Although the big redesign happened for the 2017 year model, the 2019 Ford F-250 will come with significant changes. The US carmaker is trying to be innovative and surprise their fans with new features. That is exactly what we can expect from F-250 in future. Well, major changes will suffer both its closest siblings, F-150 and F-350. You could read our review about Hybrid and Diesel version of the most popular pickup truck in the market. Nevertheless, the super-duty vehicle will use only the petrol engine. Of course, diesel will be optional.
But, the new Ford F-250 is going to improve its performance. How? By developing a new transmission. This is the most likely outcome for the 10-speed gearbox. Its debut on the super-duty truck is almost certain, and we only need a confirmation from the company to be official. Other changes include a revisit of front fascia and interior. Although this is a working mule, it can look pretty and aggressive. Also, the interior is comfortable, and buyers will be able to pick between few trim levels and cab configurations.
2019 Ford F-250 New Transmission The Highlight of Mechanical Specs
We will talk more about the upcoming transmission box. It’s been a while since fans are listening to this feature. However, Ford wasn’t in rush with it. The company is making their transmission boxes in Ohio. A 10-speed automatic gearbox carries the code name 10R140 and it is upgraded version for the super-duty segment.
So, the 10R140 will replace a 6R140. It is obvious that 10 in the name stands for 10-speed. The letter “R” is for drive configuration. Surely, it shows us that 2019 Ford F-250 will use a rear-wheel drive. Finally, number 140 shows the amount of torque. No, Ford F-250 is not going to produce only 140 lb-ft or Nm. That stands for 1,400 Nm or converted in US units – over 1,000 lb-ft of torque.
The heavy-duty lineup, including Ford F-250 and F-350, are getting the power from a 6.2-l Fuel Flex V-8 drivetrain. Base units in previous editions receive an output of 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. The larger engine is used by these two and F-450. Diesel drivetrain is a 6.7-l Power Stroke V-8. With it, the truck will be able to produce 920 lb-ft. However, with new tuning and transmission, 2019 Ford F-250 will top torque amount produced by the biggest vehicle in this lineup. We already analyzed the new transmission, but Ford could leave 6-speed TorqShift gearbox for next edition of the super-duty truck.
How many mpg does a Ford F-250 get?
It is not easy to estimate exact fuel consumption for this kind of vehicles. With a maximum towing capacity of over 18,000 pounds, the 2019 Ford F-250 will consume a lot of diesel. Also, petrol unit is not too much fuel-friendlier than its alternative. Truckers put the latest edition of tests. The outcome showed 14 mpg rating for the combined ride. On the highway, the truck manages to achieve 20 mpg, but not fully loaded.
How much can a 2019 Ford F-250 tow?
The answer to this question depends on chosen configuration. But, let’s start with the best solution. Of course, that is 2019 Ford F-250 Diesel Crew Cab with the potential to tow 18,000 pounds. A 4×4 version is doing slightly less with 17,500 lbs. Same version of petrol engine can tow 15,000 pounds with all cab configurations. The two-wheel drive delivers 1,000 less in Regular and Crew Cab configurations.
2019 Ford F-250 Significant Changes in Design
The super-duty truck lineup of the Ford family will suffer modifications all over the vehicle. On the exterior front fascia is suffering a lot of changes. New grille will be lower than before. Slightly bigger air vents are just under the chrome bumper. On spy shots, we can see new headlights. Overall dimensions are the same as before. Box and bed have its own lights. As for its predecessor, 2019 Ford F-250 will offer side steps as an optional feature.
Bed lights will come in LED technology if buyers choose one of the extra packages. Besides side steps in two versions, we will have tailgate step with assist system. A 5-inch tubular or 6-inch angular steps are on the side of the Ford F-250. Tow hooks are also an additional option for all truckers.
Buyers of the 2019 Ford F-250 will choose between 4 standard seats and 3 additional. With base model, we purchase manual climate control, while rapid heating is an optional feature. Infotainment system offers Audio jack, SiriusXM radio, and basic Sync entertainment. With some upgrades, truckers will get the navigation system and premium Sync app. Other items in the cabin worth of mention are a rearview camera with the mount on tailgate, headliner, and cruise control. For better safety, F-250 offers lane departure alert, reverse sensing, and remote start.
The 2019 Ford F-250 is going to keep the current lineup of trim levels. That means the entry-level truck is XL. Already on XLT, we can see a significant upgrade of features and systems coming by default. Lariat pickup is a mid-range model, while King Ranch and Platinum top the offer.
Other options for new Ford F-250 are bad sizes and cab configurations. A 6-3/4-feet and 8-ft box are available for purchase. Also, 2WD and 4WD are another options to pick. Finally, there are three cab sizes on the truck. The regular cab is with 2-door configuration, while more room is provided with SuperCab and Crew Cab.
2019 Ford F-250 Prices
The entry-level is an XL with regular cab and 2WD. Its price will start from $33,000. Crew Cab with 4×4 drive costs almost $10,000 more for the same trim. With the same options, XLT costs $4,000 more than XL, and base model of Lariat has the price above the premium XL variant.
How much is a Ford F-250 Platinum?
King Ranch and Platinum are top of the class models. These are available only with Crew Cab configuration, and Platinum doesn’t offer 4×2 drive. With short box, King Ranch carries the price tag of $58,000. Platinum is the most expensive model. Buyers will have to pay at least $65,000 for a premium edition of a truck.