Ford F-150 vs F-250, Which Is Best For You?
Ford F-150 vs F-250, Which Is Best For You?The Ford F-Series has some of the best performers in both sales and road performance. The F-150 is arguably one of the carmakers and America’s best sellers. And for good reason. It is a super workhorse with a great price point.
The F-250, on the other hand, is a more rugged take in the F-series line up meant to bring pure muscle to the road. No wonder you are reading this breakdown, wondering where to put your money. Let's dive in and see where each shines.
What Do You Get With The F-150?
The F-150 is an average-sized truck meant for the everyday user. Its military-grade aluminum body gives it the reliability of a strong exterior and benefit of a long-serving material. Aluminum is lightweight, playing up to the F-150’s adaptation of various weather conditions to balance power and speed on the road.Under the hood, you will be spoiled for choice with the F-150’s engine offerings.
- 3.3-liter V6
- Twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6,
- 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6,
- 5.0-liter V8,
- 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6
engine options. Others in the 2018 release include:
- 3.3L Ti-VCT V6
- 2.7L EcoBoost V6
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost
- 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
- 3.5L EcoBoost V6
- 3.0L Power Stroke V6
Each engine features in a select model of an F-150 variant, bringing levels of torque and horsepower. The F-150 Raptor had the highest numbers of them all, with the 450 horsepower and 510lbs of torque. For the economically-conscious driver, the 3.0 Power stroke V6 offers superb fuel economy.
The F-150 is much more compact than the F-250, even sitting lower than the F-250. That makes it a good fit for drivers who want the benefit of a powerful truck and a low-profile on the roads. The F-150 has 3 cab choices, named the SuperCab, Crewcab and a SuperCrew. The box options come in 3 variations, 5.5 feet, 6.5 feet and 8 feet. If you’re looking to buy the F-150 based on grille design, you wouldn’t be missing much because they aren’t very different. The F-150 tows between 5000lbs and 7700lbs. However, if you’re willing to up the workload, the 2020 model can tow up to 13,200lbs.
What Does The F-250 Bring To The Table?
The F-150 might be the darling of the modest, but the F-250 is a complete beast especially if you’re looking to tow and haul heavy-duty stuff. The engine options are more limited compared to the F-150, having only a 6.2-liter V8 and a 6.7-liter Powerstroke V8 diesel option. However, these options are good enough to match the F- 150’s 13,300lb limit. On the higher end, the tow limit can reach 25,700lbs if you make a few modifications. The 6.7liter Powerstroke V8 boasts of 925 lb of torque and 440 horsepower.
The F-250 goes eco-conscious with a Propane gas option complemented by a six-speed automatic transmission. Just like its competitor, the F-250 comes with three cab options, Regular, SuperCab, and Crew. Still, unlike the F-150, it has only 2 box options; 6.75 feet and 8 feet. The F 250 sits higher up the ground with a stronger axle designed to accommodate the extra weight and bigger body.
Exterior-wise, the F-250 has an imposing look although it manages to find a balance between beefy and cool. One of the ways Ford made sure of this is to give the 250 Quad-dual beam halogen headlights and trim.
Since you’re going to be handling a lot of power, you will appreciate the F-250’s adaptive steering. You can tackle sharp turns thanks to the weight shifting transmission. The weight shifts to the front even in tough terrain. The resistance will test your chops but you’ll adapt to it as you go.
The F-250 might be a towing and hauling monster, but its interior is designed to feel every bit as luxurious as a normal everyday drive truck. It features a Sync-3 entertainment system that can use both Siri and Android voice prompts. This is the same system in the F-150. The only difference between the two models is the slower response rate in the F-150.
The price point is one of the major dividers of these 2 great performers. With its just under $30,000 price point, the F-150 certainly looks like good value for money. You’ll have to fork out $5,000 more for the F-250. The price increase makes it worthwhile if you are looking for a heavy-duty truck.
Which Is The Best For You?
If you are looking for an all-round truck, the F-150 will always be a classic. It offers a wide variety of engine options, great transmission, and a superb exterior. However, if you are looking for a machine to tow, haul, and go off-road, the F-250 is an excellent choice.
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