Ford always has had a tricky task when updating the f250. It is the most popular vehicle in the country by sales, selling thousands and thousands of units per year approximately 550,000 in 2016 alone and retaining its title while the best-selling pickup for 40 straight years. Therefore when it’s time to up date the half-ton pickup , Ford’s only willing to proceed up to now for fear of alienating those millions of loyal buyers.
Redesign and Changes
The last major change was a drastic one in 2015 when the f250 went to an almost entirely aluminum body. Since that time, there were some minor updates to the power train. Some of these design changes are meant to create the 2019 F250 more stylistically in accord with the expression of the new 20 17 Super Duty, and I’m pleased to say they work quite nicely.
The original horse-collar-style grille on the 2015 f250 always looked just a touch too imposing to me. It made the truck seem ungainly and tall, but the brand new grille and headlight designs about the Ford f 250 are much more horizontally oriented, giving the truck a lower, wider, more planted look.
There are new grille designs for every one of the 2019 Ford F250 seven trim levels; higher trims have the “twin I beam” design and lower trims plus some Sport packages secure a massive mesh opening with “nostrils.” But even these seven designs can be modified with paint and coatings to create much more significant differentiation between trim ranges. Enthusiasts will likely amuse themselves by learning the different types and playing “spot the Platinum” when these trucks hit the streets in the fall.
At the rear of the truck, there’s a huge new Ford F250 logo stamped in to the tailgate sheetmetal on lesser trim levels, probably a nod to Toyota and Ram, which have now been stamping nameplates and huge logos on tail gates for a few years now. The 2019 Ford F250 logo was removed for anyone trims, a Ford designer said, as it looked too busy with the applique and trim level script.
There is not much to speak about inside, whilst the sole visual changes would be the inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Sync 3 multimedia system, some new leather colors about the bigger trims, new seats for the King Ranch and a brand new B&O Play premium audio possibility.
Regarding the new additions beneath the hood, we’re stoked. Nevertheless, we are going to need to wait a bit longer to see precisely what kind of improvements the new power trains will feature. The allnew base 3.3-liter naturally aspirated v 6 appears to be small for a truck this size, but Ford insists it’s an high-level engine with the identical power and torque because the out going 3.5-liter v 6, but with better fuel economy. The one most of us would like to drive is the new turbo diesel 3.0-liter, but that is maybe not arriving until nearly nine months after the 2019 Ford F250 hits dealerships in fall of 20 17.
The new style for the 2019 Ford F250 is subtle but attractive, creating a better-looking pickup than the one it replaces. Using a 10-speed automatic transmission and powerful turbo charged engines across the majority of the lineup, it should be just like appealing to drive.