Ford Truck Turning Specificationsby Steve Johnson
Ford trucks are deliberately made to have wider turning specifications for safety and performance. Since trucks have a wider and longer body when compared to other vehicles --- such as cars or even SUVs --- they need a wider turning circle to ensure their suspension won't get damaged or that their bodies won't bump external obstacles. Different Ford trucks have alternative turning specifications (cargo-bed size also plays a major role on their turning diameters).
The 2010 model of the F-150 has three Cab options: Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew. It also has two cargo bed options: a 6.5-foot short bed and an 8-foot long bed. The Regular Cab with a short bed has a curb-to-curb turning circle of 41.7 feet, while its 8-foot variant has a 47-foot turning circle. The SuperCab and SuperCrew variants with a short bed have a turning circle of 47 feet. The SuperCab with a long bed has a turning circle of 52.3 feet, while the SuperCrew with a long bed has a turning circle of 50.4 feet.
Just like the F-150, the Super Duty F-250 is available with three Cab options and two cargo bed sizes: a 6.75-foot bed and an 8-foot bed. The Regular Cab with a short bed's curb-to-curb turning circle is 47.7 feet, the Extended Cab with a short bed is 49.1 feet, while the Crew Cab with a short bed is 53.5 feet. Variants with the long bed option have a curb-to-curb turning circle that ranges between 54.1 feet and 58.5 feet.
The Super Duty F-350 also comes with three cab options and two bed sizes. The Regular Cab with a short bed has a curb-to-curb turning circle of 47.7 feet, while the Extended Cab has a turning circle of 49.1 feet. The Crew Cab with a short bed has a turning circle of 53.5 feet. Their variants with a long cargo bed have a curb-to-curb turning diameter that ranges from 54.10 feet to 58.5 feet.
The Ford Ranger only comes with one cargo bed option and two cab sizes: Regular Cab and SuperCab. Variants with a Regular Cab have a curb-to-curb turning circle of 37.70 feet, while SuperCab variants have a turning circle of 42.70 feet.
Steve Johnson is an avid and passionate writer with more than five years of experience. He's written for several industries, including health, dating and Internet marketing, as well as for various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas.