2016 Ford F-250 Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
The heavy-duty F-250 Super Duty has many strong points. The Ford-built Powerstroke 6.4-liter turbodiesel V8 gets the best fuel economy among heavy-duty diesel trucks while having plenty of towing and payload-hauling capability. Cabin space is generous, with a large backseat and abundant storage, and noise levels are lower than competitors.
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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

"Power is not what I had hoped for. I had a V10 engine that worked well in towing my trailer. The V8 is now the largest gasoline engine available and is a bit under-powered for my needs. I do NOT want a diesel engine. I also get front-end "shimmy" when I hit a hole or sharp bump in the road."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Ford F-250)

"Good fuel mileage (diesel).Terrific acceleration and a comfortable, roomy cabin. No place to mount a CB and do it neatly. Would be nice if there was a way to change the way it rode when empty to make it more like a F-150 (smoother)."

SALVATORE G., CT (2016 Ford F-250)

"Can not answer a phone call on blue tooth. Have to manually answer on my iPhone. Probably bad ford software but dealer can not fix without technical help from ford. When trying to accelerate when going 40 to 50 by stepping down on the accelerator the engine reeves way up out of control and the truck does not accelerate. It would be like manually shifting into a lower gear and stepping down on the accelerator and not letting up on the clutch. The electronic transmission is not disengaging the cl"

DAVID O., PA (2016 Ford F-250)

"Don't even know a horse trailer is behind it. Very smooth and comfortable to drive."

Anonymous, GA (2016 Ford F-250)

"handles well, powerful acceletion"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-250)

"The 6.7 L diesel is awesome for driving and towing. It handles our 12,000 lb fifth wheel trailer with ease."

Dennis W., IL (2016 Ford F-250)

"Handling and acceleration are great."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Ford F-250)

"feels like I could tow anything"

Robert R., TX (2016 Ford F-250)

"Excellent acceleration, appearance, safety I size, interior leg room."

Jos L., TX (2016 Ford F-250)

"Slow starting off because the cluck doesn't lock until fourth gear, a heavy duty towing feature. Then get out of its way. Transmission is very smooth and shifts quickly."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Ford F-250)

"diesel power and performance"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-250)

"lot of power in this turbo diesel, climbing hills or pulling a trailer does not make a difference you got to remind yourself to slow down. nice handling on long drives and very comfortable. feels very safe driving."

Brian D., CA (2016 Ford F-250)

"Tremendous power withhold towing max liad"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-250)

"Gets me where I need to go."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Ford F-250)

"Great towing 37ft 5th wheel trailer. Works exceptionally well when going= up steep grades"

John K., WA (2016 Ford F-250)

"This truck handles great and if you need to pass someone, well, you have enough power to get by them before they even know you passed them. Acceleration is awesome!"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Ford F-250)

"It's easy to look down at speedometer and discover you're driving 30 miles over the speed limit because the engine is so powerful and runs so smooth."

Stacy W., TX (2016 Ford F-250)

"for a large diesel it has excellent acceleration and handling."

Bernard W., AZ (2016 Ford F-250)

"This thing is a beast. Pulls a 40 foot 5th wheel with ease."

Anonymous, KS (2016 Ford F-250)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Roomy cabin area, seats are great, top of the line hot/cold air. Ride could be smoother, but not that bad. Drove it from CT to FL and back in comfort and safety"

SALVATORE G., CT (2016 Ford F-250)

"This F-250 is very comfortable no matter how far you drive. The ride is great and there is no noise at all driving down the road."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Ford F-250)

"Cabin is very comfortable for a large truck. Seats are heated and cooled, so riding in comfort is no issue. The ride is stiff, but it is a big truck and 4 wheel drive. I find the ride quite smooth."

Anonymous, GA (2016 Ford F-250)

"Stiff ride on bumpy roads."

David I., WV (2016 Ford F-250)

"spacious, low noise, firm ride, sits up high"

Dennis W., IL (2016 Ford F-250)

"The seats in this XL truck have stayed very very comfortable, exceeding my expectations."

Anonymous, NM (2016 Ford F-250)

"Very rough ride and not at all pleased with plow controls or hook up"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Ford F-250)

"Outstanding comfort with Lariat model leather seats"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-250)

"The truck is comfortable. With the stiff suspension, you feel every bump. Truck is fairly quiet. There is something loose in the dash that occasionally makes noise."

Jon R., NH (2016 Ford F-250)

"The seating is the most comfortable I have ever had in a three quarter ton pickup. Long trips are now a pleasure because of the comfort of the seats, the lack of noise from outside the cab, and the smoothness of the ride."

Mary B., MN (2016 Ford F-250)

"very comfortable seats, the ac and heated seats are very convenient during the season. the ride height is nice because everything is visible."

Brian D., CA (2016 Ford F-250)

"The ride is stiff. Noise level is low and the seats are comfortable."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Ford F-250)

"Quiet for a large heavy duty vehicle. Very comfortable seating. Ride is a bit stiff(as expected)."

Thomas A., CA (2016 Ford F-250)

"We have had at lease 5 Ford trucks from the higher end to the low 250. You could drives for hrs. & still be comfortable."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Ford F-250)

"Hard seats, noisy ride, hard suspension (rough ride)"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-250)

"Seats have climate control that's nice. I have no problem with noise. Ride is comfortable, I wouldn't want to sit in the car for long hrs."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Ford F-250)

"Very roomy and supportive seats. Can easily fit family of five for extended trips"

Maggie A., NM (2016 Ford F-250)

"For long trips it can't be beat. Hauling my 5th wheel is a pleasure with this truck."

Anonymous, KS (2016 Ford F-250)

"seat cussion"

Robert R., TX (2016 Ford F-250)

"Big comfortable seats, even on a long trip."

Anonymous, SD (2016 Ford F-250)

"For a diesel and a heavy duty truck it is quiet and rides well."

James C., FL (2016 Ford F-250)

"same as the f150 although your a little higher and the seats adjust to a pinpoint."

Bernard W., AZ (2016 Ford F-250)

"The seat cooling feature is like heaven on hot summer days. Seats are cushy and highly adjustable."

Stacy W., TX (2016 Ford F-250)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"End year sale"

Anonymous, AL (2016 Ford F-250)

"Best value compared to other manufacturers"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-250)

"I was looking for a basic work truck that could pull heavy loads and this is just what I got. One can barely tell that there is a 5000 pound load on the trailer going down the road except for hills making the engine work harder. There is no loss of speed."

Anonymous, IN (2016 Ford F-250)

"Good price and lots of power"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-250)

"The difficulty of finding a standard old-fashioned two-door,eight-foot bed pick-up. Manufacturers seem to have chosen the need for a pick-up is more like a multipurpose family car for some hauling with their over-production and pushing sales on four-door, shorter bed models."

Anonymous, HI (2016 Ford F-250)

"The diesel trucks hold their value well. Plus you need it for towing big rigs like a fifth wheel. They are expensive up front compared to other trucks but give you a high value in return in performance."

James C., FL (2016 Ford F-250)

"yes"

Robert R., TX (2016 Ford F-250)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"more interior choices"

STEVE F., TX (2016 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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