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17 of 18 (94%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Ford F-250 Overview
If you need a heavy-duty pickup that can tackle anything you throw its way, you might as well go with the one that most professionals turn to – the 2012 Ford F-250.
After going through a redesign in 2011, the 2012 F-250 strengthened its frame and trailer hitch for improved conventional towing capacity. A gooseneck hitch is now available for the 6.75-foot cargo box. What sets each F-Series truck apart from the next is increased power and towing/hauling capacities. Competition in the heavy-duty class includes the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Dodge Ram.
Two very powerful engines lay waiting under the F-250’s power dome hood, starting with a standard 385-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8, which is a single-overhead-camshaft engine and generates a powerful 405 pounds-feet of torque. If you need more juice, a 400-horsepower, Power Stroke 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8 produces an incredible 800 pounds-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm for extreme towing and hauling. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Ford’s SelectShift technology, which enables driver-initiated shifts. An electronic locking rear differential is standard, and the F-250 can be had in rear- or four-wheel drive. In terms of towing and payload capacities, the F-250 can haul up to 4,290 pounds, and tow as much as 14,000 pounds. When equipped with a fifth-wheel, the F-250 can tow an impressive 17,500 pounds.
If anything, the 2012 Ford F-250 is extremely versatile with many trim levels and cab configurations. Choose between the XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch models depending on how rugged, or luxurious you want to travel. The regular cab seats up to three passengers, while the SuperCab and crew cab seat six. The SuperCab has rear-hinged, access-style rear doors, while the crew cab has four regular-opening doors. The crew cab and SuperCab can be fitted with either a 6.8-foot, or an 8-foot bed, while the regular cab is only available with an 8-foot bed.
A prominent grille adds to the power dome in giving the 2012 Ford F-250 a bold, no-nonsense look, while a power moonroof, a spray-in bedliner, tubular side steps or running boards, PowerScope towing mirrors and either 18- or 20-inch rims are optional. Choose between a front bench and bucket seats, and enjoy an optional navigation system, power-adjustable pedals, leather upholstery, powered and heated front seats, backup camera, Fords Sync system and a an eight-inch touch-screen.
Safety features include front-seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, rear parking sensors, an anti-theft system, and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control.
Whether you’re a heavy-duty professional, or someone who wants the capability to tow their toys, you can’t go wrong with the 2012 Ford F-250.