Ford has built a legacy as the leading truck manufacturer in America. Dating back over 75 years, the Ford F-Series is not only the best-selling truck in America––it is the best-selling vehicle overall. As part of the F-Series, Ford came out with three heavy-duty models that it refers to as its Super Duty trucks. The lightest of the three is the 2024 Ford F-250, a powerful, aggressive, and well-appointed truck that gives drivers more capability than they are going to find in even the full-size Ford F-150.
The 2024 Ford F-250 arrives with drivers able to choose from three different cab styles. The Crew Cab offers two full-size doors in the back, the Super Cab has pocket doors for the rear row of seats, and the Regular Cab only has a single row of seats. As a result, you will get the most legroom in the back with the Crew Cab. In addition, the 2024 F-250 comes with six different trim levels. The entry-level trim is the XL, with the XLT and Lariat each offering increasing levels of comfort and convenience features. The three luxury trim levels are the King Ranch with a western theme, the Platinum with an impressive array of special features, and the top-of-the-line Limited.
The 2024 Ford F-250 comes with four different engine options. The starting engine is a 6.8-liter V8 that is only available on the base XL trim. This engine uses sequential multi-point fuel injection to deliver 405 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque.
The second engine option is a 7.3-liter V8 gas engine. This has been nicknamed Godzilla for its powerful size. In fact, it is the largest engine available on the 2024 F-250. This is the standard engine on the XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trims, and it is available as an upgrade on the XL. The engine has a cast-iron engine block and uses port fuel injection to produce 430 hp and 485 lb-ft of torque.
All of the 2024 Ford F-250 trims, except for the Limited, offer a third engine option. This is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8. This gives you the benefit of a diesel engine on your Super Duty truck, providing an insane amount of torque to boost performance and capabilities. Ford has equipped this engine with an electric-actuated variable-geometry turbocharger to improve the throttle response and boost performance. This is why this engine can deliver up to 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque.
The most powerful engine available on the 2024 Ford F-250 is the 6.7-liter High-Output Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8. This engine is standard on the F-250 Limited and is available as an option on the five other trims. This engine delivers a class-leading output of 500 hp and 1,200 lb-ft of torque.
One of the biggest reasons why drivers choose a Ford Super Duty truck is the towing and hauling capabilities. With a Ford F-250, you will get some of the best capabilities offered on any truck of its size. This is because Ford has equipped the 2024 F-250 with powerful engines designed to maximize your towing and hauling capability. In addition, you get a choice of bed lengths, which allows you to choose one that will work best when you need to haul cargo.
Ford helps you maximize towing in the F-250. Whether you add a gooseneck hitch or stick with conventional towing, you will be able to see the difference when you drive this truck. If you choose a 2024 F-250 XL with its standard 6.8-liter V8 gas engine, you will be able to tow up to 14,800 lbs. Choosing a model with the larger 7.3-liter “Godzilla” V8 may make you the king of gas trucks with the ability to tow a truly impressive 17,200 lbs. Still, the best capability is if you decide on a 2024 F-250 with either of the two diesel engine options. If you decide on the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8, you can tow up to 22,900 lbs, while the High-Output version of this engine that comes standard on the F-250 Limited increases this to a very impressive 23,000 lbs.
You can choose a number of available features to make towing safer and easier. The Blind Spot Information System comes with trailer coverage, so it can let you know if you have cleared the trailer before changing lanes. The Smart Hitch option provides guidance when hooking up to a trailer, while Pro Trailer Hitch Assist and Pro Trailer Backup Assist let the truck handle some of the trickiest parts of towing for you. There are even features like Trailer Navigation that will take into account the size and length of your trailer when planning routes so you can reach your destination without a problem.
Getting the most out of your payload is the key to hauling in your 2024 Ford F-250. This truck features two different bed sizes. The standard bed measures 6.8 feet in length and can fit 65.4 cu.ft. of cargo. The long bed is a very lengthy 8.2 feet and has space for up to 78.5 cu.ft.
If you want to get the most out of hauling freight, you might want to stick with the F-250 XL with the 6.8-liter V8. This option can carry up to 4,268 lbs of cargo, the most of any engine in this lineup. The F-250 with the 7.3-liter V8 can carry up to 4,164 lbs while choosing the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8 reduces this capability slightly to 4,048 lbs. If you opt for the High-Output version, this will give you the ability to carry up to 3,903 lbs of cargo. Equipping your 2024 Ford F-250 with the Smart Hitch system will give you a set of onboard scales. This will help you avoid overloading your truck, which can damage the suspension and drivetrain.
Today’s trucks are the most advanced ever offered. This is certainly true of the 2024 Ford F-250. This Super Duty truck comes equipped with innovative features that enhance safety and connectivity. Regardless of which trim level you choose, you are going to get a great array of technical features to keep you safe and help you stay connected wherever you go on the road.
Ford has equipped every 2024 F-250 with the SYNC 4 infotainment system. This has a capacitive touchscreen, allowing you to swipe through the available features with the touch of a finger. The XL and XLT trims have a standard eight-inch screen, while all the other trims feature a very sizable 12-inch touchscreen. The SYNC 4 system allows you to stay connected with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you forget your cables at home, you can still make hands-free calls and texts while streaming your favorite apps for music, navigation, and other services.
Every 2024 Ford F-250 comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 technology. This is a suite of advanced driver assistance features. The SOS Post Crash Alert System turns on the flashing hazard lights and sounds the truck's horns if you are involved in a collision that deploys the truck’s airbags. The Rear View Camera will allow you to see what is behind you when backing up, while Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist will mitigate rollback and jack-knifing when you are towing a trailer.
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking comes standard on all trims except the XL. This system will warn you if you are getting too close to the vehicle in front of you. If the system detects an imminent collision, it will engage the brakes to avoid an accident or reduce the damage caused by an impact. There is also the Blind Spot Information System, which makes changing lanes safer and easier in your truck. If there is another vehicle in your blind spot, the system will let you know so you can avoid a collision.