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2018 Ford F-250

Pickup drivers typically have specific needs for their trucks, and one of the trucks on the market that can meet most of those needs is the 2018 Ford F-250.  Powerful, while still functional enough for an everyday vehicle, the F-250 can satisfy the requirements of the construction business owner in Des Moines or West Des Moines, or the family man towing the boat from Ankeny to Saylorville Lake for the weekend.

At Charles Gabus Ford, we know what you want from your future truck, so we’ve decided to outline some key features of the F-250.  From towing capacity to engine specs, you can find out a bit more about the truck for which you’ve been browsing and make your decision.

2018 Ford F-250: Towing Capacity

Out of all the features a truck can possess, the towing capacity is of the utmost importance for most drivers.  They want to know if the truck they love can haul all the toys that they love just as much. And, guess what?  This one can.  With a conventional towing weight of up to 21,000 pounds, you can tow just about anything your heart desires, from the camper for your family vacation to that brand-new boat that is taking its maiden voyage this weekend.

When a hitch isn’t the towing mechanism you wish to use because you’re looking for a higher capacity option, the 2018 Ford F-250 has a fifth-wheel limit of 27,500 pounds and a gooseneck option of 31,000 pounds.  This truck can haul a trailer that contains your four massive horses or a houseful of furniture to your new home.

Safety Features

When towing a heavy load behind your vehicle, safety is of the utmost concern and the Ford F-250 has a lot of excellent features. Advance-Trac® with Roll Stability Control™-SRW is standard on both single rear wheel and double rear wheel models.  This system uses sensors to reduce the engine power and apply brake pressure to certain wheels in order to increase the stability of what you’re towing.  This feature is great if you’re pulling a boat through winding mountain roads.

Also standard on your truck is a tailgate-mounted rear view camera.  This is especially helpful when the bed of your 2018 F-250 is full of your antique shop finds or the minimal furniture that you’re taking from your first apartment to your first home. Having the camera mounted on the tailgate of the truck allows for a better view of any potential obstacles that may be behind the truck.

Engine Choices and Power

A truck that you’re going to use to haul a camper, a boat, or a trailer full of animals needs to have enough power to still get you where you’re going.  The 2018 Ford F-250 has more than enough power in both of its engine choices.  From the 6.2L V8 engine in the gas-powered F-250, drivers can expect 385 horsepower, or more than enough to tow your horses.

For the driver who prefers the ultra-efficient diesel engine, they have the option to choose the 6.7L V8 Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine.  With this engine, you can expect your truck to reach an impressive 450 horsepower, so there should be no issue with hauling gear up a steep mountain to reach your cabin.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford F-250 Today!

From its incredible towing capacity to the different trim level choices, the 2018 Ford F-250 is a great choice for drivers looking to fuel their business in Des Moines, travel with their kids to Ankeny, or to enjoy a weekend with your spouse in West Des Moines.

At Charles Gabus Ford, we’re prepared to answer any questions you may have about your new truck, and we will do whatever we can to see you drive it off our lot.  Contact us today to start shopping!