5 bad-boy work trucks for heavy hauling
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.