2015 Ford F-250 - Ford Dealer Near West Covina

The current trend for people to buy pickup trucks like the incredibly successful Ford F-150 for recreational use has seen real developments in terms of making them more economical, user-friendly and generally all-round nicer places to be. But although the F-150 is undoubtedly a fantastic truck, those that need to do some serious work and tow some really substantial loads should look to the likes of the F-250. The Ford F-250 Super Duty has had a few notable upgrades for the 2015 model year, starting with the introduction of the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel that delivers a best-in-class 440 horsepower and 860 lb.-ft. of torque. Nothing else can deliver that kind of brutal torque that really comes into its own in the most demanding of circumstances.

If diesel still isn’t your thing and you don’t need that incredible amount of torque, the standard engine remains the more-than-capable 6.2-liter V-8 that still develops 385 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque. Rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive versions and both engine options are driven by the TorqShift 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, which has been specifically designed to with all that torque and sees the conventional towing capacity of the F-250 limited to a maximum load of 14,000 lbs.

The impressive list of standard equipment the F-250 now comes with includes: roof clearance lights, 18-inch wheels, a fifth wheel hitch kit, a radio with a CD and MP3 player, a stowable bed extender, the now-essential rearview camera, controls for the audio mounted on the steering wheel and a remote start system.

You would expect a truck as big and capable as the F-250 to be a pretty safe place to be, and you won’t be disappointed thanks to the inclusion of safety features such as: front airbags, standard curtain airbags, traction control, advanced stability control, trailer sway control, hill start assist and hill descent control, an electronic locking rear differential, anti-lock braking and tire pressure monitoring.

The F-250 strikes an enticing balance between the smaller F-150 and its larger siblings, the F-350 and F-450. While the biggest two models in the F-Series lineup are perhaps the real workhorses of the Ford pickup range, the F-250 is the perfect truck for those that want a part-time lifestyle vehicle that is also more than capable of some heavy hauling when the need arises.