New F-250 Super Duty Platinum Proves Bigger Is Better

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Ford F-250

Business Insider Is Impressed with Full-Size Lux Truck’s Power and Size

Behind a giant Blue Oval badge sits a massive hunk of American iron built and bought singularly for its ability to haul, tow and tote just about damn near anything this side of the sun as far as you’d like to take it. The truck in question here is a 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum 4X4 Crew Cab 6.7-Liter Powerstroke, and it’s a mountain of a vehicle. Sometimes it takes a mountain to move mountains, however.

Ford F-250

In a review from Business Insider, test driver Matthew DeBord reveals that he is not a truck guy. He daily drives a Toyota Prius, in fact. DeBord mentions in his review that there is a “learning curve” for moving into something so large and heavy (6000 pounds rolling), and he’s not wrong. However, the 625 horsepower and nearly 1000 lb-ft of torque certainly make moving that kind of heft effortless. While the review doesn’t make appropriate use of such ground-pounding torque, DeBord does take the truck to Ikea to buy a new dresser, which it handles easily, without effort. All the while the big Ford returns an average of about 15 mpg, which is pretty good considering its weight. Anything in the double digits from a three-ton truck is impressive.

The Platinum package makes this truck a bit of a softy on the inside with quality leathers coating nearly every surface. The test truck was outfitted with a “Black/Brunello” combination. It’s safe to say that Ford’s Platinum series trucks have replaced the Lincoln Town Cars of old in the luxury department. People who used to buy full sized lux sedans are now buying full-sized lux trucks, and loving them all the more.

Sync is improved yet again, and there are cameras everywhere that you can access from the dash screen to aid in reversing or hitching up. Cup holders big enough to hold your two-gallon morning coffee are also included, along with charging plugs for an entire tech company to run out of the interior.

In the end, the new Super Duty is judged to be super capable and super comfortable and just all around super. For more photos and information, check out the full review here.

Bradley Brownell is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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