When you need muscle on the job or for weekend recreation, the 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 really brings a lot to the table. In this truck review, our team at Ford of Ocala wants to give you all the information you need to decide if the 2018 F-250 is the right pickup truck for you.
This heavy-duty hauler has impressive capabilities, and they may be just what you need for your drive in Ocala, Starke, or Gainesville. Read on to find out—and contact us to learn more!
2018 F-250: Towing Technology & Capability
Let’s start with the obvious question: Just how much can the 2018 Ford F-250 tow? Its max conventional towing capacity is an impressive 18,000 pounds when properly equipped. With that kind of muscle, you can pull everything from a large boat to a multi-horse trailer without breaking a sweat.
Whatever you need to trailer, you can rely on advanced towing technology to help you out. The available Trailer Reverse Guidance uses cameras in the sideview mirrors and visual guides on the multimedia screen to give you a clear view of where the trailer (and your truck) is going when you back up.
Truck Performance Specs
Powering the base Ford Super Duty F-250 is a 6.2-liter V8 engine that puts out 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to power this truck in a wide range of driving situations, though the available turbodiesel is better for towing.
That optional turbine is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8, and it provides 450 horsepower and a stunning 935 lb-ft of torque. You’ll have no problem getting up to speed with this engine under the hood, and you can achieve this truck’s max tow rating with all that torque.
The current F-250 generation has gone on a diet and slashed its weight by using high-strength aluminum alloy for the body. It’s lighter than ever and easy to get moving—so all that horsepower will go a long way.
More Technology Features
You can stay connected on your drive with the power of SYNC® 3, the all-purpose infotainment system. In the 2018 Ford F-250, you can use Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ to control your smartphone from the touchscreen display. Need navigation directions? There’s a system for that, too.
You’ll also find six upfitter switches in the overhead console. If you plan on adding aftermarket accessories to the 2018 F-250 electrical system, these factory-installed switches will come in handy. They’ll save you the trouble of cutting into the electrical system, so you can add lights, strobes, and a 2-way radio with ease.
Experience the 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250
At Ford of Ocala, we want to help shoppers across Gainesville, Starke, and Ocala find the pickup truck that best suits their needs. We hope you find our 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 review helpful in that regard.
If you like what you’ve read so far, schedule a test drive at our dealership. Get behind the wheel and see what this truck can do!