Ford designers clearly had a "Super" image in mind when they set out to pen their 2008 Super Duty Pick-up truck. Everything about the design says, BIG and, RUGGED, from its body on frame construction to the full size, four-door passenger compartment.
The front end features a large bold grille and hood that rise as a single element. Tow hooks are standard as is a massive chrome front bumper. The side view is dominated by oversize, telescoping rear view mirrors, and 17-inch chrome-clad steel or, optional 18-inch forged aluminum wheels mounted with 275/70 R18 All Terrain Tires.
Our test Crew Cab model in XLT trim came with the optional stow-able bed extender and tailgate step as well as the factory towing package that includes trailer brake control and allows for a towing capacity of up to 12,500 pounds.
The 6.4 Liter V-8 diesel has two turbos to help it crank out 350 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque. The engine drives the "shift-on-the-fly" four wheel drive system by way of a 6-speed manual or the optional 5-speed automatic that came on our Super Duty.
Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard on all trim levels with large 13.66 inch diameter discs up front and 13.39 inch discs in the rear.
The Crew Cab provides two full-size rows of seats for up to six people. Rear seat passengers have a folding arm rest and the 60/40 split rear bench seats can fold up to provide additional cargo space.
Our XLT Crew Cab came with an extensive list of options including an up-rated 6 CD AM/FM, MP3 player and 8-speaker sound system and a leather-wrapped, adjustable, multi-function steering wheel.
MSRP for the Super Duty F250 Crew Cab in XLT trim is $34,185. Our test vehicle, which included the twin-turbo Diesel engine and automatic transmission, carried a sticker of $47,935. And all models are covered by Ford's limited 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.
The 2008 Ford Super Duty F250 4x4 Crew Cab Pick up truck...the name alone, says it all!