Now’s 2018 Ford F-250 could be the roughest heavy-duty pickup we’ve ever assembled. We started by cutting edge at human weight with high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy. We spent some of the weight economies where it really counts — in deeper axles, beefier steering and chassis components, and also a fully boxed frame built of over 95 per cent high-strength steel. * the end outcome is a Super Duty that boasts class-leading payload and towing.
Use of aluminum-alloy enabled a number of the burden savings to be reinvested at which it matters the most, especially in the frame that’s the foundation of strength and durability. The fully boxed frame, made from over 95 percent Nominal steel with up to 10 cross members, is 24 times stiffer than the last design. The frame is intended to minimize flexing and twisting while optimizing strength and torsional rigidity — also serves as the base for super-duty achieving the highest payload and tow ratings in its class.
- Many trims to choose from
- Comfortable and spacious interior
- An 8.4-inch infotainment screen on most trims
YOU WON’T LIKE
- Choppy ride in SE trim
- Subpar interior fit and finish
- Sloppy handling and steering
In a 2018 comparison test that included the other cars, the 2018 Ford F-250 placed fifth. Handling also proved to be another 2018 Ford F-250 weak spot and we found the steering to be numb.
2018 Ford F-250 Specs
The 2018 Ford F-250, on the other hand, is a better package, as we noted in a 2017 First Test, thanks to its smooth powertrain and well-calibrated brakes that smoothly transition between regenerative and mechanical braking. However, since it isn’t a plug-in hybrid, the 2018 Ford F-250 doesn’t have much EV mode range and can only travel around 0.5 miles on electricity.A rearview camera with rear parking sensors is now standard on all models.
The car is the only 2018 Ford F-250 trim level that can be had with a cool two-tone exterior color scheme. The ride itself was smooth, and road imperfections were barely felt.”