2017 F250 Pricing Jumps by $150 to $5000+ Depending on the Trimline
In hunting around on the official Ford vehicles website or the Ford media site, I have not seen any official pricing numbers for the new, aluminum-bodied 2017 Ford Super Duty lineup and it seems that very few outlets have talked about the pricing of the new heavy duty Ford pickups. However, the crew at Car & Driver has fairly detailed pricing figures and while they aren’t official numbers from Ford – I am inclined to believe that the C&D numbers will prove to be accurate.
If they are accurate once official pricing for the 2017 Ford F250 has been posted online, prospective truck buyers are likely to gripe about price increases across the board, with the least expensive F250 price increasing by $150 while the most expensive model pricing jumps by more than $5,000.
2017 Ford F250 Pricing
The 2017 Ford F250 is offered with five trimlines, three cab configurations, two engine options, two bed options and the buyer’s choice of rear wheel drive or four wheel drive. Car & Driver has pricing for each trimline and cab configuration, but rather than getting into all of those numbers, we will look at the basic pricing for each of the trimlines compared to the same trucks for the 2016 model year.
The base model for the 2017 Ford F250 is the XL, which comes with a standard Regular Cab, the 6.2L gasoline V8 engine, an 8 foot bed, rear-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission (this is the only transmission on all of the new F250s). For the 2017 model year, the F250 XL has a starting price of $33,730 and when you compare that to the starting price of the 2016 model, the base F250 jumps by just $150.
Next up is the 2017 Ford F250 XLT, which has the Regular Cab, the 6.2L gasoline V8 engine, an 8 foot bed, rear-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission with a starting price of $37,935. The 2016 F250 with those features has a price of $37570, so this package increases by $365 for the new model year.
The Lariat is the third package in the 2017 F250 lineup and this package comes with the SuperCab, the 6.2L V8, the 6.75 foot bed, rear wheel drive and the 6-speed automatic transmission with a price of $46,300. The 2016 F250 Lariat started at $45,590, so this first luxury-themed package is $710 more for the new model year.
Those 2017 Ford F250 buyers who want a western luxury theme can opt for the newest King Ranch, which comes with the Crew Cab, the 6.75 foot bed, the 6.2L gasoline engine, rear wheel drive and the 6-speed auto with a starting price of $55,455. The similar truck for the 2016 model year started at $54,125, so the Aluminum F250 King Ranch price rises by $1,330.
Finally, the top of the line 2017 Ford F250 available at launch will be the Platinum model, which comes with standard four wheel drive, the Crew Cab, the 6.2L gasoline engine, the 6.75 foot bed and the 6-speed automatic transmission. This package starts at $63,305 - $5,070 more than the $58,235 starting price of the 2016 F250 Platinum.
Now, it should be noted that with the new generation of the Ford Super Duty pickup could come changes in other standard features, so the price increases across the board cannot be blamed on the introduction of the aluminum body. The implementation of new technology – particularly in the loaded-up F250 Platinum certainly plays a part in the price hike, but at the end of the day, the bottom line is that the 2017 F250 is going to cost you more than the 2016 models – no matter which package you are buying.
For detailed pricing on the other cab configuration and such, you can check them out over at the Car & Driver website.