• (4.1) 20 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,190–$21,482
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Engine: 310-hp, 6.8-liter V-10 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 9,800 lbs.
2004 Ford F-250

Our Take on the Latest Model 2004 Ford F-250

What We Don't Like

  • Maneuverability
  • Fuel economy
  • Engine noise
  • Difficult entry and exit in 4WD models

Notable Features

  • New Harley-Davidson model
  • Choice of three engines
  • Available 6.0-liter diesel V-8
  • Three cab configurations
  • King Ranch edition

2004 Ford F-250 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
A new Harley-Davidson model joins the Ford F-250 Super Duty series for 2004. Later in the model year, SuperCab and Crew Cab versions will be available with an optional power sliding rear window.

A 6.0-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel engine that cranks out 325 horsepower and 560 pounds-feet of torque became available for heavy-duty full-size pickup trucks early in 2003. This power plant gains improved emissions for 2004, and it mates with a five-speed TorqShift automatic transmission. An FX4 Off-Road model also became available in the 2003 model year.

The F-250 Super Duty pickups come in regular-cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab forms and in XL, XLT and Lariat trim levels. Crew Cab models also are offered in a King Ranch trim with two-tone paint that includes wheel lip moldings, bumpers and the grille, all in an Arizona Beige color. King Ranch interiors are trimmed in Castaño leather.

These F-Series Super Duty models are the hard-hauling brutes in Ford’s full-size pickup line. Based on the previous-generation light-duty regular F-150 series, the Super Duty has different styling, roomier interiors, and stronger chassis and engines. The F-250 Super Duty has a three-quarter-ton rating, while F-350 Super Duty models have a one-ton rating.

Exterior
The 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 Crew Cab dualie. Regular-cab pickups have an 8-foot cargo bed and measure 226.6 inches long overall, while SuperCab models are equipped with either a 6.75- or 8-foot bed and have an overall length of 231.4 or 247.6 inches. Either bed can be installed on the four-door Crew Cab, which measures 245.8 or 262 inches long overall. A diesel-equipped F-250 Super Duty truck can tow as much as 13,700 pounds.

The new Harley-Davidson model comes in three body colors and includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, a chrome tubular step bar, the Harley-Davidson Bar & Shield insert and other distinct styling cues.


Interior
Regular-cab models seat either two or three occupants. Cloth upholstery is standard, and leather captain’s chairs and a power driver’s seat are optional. The split, front bench seat includes a folding center armrest that can hold a laptop computer. A folding three-place rear bench seat goes into the SuperCab and Crew Cab models.

Under the Hood
Ford’s standard 5.4-liter Triton V-8 engine produces 260 hp. The 6.8-liter V-10 generates 310 hp and 425 pounds-feet of torque. For buyers who need the highest level of power, the Power Stroke 6.0-liter turbo-diesel V-8 yields 325 hp and 560 pounds-feet of torque.

All models can be equipped with a six-speed-manual transmission. The gasoline engines may team with a four-speed automatic, while the diesel can work with a five-speed automatic. Super Duty pickups are available with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.


Safety
Dual front airbags and antilock brakes are standard.

Consumer Reviews

4.1

Average based on 20 reviews

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Headline say's it all! Best looking Ford Pick up since the 40"s Comfortable and does EVERYTHING it's supposed to!

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Recalls

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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