New Car Overview of the 2005 Ford Super Duty Full-Size Pickup Truck
Description: Full-Size Pickup Truck
Base MSRP Range: not available
Invoice Price Range: not available
Where built: USA
The new generation of Super Duty designs for 2005 arrive with boosted capacity and tow ratings rising to the top of class at 17,000 pounds. Ford's big trucks hit the market in F-250 Super Duty (three-quarter ton) and F-350 (one-ton) sizes.
Gross vehicle weight rating for F-250 rises to 8,800 pounds, but F-350 begins at 10,200 pounds and ranges through options to 13000 pounds.
The Super Duty trucks use gasoline-power engines in V8 and V10 sizes or a torque-monster Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel. Ford's Triton 5.4-liter V8 is the base plant, producing 300-hp. A Triton 6.8-liter V10 climbs on top of the class to 355-hp, and Ford's Power Stroke Turbo Diesel, a 6.0-liter V8 with turbo-charger and hydraulic rail fuel injection, produces best-in-class 325-hp plus 570 lb-ft of torque. All three plants offer a manual 6-speed ZF shifter or optional 4-speed TorqShift automatic.
Fresh exterior styling looks as strong as performance figures suggest. Cabins have been revised with interiors that seem more like a comfortable car than a working-class truck. Most use cloth fabric upholstery for seats, although leather comes with Lariat trim, and packages include deluxe King Ranch and special edition Harley-Davidson.