Originally Posted by Doering
I was told the Diesel was 12K more and oil changes are crazy expensive. I would definitely consider that 4K price tag. Diesel's break down less often? I know they are great if you tow lots.
If you build a truck on Ford's website, the list price difference in the two is $8K. Whether a dealer might discount one more than other might vary, but I
don't think its common to find a $4K difference on 2 otherwise identical trucks. An optioned up Lariat 6.2 vs an XLT Powerstroke might be even less $4K difference.
But around here, diesel is $0.40 cents or so higher a gallon, so that negates a lot of the advantage of the better mileage. Oil changes are expensive with the diesel, and if you have major service after the powertrain warranty is up, it can run major $$.
And, the diesel engine is heavy - in the neighborhood of 600 pounds more than the 6.2, so the F-250 payload (depending on cab and configuration) is close to 3,000 pounds. Payload for an F-250 Powerstroke is more like 2400 pounds. So you get a ton of HP and Torque, but not much more payload than a 1/2 ton.
The diesel is a sweet option, but check out the Ford forums. There are plenty of happy 6.2 owners that tow. That 6.2 has been around a while and it has some nice advantages in lower cost, higher payload, lower maintenance.
I'm impatiently waiting for Ford to come out with the specs & pricing for the 2017 F-250. Was going to look for a new F-150 this winter, but decided to wait for the new Super Duty and give the 6.2 a hard look.