Is the F-250 a Good Truck for Work and Play in Alberta?

By: Sarah Strehler   |   20 Apr 2020
men loading up the back of a ford f-250

From the oil sands to the Stampede and everywhere in between, Albertans put a lot of trust into their pickup trucks. Most pickups on the road typically deliver in performance, but lack in features that make it a comfortable day-to-day truck, or vice versa; but with the Ford F-250, you don’t need to sacrifice luxury for raw power! The F-250 combines impressive performance capabilities with endless versatility and modern tech to elevate it into a whole new class of heavy duty pickup trucks. Here at Aspen Ford, we’ve got the lowdown on all of the safety, tech and performance features that make the Ford F-250 the perfect work-hard-play-hard pickup for folks from Stettler and across Central Alberta - let’s take a look at what this heavy duty truck is packing!

 

ford 2-250 performance

Power + Performance: F250 Can Get the Job Done

The F-250 comes with a standard 6.2L Flex-Fuel gas V8 engine, which was specifically engineered to deliver peak torque at low rpm. The standard engine in this Super Duty truck delivers an impressive 385 horsepower, maximum payload capacity of 7,850 pounds and at 3,800 rpm you can expect a whopping 430 lb/ft of torque, giving you maximum power when you need it most. New in 2020, Ford unveiled an optional 7.3L gas V8 engine, which increases the power of this heavy duty pickup to a best-in-class 430 horsepower and 475 lb/ft of torque. For those who remain committed to diesel engines, you can look forward to Ford’s optional Power Stroke engine - a 6.7L, V8 diesel that pumps out 475 ponies and an astounding 1,050 lb/ft of torque!

With great power comes great responsibility, and Ford’s engineers have gone to great lengths to make sure that every truck has the necessary features to manage all of this power safely. Firm and confident brake pedals ensure that you can stop on a dime, even while hauling massive loads behind you, and the Super Duty’s new off-roading package, called The Tremor, adds plenty of trail-ready upgrades like beefy tires, a lift-kit, limited-slip differential in the front axle and locking rear-differential in the rear, rock-crawl mode, different shocks and much more. The sky's the limit on what you can tackle as you go from jobsite to campsite, and with max towing capacity starting at 12,500 pounds and increasing from there depending on which model you purchase (with the right engine and trailer options, the Super Duty can manage 37,000 pounds of towing capacity!) no Alberta mountain road or muddy valley is off-limits.

 

ford f-250 interior technology

Ford F-250 Delivers on Tech, Space, Comfort and Safety

Just because this is a powerful truck doesn’t mean you need to give up versatility, comfort or modern convenience features. The F-250’s interior is functional and stylish, offering an ergonomic dash and cab layout designed to keep you comfortable during long drives. Optional trim levels, such as the Lariat, bring elevated luxury with features like leather trims, ambient lighting, wireless charging stations, and heated and cooled seats. The cab is full of organizational systems that make it easy to stash everything from work supplies to snacks and games for the kids, and everyone on board will enjoy the F-250’s ample legroom and impressively quiet ride. Choose between a 6.75-foot or 8-foot truck bed, either of which can accommodate anything from lumber to a fifth-wheel trailer with ease.

Ford’s Super Duty trucks come with an 8-inch touchscreen display, convenient connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, high-voltage power outlets for charging your accessories, and FordPass Connect, which boasts a powerful WiFi hotspot and an app with a host of helpful tools that allow you to do everything from contacting roadside assistance to locating your parked truck right from your smartphone. The F-250 comes with plenty of standard and available driver-assist safety technologies to help keep you and your passengers safe, including multi-view camera systems, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, and standard roll stability control (RSC) and trailer sway control (TSC).

Power, safety and versatility - the Ford F-250 is the heavy duty pickup that can truly do it all! More Albertans choose Fords as their work-hard-play-hard trucks, knowing that they can deliver the performance and luxury that folks from Stettler need for life in rugged Alberta. Feel free to browse our inventory of Super Duty pickups online, or give us a call at Aspen Ford to get behind the wheel of an F-250 this spring!

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