Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Ford F-250 Lariat

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Ford F-250 Lariat

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This week’s Five-Point Inspection features some big power from Ford in the form of the 2012 F-250 Lariat. 

It comes standard with a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine that makes 316 hp and 396 lb-ft of torque, while for $7,960, buyers can opt for the 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel that puts out 400 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque. That gives the Ford Heavy Duty a tow rating of 17,500 pounds with a conventional bumper hitch, and 24,500 pounds with a fifth-wheel hitch.

The F-250 at its base level can be had for $29,830, but if you deck it out with luxury interior items and that big diesel engine, the price tag can reach all the way up to well over $60,000.

Read through to see our five main likes and dislikes of the Ford F-250 Lariat.