Amer­ica’s pickup truck flexes mus­cles with Ford F250 Lariat Su­per­duty 4x4

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - BUSINESS - By Jim Ma­honey

This is one mus­cu­lar mon­ster.

The 2019 Ford F 250 Lariat Su­per­duty 4x4 crew cab pickup with the 6.7 Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel en­gine makes 450 hp. Mated to a six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion with se­lectable four-wheel-drive com­bi­na­tions, the king-sized truck can han­dle it all.

The pop­u­lar Ford truck lineup is deep and this model a solid ad­di­tion. Nicely equipped with an ar­ray of con­nec­tiv­ity, huge cub­bies and crew cab, it’ll be easy to get to the job site with gear and man­power. Need more stor­age space? Just pop up the rear seat.

Even though the rugged F250, with its run­ning boards, blacked-out 20-inch rims and deep slot­ted grill, looks like it’d be most com­fort­able at a con­struc­tion site, it’s the hand­somely ap­pointed in­te­rior that rocks. Fea­tur­ing heated and cooled leather seats, nicely fit­ted soft and hard plas­tics, wood­grained in­serts and the Fordpass Con­nect 4G WiFi in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, this cow­boy cleans up for a night out.

The F250 sports a 6.75foot bed, han­dles 4,200 lbs. of pay­load, and has a mas­sive 18,000 lbs. of rated tow­ing ca­pac­ity.

Our $74,110 op­tioned-up tester turned out to be a pretty easy driver de­spite its big foot­print. This tall boy ma­neu­vers nim­bly through city streets with a light steer­ing touch and ex­cel­lent sight lines from the captain’s seat.

MSRP: $51,655 As tested: $74,110 MPG av­er­age: 15

JIM MA­HONEY/ BOS­TON HER­ALD

Ford F250FX4Pow­er­stroke turbo diesel on Septem­ber 26, 2019in Bos­ton, Mas­sachusetts.

JIM MA­HONEY/BOS­TON HER­ALD

The F250 is a ca­pa­ble car­rier, with a club cab and fold-up rear seat for ad­di­tional stor­age.

JIM MA­HONEY/ BOS­TON HER­ALD

The F250 is a ca­pa­ble car­rier, with a club cab and fold-up rear seat for ad­di­tional stor­age.

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