Like the F-150, the Ford F-250 is available in Regular, SuperCab, and Crew Cab configurations. You also have a choice of rear- or four-wheel drive, 6.75- and eight-foot boxes, and gas or turbodiesel engines. From there, you’ll pick one of six trims: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited.
Our choice is the F-250 Lariat four-wheel-drive model with the longer bed and the turbodiesel engine. We think this combination should appeal to individuals using the truck for work purposes as well as for family use. The Lariat seats five, replaces the front split bench seat with two bucket seats, and comes with a long list of standard equipment. These items include fog lights, 18-inch aluminum wheels, a security system, air conditioning, a 110-volt power outlet, a Sony audio system, the SYNC 3 infotainment system, and a reverse sensing system.
Here’s how we’d build ours:
- Model: 2018 Ford F-250 Lariat 4x4 Crew Cab Long Box
- Engine: 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8
- Output: 440 hp / 925 lb-ft
- Transmission: Six-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
- Fuel Economy: Not rated
- Options: Turbodiesel V8 Engine ($9,120), High Capacity Trailer Tow Package ($1,130, hill descent control, specially tuned shocks, transfer case, fuel tank skid plates, rear stabilizer bar), Blind Spot Information System ($540, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, trailer tow)
- Base Price: $53,135 (including a $1,495 destination charge)
- Best Value Price: $63,925