The Ford F-250 has always had a single-mind focus: handle heavy loads and tough jobs. The redesigned 2017 model builds on that legacy by reducing the beast's overall weight and going heavy on refinement and technology. Of all HD trucks, the F-250 is a unanimous favorite among our staff.
Like the light-duty F-150, the new F-250 has an aluminum-alloy body and a frame mostly made from high-strength steel, a combination that makes the truck about 100 pounds lighter than the previous F-250 we tested.
Most buyers will opt for the 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 that puts out 440 horsepower and a rocking 925 lb.-ft. of torque. The standard engine is a gas 6.2-liter V8 with 385 hp. Maximum towing capacity for the F-250 (with the trailer tow package, of course) is 18,000 pounds.