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2016 Ford F-250

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Seating capacity

227.6” x 76.6”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • High-output diesel engine available for all Super Duty models
  • Steering ease
  • Impressive driver information system
  • Diesel fuel economy
  • Range of trim levels

The bad:

  • Manual transmission not offered
  • Ride quality, especially F-450
  • Exhaust brake not as good as competitors'

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2016 Ford F-250 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Gas or diesel power
  • Turbo-diesel V-8 rated at 440 hp, 860 pounds-feet of torque
  • 31,200-pound towing capacity available (F-450)
  • Choice of three cabs and two beds
  • RWD or 4WD

2016 Ford F-250 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The F-Series Super Duty is Ford’s line of heavy-duty pickup trucks, which are available in a variety of body styles, cargo-bed configurations and three model series: F-250, F-350 and F-450. This truck can carry as many as six people in the four-door crew-cab model. Competitors include 2500 and 3500 models in the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ram truck lines. Two engines are available: a gas 6.2-liter V-8 and a turbo-diesel 6.7-liter V-8. Both engines team with a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.
New for 2016
A rapid-heat supplemental cab heater is standard in cold-weather states, and a front and rear LED strobe light kit is available for fleet models.
Significant Standard Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Trailer-sway control
  • Side curtain airbags

Significant Available Features

  • 440-hp, turbo-diesel 6.7-liter V-8 that makes 860 pounds-feet of torque
  • PowerScope towing mirrors
  • Dual rear wheels
  • Backup camera
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Sync entertainment system
  • Heated and cooled front seats 
  • 4.2-inch instrument cluster screen shows fuel economy, off-road and towing details
  • Navigation system
  • Remote start

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5
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Most recent consumer reviews


Insane SPE and EZ LYNK, 30-200hp 5 position switch

I bought mine new in 2016. 128k and deleted at 60k. The increase in power has been astronomical. Unrivaled power and reliability. 30 - 200 hp boost on a 5 position selector switch. It rides like a f-250 should. The more weight on it the smoother the ride. The heated/cooled seats are fantastic. I have 6 foot plus children and they have plenty of front and rear seat leg room. The power outlets are conveniently located and charge lap tops and phone quickly. The interior noise at highway speeds are imperceptible, the engine break assist is excellent when towing a trailer. Cruise control is the most economically way to drive. My milage is slightly better with the delete completion, maybe 2-4 mph depending on how fast it is being driven. Factory tires get better MPG than the Goodyear AT's but I found that the factory tires failure to have any appreciable traction a major problem and thus the change early in my ownership. Dry pavement with factory tires was excellent, however, I was unable to turn my truck with one snowmobile with a two place trailer on a mowed grass covered in 2 inches of snow. Once the tires were replaced with the AT's, no issue what so ever. My truck was ordered and never picked up and there for I got a decent deal at 63k new, 3 miles. I have the Lariat edition with tow option and plow options. I have ability for 5th wheel and gooseneck towing and in bed trailer plug. To say this truck is a beast is a gross understatement. I out perform all other brands of trucks which are similarly deleted, never been beaten. The program I run is the EZ LYNK Auto Agent II and the program is by SPE. It has a transmission tune unlike 99% of other tunes on the market. Totally recommend this if you want tons of more power and increases in MPG.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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This truck is everything I wanted plus some

The f250 I purchased has everything I need and beyond at a great price and professional services. They delivered it to my doorstep. And it looked perfect

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Good towing vehicle

Meets my requirements for towing. I have a travel trailer and this truck out performs my gasser by a mile. Also it has air bags which allows a level tow.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Towing
  • Does recommend this car
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Based on the 2016 Ford F-250 base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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