1989 Ford F250 Specifications

by Keith Owings

Ford's F-250 pickup truck came in several different trim levels for the 1989 model year. Two regular cab trims came in either a two- or four-wheel drive. Four Heavy Duty (HD) models and two SuperCab trims were also available. These versions of the F-250 also had two- and four-wheel drive options.

Engine Specifications

The two regular cab models of the F-250, along with the HD regular cab two-wheel drive version, have a 4.9 liter Interline 6-cylinder engine. This engine achieves 150 horsepower and 260 ft-lbs of torque. The bore is 4 inches and the stroke is 3.98 inches. The compression ratio is 8.8:1. The two HD SuperCabs and the HD regular cab four-wheel drive have a 5.8-liter V-8 engine. This engine generates 210 horsepower, 310 ft-lbs of torque and has a 4 inch bore and 3.50 inch stroke. The compression ratio is 8.8:1. The HD SuperCab four-wheel drive has a three-speed automatic transmission while all other trims have a four-speed automatic overdrive transmission.

Fuel Economy

The two SuperCab trims have 37.2 gallon fuel tanks. The other models have a fuel capacity of 19 gallons. Four-wheel drive trims of the 1989 F-250 get an estimated 13 mpb in the city and 15 mpg on the highway. Two-wheel drive trims achieve an estimated 14 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.


All trims of the 1989 F-250 series have two doors, and are 79 inches wide. The regular cab trims are 210.2 inches long with a 133 inch wheelbase. The two SuperCab trims are 232.2 inches long with a 155 inch wheelbase. The height varied with the trim selected. The Regular Cab two-wheel drive is 73 inches tall, the HD regular cab with two-wheel drive is 74.4 inches tall, the regular cab four-wheel drive is 75.7 inches tall and the HD version is 76.7 inches tall. The HD SuperCab with two-wheel drive is 74.60 inches tall, while its four-wheel drive counterpart is 77 inches tall.

About the Author

Keith Owings began writing professionally in 2010, with his work published on various websites. He worked for several years in the financial and travel agency industries. He has trained and coached employees in the art of customer service. Owings has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Dallas Baptist University and holds several financial licenses.

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