2019 Roush F-250 and F-350 Super Duty adds tougher suspension, but also style

Hot damn! The team at Roush Performance are working their magic on the new Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickups, and the results deliver the company’s “most capable” heavy-duty trucks yet. Just the thing for folks who want to show a little flair whether they’re working hard or playing hard.

There are two stock Ford engines you can choose from: a 385-hp 6.2-liter flex-fuel V-8 good for 430 lb-ft or the 6.7-liter PowerStroke turbo-diesel that produces 450 hp and an amazing 935 lb-ft. No doubt Roush will get its hands on the next generation of Super Duty powertrains when the 2020 model output is announced, along with a new 7.3-liter V-8 with a 10-speed automatic.

Power, it has been said, is nothing without control, and so Roush gives the Super Duty an overhaul here. The Roush/Fox 2.0 Performance Series Suspension System features improved shock absorbers and a leveling kit said to improve handling on uneven surfaces and provide a more aggressive, lifted stance. The Roush-branded off-road wheels feature bead-locking rims because you definitely don’t want those BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires coming off. Opt for the PowerStroke and you also get a high-performance Roush DPF-back exhaust system–with massive five-inch exhaust tips, because why not? It reportedly improves gasflow.

2019 ROUSH Super Duty
2019 ROUSH Super Duty ROUSH

Lest anyone think you’re driving a mere Super Duty, Roush installs a special front grille and body-color flares (both with accent lighting), front bumper fascia that works with active cruise control, a hitch cover flying the Roush “R” logo, and a variety of graphic packages designed to complement Ford’s Lariat Sport trim option.

Inside you’ll find custom embroidered headrests, Roush floor liners made by WeatherTech, and a numbered console badge. Diesels get a unique gauge cluster. Want more? You can order an optional off-road utility kit and a locking console vault.

The Super Duty package starts at $15,685, but of course you’ve got to buy the truck first. That’s a lot of money. But you get a lot of truck.

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