- 1 What’s New In Ford F-250 Super Duty 2019
- 2 A Quick Review – What Does F-250 Have To Offer?
- 3 How Does It Feel On The Road?
- 4 Ride Quality And Noise Reduction
- 5 Interior Quality, Space, And Towing/Hauling
- 6 Techy Specs And Safety Features
- 7 Trim Levels – Sorting Through The Available Options
- 8 Trim Levels – Features, Prices, And Packages
- 9 The Verdict: My Final Ratings
What’s New In Ford F-250 Super Duty 2019
- Builds Up On The 3rd-gen introduced in 2017
- A Brand-New Package (Lariat)
- B&O Play Instead Of Sony Stereo
- Impressive Towing And Payload Capabilities
- The Diesel V8 Engine Is Incredibly Powerful
- Multiple Cabs To Choose From
- A Comfortable And Tech-Savvy Pick-Up Truck
- New Aluminum Body (More Efficiency And Less Weight)
- The Driver Aid System Isn’t Perfect
- The Higher Trims Are Quiet Expensive
- Not Particularly Fuel-Efficient
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|Starting price: 33.1K USD||Number of seats: 3 to 6, (depending on the cab)||Entry-Level Powertrain: 385HP/5750||Towing (MAX): 15K Pounds|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 34-48 gal (depending on the cab)||Configurations: regular cab, crew cab, extended cab||Warranty: 3years/36K miles||Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic|
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
Ride Quality: 8/10
Value For Money: 10/10
A Quick Review – What Does F-250 Have To Offer?
Ford has a strong line-up of trucks, and they’re all quite popular.
And, if you’re looking for the golden middle, Ford F-250 Super Duty 2019 will be right up your alley.
This is a highly powerful and flexible vehicle that will put a smile on the face of any US-made pickup fan. While F-150 is a living legend, it’s not as versatile as its elder brother. F-350 and F-450, in turn, are a bit too clumsy and expensive.
That’s exactly why I called F-250 the golden middle.
Don’t get it confused: this is a heavy-duty truck, but it’s just as comfortable and techy as it is capable. With several cabs, trims, and configurations to pick from, this model gives the potential customers a chance to “build” their own dream truck. And, it holds its own against the competition, thanks to clever pricing policy, reliability, durability, and might.
How Does It Feel On The Road?
The engine and the chassis on this vehicle are fantastic and they can take pretty much anything you through their way. It doesn’t really matter what you’re planning on doing with it – taking your family for a picnic or hauling heavy weights – Ford F-250 Super Duty 2019 will perform equally great. Handling is responsive, and ride quality is smooth.
Acceleration might not be critical for a pickup, but the 6.7-lit turbo-diesel has a lot of kick. When you hit the gas pedal, it almost feels like the powertrain takes a second to get into “beast mode”, and then it truly delivers. The brake pedal is not perfect; however, once you get used to it, you won’t feel like it’s a giant dinosaur.
This is a pretty big car, but it’s fairly light during steering. Although steering is a bit slow, you’ll be in total control even in tight corners, which can’t be said about most rivals. Handling is snappy, and while that’s great for in-city driving, fans of good-old trucks will need to adjust to it.
Finally, for off-roading, this model is a sure pick. Again, Super Duty isn’t a particularly tiny ride – don’t forget that. On the other hand, no driver wants a compact crossover for conquering the deserts and the forests, right? With the FX4 off-road package, Ford’s beast turns into a dream car.
Ride Quality And Noise Reduction
Let me say real quickly that both available engines are all kinds of mighty. Yet, noise reduction in Ford F-250 Super Duty 2019 is superb – a pleasant surprise. Funny thing: while on the road, you’ll barely hear the engine working. But, when you hit a full stop, that diesel will make itself heard. Climate control is very user-friendly: the car cools down faster than I expected and keeps it that way for a very long time.
Both front seats are power-adjustable; plus, they come with cozy massagers.
Probably the best thing about this truck is the fact that you won’t feel any difference in ride comfort when riding empty or loaded down.
This is starting to become a standard feature for most trucks, by the way, which is great news.
Interior Quality, Space, And Towing/Hauling
On the inside, this heavy-duty truck is surprisingly comfortable and functional. Getting in and out is very easy – through the front and around back – especially with the power-retractable steps. The driving position deserves a round of applause. It’s safe to say that drivers of all sizes and shapes will be able to fine-tune it to their liking. As for leg-/head-room, you won’t ever feel the lack for either.
The rear seats are equally spacious and roomy. The panels are made of plastic – it’s like the engineers are trying to remind us that we are still inside of a work truck. For high-grade leather, you’ll have to go with the Platinum trim. Small-item storage is class-leading (2 storage areas in each door, a 4-way cup-holder, and more). And, you’ll get plenty of cargo space, no matter which bed you end up with.
Now, it’s important to note that 4×8 sheets of plywood won’t fit in the regular cab. However, shorter cabs are much easier to drive and to maneuver with. With the ball hitch, you can tow anything up to 15K pounds. As for hauling, you can rely on F-250 to haul up to 10K pounds.
Techy Specs And Safety Features
The infotainment system is very friendly, and the driver can even check tire pressure for the pickup/trailer without leaving the front seat. Plus, there’s just the right number of physical knobs and buttons to please the old-timers. Or, you can take full advantage of Sync 3, Ford’s infotainment system, and leave the physical buttons alone for most of the time.
In Ford F-250 Super Duty 2019, the knobs control tuning, volume, and climate. Smartphone integration, voice controls, and driver aids are also a part of the package. Adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning, along with rear cross-traffic alert are just some of the safety features.
Trim Levels – Sorting Through The Available Options
This full-size truck is available in six trims levels. The list includes the entry-level XL, XLT, Lariat, and the premium-level King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. Plus, you have a choice between three cabs: regular, crew, and extended (6.8 or 8.2 feet of length). RWD is standard; FWD is also available. F-250 packs a mighty 6.2-lit V8 under the hood, capable of 385HP and 430 lb-ft. of torque. Or, you can go with the 6.7-lit V8 that’s good for 450HP and 935 lb-ft.
No matter which engine you choose, it will be paired to a 6-speed automatic (shiftable).
I’m happy to say that even the 6.2-lit V8 is more than capable of hauling heavy weights and conquering the off-road. The same is true for the trim levels: owners of the basic XL will have tons of fun with Ford F-250 Super Duty 2019. Let us talk about the trims in more details right now.
Trim Levels – Features, Prices, And Packages
It’s important to say that XL (33.1K) is, essentially, a work truck with some fancy features. The list includes 17-inch (steel) wheels, a rearview camera, air conditioning, 4 speakers for sound (6 for the extended and crew cabs), and more. XLT (37.3K) adds keyless entry, cruise control, voice controls (through Sync), cloth upholstery, a 4.2-inch display, and satellite radio.
Lariat can be yours for 46.1K, and to me, it’s the best pick. For dual-zone climate control, leather on the seats, a bigger (8-inch) screen, Smartphone integration with Sync 3, and 10 speakers, this is an awesome pick. King Ranch is available for 57K and can only be bought as a crew cab. Keyless entry/ignition, a western theme and styling details, better leather upholstery, navigation, and heating/ventilation for front seats – those are some of the highlights.
Platinum comes with a price-tag of 63.3K (again, only crew cab) and adds 20-inch (alloy) wheels, LED headlights, auto wipers, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. In my opinion, all those features aren’t enough to pay additional 6K for (compared to King Ranch). And finally, Limited costs 80K (almost three times the price of XL). Adaptive cruise control, an exclusive interior, and lane-keeping assist are part of the deal.
Fact: most higher-trim features are available as option on the entry-level trims.
The list of add-ons includes a 48-gallon tank, a trailer tow package (only with the turbo engine), and an off-road package (FX4).
The Verdict: My Final Ratings
Summing up, I’m happy to say that Ford F-250 Super Duty 2019 is an all-around amazing vehicle. First of all, it performs exceptionally well as a heavy-duty truck with a powerful engine. Secondly, it is unusually modern for a pickup and offers an above-average level of creature comfort. Check out the photos once again: doesn’t it look absolutely bad-ass?
Lots of space in the cabin, spacious seats, and tons of entry-level and additional techy features (including safety elements) – that’s what you’ll get with this bad-boy. Add industry-leading towing capabilities, ride quality, interior design, and durability, and you’ll get yourself a winner.
In this segment, it doesn’t get better than Ford F-250 Super Duty!
My final rating is 8.5/10 and I highly recommend Ford’s heavy-duty truck. If you want to see it all in more details, make sure to take a quick look at the video: