Specifications of Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Duty IV Regular Cab (facelift 2020) 7.3 V8 (430 HP) Automatic
General characteristics of Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Duty IV Regular Cab (facelift 2020) 7.3 V8 (430 HP) Automatic
The 2021 F-250 is available in a wide variety of configurations. Two cargo box options are also available: a longer eight-foot bed and the standard six and three-quarters box. At 231.8 inches overall length, the Regular Cab is the shortest. The longest model is the long-wheelbase Crew Cab at 266.2 inches. The Regular Cab has a 141.6-inch wheelbase, while the SuperCab comes in 148- and 164.2-inch formats. The SWB Crew Cab wheelbase is 159.8 inches, while the LWB has a 176-inch wheelbase. All models are 105.9 inches wide with the mirrors included, while the overall height is between 78.9 and 81.5 inches, depending on the derivative. Ground clearance ranges between 8.5 and 8.7 inches.
The lightest model is the Regular Cab 4x2 equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine. It weighs 5,677 pounds. The heftiest model is the long-wheelbase 4x4 Crew Cab with the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel, weighing in at 7,538 lbs.
The maximum approach/breakover/departure angles are 17.9/24.4/21.6 degrees respectively, but once again, these individual numbers are trim-specific.
Even from base XL specification, Ford gives you a wide variety of colors to choose from, allowing you to add a bit of panache to your workhorse. On the XL Regular Cab workhorse, the no-cost options include Race Red, Stone Gray, Agate Black, Iconic Silver, Antimatter Blue, Carbonized Gray, and Oxford White. Velocity Blue is also on offer here but you'll have to specify this in conjunction with the $1,825 STX Appearance Package.
The XLT trim adds Lithium Gray and Rapid Red, with the red going for $395. At this level, Velocity Blue doesn't require any added cost/package. Moving up to the Lariat adds a $595 Star White option; from this trim, a two-tone paint job becomes available with Stone Gray or Carbonized Gray as the secondary color options. The King Ranch can also be had with the two-tone scheme, but only with Stone Gray. Two-tone paints can only be coupled with certain colors from the main color palette, however.
The high-end Platinum and Limited trims have a slightly more restricted choice of colors. For example, Oxford White and Race Red aren't offered at this level. Like the King Ranch, the Limited is the only other trim that loses access to Velocity Blue.
There are three engine options available for the 2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty, and your selection depends on the application. The standard 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 is a reliable workhorse power plant, while the optional 7.3-liter 430-hp V8 offers impressive straight-line performance.
The ultimate powertrain option is the 6.7-liter turbodiesel that packs an epic 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. All models come with rear-wheel drive as standard, but a part-time four-wheel-drive system is available.
The maximum fifth-wheel/gooseneck towing capacity for the F-250 is 22,800 lbs, a figure that applies to the 4x2 Regular Cab when equipped with the diesel engine. Conventional towing peaks at 20,000 lbs, once again applicable to certain variants with the diesel engine. If you go for the 7.3-liter gas engine, the conventional towing capacity drops to a maximum of 15,000 lbs.
The three available engines cater to a broad audience. As standard, the F-250 Super Duty is equipped with Ford's well-known 6.2-liter flex-fuel gas V8 that produces 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque, mated to a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission. This smaller powertrain is perfect for normal duty, but for hard work, load-carrying, and towing, we recommend the more powerful 7.3-liter V8 with 430 hp and 475 lb-ft on tap.
The ultimate engine option is the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel generating 475 hp. While that figure is impressive, it's the 1,050 lb-ft of torque that matters. All of that torque is generated at just 1,600 rpm, just a few hundred revolutions above idle. The 7.3-liter V8 and Power Stroke diesel use Ford's ten-speed automatic transmission, though the diesel hardly requires as many gears to get the most out of it. It makes light work of basically any duty with that much torque.
When mated to the V8, it also does a remarkable job. It allows for quick and easy access to the V8's power when you want it, and it will also quickly run up the gearbox for efficiency. At below 2,000 rpm, it idles along effortlessly, but when you press the accelerator harder, the V8 roars to life and scares little children at the side of the road.
The EPA doesn't supply official ratings for large trucks like the F-250. For the record, we averaged 11 mpg during a week spent with a 7.3-liter F-250. On the highway, the consumption increased to 14.6 mpg. For figures relating to the diesel, we trawled a few online forums. Owners claim consumption figures of up to 17 mpg, with 14 mpg being the more common figure. With that in mind, it should be able to get an exceptional 672 miles between refills from the 48-gallon tank. However, only Crew Cabs with the longer wheelbase get this 48-gallon tank. Smaller models are equipped with either a 29-gallon or 34-gallon tank.
After using our grappling hook and air sickness medicine to get into the cabin (the Tremor package that this truck features raises the ride height considerably but thankfully it has step boards), we were greeted by seats wide enough to fit President Taft's generous behind and armrest storage that would probably fit your average-sized globe.
It has a little less front headroom than the Chevy Silverado 2500 with 40.8 inches of space, about the same as the Ram Heavy Duty. It has more shoulder room than its American counterparts and falls in the middle in hip room. As you can see, all three are within inches of each other.
The F-250 will seat five passengers in the Super Cab and Crew Cab configurations, but can fit six with a front bench seat. In the back of the Crew Cab, riders get 40.4 inches of headroom, 43.6 inches of legroom - which was plenty for an average-sized human - 65.9 inches of shoulder room, and 64.7 inches of hip room. Each of those dimensions are bigger than the Silverado Crew Cab and the Mega Cab version of the Ram.
The six-and-three-quarter foot bed has 65.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity, while the eight-footer takes it up to 78.5 cubes. The Chevrolet Silverado's longest box is a bit bigger but not enough to make a difference when it comes to deciding. Maximum loading capacity depends on the model, but even the Crew Cab 4x4 is rated to carry up to 3,470 lbs. The Regular Cab 4x2 can carry up to 4,260 lbs.
Interior storage space also depends on body style. Five-seat models get a big center console, while six-seaters get a smaller compartment. SuperCab and Crew Cab models have under-seat storage (optional on some trims) hidden beneath the rear seats. The six-seater XLT model's front seats also fold flat in a 40/20/40 configuration, offering more under-seat storage. There are plenty of cupholders to go around, and every model in the 2021 lineup can be ordered with a bed step for easier access to the rear.