The 2019 Ford F-250 kicks off the Super Duty lineup by building on the standard truck with the amenities and performance due to its name. Its toughness is evident all across its body, but the real test comes with its strong payload and trailering capabilities.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, the Super Duty returns and brings with it light changes. An available B&O Play stereo system replaces the Sony system. A new Lariat Sport Package also rolls out.
Choosing Your F-250
The F-250 along with the F-350 and F-450 comprise Ford’s Super Duty line. The F-250 seats up to six, offers three cab choices, two bed sizes, and five wheelbase lengths. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while four-wheel drive is available.
Ford supplies two engine choices with the F-250. A 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque is the standard choice. Also available is a 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 engine with 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque. Both engines work with a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.
The F-250 has a payload capacity ranging from 3,288 to 4,315 pounds. When it comes to conventional towing, the range is from 12,300 to 18,000 pounds. The EPA doesn't rate the fuel economy of the F-250.
As is typical with Ford pickup trucks, numerous packages and individual upgrades are available. We’ve listed most with each trim. Other packages not mentioned include a Heavy Service Front Suspension Package ($125), a Snow Plow Prep Package ($185), and a 5th-Wheel/Gooseneck Trailer Tow Prep Package 4x4 ($500).
Unless you’re using your truck for crew duty only, we see no reason to begin your search with the base 2019 Ford F-250 model. For everyone else, the Lariat offers many of the amenities you expect in this kind of truck. Regardless, prices can climb quickly, especially as you upgrade cabs, choose four-wheel drive, opt for the turbodiesel engine, or select a few packages.