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

"Nebulous handling on curvy roads"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-250)

"The 6.7 diesel is a beast, pulls a 26' toy-hauler with two motorcycles and 100 gals of fresh water with no problems, can actually accelerate up a mountain."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-250)

"death wooble in front end not good thing"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Ford F-250)

"Does very well"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Ford F-250)

"Lots of power and handles well"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Ford F-250)

"The turbo makes this vehicle fantastic to drive. Fun and responsive."

Jamie S., MI (2013 Ford F-250)

"Has the power to meet my requirements"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-250)

"Powerful diesel engine that pulls an RV with ease"

Richard C., TX (2013 Ford F-250)

"Good pulling power and down hill speed control when hooked to 30 foot 5th wheel RV. pulls good going up hills. auto down shifts to control down hill speeds."

Anonymous, SD (2013 Ford F-250)

"Awesomely engineered tow vehicle. It knows what to do to keep truck and load in control."

CARL F., LA (2013 Ford F-250)

"Acceleration and handling very good."

MICHEL L., QC (2013 Ford F-250)

"The diesel engine delivers an excellent towing experience. The way the engine, transmission and electronics work together to slow and accelerate was a good surprise. I can to my large trailer up 6% grades with no problem. I am also satisfied with how quiet this engine is compared to other models I hear. It is still louder than a gasoline engine, but is quite tolerable."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-250)

"Acceleration is WOW, handling very good for 4X4 3/4 ton."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Ford F-250)

"The ride is a bit stiffer and bouncy than the competition when the truck is empty"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Ford F-250)

"Acceleration is phenomenal as well as reliability"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Ford F-250)

"I have the King Ranch diesel which has great styling inside and out. Everything is heavy duty - engine, tow hooks, bed, etc. Acceleration is great. Handling not bad. But the ride is bouncy and jittery and overall disappointing. My wife does not like riding in it."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-250)

"It can pull the weight of my fifth-wheel up any mountain road without hesitation. It has excellent acceleration, handles well."

Paul H., TX (2013 Ford F-250)

"At times when it is windy and driving on the highway there will be a whine coming from the windshield. There are discussions on this on Ford truck forums, no one has found a solution."

Philip K., OK (2013 Ford F-250)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats are very comfortable. RIde is quite harsh unless heavily loaded for towing, etc. Noise is reasonable."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-250)

"Big, and fell safe"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Ford F-250)

"Surprisingly quiet and comfy ride. Great for long trips"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Ford F-250)

"Ride"

MICHEL L., QC (2013 Ford F-250)

"Seats are comfy. No noise ."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-250)

"seating is somewhat uncomfortable on the XLT trim. It is too soft and not well designed"

JAMES H., CA (2013 Ford F-250)

"The truck is very comfortable on long distance trips. It is much quieter than my old diesel. I can order at fast food windows without turning off the truck. But, I miss the diesel sound."

Paul H., TX (2013 Ford F-250)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Meets the requirements i was looking for"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-250)

"Lot of power, very quiet, cold use better fuel economy"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Ford F-250)

"It performed exactly as I exspected"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-250)

"It's down to earth truck, stayed away from all the fancy things, just wished they still had a manual transmission."

ROBERT V., MB (2013 Ford F-250)

"Poor gas mileage"

Anonymous, CA (2013 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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