Ford F-250: Specifications by Trim

Ford does not skimp when it comes to offering trim levels for the F-250 and F-350 Super Duties. We'll break down what every trim level offers and how much you'll have to pay for it.

By Cynthia Griffith - November 20, 2014

This article applies to the Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duties (2014).

The 2014 F Series Super Duty is a powerful automotive machine taking the capabilities drivers have come to expect from Ford (like towing and hauling strength, amazing horsepower and torque, and excellent command of braking, steering, and other functions) to an unparalleled level. If you have been eyeing the all new Super Duty, you might be aware of the fact that the F-250s and F-350s are available in ten different levels of trim.

The differing trim levels could mean a difference in price and overall performance; it’s important to understand these differences and similarities so you can choose the Super Duty that fits your lifestyle with ease. For example, if gas mileage is an important driving point for you, you might want to consider opting for a Super Duty with a diesel PTO. If price is an issue, the F-250 XL and F-350 XL start in the low $30,000 range, making them more cost effective than their counterparts. These vehicles vary in cab styles, bed lengths, tech aspects, standard equipment, wheel drive options, and interior and exterior details.

(Related Site: 2015 Ford Super Duty Models - Ford.com)

Trim Breakdown

Please note that there are two different levels of trim mentioned under each category, the difference being whether you choose the 250 or the 350 model. These two models are very equal in size, weight, and features, but the F-350 sports a more powerful engine, higher towing capabilities and upgraded suspension. For this reason, the 350 series is slightly higher in price.

F-250/350 XL

Starting at $30,915 ($31,810 for the 350), the XL Super Duty’s most noticeable feature is its modest price tag. This entry-level trim comes equipped with a 6.2 liter V-8 and a six speed automatic transmission courtesy of TorqShift. Stripped of all the extras, the classic XL is an excellent choice for the driver in search of a workhorse.

Standard Equipment
EngineDrivetrainCabBox SizeAxle RatioWheelbaseGross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
6.2 V6 4x2 Regular Cab 8' box 3.73 137" 19,000 lbs

F-250/350 XLT

You can upgrade to slightly fancier version of the XL for just over $4,000 more. The 2014 XLT has the features offered in the XL plus some extras, like carpet floors instead of vinyl. Other features include a more powerful sound system, a custom grill package, six spoke aluminum wheels (the XL sits on steel), and cruise control. Priced at $34,945 for the F-250 and $35,845 for the F-350 version.

Standard Equipment
EngineDrivetrainCabBox SizeAxle RatioWheelbaseGross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
6.2 V6 4x2 Regular Cab 8' box 3.73 137" 19,000 lbs

The Lariat

The Lariat is a vehicle for the tech-savvy driver. SYNC with MyFord Touch makes this truck trim a comfortable ride for all. The F-250/F-350 Lariat sports automatic climate control, a rearview camera perfect for pulling out of parking spots, and power everything—all the way down to the adjustable pedals. The F-250 starts at $42,610 and the F-350 is available for $43,505. Both trims are offered in SuperCab and Crew Cab.

Standard Equipment
EngineDrivetrainCabBox SizeAxle RatioWheelbaseGross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
6.2 V6 4x2 Super Cab 6-3/4" box 3.73 142" 19,000 lbs

King Ranch

Priced in the low $50,000 range ($50,395 for the F-250 and $51,295 for the F-350), the four-door Crew Cab King Ranch is a more luxurious truck than the Lariat. Notably, they come with Chaparral leather interior, a Sony sound system, and King Ranch badges and embroidery. Details like two-tone paint with stunning chrome accents make this trim stand out on the road and in the driveway.

Standard Equipment
EngineDrivetrainCabBox SizeAxle RatioWheelbaseGross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
6.2 V6 4x2 Crew Cab 6-3/4"' box 3.73 156" 19,000 lbs

Platinum

Imagine all of the features of the King Ranch plus angular step bars, custom logos, a heated leather steering wheel, and a satin chrome grille. That is what you get when you purchase the Platinum trim for $54,280 (F-250) or $55,180 (F-350). The utmost in style, power, and functionality is on display in Platinum.

Standard Equipment
EngineDrivetrainCabBox SizeAxle RatioWheelbaseGross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
6.2 V6 4x4 Crew Cab 6-3/4' box 3.73 156" 19000 lbs

Common Questions

Which trim is right for me?

This depends on your reason for purchase. If you are looking for the ultimate in towing capacity, any of the 350s will suit you. If custom touches appeal to you, a Platinum trim is exactly what you've been waiting for. If, on the other hand, you just want a reliable pickup with upgraded towing, fuel and torque, you might want to give the XL a go.

What's the most popular trim?

While 2014 statistics vary, the Lariat has held this title in the past.

What's the best engine option?

All Super Duty trucks come with a 6.2-liter V8 standard. For most people, the 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque is plenty. People looking for a strong work truck should check out the diesel option as well. The 6.7 makes 400 horsepower and a whopping 800 lb-ft of torque. Be warned though: the diesel carries an $8,400 price increase over the gas model.

What if I want to tow heavier stuff?

The great thing about the F-150 and the Super Duty line of trucks, is that almost everything is upgradeable from Ford. Truckers concerned with carrying heavier loads should consider upgrading to the higher, 4.3 axle ratio. Truckers concerned with hauling and towing heavy stuff regularly should also consider diesel. Diesel Super Duties have a higher GCWR than their gasoline counterparts in addition to having double the torque.

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