2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty SuperCab
- Diesel V8 generates immense power and torque
- Plenty of payload and tow capacity
- Aluminum body reduces overall weight, improving efficiency
- Spacious cabs offer many convenience and technology options
- Price tag soars with options
2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty SuperCab pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which F-250 Super Duty does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4 / 5
While a standard pickup is good enough for most people, commercial users and hardcore recreationalists need something more substantial. The 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty strikes the balance between maximum hauling capability and a dose of civility.
The 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty is the most affordable way to access Ford's Super Duty trio that also includes the F-350 and F-450. Powered by either a tractable and responsive gasoline engine or a stump-pulling turbodiesel, the F-250 sends power to a six-speed automatic transmission and an available four-wheel-drive drivetrain.
But these days, a truck is more than just its frame and body, and the F-250 impresses with its available technology. A surround-view camera system allows drivers to park with inch-perfect precision. There's also an available remote camera so you can see what's behind a towed trailer. And the F-250's built-in trailer memory saves individual trailer dimensions, brake gain setting, and tire-pressure sensor information (if equipped) so frequent towers can swap trailers with minimal reconfiguration of settings.
Combined with advanced driver assist features such as adaptive cruise control, an available leather interior that rivals those found on luxury cars, and Ford's well-proven Sync 3 infotainment system, the 2018 F-250 is good for any combination of day-to-day driving, hauling big loads or cruising across the country.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty (including the F-250 Super Duty Diesel) as one of Edmunds' Best Pickup Trucks for this year.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty is a full-size, heavy-duty pickup available in six trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. It can be configured as a regular cab, an extended cab (aka SuperCab) or a crew cab with either a 6.8- or a 8.2-foot bed. A 6.2-liter gasoline V8 produces 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, and an available turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V8 puts out an impressive 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions to drive the rear wheels, though four-wheel drive is offered as an option.
Base XL models come standard with features that include 17-inch steel wheels, manual front locking hubs (four-wheel-drive models), intermittent wipers, a rearview camera, manually adjustable telescoping towing mirrors, a removable locking tailgate with tailgate lift assist, a 2.5-inch trailer hitch receiver with a 2-inch insert. Also included: air conditioning, vinyl upholstery, manual windows and door locks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a driver information display, and a four-speaker audio system. Extended- and crew-cab models get a six-speaker system.
Step up to the XLT and you get 18-inch alloy wheels, power side mirrors, manually telescoping and power-adjustable heated mirrors with built-in turn signals, four locking cleats in the bed, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, rear under-seat lockable storage, power windows and locks, and rear privacy glass (extended- and crew-cab models only). The XLT also includes cruise control, an alarm system, the Sync voice-controlled infotainment system, a 4.2-inch display, a USB port, and a CD player and satellite radio.
Springing for the midrange Lariat trim level gets you an electronic shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system (four-wheel-drive models only), power-folding and telescoping outside mirrors plus driver-side auto-dimming and integrated spotlights, tubular side steps, a power-sliding rear window, and rear parking sensors. This trim also brings dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, power-adjustable pedals, a rear center armrest, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-inch center touchscreen display, an upgraded Sync 3 infotainment system, two 110-volt household-style power outlets, and a premium Sony 10-speaker audio system with two USB charging ports.
The Western-themed King Ranch trim level, which is only offered on crew-cab models, adds unique alloy wheels, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, LED box lighting, keyless entry and start, remote start, upgraded leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, a power tilt-and-telescoping and heated steering wheel, and a navigation system.
Choosing the Platinum model, again offered on crew-cab models only, gets you 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive steering, LED headlights, automatic wipers, power running boards, a remote tailgate release, a built-in tailgate step, multicontour front seats, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Top-of-the-line Limited models include everything from the Platinum model and add a surround-view camera system, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, and a Limited-exclusive two-tone leather interior package.
Many of the standard features offered on upper trim levels are offered as options on the rest of the lineup. Other noteworthy options include a power sunroof, a heavy-duty trailer tow package (offered only with the turbodiesel engine), a massive 48-gallon fuel tank, different axle ratios with an electronically locking rear differential, an FX4 off-road package, and a fifth-wheel/gooseneck hitch prep package. That options list goes on with adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake support, skid plates (four-wheel-drive models only), an Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System with a total of seven cameras, a separate rearview camera that can be mounted on a customer's trailer, trailer tire-pressure monitoring and a spray-in bedliner.
Noise & vibration4
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out3.5
Child safety seat accommodation3
Audio & navigation4
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite F-250 Super Duty safety features:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- Alerts the driver when a vehicle comes into the truck's blind spot. The zone can be enlarged to cover a trailer up to 33 feet in length.
- Trailer Tow Camera System
- Lets you know what's behind your trailer when reversing.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Warns you if a tire is below the recommended pressure. Coverage can include trailer tires as well.
2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty SuperCab for Sale
To many folks, a pickup truck is a pickup truck is a pickup truck. It has a cab, a bed and a trailer hitch. How do you make a meaningful improvement on that formula? Ford has an answer in the form of the 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty, a pickup truck that raises the bar for the whole segment.
Last year, Ford completely redesigned its heavy-duty trucks. Those changes include a stronger frame (95 percent of which is made from high-strength steel), a lightweight aluminum body and bed to offset the increased mass, and a host of new comfort and convenience features. The engines are more powerful, and the interiors offer more space. Not only can the F-250 do more work, but it's also a more pleasant truck to live with on a day-to-day basis.
The engines are improved versions of those found in the outgoing Super Duty: A 6.2-liter gasoline V8 delivers 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, and the familiar 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 is now tuned for 450 hp and an incredible 935 lb-ft of torque. Ford credits optimization of the intake and exhaust and new stronger drive axles with making the torque increase from the previous-generation model possible. Depending on configuration, the F-250 can haul up to 4,200 pounds of payload and tow as much as 18,600 pounds. Because of the F-250's heavy weight, the EPA does not provide fuel economy estimates.
Available technology on the 2018 F-250 includes driver aids such as adaptive cruise control. The F-250's system not only matches the speed of slower traffic ahead, but it also downshifts the transmission and uses the built-in diesel exhaust brake to control speed when it's towing a trailer. Likewise, the blind-spot monitoring system can compensate for the added length of a trailer. Other technology is specifically aimed at trailer towing, such as a backup assistance system that tells the driver which way to turn the wheel to keep the trailer straight. Also, trailer-mounted tire-pressure sensors and a backup camera assist by feeding the displays in the F-250's cab.
Like most domestic pickups, the F-250 is offered in a vast array of models, along with three cab choices (regular, extended and crew) and two bed lengths. The XL is the basic work truck, complete with vinyl floors instead of carpets. XLT models possess more of the amenities we expect for a personal truck. The Lariat adds equipment usually found in luxury cars, while the King Ranch has even more creature comforts set to a Western theme. The Platinum model combines usability with luxury, and at the top of the line is the all-singing, all-dancing F-250 Limited model. Note that the F-250's hauling and towing capacities depend on how the truck is configured, so it's important to pick the right configuration for the jobs you need it to do. Edmunds can help find the perfect 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty for you.
2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty SuperCab Overview
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