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By Jim Flammang
April 20, 2005
Vehicle Overview Super Duty models are the hard-hauling brutes in Ford's full-size pickup truck line. For 2005, freshened styling on the Ford F-250 Super Duty displays elements of Ford's Mighty F-350 Tonka concept truck. A new 6.8-liter V-10 with three valves per cylinder produces 52 horsepower more than its predecessor. The Power Stroke diesel engine gains 10 pounds-feet of torque for a total of 570 pounds-feet, and a new three-valve version of the 5.4-liter V-8 delivers an additional 40 hp. Ford says the new TowCommand System, with its electric trailer-brake controller, is an industry first.
The F-250 Super Duty pickup comes in XL, XLT and Lariat trim levels. The Lariat Crew Cab is available with a Harley-Davidson or King Ranch package. This year's Harley-Davidson pickup offers a "flame" paint option.
Exterior Styling differences between Ford's light-duty F-150 and the Super Duty models are most evident up front, where a massive grille dominates the Super Duty's nose. Super Duty pickups come in three forms: regular cab, four-door SuperCab with two conventional front doors and two smaller rear-opening back doors, and four-door Crew Cab with four conventional front-hinged doors.
Wheelbases range from 137 inches on regular-cab models to 172.4 inches on the long-bed Crew Cab. Regular-cab pickups have an 8-foot cargo bed and measure 226.4 inches long overall, while SuperCab models are equipped with either a 6.75- or 8-foot bed and have an overall length of 231.2 or 247.4 inches. Either bed can be installed on the four-door Crew Cab, which measures 245.6 or 261.8 inches long.
Front tow hooks are standard. A chrome front bumper and bright grille go on XLT models, while the Lariat adds standard cab steps, fog lamps and a sliding rear window.
Interior Regular-cab models seat either two or three occupants. A folding three-place rear bench seat goes into SuperCab and Crew Cab models. Air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel and a CD player are standard in XLT models. Lariat trucks include a power driver's seat and leather front seats.
Under the Hood Three engines are available in the F-250 Super Duty. The 5.4-liter Triton V-8 is now rated at 300 hp, and the 6.8-liter V-10 generates 362 hp and 457 pounds-feet of torque. A Power Stroke 6.0-liter turbo-diesel V-8 yields 325 hp and 570 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed-manual transmission is standard, and a five-speed automatic is optional. Super Duty pickups are available with rear- or four-wheel drive.
Safety Dual front airbags and antilock brakes are standard.