The more powerful cousin of the immensely successful Ford F-150 is getting a new release with a 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck. The F-250 series as we know it first started producing in 2008 and the new model still has not undergone a major overhaul. Ford decided not the change the winning formula in this case, so the new 2016 F-250 does not have all the modern improvements the new F-150 model has. However, the previous success of the F-250 makes the 2016 model worth the investment.
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty engine
When talking about Super Duty trucks the most important thing is the power, and the F-250 has plenty of it. The new 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty comes with two engine types, the 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 or the 6.7 liter diesel engine which is the more powerful of the two. The 6.2 liter engine provides 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque while the 6.7 diesel engine produces an awesome 440 hp and an incredible 860 lb-ft of torque. If it’s the speed you desire the 6.2 liter version will get you from 0 to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds which is a great time considering how big the F-250 is.
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty towing power
The calling card of the F-250 has always been its towing power and the 2016 version does not fail in that department. On a regular trailer setup the diesel version can tow 14,000 pounds but when it is configured for fifth wheel towing it can pull an astounding 16,600 pounds. The maximum weight you can load on a new 2016 F-250 Super Duty is 4,130 pounds.
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty redesign
You can get the 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with either two or four wheel drive and three different cab styles: regular two door cab, super cab (four door) or four door crew cab. There are also two available cargo bed lengths, a 6.8 foot or a long, 8 foot cargo bed. The regular cab is available only with the long cargo bed while the others can have either one. There is a choice between five trim levels: base XL, midlevel XLT, an upscale Lariat level and two luxury levels, King Ranch and Platinum. The base level has 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, vinyl upholstery and regular floor coverings among other equipment while the Platinum version has 20-inch polished alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, navigation system, heated and ventilated seats. Other trim level’s equipment is in between the base and the most luxurious level.
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty interior
The interior of 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty is very functional as there is plenty of storage and sitting space as well as smartly placed power outlets. However, the interior design of the F-250 trails behind the competition because it is not as refined and polished as new Chevrolet and Nissan trucks.
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty price
The pricing of the 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty is highly dependent on the trim level as the base XL model can be bought at a moderate $32,385, the XLT is $36,375, the Lariat variant is a more expensive $44,795 while the luxury trims will cost you $52,930 for King Ranch and $57,040 for the Platinum version.
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty release date
The Ford’s new F-250 is expected to be available either in the mid 2016 or at worse at the end of the year.