2008 Ford F-250Change Vehicle
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From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Towing capacity
- Cargo capacity
- Interior space
- Resale value of larger-cab models
- Fuel economy
- Engine noise
- Difficult entry and exit in 4WD models
- Large and in-charge front end
- Three cab configurations
- Choice of three engines
- Available 6.4-liter diesel V-8
- Manual or automatic
- RWD or 4WD
For 2008, Ford's Super Duty trucks — including the F-250, F-350 and new F-450 — received an exterior and interior styling overhaul as well as a new diesel engine: a twin-turbocharged V-8 diesel. The F-250's competitors are the Dodge Ram 2500, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and the GMC Sierra 2500, which also have diesel and gasoline engines.
The F-250 Super Duty pickup comes in XL, XLT, Lariat and new FX4 trim levels and is available with two- and four-wheel drive with three engine options: one diesel and two gasoline. The F-250 is rated to tow 12,500 pounds when properly equipped.
A new FX4 package adds skid plates, body-colored bumpers and a billet-style grille on top of the XLT trim; it's only available on four-wheel-drive versions. A King Ranch Chrome Package is available for XLT and Lariat SuperCab and Crew Cab trucks and includes interior and exterior chrome trimmings, including the exhaust tip, tow hooks and step bars.
Forged polished-aluminum 20-inch wheels are available on Crew Cab 4x4 Lariat trims.
Styling differences between Ford's light-duty F-150 and the Super Duty models, including the F-250, are most evident up front, where a massive new grille and blocky front features dominate the Super Duty's nose. Super Duty pickups come in three forms: regular cab; four-door SuperCab with two conventional front doors and two smaller, rear-opening back doors; and four-door Crew Cab with four conventional front-hinged ... Read more
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder walks you through the 2008 Ford F-250. It competes with the Dodge Ram 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD.
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The Sacramento Bee's view
You have to wonder where the limit is in the truck wars being waged on American soil, especially when it comes to heavy duty pickups.At the current rate of envelope pushing, it&... Read more
I have owned Chev, Dodge, Toyata Trucks, but my F-
Best Truck I have ever owned I have a Cadillac and it rides as good, and performance Outstanding I'm very Happy with my baby. All my friends love it and one of them is buying one next week, and I just ... Read full review
This is a commercial grade work truck for hauling or transporting materials. Too big to be your everyday ride. Have the basic package with manual locks and windows so it was listed at a lower price ... Read full review