XLT 4x2 SD Super Cab 8 ft. box 164 in. WB SRW
2021 Ford F-250

2021 F-250 Photos
We rigorously tested the revised 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty back in January or, if you prefer, "the before times." We towed a 12,000-pound trailer up a mountain in Arizona with an F-350 equipped with the new 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel V8 and its 1,050 pound-feet of torque. We tackled some gnarly terrain off-road in the new F-250 Tremor. We also managed to get into as many variations are possible, including those with the also-new 7.3-liter gasoline V8.  Ah, but there was one version we didn't test: a SuperCrew with the available six-passenger cabin. You know, the one with the front middle seat. So, it was with great interest when such a cabin showed up in front of my house in all its gigantic, towering glory. Of course, towing a 12,000-pound trailer in January 2020 is much easier than finding two other people to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with in December 2020, so I had to get creative. Thankfully, the cloning process was less painful than I expected.  So here is the front bench seat. The middle bit is fixed rather than being locked to the passenger side in a 60/40 arrangement as was often the case in recent(ish) six-passenger cars. This means that both driver and passenger can enjoy the benefits for eight-way power adjustment and a comfy bucket seat. It also equals more shoulder room since you can at least motor the passenger seat all the way back and allow the guy in the middle to sit comfortably forward and avoid literally rubbing elbows. Being in a truck that's nearly 7 feet wide sure helps, too.  For comparison, here's the front bench seat of a Ram 3500. It too has a 40/20/40-split with a fixed middle, but it obviously doesn't have the robust head restraint of the Ford Super Duty or, curiously, the Ram 1500. I checked and upper Ram 3500 trim levels have the same unit.  Both trucks have a storage compartment under the middle seat, though the Ford's isn't flat and therefore less useful. Oh well. The seat backs also fold down to reveal a center console-lite with cupholders and a bin. The Ram has three cupholders with a bin cover/armrest that's plushly padded and nicely stitched. It's also mounted on a higher plane than the cupholders. The result is a design that looks far more finished and factory-sourced than what you get in the F-250 -- and it should be noted that the Ford was a more richly appointed trim level than the rather spartan 3500 Big Horn I tested back in June 2019.  Now, I must now admit that if I sat in the 3500's middle seat, I definitely don't remember the experience nor did I write down any notes. As such, I can only deduce that the Ford's middle perch is more comfortable given the seat back's taller height and that integrated headrest. It certainly seemed comfortable enough with a properly firm and supportive cushion. It doesn't feel like a temporary jump seat. Space, of course, …
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We rigorously tested the revised 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty back in January or, if you prefer, "the before times." We towed a 12,000-pound trailer up a mountain in Arizona with an F-350 equipped with the new 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel V8 and its 1,050 pound-feet of torque. We tackled some gnarly terrain off-road in the new F-250 Tremor. We also managed to get into as many variations are possible, including those with the also-new 7.3-liter gasoline V8.  Ah, but there was one version we didn't test: a SuperCrew with the available six-passenger cabin. You know, the one with the front middle seat. So, it was with great interest when such a cabin showed up in front of my house in all its gigantic, towering glory. Of course, towing a 12,000-pound trailer in January 2020 is much easier than finding two other people to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with in December 2020, so I had to get creative. Thankfully, the cloning process was less painful than I expected.  So here is the front bench seat. The middle bit is fixed rather than being locked to the passenger side in a 60/40 arrangement as was often the case in recent(ish) six-passenger cars. This means that both driver and passenger can enjoy the benefits for eight-way power adjustment and a comfy bucket seat. It also equals more shoulder room since you can at least motor the passenger seat all the way back and allow the guy in the middle to sit comfortably forward and avoid literally rubbing elbows. Being in a truck that's nearly 7 feet wide sure helps, too.  For comparison, here's the front bench seat of a Ram 3500. It too has a 40/20/40-split with a fixed middle, but it obviously doesn't have the robust head restraint of the Ford Super Duty or, curiously, the Ram 1500. I checked and upper Ram 3500 trim levels have the same unit.  Both trucks have a storage compartment under the middle seat, though the Ford's isn't flat and therefore less useful. Oh well. The seat backs also fold down to reveal a center console-lite with cupholders and a bin. The Ram has three cupholders with a bin cover/armrest that's plushly padded and nicely stitched. It's also mounted on a higher plane than the cupholders. The result is a design that looks far more finished and factory-sourced than what you get in the F-250 -- and it should be noted that the Ford was a more richly appointed trim level than the rather spartan 3500 Big Horn I tested back in June 2019.  Now, I must now admit that if I sat in the 3500's middle seat, I definitely don't remember the experience nor did I write down any notes. As such, I can only deduce that the Ford's middle perch is more comfortable given the seat back's taller height and that integrated headrest. It certainly seemed comfortable enough with a properly firm and supportive cushion. It doesn't feel like a temporary jump seat. Space, of course, …
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Engine 6.2L V-8
MPG City / Hwy
Seating 6 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd w/OD
Power 385 @ 5750 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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