2016 Ford F-250

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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
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

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
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(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

I love this truck, strong, reliable and comfortabl

by Ryanfgn from Durango co on July 5, 2018

I work out of my truck and has exceeded my expectations , it has way less emissions problems then my Dodges. Lots of power and stability for towing . Read full review

(5.0)

This truck is a BEAST

by TX Steelman from Allen,TX on June 30, 2018

As a die hard FORD truck guy, I love this truck. I have owned many F-150 & F-250 trucks over the years and all have been great. No real issues on any of them. This F-250 with the 6.7 Diesel is ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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.

Overall
4 Star
Overall Front
3 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
3 Star
Passenger's
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.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker