2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Consumer Review: 6.0 Liter Diesel Needs Work

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty - Consumer Review

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6.0 Liter Diesel Needs Work
By Russ on


2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab Lariat 4WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)


I love my truck. It fits me - I'm 6' 6" and I can wear a hat in the cab. The machine drives well, is easy to maneuver and park. This is my fourth F250 diesel - all my others were the 7.3L engine. My experience with the 6.0L diesel is that it underperforms the 7.3L both in power and economy. I was used to 14.5-15.5 mpg city and 18-20 mpg highway with the 7.3L. The best I've gotten with the 6.0L is 13.0 city and 15.0 highway. The 6.0L does not accelerate as well as the 7.3L did. I'm disappointed, especially as the price of diesel has escalated out of sight. There is a recall on the ECM and I hope that resolves the performance/economy problem.

Best Features

Great big comfortable seats, super visibility, heated mirrors, and a moon roof. Great workmanship on body & interior.

Worst Features

A high performance diesel with 4 valves/cylinder, variable vane turbo, electronic injection and efficient exhaust that develops 550 ft/lb torque and 325 hp should get better performance - Ford should fix this soonest.
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