This Big Load Hauler’s Considered a ‘Monster’


New York Times - July 27, 2012

When the tester signed up to drive a large truck, capable of running on either gasoline or compressed natural gas, he had no idea he was about to unleash a “monster”!

This heavy-duty vehicle with a fully loaded weight of 8,500+ pounds won’t get more than 12 to 15 mpg, but it’s popular. What is it?

TESTED 2012 Bi-Fuel Ford F-250 Lariat Super Duty 4×4 Crew Cab

WHAT MAKES IT RUN? 6.2-liter V-8 (385 horsepower); 6-speed automatic.

HOW MUCH? As tested, $58,385. Base truck is $47,435; natural gas conversion is an additional $10,950.