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2014 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab

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2014 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab Review

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KBB Expert Rating: 7.6

The need for power and might in full-size pickup will likely cease when either gravity is reversed or the planet goes dark. Until such time, the 2014 Ford Super Duty line of pickups will continue to flourish anywhere big jobs need gettin’ done. Although the Super Duty faces stiff competition from Chevy and Ram, the imports have yet to stake a claim in the world of three-quarter and one-ton trucks. As such, the Super Duty has earned a pretty loyal following, but to win over Ram and Chevy converts Ford sweetens the deal with a powerful line of gasoline and diesel engines, best in class conventional towing and payload, plus a number of innovative features aimed at improving comfort and safety.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you’re looking for a powerful truck that is also capable, comfortable and even downright luxurious, the 2014 Ford Super Duty serves up all three attributes in a vehicle that is not overly ornate or cartoonish.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you find yourself liking the look and feel of a full size Super Duty, but you don’t really need its towing or payload capacity, the half-ton Ford F-150 offers the same styling and features in a very capable vehicle with a much lower price tag. Manual transmission fans will have to look to RAM to meet their needs.

What's New for 2014

In the never ending battle for whose truck has the biggest numbers, Ford trumps Chevy and Ram this year by nudging the 2014 Ford Super Duty pickup to in impressive 18,500 pound conventional tow rating and an equally big 7,260 pound maximum payload capacity.

Driving the F250 Super Duty Crew Cab
Driving Impressions

That the 2014 Ford Super Duty has an abundance of horsepower and torque is not in question. How it holds up over time, however, is equally important. To ensure the...

... Super Duty doesn’t shake itself apart, Ford includes each truck with a fully-boxed frame, thicker crossmembers and beefed-up C-Channel frame rails. The stiffer the chassis, the less prone to flexing and twisting, helping the Super Duty not only accomplish its towing and hauling tasks, but keeping to a minimum the number of squeaks and rattles that develop in the cabin over time. Despite its massive size and weight, the 2014 Ford Super Duty is quite stable and surprisingly easy to maneuver. The feel from the steering wheel is heavy, but direct with no play or vagueness. Toss in the available 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel and the Super Duty ups its conventional tow rating to an astounding 18,500 pounds, and 24,700 using a 5th wheel (F-450).

SYNC WITH MYFORD TOUCH
Ford’s SYNC is more than just an easy way to organize music, navigation and cell phone calls – it’s an important safety feature that lets the driver do all the aforementioned tasks while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. By reading incoming messages, SYNC can help avoid the distraction caused when trying to text and drive.

INTERIOR ACCOUTREMENTS
A heated steering wheel and cooling front seats are features expected of a premium luxury sedan, but finding them inside the 2014 Ford Super Duty trucks is an unexpected pleasure.

2014 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab Details
Interior

As you might expect in a vehicle whose trims and prices range so widely – from just over $31,000 for a basic F-250 XL trim to nearly $70,000 for an F-450 Platinum edition – the 2014 Ford Super Duty’s cabin ranges from Spartan to luxurious. In regular-cab form, seating is limited to three passengers. Crew cab and super cab models can seat up to six passengers, or five when equipped with two individual front seats and a center console. Lower-trim models have basic vinyl seating that can take a beating and clean up easily, while premium leather can be had on the other end of the Super Duty spectrum.

Exterior

Ford's Super Duty trucks exude their big and brawny nature, from the massive front grille to the equally large tailgate stamped with "SUPER DUTY" on the bottom. These trucks can be configured with 6-and-3/4-foot or 8-foot beds, and with regular, super cab, or crew cabins. F-450 models come with two pairs of rear wheels that enable it to carry extreme loads. It’s safe to call even the smallest of the Super Duty models large. A regular-cab model, which is fitted with an 8-foot bed and qualifies as the shortest, is 227.6 inches in length, while the longest comes in at 263 inches. At nearly 22 feet, that latter model is nearly seven feet longer than a Honda Civic. If you plan to park this truck in your garage, take some measurements first.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

As mentioned with the interior, what you get in your Super Duty varies greatly on trim. On the lower end of the spectrum, XL models are sparse and definitely work-oriented with heavy-duty vinyl seats, manual-control air conditioning, and an audio system limited to an AM/FM radio with two speakers. A CD player is optional in that trim, as are cruise control and power windows. The standard engine on F-250 and 350 models is Ford’s 6.2-liter gasoline V8, while F-450 models get the 6.7-liter V8 diesel. Upper trims have equipment such as heated and cooled premium leather seats, a navigation system and a Sony premium audio system. All Super Duty trucks feature trailer sway control and roll stability control.

Optional Equipment

Optional on all F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks is the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbodiesel whose power just might give gravity a run for its money. Other options vary with trim level, and many are geared toward the duties for which you plan to use your truck. An extra-heavy-duty alternator is available, as is an engine block heater. Models with diesel engines can be equipped with a Live Drive Power Takeoff to run auxiliary equipment such as a snowplow, truck lift, or cement mixer. Tow-prep packages for traditional hitches and 5th-wheel setups are available, and Super Duty trucks with the diesel engine have an exhaust brake feature like the kind used in big rigs when descending steep grades.

Under the Hood

The 2014 Super Duty is available with two V8 engines, a 6.2-liter gasoline unit that is the base powerplant or, for those needing maximum power, a 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel. Both are fitted to a 6-speed automatic transmission and can be had in 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. Models with the gasoline engine run on regular unleaded and are also E85 compatible. An option package can make the Super Duty’s gasoline engine capable of running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), but does not include the fuel tanks or other equipment. In diesel models, Ford says nitrogen oxide levels are reduced more than 80 percent vs. previous generations. The EPA does not give fuel-economy ratings for either of these engines.

6.2.-liter V8
385 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
405 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

6.7-liter turbodiesel V8
400 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm
800 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

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2014 Ford F250 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 54 Ratings for the 2011 - 2015 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

6.7l Diesel is awesome Crew Cab is great

By on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,415

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Ride is great - Power is there -Fuel economy great"

Cons: "NO Cons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I currently live in my 2008 Jayco Designer model 35RLTS its a 39 ft 5th wheel dry weight is 15,900 lbs loaded weight is a bit North of 18,00 lbs. Before I purchased the 2014 F250 I still have (will be selling) a 2002 ext cab xlt F250 4wd 7.3L Diesel. The 02 runs fine but its getting some age to it and now that I sold my house and retired all the way I plan on wintering in Florida and beginning in late Spring beginning a tour of North America so I wanted a truck I could depend on without thought. Comparing the two 02 & 14 trucks is a no brainer, anybody that drives and operates the Ford F250s specifically for hauling large 5th wheels knows that Ford had it right with the F250 up to 2003 then hit a large gap of 9 years during which Ford came out with the 6.2L and the 6.0L diesels made a lot of folks unhappy, compared to the now legendary 7.3L the gap diesels as I call them were left wanting in many performance and mileage aspects. Put it this way my 02 7.3L F250 will sell for $4,000 more than a 2008 F250 with the 6.2L. In 2011 Ford returned to the top of the heap once again with the 6.7L diesel. My 2014 F250 XLT Crew Cab 6sp AT with a 6ft 8in bed out performs, gets better fuel economy not just a little bit better BUT by a wide margin is better than the 7.3L and literally smokes any F250 made between 04 thru 10. Power is phenomenal @ 75mph with cruise on I am only pulling 1900 rpms compared to the 02 7.3L which pulls 2150 rpms at same, mileage at freeway speeds is 15mpg on the 7.3 and 18.5 mpg on 6.7. Pulling my 18,000 lbs or 5th wheel the 7.3 gets 13.4 mpg the 6.7 gets 15.9 mpg. Acceleration between the 2 follows the same curve the 6.7L is like driving a sports car compared to the 7.3L AND the 7.3L is chipped for performance the 6.7 is factory. What I am attempting to say is that since 2011 and newer Ford has made up for its sins (finally) in ditching the 7.3L and its now ok for all the previous 7.3L enthuiasts to UPGRADE and it is just that a remarkable upgrade."

Ford F-250 computer problems.

By on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 53,700

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "No problems until 53,000 miles"

Cons: "No reliability, can't trust it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"2013 F-250, 6.2 gas, 53,000 miles, bought new, best truck I ever owned EXCEPT....yellow engine light comes on, engine shuts down. The computer ceased to recognize the gasoline. Dealer tested gas and it was perfect. Have the FORD PREMIUM extended warranty and FORD would not cover the repair. The Ford dealer "performed adaptive fuel relearning procedures". Short version, the dealer reprogrammed the computer to accept the gasoline and I paid the bill. The Ford dealer told me they just had a 26,000 vehicle that did the same thing and FORD would not cover the repair even though it was under the 36,000 warranty. SELLING.....Can't trust it and its going to do it again! I did call Ford and they confirmed they would not pay for that reprogramming."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

radiator

By on Saturday, February 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 218,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Love this truck...Only issue is a very common problem Ford will not commit to..Radiator leaks at driverside bottom..Can not believe they would install a plastic radiator in a heavy duty truck..Too bad."

14 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Beautiful blue. Best truck I have ever owned.

By on Friday, December 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 39,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "My wife prefers it to our Lincoln when taking trip"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"All services have been performed at St. George Ford. I also had air bags (spring helper bags) with on board compressor installed at the dealership. There's also a 100,000 mile extended service warranty available for a small transfer fee."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Excellent Heavy Duty Truck.

By on Saturday, October 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Excellent value for superduty truck."

Cons: "I should have bought the Lariat..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I broke 13 thousand miles and my mileage increased from 18 mpg to 19+ at 70 mph, the average is at 18.4 mpg up 0.6 mpg (I do a lot of up and down hilly terrain driving)(on level highway easy 20+ mpg). If it continues like this my mileage will increase quite a bit once it is broken in. I have been impressed with the mileage and the reliability of this 2014 long bed, 6.7L, 8K lb. truck. My only problem has been when the engine light came on and the dealer replaced(2) EGT sensors, this is a common problem and Ford should have a Tech Service Bullentin to replace all of these sensors, I believe there are 4 of them. My only add-ons are a K&N air filter and reverse camera."

12 people out of 35 found this review helpful

Lots of mechanical issues unfortunately

By on Monday, September 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great power , fuel milage"

Cons: "mechanically unsound"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"I love this truck , it does everything I want it to do, except it spends a 1/10 of its time in the shop. Replaced: radiator,air condition core, short block due to main bearing failure, some emissions harness, starter, 3 front suspension fixes, engine temp sensor and probably things I have forgotten. It is on extended warranty and I think Ford would be better off buying the truck back from me; they are spending so much time and money on fixing it."

12 people out of 20 found this review helpful

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