2016 Ford F-250

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$27,961–$62,477 Inventory Prices

Key Specs

of the 2016 Ford F‑250 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • High-output diesel engine available for all Super Duty models
  • Steering ease
  • Impressive driver information system
  • Diesel fuel economy
  • Range of trim levels

The Bad

  • Manual transmission not offered
  • Ride quality, especially F-450
  • Exhaust brake not as good as competitors'
2016 Ford F-250 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Ford F-250

  • Gas or diesel power
  • Turbo-diesel V-8 rated at 440 hp, 860 pounds-feet of torque
  • 31,200-pound towing capacity available (F-450)
  • Choice of three cabs and two beds
  • RWD or 4WD

2016 Ford F-250 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The F-Series Super Duty is Ford's line of heavy-duty pickup trucks, which are available in a variety of body styles, cargo-bed configurations and three model series: F-250, F-350 and F-450. This truck can carry as many as six people in the four-door crew-cab model. Competitors include 2500 and 3500 models in the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ram truck lines. Two engines are available: a gas 6.2-liter V-8 and a turbo-diesel 6.7-liter V-8. Both engines team with a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.
New for 2016
A rapid-heat supplemental cab heater is standard in cold-weather states, and a front and rear LED strobe light kit is available for fleet models.
Significant Standard Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Trailer-sway control
  • Side curtain airbags

Significant Available Features

  • 440-hp, turbo-diesel 6.7-liter V-8 that makes 860 pounds-feet of torque
  • PowerScope towing mirrors
  • Dual rear wheels
  • Backup camera
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Sync entertainment system
  • Heated and cooled front seats 
  • 4.2-inch instrument cluster screen shows fuel economy, off-road and towing details
  • Navigation system
  • Remote start

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


Nicest riding truck I?ve ever driven

by Racerdude from Antioch, il on March 8, 2018

Plenty of power and towing capability, but still a great ride even when not towing. Fuel mileage isn?t bad for all the power. I?m getting just over 17 mpg. Read full review


Very comfortable

by ABP Motors from Commerce City on February 21, 2018

Drives very smooth and runs like brand new. Diesel engine works quite and gives you all the comfort you need. The power it has is excellent for towing and hauling. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2016 Ford F-250 currently has 1 recall

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Ford F-250 XL

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

4 Star
Overall Front
3 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
3 Star
3 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Pole
3 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.
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