The new 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty receives a small changes, especially when it comes about design. Ford currently makes the best selling trucks in the World and their F-150 and its heavy duty series are currently some of the best selling cars on the North American continent. The current model of their Super Duty series has been around since 2010 and it actually received a couple of updates which brought it closer to its newer competitors such as the Silverado.
The 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty is actually going to be the last truck for this generation which will be completely replaced in 2016 with an all new truck. Until then though, the 2016 model received a few updates on the exterior, a few interior additions as well as slight changes to its engines.
Unfortunately this is not the all aluminum truck everyone was expecting but rather a small update of the older model. It still comes with the same engines which are not really fuel efficient or that powerful. However, all of them are very reliable and it gives its customers a really reliable platform for different working sites.
The Engine range – specs & features
Under the hood of the 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty there are two different engines. The only drawback here is that Ford continues to offer the same old engines as before and they are not offering the F 250 with the EcoBoost engines which are not only more fuel efficient more also more powerful. The base truck gets a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 which is good for 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. With this engine equipped, the F 250 will return around 14 MPG on average and it will be able to tow up to 12,000 pounds.
The option comes in the form of the 6.7 liter V8 diesel which currently has the crown as the most powerful truck engine on the North American market. This is capable of making up to 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque. Both of them come with a 6 speed automatic and both of them can be had with rear or four wheel drive. The diesel has the advantage of a 40% larger towing capacity and a 20% better fuel consumption, its only real drawback being the price which is usually $8,000 more than that of the petrol engine.
Design – Inside and Outside look
Inside the cabin not much changes over the previous model. However, the 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty did receive a couple of updates. Firstly, it received Ford’s Sync infotainment system as standard rather than being an option and on top of that, the higher end models will now come with a surround view camera system as well as with an automatic steering and braking system for the trailer behind the truck. The upholstery can now be had with a new color while the dashboard is slightly softer to the touch.
The exterior of the truck on the other hand only received minimal changes which is to be expected considering the F 250, as well as all the other Super Duty trucks, will be replaced by the all new 2017 model which will not only run on a new chassis but it will also get a lot of design changes. Until then though, the front end received a small update to its headlights while the back received the big Ford writing on the tailgate.
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2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Price
The price for the newest model of the F 250 starts at nearly $32,000 and it goes up to around $70,000 for the fully equipped premium version which is more of a luxury car than a workhorse. In any case though, the truck will be able to tow up to 12,000 pounds or more with ease and it will have a usable payload of around 2,000 pounds which is quite impressive.
The biggest rivals are Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.