Fulfilling the need for a basic three-quarter ton pickup truck, the 1998 Ford F-250 Standard was intended for customers with no need for significant convenience and luxury features. Priced lower than other Ford F-250 trim levels, the Standard line best suits commercial enterprises aware of what they need to complete everyday work duties. A blacked-out front grille and 16-inch steel wheels aesthetically communicated the F-250 Standard’s devotion as a simple work truck.
The 1998 F-250 Standard model was offered as a regular cab and Supercab body style situated on a rear-wheel or four-wheel drivetrain. A 220-horsepower 4.6-liter Triton V-8 engine supplies base power for the F-250 Standard coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. Fuel economy for the rear-wheel drive version of the F-250 Standard is rated 15 miles per gallon city and 18 miles per gallon highway. Along with option of a four-speed electronic automatic transmission, the 1998 Ford F-250 Standard line-up is also offered with a 5.4-liter Triton V-8 engine.
Generating 235 horsepower as a gasoline engine, the 5.4-liter displacement powerplant could also be equipped to burn natural gas or can function as a bi-fuel vehicle. Maximum payload capacity for the regular cab 1998 F-250 Standard is rated at 2,640 pounds while the Supercab version is 2,421 pounds. Able to seat up to six occupants, the cabin area of the F-250 Standard was modestly equipped with vinyl-covered seating, dual 12-volt power outlets and a four-speaker AM/FM radio.
The 1998 Ford three-quarter truck line also included standard front airbags and anti-lock braking system. The F-250 Work Series model replaced the Ford F-250 Standard in 1999 utilizing the same fundamental truck principles.