2008 Ford F-250

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Key Specs

of the 2008 Ford F‑250. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Towing capacity
  • Cargo capacity
  • Interior space
  • Resale value of larger-cab models

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2008 Ford F-250

  • Large and in-charge front end
  • Three cab configurations
  • Choice of three engines
  • Available 6.4-liter diesel V-8
  • Manual or automatic
  • RWD or 4WD

2008 F-250 Video

Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder walks you through the 2008 Ford F-250. It competes with the Dodge Ram 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD.

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

great truck, it;s a beast

by Mattsmegans1 from woodstock, il on July 8, 2018

what can i say these trucks are a great value, there are a lot of low mileage used ones out there. compared to what chevy,gmc, and dodge's offerings. the choice is a no brainer. Read full review

(4.0)

Gets the job done.

by Rwt from Idaho on June 28, 2018

I drag trees out of the woods to get 5-7 real cords of wood a year. I haul a 1998 24 foot coachman camp trailer around for one week. We haul an 86 Chaparral ski boat to the Lake. I hunt the mountains ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2008 Ford F-250 currently has 10 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2008 Ford F-250 has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The F-250 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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