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2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/9/2014 Austin Lott

New for 2014

The Ford F-Series Super Duty remains largely unchanged for the 2014 model year, with most changes coming to option packages. The value package on the XLT models now features an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a 4.2-inch LCD screen; the XL appearance package features a new grille, chrome bumpers, and an upgraded sound system.

Vehicle Overview

The F-Series Super Duty, consisting of the F-250, F-350, and F-450, is Ford’s full-size pickup truck offering that fits in above the popular F-150 as the automaker’s largest non-commercial trucks.


The 2014 Ford F-Series Super Duty is available in F-250, F-350, and F-450 models, which designate higher towing and weight ratings. All trucks are available with rear- or all-wheel drive, and cabs are available in regular, crew, and super. The F-250 and F-350 come with the gasoline-fed 6.2-liter V-8, which makes 385 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. The only engine on the F-450, the diesel 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 that makes 400 hp and a staggering 800 lb-ft of torque, is also an option on the F-250 and F-350. Both engines are paired with Ford’s heavy-duty six-speed automatic, and although the EPA doesn’t rate mileage on large trucks such as the Super Duty, in 2011 an F-250 with the 6.7-liter diesel V-8 returned 16.6 mpg (unloaded) and 18 mpg (loaded). Towing capacity for a conventional trailer setup maxes out at a class-leading 18,500 pounds.

Not all 2014 Ford Super Duty variants have been crash tested by the NHTSA. However, the rear- and all-wheel super cab versions have been, and both earned a four-star overall safety rating (out of a possible five stars).

What We Think

In our 2011 Truck of the Year competition, the Ford F-Series Super Duty was just a runner-up -- but one we liked. “Clean diesel's 400 horses and 800 lb-ft are awesome and best in class,” we said in its favor. “Easy-to-use driver info center offers great specs and information. King Ranch redefines luxury in the segment, with posh interior and standout style.” However, despite enthusiasm for their new engines, we felt that “high curb weights stunt what could be truly awesome power. As it is, though, the Silverado HD proved faster at the track, despite its horsepower and torque deficits. Oversize grille may be too gaudy for some truck buyers.” It’s an excellent truck but can get pricey for what’s billed as a work truck.

You’ll Like

  • 800 lb-ft of torque from the diesel
  • King Ranch interior
  • Reasonable observed fuel economy

You Won’t Like

  • Heavier than competition
  • Exterior styling might be too much for some
  • Can get pricey with options

Key Competitors


4 star


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