Comparison of Ford Truck Options and Models

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Choosing between used Ford trucks can be a difficult job. Often much of the difficulty is not knowing what was available with different years and models of trucks. We have endeavored to compile a quick reference to help you decide what year and model truck best fits your needs.

This comparison is designed to give readers an idea of what features were available on different models and the year that the feature was introduced. Different years offered varying options, so this can in no way be considered a detailed description of each variation.

Sample Truck Images

 Ford F350 Crew Cab
F-350 Crew Cab


Ford F-250 Crew Cab
F-250 Crew Cab


Ford F-250 Super Cab
F-250 Super Cab

Ranger Super Cab
Ranger Super Cab

Ranger Regular Cab Short Bed
Ranger Regular Cab Short Bed

F350 standard V-8
  • Heavy Duty Full Sized
  • Tows about 15, 000lb (varies by year and options)
  • 2 and 4 wheel drive models available.
  • Seats 3 to 6 depending on the Cab Type
    • Regular Cab - 3
    • Super Cab - 6
    • Crew Cab - 6
F250 standard V-8
  • Full Sized 3/4 Ton
  • Tows about 12, 000 lb (varies by year and options)
  • 2 and 4 wheel drive models available.
  • Seats 3 to 6 depending on the Cab
    • Regular Cab - 3
    • Super Cab - 6
    • Crew Cab - 6
F150 standard V-8
  • Full Sized
  • Tows about 9, 000 lb (varies by year and options)
  • 2 and 4 wheel drive models available.
  • Seats 3 to 6 depending on the Cab Type
    • Regular Cab - 3
    • Super Cab - 6
    • Crew Cab -
  • Better gas mileage, but lower HP than the F350 and F250.
Ranger standard 4cyl.
  • Lowest HP but best gas mileage of the four trucks
  • Available in 2 and 4 wheel drive
  • Auto or Manual transmission
  • Seats 3-5 depending on model
  • Tows about 3000 lb (varies by year and Model)
  • Available in Short and long bed
  • Super Cab option
  • Standard with a 4cyl engine
    • 3.0 liter V-6 option
    • 4.0 liter V-6 option

Fords Super cab (for the F-150, F-250 and F-350 trucks) made a major style change in 1997 when the change was made from a 2 door super cab to a 4 door super cab. Ford was the first of the automakers to offer the 4 doors on their trucks as a standard feature.

Chevy offered a 3-door truck from 1997 to 1998 and a 4-door truck starting in 1999.

The F-150, F-250 and F-350 came with several optional engines. The available engines varied by the Cab Model.

  • Regular Cab
    • 4.2 liter V-6 Option
    • 5.4 liter V-8 Option
    • 460/7.5 liter V-8 Option
    • 7.3 liter V-8 Turbo Diesel Option
  • Super Cab
    • 4.2 liter V-6 Option
    • 5.4 liter V-8 Option
    • 460/7.5 liter V-8 Option
    • 7.3 liter V-8 Turbo Diesel Option
  • Crew Cab
    • 460/7.5 liter V-8 Option
    • 7.3 liter V-8 Turbo Diesel Option

In 1999 Ford introduced a super charged V-8 for the F-150 (Harley Davidson and Lightning additions) and a 6.8 liter V-10 option for its Super "Duty" line of trucks.

In 2004 a Bi-Fuel option was added for the new Heritage line of F-150 pickups.

Long and short beds were offered with most years and models of Ford trucks. In 2003 the "King Ranch" 6' and 8' beds were introduced for the "Super Duty" Super Cab and the "Super Duty" Crew Cab lines of F-250 and F-350 pickups.

Starting with 2004 the "King Ranch" beds were only available for the "Super Duty" Crew Cab pickups and a new "Harley" 6' and 8' bed was introduced for the "Super Duty" Super Cab and the "Super Duty" Crew Cab lines of truck.

Of course not all of these years and models of used Ford trucks are going to be available at NorCalCars, however feel free to give our dealers a call. They purchase new vehicles every week and will be happy to try to find the exact truck you are looking for.

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