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2001 Ford F-250

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2001 Ford F-250 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The Super Duty models are the brutes among Ford’s pickups — heavy-duty trucks designed for serious hauling and towing. The Super Duty line was redesigned for 1999, and though it is based on the F-150, it sports different styling, roomier interiors, and stronger chassis and engines.

All Super Duty models weigh more than 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight — which is the weight of the truck and what it can carry in passengers and payload. This means they are exempt from federal safety requirements for lighter-duty trucks and cars, but a driver-side airbag is standard on all models and a passenger-side airbag that can be disabled by a dashboard switch is optional.

Exterior
Styling differences from the F-150 are most pronounced in the front, where a massive grille dominates the Super Duty’s nose. Models include regular cabs, four-door Super Cabs (with two conventional front doors and two rear-opening rear doors) and four-door crew cabs (with conventional front-hinged doors). Wheelbases range from 137 inches on the regular cab to 172 inches on the crew cab with dual rear wheels.

The Super Duty lineup starts with a gross vehicle weight of 8,800 pounds for the three-quarter-ton F-250 model and goes up to a GVW of 11,500 for the F-350 with dual rear wheels (two on each side) and the 7.3-liter diesel V-8. Ford brags that it has the highest GVW for any one-ton pickup.

Interior
Just because the Super Duty models are beasts of burden doesn’t mean the interiors are all vinyl a...

Vehicle Overview
The Super Duty models are the brutes among Ford’s pickups — heavy-duty trucks designed for serious hauling and towing. The Super Duty line was redesigned for 1999, and though it is based on the F-150, it sports different styling, roomier interiors, and stronger chassis and engines.

All Super Duty models weigh more than 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight — which is the weight of the truck and what it can carry in passengers and payload. This means they are exempt from federal safety requirements for lighter-duty trucks and cars, but a driver-side airbag is standard on all models and a passenger-side airbag that can be disabled by a dashboard switch is optional.

Exterior
Styling differences from the F-150 are most pronounced in the front, where a massive grille dominates the Super Duty’s nose. Models include regular cabs, four-door Super Cabs (with two conventional front doors and two rear-opening rear doors) and four-door crew cabs (with conventional front-hinged doors). Wheelbases range from 137 inches on the regular cab to 172 inches on the crew cab with dual rear wheels.

The Super Duty lineup starts with a gross vehicle weight of 8,800 pounds for the three-quarter-ton F-250 model and goes up to a GVW of 11,500 for the F-350 with dual rear wheels (two on each side) and the 7.3-liter diesel V-8. Ford brags that it has the highest GVW for any one-ton pickup.

Interior
Just because the Super Duty models are beasts of burden doesn’t mean the interiors are all vinyl and steel. Cloth upholstery, leather captain’s chairs and a power driver’s seat are available to coddle front occupants. A split front bench seat includes a folding center armrest that is large enough to stow a laptop computer. A folding three-place rear bench seat is standard or optional on Super Cab and crew-cab models.

Under the Hood
The biggest engine available in the F-150 is the smallest engine for the Super Duty models: a 5.4-liter V-8 with 260 horsepower. A 310-hp 6.8-liter V-10 and a 7.3-liter diesel V-8 with 250 hp (15 hp more than last year) also are available. All engines team with a five-speed manual transmission.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
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Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

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by iadoremymorgan from Post Falls, ID on November 28, 2019

Ford makes the best trucks I’ve ever had! My old girl is a V6 has engine with 248,000 miles on her and she’s still running strong and trusty! She’s never had any major work done to her. All the ... Read full review

(5.0)

This truck is extremely reliable.

by Chipe from Shreveport, Louisiana on November 25, 2019

This was my dads ranch truck and daily driver. I have driven it off and on over the years since new. It runs just as well now as it in 2001. Just has a few rattles here and there but still turns heads... Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2001 Ford F-250 currently has 13 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The F-250 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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