Ford develops a plethora of different trucks, so drivers can find a model that has their ideal amount of power and capability. When selecting from the Ford lineup, those around West Point, King William, and Williamsburg often consider the Ford F-150 vs. F-250. Which of these two trucks is right for you?

Well, West Point Ford thought it would be helpful for those considering the F-150 and F-250 to see a side by side rundown of key specifications. The coming few sections will be going over engine specifications, towing, payload, and off-road capability.

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Ford F-150 vs F-250 Differences in Engines

Whether you decide the Ford F-150 or Ford F-250 is right for your day-to-day needs, you'll have the chance to select from an assortment of high output engines.

The F-150 has 6 different motors available with the 3.3L V6 being a popular choice thanks to 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. There's also a hearty 5.0L V8 that generates 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.

The most strength you can get out of your F-150 comes from the High-Output 3.5L V6, though, which makes a whopping 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

Comparatively, the F-250 has a pair of motors to help you accomplish large jobs. The base engine is the sturdy 6.2L V8 that produces 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. If you feel you need a little bit more get-up, the hulking 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel offers enormous outputs such as 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque.

In essence:

  • The Ford F-150 comes equipped with 6 different motors where the F-250 only has two available options.
  • Both engines in the Ford F-250 are stronger than the F-150's 5.0L V6 that generates 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
  • The F-250's strongest engine is a 7.7L V8 turbo diesel that delivers 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque.

Maximum Payload & Towing Capacity

Both towing capability and overall payload play a huge role in determining which truck is right for you. Thankfully, the F-150 and F-250 are each stand-out options when it comes to capability.

With the smaller Ford F-150, you'll be able to tow up to 13,200 pounds and be on your way. If a little more space is required, you can toss cargo into the trunk, which holds a maximum payload of 3,270 pounds.

As for the F-250, both payload and towing capacity see noticeable increases. The maximum towing is a robust 18,500 pounds while the payload is a hearty 4,270 pounds.

  • The Ford F-250 is capable of towing 18,500 pounds, which is more than the F-150's 13,200 maximum towing capacity.
  • The F-150's maximum payload capacity is 3,270 pounds, which is less than the larger Ford F-250 truck, whose payload maxes out at 4,270 pounds.

Off-Road Capability

You may find that certain jobs require a little off-road travel. When this situation presents itself, the Ford F-150 and F-250 will prove themselves highly adept.

The F-150 can be equipped with the FX4 Off-Road package, which consists of:

  • Electronic-locking rear differential
  • Hill Descent Control™
  • Off-road tuned shock absorbers
  • Skid plates

As for the Ford F-250, traits such as the 4WD transfer case and progressive range select mode make a difference as you begin to navigate foreign terrain.


Which Truck is for You? Ford F-150 vs Ford F-250

If you're looking for a hearty, do-it-all truck, the Ford F-150 and Ford F-250 are both splendid choices. To get behind the wheel of either model and go for a spin around West Point, King William, and Williamsburg, get in touch with the helpful West Point Ford staff!


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