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Eric's Autos: 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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There are three main contenders in the three-quarter-ton class, but only one of them is in the four-figure class ... when it comes to torque.

The Ford F-250's 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 engine makes more than 1,000 foot-pounds of it. This explains why it can pull more than 20,000 pounds.

That's another figure that puts this Ford in a class by itself.

What It Is

The F-250 is Ford's heavy-duty, full-size pickup.

Like its main rivals -- the Chevy Silverado 2500 and Ram 2500 -- it comes standard with a big (gas) V-8 engine and offers an even bigger gas V-8 -- as well as regular, extended and crew cab body styles with an 8-foot-long bed available with any of them. That's not available in many light-duty/half-ton trucks, which don't come standard with a big V-8 either.

 

But the big Ford offers the brawniest diesel by far as well as the highest maximum tow rating of the bunch.

Prices start at $34,035 for an XL trim regular cab with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine. A top-of-the-line Limited crew cab with the 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel (a roughly $10k option), four-wheel drive and all the bells and whistles can sticker for more than $80,000.

What's New

The optional 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 engine is uprated from 953 foot-pounds of torque last year to 1,050 foot-pounds this year.

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