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2006 Ford F-250 Truck - Overview

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2006 Ford F-250 Truck

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Overview

What's New
Ford's Super Duty pickups received a host of styling and functional improvements in 2005. For 2006, the top-of-the-line Lariat trim receives more standard equipment plus the availability of a new Amarillo appearance package and 20-inch chrome wheels. The King Ranch adds two new paint colors, and a new Chrome Package is available for XLT and Lariat models. Diesels now feature a 50-state emissions package.

Overview
The F-250 and F-350 Super Dutys are the big dogs in Ford's pickup lineup. How brawny are they Consider that the Super Duty line extends all the way up to the commercial F-750S, which can haul payloads well in excess of 10 tons.

The F-250 and F-350 Super Duty offer a wide variety of configurations: three cabs (regular, extended, and crew), five trim levels (XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Harley-Davidson), four wheelbases, two box sizes, rear- or four-wheel drive, and, for the F-350, single- or dual-rear wheels. Three engines are on offer: a 5.4L gasoline V-8 (300 hp, 365 lb.-ft. of torque), 6.8L gasoline V-10 (362 hp, 457 lb.-ft.), and a 6.0L turbo-diesel V-8 (325 hp, 570 lb.-ft.), all with the choice of a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. Maximum payload ranges from 2,600 pounds to 3,300 pounds, depending on powertrain and equipment, while towing capacity ranges from 8,100 pounds up to 19,200 pounds. Anti-lock brakes are standard across the board.

One notable feature is the optional trailer brake controller (part of the Tow Command package), which adjusts trailer braking based on vehicle speed and automatically adjusts its operation if the truck's anti-lock brakes are triggered.

The Competition
The Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty competes in the Large Pickup segment, mainly against the heavy-duty versions of the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Dodge Ram Pickup. Buyers in this category are looking for maximum towing/hauling/pulling capability, and serious torque-producing turbo-diesel engines are in demand.

Among heavy-duty pickups in the Large Pickup segment, the Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty pickup leads in sales, delivering 285,584 units during calendar year 2005, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report.SM The Ford Super Duty is followed by the Chevrolet Silverado HD with 260,396 sales, the Dodge Ram Pickup HD with 152,208, and the GMC Sierra HD with 93,959 sales.

Available Trims for the 2006 Ford F-250 Truck

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
XL 6 speed manual $22,470 300-hp / 5.4L 8-cyl 0/0
XLT 6 speed manual $26,210 300-hp / 5.4L 8-cyl 0/0
Lariat 6 speed manual $31,765 300-hp / 5.4L 8-cyl 0/0

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