1995 Ford F250 (Specs And Features)

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Ford continued to bask that their F-Series was the best-selling truck for 17 straight years, and the F250 was a significant reason for that success.

The 1995 F250 was the fourth year of Ford’s ninth-generation F-Series. The pick-up remained unchanged from the previous year.  Engine choices remained at 4.9L inline six (std on Reg cab), 5.0L V8, 5.8L V8 (std on F250HD SuperCab), 7.5L V8, and the new 7.3L PowerStroke TurboDesiel.

While Ford may have been wooing suburbanite buyers with its popular F150, the company knew that the bulk of its reputation depended on the more substantial F250 and F350 work trucks. Whether hauling construction materials, working on the farm, or towing the family RV, these larger trucks, like the F250, did the job. Ford had just made a $5.3 billion profit the previous year, and while the economy was slowing, Ford continued to roll the F250 off the assembly line. The company stayed committed to the truck responsible for keeping America working, showing no signs of changing what had been a winner for over a decade. Let’s look at the 1995 Ford F250 to see what made this work horse so unique and why many classic lovers search high and low to find one for their collections.

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The Features of the 1995 Ford F250

The F250 was offered in two models, the standard F250 and F250HD. The primary difference was in weight that they could handle due to heavier frame and suspension. A standard F250 was rated for a payload of 2.280 lbs and a GVWR of 6,600 lbs. The F250 HD was rated for 2k lbs more with a payload of 4,045 lbs and GVWR of 8,600 lbs (Reg. Cab Styleside 4x2 Pkg 1).


While Ford had instituted several safety features the previous year for their F150, including a drivers airbag, the feature was installed only in trucks with a GVWR of less than 8500 lbs. (Which meant that the standard F250 would have it, but not the F250HD. (The F250 was considered heavy-duty, so it was not required).

Cab Configurations

The F250 offered Regular Cab (standard F250 only) and extended cab (SuperCab - F250HD only) configurations with a two or four-wheel drive powertrain. The only bed available was an 8’ bed and Styleside body shape. (Ford made a Flareside truck, but it was only available as an F150. The four-door CrewCab was only available in F350s).

Ford experimented with a couple of special editions for the F150 (SVT Lightning and Eddie Bauer) during 1995 but did not offer them on anything more than the F150.

Ford offered three trim levels, Special, XL, and XLT.


Designated as the 498A package, the Special trim level was offered for 1995. This trim offers a vinyl bench seat with black rubber flooring. The truck’s exterior featured black mirrors and argent steel wheels. While few options were available, it did come with AM/FM stereo radio and a digital clock. Air conditioning was an option for both the Special and XL models.

XL Trim

There was no difference between the Special and the XL. The XL had the same seating options (a cloth and vinyl bench seat or a knitted vinyl one). The XL did offer options for a chrome package, with a chrome rear step bumper and aluminum sport wheels if customers wished for it. If owners wanted a heavier suspension or tow package, they had to choose the XL rather than the Special trim.


For the F250, the XLT handled the top-tier luxury that some families wanted. Depending on which Preferred Equipment package you ordered, you could get a 40/20/40 cloth seat (If you wanted a power seat or Captain’s Chairs with a center console, you had to upgrade to the SuperCab).

Air conditioning was standard, as were power windows, locks, cruise control, and a steering wheel that could tilt. The Chrome appearance package was standard, with chrome-styled steel wheels or deep aluminum fashioned.  Inside, the XLT trim offered accessories like interior lights on the visors or extra color-coordinated seat belts. While an AM/FM radio with a cassette player was standard, a CD player and remote keyless entry were options.


There were no changes to the exterior of the 1995 F250. The facelift the F-Series had received in 1992 remained intact, with an enlarged grille and headlights. Sharp, straight lines gave the truck a simple, straightforward appearance. Customers could choose from one of fifteen colors for the F250 in 1995.


The big news for Ford’s F250 was under the hood in 1995. A standard F250 had the same engine choices as the F150, with a 4.9L inline-six as the standard and the 5.0L V8 and the 5.8L V8 as options. However, if owners decided to choose the F250HD (Reg. Cab 4x2), the standard engine was still the 4.9L, but there were more options, 5.8L V8, 7.5L V8, or the 7.3L PowerStroke Turbo-Desiel.

If the customer chose the SuperCab 4x2 (only offered on HD), the 5.8L V8 was standard, with options for the 7.5L V8 and the 7.3L Powerstroke diesel. This same engine option was only offered for any 4-wheel drive model.

The new PowerStroke Turbo Desiel was a powerful engine that produced 210 hp and 425 ft/lb of torque. The higher torque numbers made it ideal for towing a trailer.

Engine Horsepower Torque
4.9L inline-six EFI 145 hp @3400 rom
150 hp @ 3400 rpm
265 ft/lb @2000 rpm (man)
260 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm (auto)
5.0 L V8 EFI 205 hp @ 4000 rpm
195 hp @ 4000 rpm
275 ft/lb @ 3000 rpm (man)
270 ft/lb @ 3000 rpm (auto)
5.8 L V8 EFI 210 hp @ 3400 rpm 325 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm
7.5 L V8 EFI 245 hp @ 4000 rpm 395 ft/lb @ 2400 rpm
7.3L Powerstroke Diesel 210 hp @ 3000 rpm 425 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm


Ford offered only two transmission choices for the ‘95 standard F250 - a five-speed manual with overdrive and an optional 4-speed automatic (AOD - E). If you chose an F250HD, the five-speed heavy-duty manual with overdrive was standard, and either a 3-speed automatic or electronic  4-speed with overdrive were the options. (These were the same options for F250HD 4x4s).

Ford offered the automatic electric touch drive as an option on F150 4WD models but did not offer it on the F250 or F350. Ford did install automatic locking front hubs as standard, with manual ones as an option.

What Are The Specs For The 1995 Ford F250?

Item Specification
Cab Configurations Regular Cab
Length 213.2 “ (8 ‘ bed - Reg)
235.1 (8’ bed - SC)
Wheelbase 133 “ (8’ bed - Regular Cab)
155 “ (8 ‘ bed - Super Cab)
Max GVWR 6600 lbs (F250 Regular Cab)
8600 lbs (F250HD - Regular Cab
8800 lbs (F250HD - SuperCab)
Payload Capacity 2280 lbs (Regular Cab F250 4x2)
3680 lbs (Regular Cab F250HD 4x4)
4045 lbs (Regular Cab F250HD 4x2)
3560 lbs (SuperCab F250HD 4x4)
4025 lbs (SuperCab F250HD 4x2)
Engine 4.9L inline six EFI (std)
5.0L V8 EFI
5.8L V8 EFI
7.5L V8 EFI
7.3L PowerStroke Turbo-Desiel
Horsepower 150 hp @ 4000 rpm (4.9L inline six EFI auto)
145 hp @ 4000 rpm (4.9L six EFI - manual)
195 hp @3400 rpm (5.0L V8 EFI - auto)
205 hp @ 3400 rpm (5.0L V8 EFI - manual)
210 hp @ 3600 rpm (5.8L V8 EFI)
245 hp @ 4000 rpm (7.5L V8
210 hp @ 4000 rpm (7.3L Powerstroke)
Torque 260 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm (300 inline six - auto)
265 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm (300 inline six - man)
270 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm (302 V8 EFI - auto)
275 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm (302 V8 EFI - manual)
315 ft/lb @ 2200 rpm (351 V8 EFI)
425 ft/lb @ 2400 rpm (Powerstroke Desiel)
Bore 4.0 (4.9, 5.0, and 5.8 V8s))
4.36 (7.5 V8)
4.11 (7.3 Powerstroke)
Stroke 3.98 (300 inline EFI)
3.0 (302 V8)
3.5 (351 V8 EFI)
3.85 (7.5L V8)
4.18 (7.3L Powerstroke)
Compression 8.8:1 (4.9L inline EFI)
9.0:1 (5.0L V8 EFi)
8.8:1 (5.8L V8 EFI)
8.5:1 (7.5L V8 EFI
17.3:1 (7.3L PowerStroke)
Fuel Tank 37.4 gallon (std - Longbed 4X2)

What Is a 1995 Ford F250 Worth Today?

The current market for F250 from the ninth-generation F series is strong. Hagerty states that a 1995 F250 in good condition is worth $11,300. For a review of free listings of 1995 F-Series trucks on sale, vehicle history, and consumer reviews, see the classiccars.com website.