2015 Ford F-250

Overview

Ford’s F-Series Super Duty range of heavy-duty pickup trucks includes the F-250, F-350, and F-450, which come in a number of combinations and model series. Some versions of the vehicle allow it to transport up to six passengers, and rivals include the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500, the GMC Sierra 2500, and the Ram 3500. F-250 is a heavy-duty truck available in five model levels, with single or twin rear wheels, three cab designs, and two box lengths, all with rear- or four-wheel drive.

There are many advantages to purchasing the 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty model. When it was introduced, Ford’s Power stroke 6.4-liter turbodiesel V8 truck had the greatest fuel efficiency and towing/payload capacity among heavy-duty diesel trucks. With a wide backseat and plenty of storage, the cabin is spacious. There are many useful options, such as an optional tailgate step and accessory switches integrated within the switches themselves.

What’s New?

The second-generation 6.7-liter turbo diesel V-8 in the 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty Manual adds 40 hp to the truck’s power output over the first. The turbocharger and injector flow rates are increased, as well as the displacement of the engine overall. With a fifth-wheel trailer attached, the F-450 can now haul up to 31,200 pounds. Commercial-grade 19.5-inch wheels and tires, updated rear U-joints and suspension components, stronger steering gears and linkages, and beefier brakes all contribute to this ability to accelerate.

In addition to the upgraded front springs and wider track axle, the F-350’s maximum fifth-wheel towing capability has been increased to 26,700 pounds. Ford’s Super Duty trucks have been synonymous with smooth surfaces and near-right angles over the past decade or so, and the manufacturer claims that’s how consumers want it.

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Drivetrain

The 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine that powers the 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty generates 385 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. The optional second-generation 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V-8 makes 440 horsepower and 860 lb/ft of torque at its maximum. It’s available. Automatic transmissions are standard on both engines, which may be had in two different wheel drive combinations.

Properly loaded, the F-250 Super Duty diesel can pull a standard trailer weighing up to 14,000 pounds. The towing capacity increases to 16,800 pounds when equipped with a fifth-wheel hitch. 4130-pound payload capacity is the most you can put into this vehicle. Especially when compared to the competition, the 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty series is surprisingly quiet on the open highway. With an empty bed, the ride may be a little jittery, as it can with any heavy-duty truck, but the F-250 maintains its composure over bumpy roads.

While the 6.2-liter V8 is a capable power plant, the 6.7-liter diesel is more likely to be used for hauling large loads. The tow/haul mode does most of the heavy lifting for you, but drivers have the option of locking off undesired higher ratios to guarantee optimum towing performance.

Trim Levels

Five trim levels are available for buyers to choose from: the entry-level XL, the mid-level XLT, the premium Lariat, and the high-end King Ranch. The SuperCab and crew cab versions of the Lariat are available, as are the King Ranch and Platinum, but only in crew cab form.

XL

Aside from 17-inch steel wheels as standard equipment, the XL also includes a black grille and bumpers, black door handles, manual-telescoping trailer tow mirrors, a locking tailgate, air conditioning, vinyl floor coverings and upholstery, a 40/20/40 split front bench seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and an AM/FM stereo with two speakers. The XL is also available with a four-wheel-drive system.

XLT

Several options are available for the XLT variant, including a powertrain upgrade. There are 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels, a chrome grille, a trailer brake controller, privacy glass in the rear, and cushioned door armrests, to name a few highlights. In addition, the XLT features a carpeted floor and fabric seating upholstery. In addition to Ford Sync voice command, Bluetooth phone and audio connection, and lockable storage with a power outlet.

Lariat

It adds fog lights, power telescoping and folding mirrors, body-color door handles, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, and a power-sliding rear window with defrost, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats (including lumbar adjustment), power-adjustable pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat, a The stereo system in the Lariat crew cab is a top-of-the-line Sony unit.

King Ranch

Additionally, it has distinctive exterior and interior trim and color schemes, as well as a body-color grille with chrome inlay. The King Ranch also has a navigation system and premium leather upholstery in addition to the previously mentioned features.

Top of the line: Platinum Trim

In terms of amenities, the Platinum is outfitted similarly to the King Ranch, but it has a drastically different design appeal both inside and out. It also has 20-inch polished alloy wheels, a tailgate assists step, improved leather upholstery, and a heated steering wheel, among other things.

Safety

Standard equipment on the 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty includes four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, trailer sway control, hill start assist, side curtain airbags, and the SOS post-crash warning system, among other features. The XLT and higher trim levels come standard with an integrated trailer brake controller, while the Lariat and higher trim levels come with rear parking sensors. A rearview camera is available as an option on the XLT and is standard on the Lariat and higher trim levels. It earned a respectable four-star safety rating out of five, with four stars awarded for total frontal-impact safety and five stars awarded for complete side collision safety, respectively.

Verdict

A powerful diesel V-8 engine and a high maximum towing capacity make the 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty a suitable choice for heavy-duty work. A used model can be extremely cost effective, with the Ford F-250 Super Duty Repair Manual available should it need to be serviced. Used 2015 F-250 models currently range in price from $15,000 to $50,000. Also to take into account is the vehicle’s enhanced ride quality and well-appointed interior, which give it a more premium feel comparable to that of its key competitors, especially in higher trim levels.