How high do the numbers go in the Ford F-series? In this preview guide, we aim to find out. The 2019 Ford F-650 is truly a behemoth. But it's not the biggest truck, not even in the F-series. (Yes, there's an F-750 too.) But the F-650 is certainly large enough to classify as a medium-duty commercial truck. That means if you're reading this, you're probably a business owner looking for a truck that can take care of your biggest jobs. Read on to see if the 2019 Ford F-650 is right for you. Just don't ask us about fuel economy.
Power and More Power
When fully loaded, the 2019 Ford F-650 weighs up to a hefty 29,000 pounds. It takes real muscle to haul that much. Thanks to its standard 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine, the F-650 is more than a match. This Ford can generate up to 330 horsepower and 725 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to Ford's TorqueShift HD 6-speed automatic transmission. If you prefer gasoline to diesel, there's Ford's 6.8-liter Triton gas V10 engine.
Technology for the 21st Century
Sometimes driving a truck this big feels like stepping back into the dark ages. But the Ford F-650 has tech for you, if that's on your list of priorities. The only standard equipment is an AM/FM radio, cruise control, four upfitter switches, and gauge cluster with electric speedometer. But there's also the optional 110-volt AC outlet, CD/MP3 player, voice-activated Sync system, USB port, and four speakers. That might not be everything you could get in today's sport utility vehicles, but it's enough to keep you entertained on long hauls and back-and-forth trips.
Domestic Brand: Made in the USA
You can feel good about buying Ford medium-duty because they are manufactured and assembled right here in the United States. The F-650s and F-750s are built at a Ford plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, putting money into the pockets of other Americans. They can also be outfitted here. You can get the Regular Cab, SuperCab, or Crew Cab configuration and then tailor what rests on the rear axles depending on your type of work. Get the Pro Loader if you want a smaller step up from the pavement. There's the Straight Frame for maximum payload capability, and the Tractor for dump trucks and semi hauling.
Even better, Uncle Sam might help you out if you buy the F-650 for your work. If you buy a new work vehicle, thanks to the 2017 IRS Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, you may be able to write off the expense the next time you file taxes. Contact a tax professional to see if you qualify.
Not much has changed over the 2018 model, but the F-650 trucks on, delivering the power you need and tech you crave. You can also feel good about buying domestic, helping other Americans while you help your own business.