When we last left off, we had introduced our new long-term ’20 F-250 Super Duty Limited. The truck sports a 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engine with 1,050 lb-ft of torque and 475 hp, and a 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission. The truck arrived to us in top-of-the-line Limited trim with an $89,000 price tag. In that first report we logged just over 5,000 miles and had zero issues with the truck. We’re glad to report that for the second installment period, we’ve had largely the same result. With more than 12,000 miles on the odometer, we’ve had zero issues.
For the first report, we spent the majority of our time cruising the highways of the western U.S. Since then, we’ve diversified our driving by both hitching up and towing a variety of trailers and heading into the dirt for some off-roading.
You can excuse us for our hesitation at first to head too far into the wild with our long-term Super Duty Limited. While the new Super Duty Tremor is designed for such adventures, our Limited trim is far better suited to comfortably cruising the highways. Nonetheless, the truck came to us with four-wheel drive, a selectable electronic locking rear differential, and hill descent control. Large 20-inch wheels means there’s not a lot of sidewall to work with, despite sporting all-terrain tires. And the extra-low front air dam requires extra care not to have it forcibly removed while wandering the hills and rocks.
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