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Eric's Autos: 2022 Ford F-250

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Earlier this year, Ford sent me a new (2021) F-250 pickup with the also-new 7.3-liter monster motor to test drive. This week, I have the same basic truck again -- but this time, it's a 2022 equipped with the 6.7-liter monster torque motor.

Call it the Battle of the Super Duties!

What It Is

The F-250 is Ford's three-quarter-ton (2500 series) pickup truck, one notch up in capability from the half-ton (1500 series) F-150. The two look similar because the current half-ton F-truck emulates the Super Duty appearance of the F250, including the tall bed walls and such that used to be specific, and exclusive to, the latter.

But looks only pull so much.

If you need to pull at least 15,000 pounds then you'll probably want the F-250, which can pull as much as 22,800 pounds via gooseneck, if equipped with the monster torque (1,050 ft.-lbs of it) 6.7-liter turbo-diesel Power Stroke V8.

 

Prices for the F-250 start at $35,200 for the base XL trim regular cab with 2WD and an 8.2-foot bed. This one comes standard with a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 385 horsepower; that isn't available in the half-ton F150.

Two other V8s are available, optionally.

The first is a gas 7.3-liter V8.

Opting for this engine adds $2,045 to the price.

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