The Ford F-250 offers both gas and diesel engines, advanced towing capabilities, up to a six-person cab, four-wheel drive, and front and side airbags. Ford offers the truck in five trim levels--XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum--each of which offers more features as standard. For example, a heavy-duty, 200-amp alternator is an option for the XL and XLT trim levels, but comes as standard for the Lariat and above.
All models of the F-250 Super Duty come standard with anti-lock, vacuum-boosted disk brakes on all four wheels, four-wheel drive, traction control, rollover control and tire pressure monitoring. Additionally, all models come with a tow package, 12,500 pound tow hitch, and trailer sway control, which adjusts engine power and braking to keep trailers stable and safe.
The truck's gasoline-powered engine is a 6.2-liter, overhead cam V8 that makes 385 horsepower and 405 foot-pounds of torque. This engine can also run on E85 fuel, which is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, or, if requested, can be factory-prepared to run on compressed natural gas or propane. The diesel engine is a 6.7-liter, turbocharged V8 that makes 440 horsepower and 860 foot-pounds of torque. The diesel model comes with exclusive options such as dual alternators making 357 amps, or a power takeoff to mechanically power accessories such as salt spreaders.