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