For 2017 the brawny F-250 Super Duty receives the same top-to-bottom makeover bestowed on the F-150 last year. That means the F-250 offers more technology and capability than ever before, not to mention an all-new aluminum body.
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2017 Ford F-250 Overview
What's New for 2017
The F-250 Super Duty has been completely redesigned.
Choosing Your Ford F-250 Super Duty
The standard 6.2-liter V8 puts out 385 horsepower, the same as last year, but torque has increased from 405 to 430 pound-feet. The optional 440-horsepower 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 gets an even bigger boost in torque, from 860 to 925 pound-feet. As before, both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission and your choice of two- or four-wheel drive.
Models equipped with the 6.2-liter can tow up to 15,700 pounds. That figure bumps to 18,600 pounds when you opt for the turbodiesel. Payload maxes out at 4,200 pounds.
As usual, you have a choice of three cab styles: the three-person Regular Cab; the Super Cab with rear-hinged access doors and a full-width backseat; and the Crew Cab with full-size rear doors and more legroom in back. All cabs offer more legroom and headroom this year.
The Regular Cab comes only with a long (8-foot) bed, which is optional on the others in place of the standard 6.8-foot bed. Models equipped with the long bed carry a new 48-gallon gas tank for extended range. A removable locking tailgate with lift assist is standard across the board.
Underneath is a beefier frame made of high-strength steel. However, the body itself is now aluminum, so the F-250 is up to 350 lighter than before.
Trim levels run the gamut from utilitarian to indulgent:
The newly available Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System uses a network of seven cameras to provide panoramic views. Two of the cameras are specifically designed to assist with trailer hitching. In addition to that, you can order a Trailer Reserve Guidance System, which provides on-screen steering directions when backing up with a trailer, as well as a jackknife alert.
Most of the functional upgrades found on the King Ranch and Platinum are optional on lesser trims, so you can get the equipment you want without having to spring for the full luxury treatment.