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2011 Ford F-250 Review

Bred to move a mountain

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Overview
Just three years after it was first introduced by Ford, the F Series Super Duty Truck has witnessed a full redesign. This may seem surprising to some consumers, especially in today's market, to see a redesign of a recently released offering.

This truck is offered with 4 trims, 3 truck cabs, and two bed length options. The Super Duty tows 11,900 pounds or greater and hauls 2210 pounds or greater. The latter weights might seem difficult for a quarter ton truck, but not for a half ton truck.

The full sized truck is not new from front to rear, but the framing of the vehicle has been enhanced with attractive sheet metal. A newer powertrain is also supplied so that the vehicle's abilities are also improved. If seeking a truck with a good deal of power, the consumer will find it in the F-Series Super Duty.

The Ford Super Duty may seem a bit unwieldy to some because of its large body and it is not categorized as a heavy-duty truck by the EPA. It offers a subpar fuel economy.

The Range

Bodystyles: Truck
Engines: 6.2L V-8, 6.7L diesel V-8
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: F-250 XL, F-250 XLT, F-250 Lariat, F-250 King Ranch, F-350 XL, F-350 XLT, F-350 Lariat, F-350 King Ranch, F-450 XL, F-450 XLT, F-450 Lariat, F-450 King Ranch

What's New

The 2011 Ford Super Duty is an all-new model that features a completely redesigned exterior plus and an all-new Powerstroke diesel V-8 that Ford designed in-house and features 735 pound-feet of torque. The Super Duty's 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 is new as well and features an integrated exhaust brake. Both are mated to a new 6-speed automatic transmission.

Exterior

With styling inspired by the Super Chief Concept seen in 2006, the 2011 Super Duty has the looks to go with its impressive capability. Upscale King Ranch models stand out thanks to their two tone paint jobs.

Interior

Super Duty upholstery choices consist of vinyl, cloth, and leather, with King Ranch models getting unique upholstery. Options include a navigation system, premium audio, and heated and cooled power front seats, and dual-zone climate control.

Performance & Handling

The SuperDuty's gasoline V-8 makes a solid 385 horsepower and 405 pound-feet, but its dwarfed by the 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 and its 390 horsepower and 735 pound-feet of torque. Max payload is 4,100 pounds for single rear wheel models, 6,520 pounds for duallys. Maximum towing capacity is 24,400 pounds when towing a fifth-wheel trailer, 16,000 pounds for conventional towing.

Safety

Dual front airbags are standard on the Super Duty, side and curtain airbags are optional. Traction and stability control are standard, as is trailer sway control, an integrated trailer brake controller, and hill descent control.

EPA Fuel Economy

N/A

You'll Like

  • Endless capability
  • Gobs of torque

You Won't Like

  • On-road dynamics

Sum Up

Bred to move a mountain

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