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5 bad-boy work trucks for heavy hauling

2014 Ford F-250 XLT Crew Cab
2014 Ford F-250 XLT Crew Cab
  • Price: $46,405
  • GVWR: 9,900 pounds
  • Max. payload: 3,540 pounds
  • Max. towing: 16,300 pounds

The F-250 listed here is the mid-level XLT Crew Cab. Ford has historically boasted the best-selling pickup in the F-150. The F-250 builds on that momentum and reputation.

The F-250 uses a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8 for its power and there's plenty of that. A six-speed automatic transmission funnels the V-8's 400 horsepower and 800 foot-pounds of asphalt-crushing torque to the rear wheels.

With XLT, you get a normal array of convenience amenities, such as power windows, door locks and outboard mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control and an audio system with iPod connectivity. The split rear-bench seat folds for more cargo space.

Ford's SYNC voice command interface for cellphones and the audio system is standard. A number of other technologies are available, like Crew Chief, which includes an onboard computer providing fleet managers with real-time data for vehicle location, diagnostics and driver behavior.

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