2. 2013 Ford F-250 XL
Serious work calls for serious firepower. So far we’ve covered a variety of trucks and vans, all of which are designed for relatively light-duty work, or less… we’re looking at you Tacoma and Frontier. If you need to move mountains you’ve got to have the right tool for the job.
The 2013 Ford F-250 is a roughneck truck that’s designed to work as hard as the day is long. The no-frills XL version features a regular cab and a standard eight-foot bed. Crew-cab and super-cab bodies are also offered if you need to shuttle more than just tools and material.
The base F-250 is powered by a monstrous 6.2-liter V8 that delivers 385 horsepower and a mountain of torque, 405 lb-ft to be precise. A six-speed automatic transmission and two-wheel drive are also standard. Base price is about $31,000.