The 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty comes in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited trim levels. While each is distinct, buyers have the ability to customize, like adding a heavier-duty suspension or a snowplow package.
Cab styles are Regular (2-door), extended SuperCab and 4-door Crew Cab. Not all cab configurations are available for all grades. Seating ranges from two to six occupants.
Bed lengths are 6.8 feet or 8.2 feet -- regular cab versions are paired only with the longer bed. The F-350 also offers a "dually" setup (twin wheels at each end of the rear axle) for the rear-drive/long-bed version.
Prices include the $1,595 factory delivery charge.
The F-250 XL ($34,745) and F-350 XL ($35,915) are the entry-level models, coming with the 6.2-liter V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The XL is sparse. Air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, two 12-volt outlets, bed lighting, a removable/lockable tailgate with lift assist, 2-ton mechanical jack (single rear wheels) and a rearview camera are all standard, but the floor and seats are covered with vinyl. The windows are hand-cranked, while the audio system consists of an AM/FM radio, auxiliary audio input and four speakers (six speakers in the SuperCab and Crew Cab versions). Exterior features are similarly utilitarian: 17-in steel wheels, for example.
In the F-250 XLT ($38,960) and F-350 XLT ($40,140) things become more civilized with standard 18-in alloy wheels and chrome exterior accents. The cabin floor is upgraded from vinyl to carpet, and cloth upholstery comes in, plus cruise control, power accessories, heated mirrors, keyless entry, padded armrests, an integrated trailer brake controller, Bluetooth, Sync voice control, a CD/MP3 player and a USB port.
The F-250 Lariat ($47,735) and F-350 Lariat ($48,905) come only in SuperCab and Crew Cab configurations. Power-adjustable pedals are standard, plus extendable/power-folding mirrors, a power-sliding rear window, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a self-dimming rearview mirror, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, a 110-volt/400-watt inverter outlet, a Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8-in screen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration and satellite/HD radio. An upgraded Sony audio system is standard in the Crew Cab version.
The F-250 King Ranch ($58,505) and the F-350 King Ranch ($59,680) are Crew Cab only, with Power Scope trailer tow/heated/power-folding side mirrors. Other equipment includes leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats with driver's-side memory settings (including the position of the power-adjustable pedals), remote start, keyless entry/ignition, remote tailgate release, a heated steering wheel, a garage door opener, a navigation system and a Sony audio setup.
The Crew Cab-only F-250 Platinum ($64,930) and F-350 Platinum ($66,105) models feature more luxury touches, like 20-in alloy wheels, LED headlamps, powered running boards, heated rear seats, a tailgate access step, a premium leather trim, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning and adaptive steering.
F-250 Limited ($81,835) and F-350 Limited ($83,010) come with the diesel engine, AWD and Crew Cabs as standard, then add 2-tone leather seating surfaces, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision mitigation, a 360-degree camera system, Trailer Reverse Guidance, a moonroof and auxiliary up-fit switches.
Many standard features in the higher trims are optional in the lower trims. Other equipment choices include spray-in bedliners, beefier alternators, connectors for gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailer mounts and a choice of axle ratios. An FX4 Off-Road package for AWD models includes a specialized suspension, all-terrain tires, hill-descent control and an electronic locking rear differential.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD/GMC Sierra HD -- General Motors' twins offer similar configurations and engine options as the Super Duty, and their diesel unit can go piston to piston with Ford's 6.7-liter powerhouse.
2019 Nissan Titan XD -- If the full Super Duty treatment might be too much, consider the excellent Titan XD, which occupies that ground between half-ton and three-quarter-ton trucks. It can still come with a gooseneck trailer connection or a fifth wheel.