Compare the Ford F-150 and Ford F-250

The Ford F-150 and F-250 trucks have more than earned their place on American roads and highways. Over the last century, the F-series has offered reliable performance, continuous modernization, and great value. There's no wonder that F-Series models have been the best-selling nameplate in America for more than four decades. Our team here at Gallagher Ford knows the power of the Ford F-series, and we are here to help you decide which of these trucks is best for you.

The New Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 can be optioned to support a wide variety of truck needs and specifications, from a basic, hard-working, fleet truck to a luxurious and fully loaded hauler. There are six powertrain options, three cab configurations, three bed lengths, and several appearance package options.

F-150 has something for everyone. Whether you need to do serious hauling and towing, or you want an upscale experience, there is a model for you.


The available twin-turbo V-6 is the powerful engine that enables a properly equipped F-150 to tow a class-topping 13,200 pounds and to earn a maximum payload rating of 3,270 pounds. All but the base engine, generate at least 400 pound-feet of torque and offer maximum tow ratings in excess of 11,000 pounds.


The Ford F-150 offers a great selection of capable engines. There's a naturally-aspirated V-6 base engine that gets 290 horsepower. There are two turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engines that get 325 and 375 horsepower, respectively. There's a V8 engine that gets 395 horsepower and a higher-output twin-turbo V6 that puts out 450 horsepower and is available with either the Limited or Raptor trim levels. There's also a turbodiesel that gets 250 horsepower.

Truck Bed Options

When it comes to truck bed configurations for the Ford F-150, there are many options. F-150 has three available bed lengths though not every size is available with each cab configuration. The 5-foot-6-inch bed is the shortest, and it's available with SuperCrew and SuperCab models.

The 6-foot-6-inch bed is offered with all cab configurations subject to trim selection. The longest bed is eight feet and can be selected with either the Regular or SuperCab models. With the 8-foot bed, the length of the F-150 Regular Cab almost reaches 19 feet. But the configuration offers the least amount of interior cargo space.


The Ford F-150 offers a wealth of available safety features. Standard on all trims are automatic high beams and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. More advanced features are available on the upper trims or via options packages, including active park assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, driver drowsiness monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and a surround-view parking camera system.

The New Ford F-250

Part of Ford's Super Duty lineup, the new Ford F-250 offers an impressive balance between class-leading truck capabilities and the latest technology. The F-250 can haul and tow substantial amounts. The basic models are perfect for work, and the upscale models make an ideal mobile office for professionals on the go.

The F-250 offers three powerful V8 engines, a wealth of driver-assist features, and a top-notch infotainment system. There are several configurations to choose from, giving this member of the Ford F-series great versatility and strength.


Considering the wide range of cab and bed configuration options available for the F-250, this Super Duty truck has an equally wide range of towing capabilities. The F-250, when properly equipped, can tow up to 15,000 pounds with the base engine and up to 22,800 pounds with the Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine.


The mighty F-250 comes standard with a 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine that gets 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. The base transmission is a six-speed automatic transmission, but most Super Duty trucks offer a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Every powertrain here is matched with a rear-wheel or four-wheel-drive. Two engine upgrades are also available. There's a gas-powered 7.3-liter V-8 with an output of 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque, and a 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel that puts out 475 horses and a class-topping 1050 pound-feet of torque.

Truck Bed Options

The Ford F-250 can be configured as either a regular cab, SuperCab (extended cab), or a crew cab with either a 6-foot-8-inch or an 8-foot-2-inch bed. While the F-150 offers more configuration options, the F-250 provides generous bed sizes.


Like the F-150, the Ford F-250 offers a full array of driver-assistance technologies across the various trims and options packages. Popular options include adaptive cruise control and BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with coverage for both truck and trailer.

Test Drive Ford Trucks at Gallagher Ford in Elko, Nevada

How do you choose? Much depends on what you want and need in a truck. If you need uncompromising hauling or towing on a daily basis, the F-250 may be a better investment. The F-150 has a lower tow-rating, but it costs less, can be loaded to luxurious levels, and is an excellent daily driver. If you would like more information about Ford trucks, how they compare, and their available options and finance offers, do not hesitate to reach out to Gallagher Ford by phone or via our website. If you would like to see either of these models for yourself, we invite you to schedule a test drive. 

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