This version of the F-250 Super Duty has many strong points. The Ford-built Powerstroke 6.4-liter turbodiesel V8 got the best fuel economy among the heavy-duty diesel trucks of its day, while providing plenty of towing and payload-hauling capability. Cabin space is generous, with a large backseat and abundant storage. Nice features abound, including an optional tailgate step and built-in switches for accessories.
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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

"I use it to haul my fifth wheel camper. Sometimes it's hard to tell if it is even back there. Starts every time rides great just a wonderful vehicle."

JIM T., VA (2012 Ford F-250)

"This is a diesel. It is more fuel efficient than I expected and the power and acceleration is more than I imagined it would be."

HENRY E., AB (2012 Ford F-250)

"The diesel engine does great towing our 42' 5th wheel trailer that weighs about 14,500 lbs. I get 10.5 MPG in the mountains and about 12 MPG in the flatlands. Love the weigh it tows!"

DANIEL S., VA (2012 Ford F-250)

"Great acceleration and handling. I added a K&N cold air intake and boosted both the acceleration and fuel economy."

JERRY B., CA (2012 Ford F-250)

"Excellent power for pulling fifth wheel camper."

ALLEN S., ND (2012 Ford F-250)

"I have never driven a truck this powerful and handles so well. I pulled a large trailer on snow and ice, through a mountain range and I was shocked how well it handled and pulled the trailer on the icy roads."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford F-250)

"Acceleration hesitation is often an issue"

D F., IA (2012 Ford F-250)

"excellent !"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Ford F-250)

"Powerful diesel and decent acceleration Steering feedback Little body lean"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford F-250)

"Really moves out when needed. The powerstroke turbo really surprised me. The braking is a little long, so leave good following distance!"

RANDALL G., UT (2012 Ford F-250)

"Bought this truck to tow a RV. It is hard to park my RV because you need a football field to turn this truck."

DANNY W., FL (2012 Ford F-250)

"Handling??? Are you kidding??? A 21 foot long, 6300 pound truck does not have any handling (other than clumsy). We didn't buy it for handling - we bought it for its ability to tow a 14,000 pound fifth wheel."

RAYMOND W., CA (2012 Ford F-250)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Comfort when driving, Bad on Voice commend GPS and Phone."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Ford F-250)

"Very stiff ride, but is suspected in a 3/4 ton"

PAT S., CO (2012 Ford F-250)

"This is the quietest diesel truck and it has been extremely comfortable on long distance trips and have had two of those this year."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford F-250)

"Seats are very comfortable. Easy to drive for long periods of time. It is also very quiet on the road, much more so than I expected."

HENRY E., AB (2012 Ford F-250)

"Ride is a little harsh."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford F-250)

"I need a pillow to raise above the lower level of the seat back to prevent bad leg cramps and/or hip pain on long drives (all-day)."

CAREY B., IL (2012 Ford F-250)

"The ride is much stiffer than it should be compared to other trucks in the same category"

JAMES L., CT (2012 Ford F-250)


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

What Owners Say

"Exceptional hauling and towing capabilities Decent mileage for big vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford F-250)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I think Ford styling is the best, it looks great"

JAMES L., CT (2012 Ford F-250)

"a truck is a truck. It still looks great"

FRED M., MI (2012 Ford F-250)

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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