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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/14/2015 Stefan Ogbac

New for 2015

The Ford F-250 Super Duty adds a second-generation 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V-8 making 440 hp and 860 lb-ft of torque, up from 400 hp and 800 lb-ft, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Maximum fifth-wheel/gooseneck towing capacity also increases to 26,700 pounds for the F-350 and 31,200 pounds for the F-450.

Vehicle Summary

The 2015 F-250 is a heavy-duty truck sold in five trims, single- or dual-rear wheel variants, three cab styles and two box lengths with rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations. In addition, the F-350 and F-450 are also available for those looking for larger, more capable trucks.


In addition to the diesel V-8, the 2015 F-250 Super Duty is also available with a 6.2-liter V-8 with 385 hp and 405 lb-ft. The truck's 24,400-pound maximum towing capacity puts it ahead of the competition and improves its usability as a work truck. Diesel F-250s drive well with 735 lb-ft of torque available from 1,600 rpm. Steering feel, on the other hand, is nearly nonexistent, and the "rear suspension bucks too much" around town.

Interior quality on the 2015 F-250 is impressive, especially in King Ranch variants, with good build quality and an upscale feel that "would impress an Audi driver." The leather-upholstered seats provide good support and complement the truck's smooth ride quality. Instruments and controls in the 2015 F-250 are also a strong suit with high quality graphics that display information such as average fuel economy "as a nice big number." Exterior styling is slightly polarizing with its bold, in-your-face "chromed locomotive look."

UPDATE: Depending on the drivetrain, the 2015 F-250 Super Cab and Regular cab models have a three- or four-star rollover safety rating while the F-250 Super Crew has a four-star overall score (out of a possible five stars).

What We Think

The 2015 F-Series Super Duty remains a viable choice, especially with its powerful diesel V-8 and generous maximum towing capacity. Additionally, its comfortable ride and well-appointed interior give off a more premium feel that rivals that of luxury cars, especially in upper trim levels. In a 2011 First Drive review, we noted that the cabin was a pleasant place to be with seats that are supportive but "won't lull you to sleep." However, we noted in a Comparison Test against the Ram 2500 that the Ford F-250 can get expensive quickly due to the swath of optional premium and convenience features.

You'll Like

  • Good ride quality
  • High-quality interior
  • Powerful diesel V-8

You Won't Like

  • Polarizing styling
  • Numb steering
  • Expensive

Key Competitors

  • Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • Ram 2500 Heavy Duty
  • GMC Sierra 2500HD


3 star


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