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A 2024 Ford F-250 Buyer’s Guide

Ford has given its lineup of heavy-duty trucks the name Super Duty, and this is a fitting name considering how much performance and capability you will get from the 2024 Ford F-250. First introduced in 1997, the F-250 builds on Ford’s experience building trucks, which the brand has perfected over 100 years. The current model represents the fifth generation of this powerful truck, which started last year. This included giving drivers more powerful engines to choose from, as well as a standard 10-speed automatic transmission on every truck. In addition, the fifth generation saw Ford give the F-250 a more aggressive front grille and overall exterior look, with a technologically advanced interior.

The 2024 Ford F-250 is the perfect truck for the driver who is looking for more capability than a full-size truck but also may want to have the comfort features and ride that make this an ideal family vehicle. Whatever your reasons, choosing the F-250 gives you the ability to configure a full-size truck to meet your needs while giving you the advanced safety and connectivity systems drivers have grown accustomed to over the past two decades.

Pricing and Trim Levels

Ford gives you six different models to choose from with the 2024 F-250. The base model is the F-250 XL, with a base MSRP of $44,970. This model has a two-door regular cab with one row of seats, as does the XLT, which has more standard comfort features. The Super Cab and Crew Cab styles are available on the XL and XLT, which gives you a second row of seats, although it slightly reduces the towing and hauling capabilities of these models. The LARIAT comes standard with a Super Cab, although you can get a Crew Cab on this model as well. The King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models all have leather seats and other standard comfort and convenience features. In keeping with the more luxurious intent of these three models, each comes standard with a Crew Cab. In addition, each model of the 2024 Ford F-250 is available with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.

A silver 2024 Ford F-250 is shown towing a trailer.

A Diverse Selection of Engine Options

Power and capability are the hallmarks of the 2024 Ford F-250, which is why each of these models comes with a standard powertrain built to help you with the toughest jobs. The base model F-250 XL comes with a 6.8-liter V8 gas engine with a TorqShift-G 10-speed automatic transmission. This features a cast iron block with aluminum cylinder heads. It produces an impressive 405 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque.

Drivers who choose the XL can also opt for a 7.3-liter V8 gas engine that has been nicknamed “Godzilla” for its powerful output. This engine comes standard on the other models except for the Limited and also has a cast iron block with aluminum cylinder heads. It uses sequential electronic fuel injection to provide up to 430 hp and 485 lb-ft of torque. You can also get a 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel V8 on your F-250. This engine block is constructed of compacted graphite iron and uses a variable geometry turbocharger to boost output. The engine is, therefore, capable of delivering 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque using high-pressure common-rail fuel injection.

The 2024 Ford F-250 Limited features a standard engine. This is a high-output version of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel V8. Ford has taken the available engine on the other F-250 models and given it a significant boost in output, making this engine capable of 500 hp and 1,200 lb-ft of torque, giving it some of the most torque for any truck in the F-250’s vehicle class.

Towing and Hauling Capabilities

One of the biggest reasons drivers choose a Super Duty truck is for its towing and hauling capabilities. The 2024 Ford F-250 does not disappoint in this regard. No matter which engine or model you choose, you will be able to tow some of the largest trailers and haul heavy cargo loads with your truck.

If you choose an F-250 XL with the standard 6.8-liter V8, you should be capable of towing up to 14,800 lbs. This will depend on the cab type and drivetrain you choose. Opting for a trim with the 7.3-liter V8 will increase your trailering capability to an impressive 17,200 lbs. Still, if you want the ability to tow the heaviest loads, your best bet is to choose an F-250 with a Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel. Choosing to add this engine to one of the trims other than the Limited will allow you to tow up to 22,900 lbs while choosing the Limited model with its standard high output Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel maximizes your truck’s trailering capability to a truly impressive 23,000 lbs.

There is a slightly different situation when it comes to hauling cargo. Here, the F-250 trucks with gas engines are capable of carrying heavier cargo than the ones with diesel engines. The F-250 XL with the 6.8-liter V8 gas engine can carry up to 4,268 lbs in its payload while opting for an F-250 with a 7.3-liter V8 gas engine reduces this slightly to 4,164 lbs. Meanwhile, choosing a Turbo-Diesel for your F-250 will allow you to carry up to 4,048 lbs. The 2024 Ford F-250 Limited can carry up to 3,903 lbs in its payload bed. Ford also gives you a choice of two bed sizes on most 2024 F-250 trucks. The 6’8” standard bed can fit up to 65.4 cu.ft. of cargo, while the 8’2” long bed has space for 78.5 cu.ft. This is one more way Ford allows you to design the F-250 to fit your personal needs.

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Safety and Connectivity Features

Ford has always been at the forefront of truck innovation, and this is certainly the case with the 2024 F-250. Each truck features a rear view camera that can be viewed on the SYNC 4 infotainment system screen. You will also get additional Ford Co-Pilot360 driver assistance systems. For example, the XLT has Automatic High Beam Headlights that will automatically operate the high beams at night. It also has standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. This will alert you if you are getting too close to the vehicle in front of you and will engage the emergency brakes to avoid a collision. Choosing the LARIAT model adds BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage, which is the name Ford gives to its blind-sport monitoring system. This will alert you if you have the ability to change lanes; this includes the added length of your vehicle when you are trailering.

No matter which model you choose, you will get the SYNC 4 system. This is Ford’s advanced infotainment system, and it allows you to link your smartphones to make hands-free calls and texts using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The XL and XLT models come with an 8-inch LCD touchscreen, while the LARIAT, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited have a 12-inch LCD touchscreen. This has a capacitive design with swipe capability, so it is very easy to use. This design also reduces distraction when using the system. Ford includes 5G Wi-Fi connectivity on each F-250 truck, so you and your passengers can stay connected wherever you drive. Each truck also has an audio system, with the higher King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited, each featuring an advanced Bang & Olufsen audio system.

The 2024 Ford F-250 Has the Heavy-Duty Versatility You’re Looking For in a Truck

Whether you intend to use your 2024 Ford F-250 for work, play, or a little of both, this truck can get the job done right. Ford has given you six different models to choose from, as well as four engine options, a number of different cab styles, and two drive trains. In the heavy-duty truck market, you will not find many trucks with this level of versatility. Ford has always had an edge over its rivals with how customizable its truck lineup is, and you can experience this for yourself behind the wheel of the 2024 Ford-250.