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Differences between Ford Truck Models

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We are commonly getting asked what the difference between all the Ford trucks is. They do have a lot, and it can be overwhelming. There are three main Ford pickup trucks the F-150, F-250, and the F-350. At the core, the differences are simple, the F-150 is a light-duty, half-ton truck, the F-250 is a three-quarter-ton, heavy-duty truck, and the F-350 is a one-ton heavy-duty truck. What does this mean for you? The jobs that these trucks were built to do and can handle. Keep reading if you would like to know more about the capabilities of these outstanding trucks.

What is the size difference between the F-150, F-250, and F-350?

All three of these Ford trucks share a common cab structure. Meaning that from the A-pillar to the rear of the cab, they are the same. Interior details vary a bit to help differentiate between them. However, dimensionally are all the same. The engine bay is different between the three, rightfully so to accommodate the bigger engines. Box lengths are also different. They also have far different GVWR or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The F-150 has a GVWR of up to 7,150lbs, the F-250’s GVWR is 10,000lbs, and the F-350’s GVWR is up to 12,400lbs.

Do all Ford trucks tow the same amount?

When it comes to towing and hauling big loads, the F-250 and F-350 are right at home! That’s not to say the F-150 is a baby with a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds. However, in comparison, the F-250 can tow up to 15,000 pounds, and the F-350 can tow up to 20,000 pounds. In addition, the payload amounts vary just as much between the three trucks. The F-150 offers a 2,238lbs payload, the F-250 offers a 4,323 lbs payload, and the F-350’s is 4,663 pounds.

What engines are available on the Ford trucks?

There are a lot of engines available for all these trucks. The F-150 offers six different engines starting with a 3.3-liter V-6, followed by a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, 5.0-liter V-8, 3.0-liter Power Stroke Diesel V-6, and for Limited and Raptor models, a high-output 3.5-liter V-6. The F-250 and F-350 share the same three engines. The base engine is a 6.2-liter, 7.3-liter V-8 engine. The biggest engine offered is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel that delivers a best-in-class 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque.

Visit Columbine Ford for all your Ford truck needs!

The team at Columbine hopes this helps differentiate between the three Ford trucks. Ford’s two main truck lines display the same Blue Oval along with some commonalities. However, they are quite different and built for different customers. If you would like to test drive one or all of these trucks, head to Columbine Ford today!