Loudon Motors Ford's Vehicle of the Week: 2019 Ford F-250

The Ford F-250 is a true workhorse, but not overwhelmingly large. This truck can be used for intense towing and hauling, but is also comfortable for a family outing. The 2019 model has brought many upgrades to the truck that give it a more comfortable feel on the inside, but stays true to its tough and hard working stereotype with the power that it packs.

First, since it is the main focus of this truck, we’ll look at how powerful it actually is and the new technology that helps assist in your work. The new 2019 F-250 has many driver friendly features that will make towing and hauling a lot less stressful on the driver. While the truck is able to pull 25,000 pound loads with its V8 Diesel engine, it has an adaptive cruise control that is equipped to help you handle that type of weight. It also has lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, which is programmed by the length of your trailer, and a rearview camera that has the capability to be mounted to the back of your trailer and connected to Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment screen that is present in the cabin.

Just as all of Ford’s vehicles do, the F-250 comes in many different trims that contain an array of upgrades. You have the option of the base XL trim all the way up to the Platinum. Here is a list of each trim option presented by Edmunds.com:

*“Base XL models are essentially heavy-duty work trucks, but they still come standard with features such as 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, and a 2.5-inch trailer hitch receiver with a 2-inch insert. Also included are 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.

At the XLT trim level you get 18-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable heated mirrors, 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.

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 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, two 110-volt household-style power outlets, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a premium B&O Play 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 trim and styling details, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, LED box lighting, keyless entry and ignition, 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 with satellite radio.

Choosing the Platinum model, again offered only on crew-cab models, gets you 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive steering, LED headlights, automatic wipers, power running boards, a remote tailgate release, a built-in tailgate step, multi-contour front seats, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.”

If you are in the market for a new truck, check out the 2019 model of the Ford F-250 on our online inventory, or come into Loudon Motors Ford in Minerva to see one in person!

*Full credit is given to Edmunds.com and their writers for the descriptions of each trim level.

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