5. 2008-10 Ford F-250 and F-350
As a leader in the pickup market, Ford offers quality and durability with its heavy-duty models in the form of the F-250 and F-350 diesel trucks. They produced these models between 2008 and 2010. They feature an old body style made of steel, in contrast to the newer models built from aluminum. The heart of these pickups is the mighty Power Stroke diesel engine, which has 6.4-liters of displacement, 350 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Rumors among new and used diesel pickup truck enthusiasts are this engine is capable of close to 600 HP and 1,000 lb-ft of torque with the right tune and a few aftermarket parts. But if you are not looking for a hot rod diesel truck which puffs clouds of black smoke, the stock Power Stroke will be more than enough for your needs.
Ford built the F-250 and F-350 for professional use, so the towing capacity and payload are impressive. In fact, they made every component, like the brakes and suspension parts extra tough. Since these are the biggest and most expensive trucks Ford produced in that period, you can expect a high level of comfort, lots of space and top-notch equipment, too.