Have you visited your Ford dealer in Indianapolis lately? If you haven’t, you just might be in for a treat when you come on down. The new Ford F-250 Super Duty work truck was just named the best truck in its class by PickupTrucks.com—and we can’t help but agree.
From an incredible amount of power to its spacious interior, this is truly a truck that goes the extra mile for both leisure and work drivers. Use it for fishing trips, construction projects, warehouse work, and just about any other application you can think of.
“Best Premium Three-Quarter Ton Pickup Truck of 2017”
It’s a title that’s a mouthful—but it’s also well-deserved. The coveted “Best Premium Three-Quarter Ton Pickup Truck of 2017” doesn’t just go to anyone; you really have to produce something sensational to win—and win, the Ford F-250 certainly did.
Mark Williams from Cars.com calls out the new Ford F-250’s powertrain specifically, likening it to, “the powertrain of a bulldozer.” He also has nothing but compliments for the interior features, saying that it has the “interior features and technology of a luxury hotel room.”
Ford’s truck marketing group director Todd Eckert agrees. “We’ve listened to our customers who depend on three-quarter ton trucks to get the job done,” he said in an interview with Cars.com. “It’s clear the editors of Cars.com recognize Ford Super Duty delivers on best-in-class towing, luxury and technology that our customers expect.”
The Nitty Gritty Details
So, exactly what is it that makes the F-250 so special? The three-quarter ton pickup truck has received a sizable boost in performance from previous iterations. It all starts with a 6.2-ltr. SOHC 2-valve Flex Fuel V8 engine that’s capable of pushing out between 385 and 420 horsepower. The upgradable engine can also be switched out for the maximum performance 6.7-ltr. Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel engine.
Transmission-wise, the Diesel engine really takes the cake on this line. The diesel version comes with a TorqShift® Heavy-Duty 6-speed SelectShift™ automatic transmission that’s as smooth and responsive as butter, while the gas version comes with the TorqShift® Heavy-Duty 6-speed SelectShift-G™ automatic transmission instead. Both are readily capable of handling just about anything you throw at them.
Heavy-duty shocks and stabilizer bars prevent swaying and swinging, so even if you’re hauling a load over rough ground, your ride stays smooth and relaxed. Jolts and bumps are minimal even in max power mode, making this truck a joy to drive and ride in.
Gas capacity depends on wheel size; the tank scales to meet the truck’s demands. At the lower end of the spectrum, between the 142″ & 148″ wheelbase, is the 29-gallon fuel tank. For trucks with a 176″ wheelbase, the tank size rises to an incredible 48 gallons—more than enough for an extensive foray on the highway.
The new and improved Ford F-250 series is a work of art in motion, but, more importantly, it’s tailored specifically for people who demand the best in performance at all times. Regardless of whether you just enjoy driving a larger truck or you’re hauling precious cargo, it’ll get you to and from each destination without issue. Call your Ford dealership today at 317-831-2750 to take one for a test drive.