Ride, handling, braking, very low handling limits, reliability.
The F-250 is best suited for towing or hauling heavy loads. The ride is stiffer and snappier than in the F-150's, but slightly better than in some heavy-duty competitors. The 6.7-liter V8 is mated to a six-speed automatic. The high floor makes access difficult. Some conveniences include built-in controls for proportional braking when towing a trailer. Handling is very clumsy even for a heavy-duty truck. Very low emergency-handling scores and well below average reliability prevent us from recommending the F-250.