2010 Ford F-250)

"For a large pick-up with a turbo diesel, it rides well with acceptable noise levels."

Scott M., NY (2010 Ford F-250)

"Relatively quiet for a truck and smooth ride. The seats are comfortable and somewhat adjustable."

Melora J., MS (2010 Ford F-250)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Three months after purchasing the F-250, the high pressure fuel pump failed. The cost to replace it was astronomical: $4,300. The cab has to be lifted off to reach the fuel pump."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford F-250)

"Great power, great handing, just a great truck"

A D., AB (2010 Ford F-250)

"We were looking for a F-250 to pull a travel trailer, size 36 ft. Found this one at Car Max, it was 2 years old and only had 14K miles, clean, no dents and we purchased this pick up truck. We usually buy new but this one was to clean with almost no miles and we bought and got a good deal so our Credit Union told us."

GLORIA E., TX (2010 Ford F-250)

"It's a solid truck that meets the needs of my business and the price I paid was about right"

SALVATORE L., PA (2010 Ford F-250)

"We bought this truck to pull our 5th wheel recreation vehicle. It was sold at a price that made it a good bargain and then we got an incentive from the dealer. No problems with the vehicle until a month ago. It was a sensor in the exhaust system. Misdiagnosed first time but fixed quickly when I took it back to dealer. Price was not cheap to repair. We love the looks and the quality of the interior, We get compliments on the looks of the exterior. Safe, comfortable ride."

JEAN S., TX (2010 Ford F-250)

"The 2010 still looks new and it has 230k on it and we haven't babied it at all. We just change the oil and go! Interior looks great, paint looks great, wheels still look awesome. We get compliments all the time."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford F-250)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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