Ford continues its perennial domination in the truck industry. The mid-size Ranger returned and the F-150 Raptor also receives some upgrades for the 2019 model year. However, the light-duty RAM 1500 and GM twins are also all-new and heavy-sizers are in the progress. Ford upgraded its Super Duty Series for the 2017 model year and now has the freshest heavy-duty models on the market.
The aluminum-bodied, high-tensile steel underpinned Ford Super Duty Series starts with the three-quarter ton F-250 model which provides the next level of the towing and payload capability after the best-selling, light-duty F-150 model. This version and other Ford’s heavy-work trucks won’t bring substantial changes to the play for the 2019 model year. Ford added the top-tier Limited trim to the range for the 2018 model and also upgraded the torque of the diesel engine. Now Ford has the heavy-duty version of the 10-speed automatic transmission in the progress but reports claim it won’t come in time for the 2019 version. There are also reports about the new engine option for the Super Duty Series and it’s a 7.0-liter V-8 unit.
However, all mentioned upgrades are in the prospect for the 2020 version while the 2019 Ford F-250 will likely limit to equipment mixing and few new options.
2019 Ford F-250: Design
Ford made massive upgrades with new-generation Super Series for the 2017 model and now remains the rivals to follow the path. Ford started the aluminum craze and now heavy-work models also benefit from the weight saving. The high-tensile steel also played the important role and the new chassis provide better rigidity and towing capability.
The F-250 also has the fresh styling and there won’t be changes either for the new model year. Ford will surely add new wheel options and exterior trim options but there won’t be radical cuts.
The 2019 Ford F-250 will start with the 16-inch steel wheels in the base version and the black-finished grille and bumpers. The size of the wheels will grow with the next trim and the brightwork will be on the grill and bumpers. The King Ranch will sport western theme and the top trims will have 20-inch wheels combined with the unique two-bar grilles.
Interior of the models will stay familiar form and similar to the light-duty version. Depending on the trim version the material quality and textures will vary from the work-oriented, durable surfaces to high-quality stitched leather padding.
The trucks will also provide comfortable seating and the rear seats will also be spacious and supportive. The model will also include the cupholder and clever small-item compartments. The physical controls are also well organized and the digital commands will also be easy to operate.
The F-250 will again come in familiar cab styles and two-bed versions. The trim range will include XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited options. There will be a number of package options as well.
The base version will open with the vinyl upholstery, air conditioning, six-speakers, a driver information display, etc. The next trim adds features such as the power and heated mirrors, cloth upholstery, Sync infotainment display, voice control, satellite radio, etc.
The Lariat will switch to the leather surfaces, dual-zone climate control, power front seats and pedals, 8-inch Sync 3 screen, rear parking sensors, etc. The King Ranch has the better leather upholstery, ventilated seats, driver memory setting, navigation and more. The Platinum builds with 20-inch wheels, adaptive steering wheel, multi-contour front seats and also adds blind spot monitoring, etc. The top-tier Limited has more premium upholstery, surround view system, more standard active safety systems, etc.
2019 Ford F-250: Powertrains
The pair of familiar engines remain options for the 2019 Ford F-250. The six-speed automatic will also remain in the game while the 10-gear automatic should arrive with the 2020 version.
A 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine pulls with 385 ponies and develops 430 lb-ft of torque. This engine has its version of the six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can choose between the rear- and all-wheel drive. The gas-powered F-250 can carry up to 3, 800 pounds.
The 6.7-liter turbocharged V-8 diesel changes the game parameters. This engine has upgraded six-speed automatic transmission. It can produce 450 hp and torque of 935 lb-ft. The towing limit of the F-250 diesel is 18, 600 pounds.
2019 Ford F-250: Release, Price
Ford will launch the 2019 Ford F-250 this fall. The price range will begin around the current $33, 150. With additional options and upper trims, the price will grow fast. The top-tier version will reach $80k.