1989 Ford F250 Specifications

by Keith Owings
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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.

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