2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty

2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Test Drive: A Tough Truck With A Soft Side

by Jared Rosenholtz

You would have to go back more than four decades to find a year when the Ford F-Series was not the best-selling vehicle in the USA. Achieving this level of dominance and maintaining it isn't easy, but Ford has made continuous improvements to its Super Duty pickup truck series, most recently with a major facelift for the 2020 model year, including enhancements for the Ford F-250. The Super Duty lineup spans multiple models including the F-250, F-350, and F-450, each of which offers benefits and drawbacks but all of which are some of the best workhorses around. Ford sent us a 2020 F-250 Crew Cab to review, so we could analyze the changes for the new model year.

The F-250 sits above the F-150 in Ford's truck lineup, offering larger engines and greater capabilities than its half-ton sibling. Additions for 2020 include a new 7.3-liter gasoline V8 engine, improved 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel engine with class-leading torque, and numerous exterior changes. The Ford F-250 Super Duty is now the oldest heavy-duty truck amongst the big three American automakers but Ford hopes these new class-leading engines will help keep the best-seller competitive against the Ram 2500 and Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD.

2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2019 F-250 Super Duty?

A number of changes and improvements have been made to the F-250 for the 2020 model year. Outside, the bold exterior introduces new black wheels and 35-inch off-road tires as part of the Tremor Off-Road Package. Ford has also revised the color palette, with new shades like Iconic Silver and Velocity Blue, but some like Magma Red and Ingot Silver have fallen away. In the cabin, the single change is that the Limited trim gets Highland Tan upholstery instead of a Camelback finish. Ford has also made changes to its driver-assist features; among the enhancements are automatic high beams being standard on all trims and lane-keeping alert standard on XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims. The SYNC infotainment system is now standard on the XL, with SYNC 3 standard on XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims.

Significantly, the Ford F-250 has a new 7.3-liter V8 gas engine option, which is now offered alongside the existing 6.2-liter V8. An all-new 10-speed heavy-duty automatic transmission can be paired with the new 7.3 or the 6.7 diesel V8.

Pros and Cons

  • Outstanding towing capacities
  • Torque-rich engines
  • Aluminum body reduces overall weight
  • Endless selection of configurations
  • Plenty of features
  • Accommodating interior
  • Can get very expensive
  • Massive size can be intimidating
  • Feels bouncy when unloaded
  • Interior is not class-leading
  • Lacks the latest towing camera technology

2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Trims

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
XL
6.2-liter V8 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$34,035
XLT
6.2-liter V8 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$38,815
LARIAT
6.2-liter V8 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$46,930
King Ranch
6.2-liter V8 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$57,835
Platinum
6.2-liter V8 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$66,225

F-250 Super Duty Exterior

Ford has made a few design changes to the F-250 for 2020, but it's just as colossal as before. The redesign in front improves cooling, while a new Tremor Off-Road Package enhances off-road performance but also has its own rugged appearance. As before, base models come with black painted bumpers and 17-inch steel wheels, giving them a much more utilitarian vibe than the range-topping Limited, which has LED fog lamps, a satin finish grille, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, and a twin-panel power moonroof. Our tester included the Lariat Sport Package, which blacks out most of the exterior accents and adds sharp-looking 20-inch black wheels.

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Ford F-250 Pickup Truck Dimensions

Nothing about Ford F-250 pickup trucks are small, and the numbers convincingly drive home this message. The wheelbase starts at 141.6 inches for the Regular Cab and extends to 176 inches for the LWB Crew Cab. The truck's length follows the same pattern, being 231.8 inches for the Regular Cab and going up to 266.2 inches for the LWB Crew Cab. Depending on the body style, height varies between 78.9 and 81.5 inches. All versions have a width of 80 inches excluding the mirrors, increasing to 105.9 inches with the mirrors extended.

For off-roading excursions, a minimum ground clearance of 8.5 inches will come in handy. The maximum approach/breakover/departure angles work out to 17.9/24.4/21.6 degrees, but this varies according to the body style and trim. The lightest F-250 is the Regular Cab 4x2 with the 6.2L engine which has a curb weight of 5,677 pounds. The heaviest is the Crew Cab 4x4 with the 6.7L diesel, which weighs in at 7,538 lbs.

Two cargo box sizes are offered: a six-and-three-quarter-foot box and a bigger eight-foot box. The maximum width at the floor is 66.9 inches, dropping to a width of 50.5 inches between the wheelhouse. The length at the floor is 98.1 inches for the bigger of the two boxes.

  • Length 231.8 in
  • Wheelbase 142.0 in
  • Height 77.9 in
  • Max Width 80.0 in

Exterior Colors

This year, Ford added Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, Star White, and Velocity Blue to the F-250's color palette. However, availability differs by trim, with the base XL not being compatible with Star White or Rapid Red. It does have access to Agate Black, Magnetic, Blue Jeans, Race Red, Oxford White, and Stone Gray, though. Higher up in the range, color availability changes. For instance, the Platinum can be optioned with Star White ($595), Rapid Red ($395), or Silver Spruce. In total, there are over 10 different colors to choose from.

  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Green, Requires valid FIN code
  • School Bus Yellow, Requires valid FIN code
  • Green Gem, Requires valid FIN code
  • Orange, Requires valid FIN code
  • Vermillion Red, Requires valid FIN code
  • Yellow, Requires valid FIN code
  • Stone Gray Metallic
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Jeans Metallic
  • Race Red
  • Oxford White
  • Silver Spruce Metallic
  • Velocity Blue Metallic
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Ford F-250 Super Duty Performance

powertrains that are all up for the challenge. The base 6.2-liter V8 engine is a solid worker but the new 7.3-liter V8 with 430 horsepower is a better choice for tough jobs and feels really strong when it isn't towing anything too heavy. Dwarfing them both is the 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 which offers 475 hp and a phenomenal 1,050 lb-ft of torque. It's not only stronger than the gas engines but more effortless too. While rear-wheel-drive is standard on most trims, all versions can be specified with a 4x4 drivetrain. It goes without saying that the diesel is a towing beast. When equipped with a fifth-wheel/gooseneck, it can tow up to 22,800 pounds, which is better than what the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD can manage.

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Engine and Transmission

The base engine is the trusty 6.2-liter V8 with outputs of 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. It's paired exclusively with a six-speed TorqShift heavy-duty automatic transmission. This smaller V8 performs well in general use, but for more grunt, most will want to upgrade to the new 7.3-liter V8 (nicknamed Godzilla) which produces 430 hp and 475 lb-ft. It is also mated to a superior 10-speed automatic transmission. The big daddy of the powertrain range is the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 that generates 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft. It's easily the best choice for both general use and towing when its vastly superior torque output makes it feel a lot less stressed than either of the gas V8s.

We had a chance to sample the two top engines at a first drive event for the 2020 Ford Super Duty and came away more impressed with the intoxicating torque and smoothness of the Power Stroke diesel engine. That being said, the diesel costs around five times as much as an option and not everyone requires the capability it brings. Our tester was equipped with the mid-level Godzilla V8 and after living it for a week, we realized we'd forgotten how great it is. With segment-leading power and torque for a gasoline engine, the massive V8 pulls smoothly and effortlessly, barely alerting occupants of the monster living under the hood. With 10 gears to choose from, Godzilla mostly stalks around quietly through traffic staying below 2,000 rpm but when you bury your right foot, it roars with the gusto of a true city-wrecker. Just the slightest tap of the throttle is enough to pass traffic and destroy worlds.

  • Engines
    6.2-liter V8 Gas, 6.7-liter Turbo V8 Diesel
  • Transmissions
    10-Speed Automatic, 6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    4X4, RWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

The F-250 excels with regards to towing and hauling. Our tester, as configured, boasted a 14,700-pound towing capacity, which we barely scratched the surface of by attaching a trailer with a car. Even with around 5,000 pounds of metal attached to the hitch, the F-250 barely noticed that anything was behind it. A drawback to all of this capability comes the moment you drive the truck over anything but perfect pavement. The solid rear axle and rear leaf spring suspensions pogos around over uneven surfaces and the effect is amplified when there's nothing in the bed. Half-ton trucks have become remarkably comfortable in recent years but full-ton models like the F-250 still deservingly carry their reputations for bumpiness.

To the F-250's credit, it does drive along pretty quietly even at highway speeds. Road and wind noise are minimal and the 7.3-liter V8 is nearly silent when you aren't pressing hard on the throttle. The hydraulic power steering feels heavier than what you'll find in the half-ton segment but an optional adaptive steering system changes ratios at lower speeds, making it a bit easier to maneuver the F-250 around parking lots. The F-250 certainly feels its size when going around bends but it doesn't ever feel unstable, even at highway speeds.

F-250 Super Duty Gas Mileage

The EPA doesn't provide official ratings for trucks as large and heavy as the F-250, but don't expect any miracles at the pumps. According to real-world economy figures, the 2020 Ford F-250 range will return a combined consumption figure of about 14 mpg. However, some owners of the 7.3L V8 have recorded figures varying between 10.6 mpg and 15.2 mpg. We recorded an average of 11 mpg during the week with as much as 14.6 mpg on the highway. The diesel is more economical, with some owners reporting average consumption of almost 17 mpg. Assuming an average of 14 mpg, a maximum range of 672 miles should be possible from models fitted with the largest 48-gallon gas tank (Crew Cab LWB). Other models have either a 34-gallon or 29-gallon tank.

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    34.0 Gallons
* 2020 Ford F-250 XL 2WDRegular Cab 8' Box

F-250 Super Duty Interior

The F-250's cabin has seen very few changes this year. It's still logically designed and built with durable materials, but Ram's latest trucks have the edge for quality and luxury. As expected of a vehicle this size, there is more than enough space for all occupants, especially in the back of the Crew Cab. The base XL has manual, single-zone air conditioning, the SYNC infotainment system with a 4.2-inch LCD screen, trailer sway control, and a rearview camera, but otherwise comes with few luxuries. Higher up in the range, cloth seats make way for full leather upholstery, and the top trims offer features like power-adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel, a remote start system, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system.

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Seating and Interior Space

Regular Cab variants of the F-250 truck can seat up to three passengers with the optional bench seat. SuperCab and Crew Cab models can seat up to six passengers with the bench seat or five with the optional center console. Front legroom and headroom is excellent for all three configurations with 40.8 and 43.9 inches respectively but rear legroom only totals 33.5 inches on the SuperCab compared with a spacious 43.6 inches in the Crew Cab. Both four-door configurations offer just over 40 inches of rear headroom.

  • Seating capacity
    3-seater
  • Front Leg Room 43.9 in
  • Front Head Room 40.8 in

Interior Colors and Materials

From basic and functional to outright luxurious, the F-250's cabin provides something for everyone. On the base XL, heavy-duty vinyl upholstery in Medium Earth Gray is the order of the day. However, cloth upholstery in the same color is also offered at an additional cost. Moving up to the XLT introduces standard cloth upholstery in either Medium Earth Gray or Medium Light Caramel. However, the XLT sticks with the cheaper-feeling urethane-covered steering wheel of the base model. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather seats are standard from the mid-range Lariat and up. Selected trims have unique color schemes, such as the King Ranch with its Kingsville Antique Affect leather-trimmed seats. The range-topping Limited enjoys two-tone Highland Tan leather seats, which gives it a more upscale look.

F-250 Super Duty Trunk and Cargo Space

While a truck like the Ford F-250's sheer size may not be your best friend when parking, it certainly has its benefits when it comes to hauling cargo. The smaller six-and-three-quarter-foot box offers 65.4 cubic feet of volume, improving to 78.5 cubes if you go for a variant with the bigger eight-foot box. That said, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD does offer a few extra cubes with its two bed sizes, but there isn't much in it. The maximum payload varies considerably between 3,040 pounds for the Crew Cab 4x4 with the bigger box to 4,260 lbs for the Regular Cab 4x2. LED box lighting and a remote tailgate release are fitted to pricier trims in the range.

Interior storage space also differs according to body style, with the five-seater versions getting a massive center console and the six-seater versions a smaller center storage compartment. The Super Cab and Crew Cab variants offer useful under-seat storage at the back and there are front/rear cupholders. The XLT's 40/20/40 split-folding front seat also has under-seat storage. On Super Cab and Crew Cab variants, the 60/40-split rear seats either fold or flip up to open up additional storage space.

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F-250 Super Duty Infotainment and Features

Features

On the base XL, standard equipment includes manual, single-zone air conditioning, a 2.3-inch productivity screen in the instrument cluster, a rearview camera, automatic high-beam headlamps, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and a tilt/telescoping steering column. Moving up to the XLT adds cruise control, power door and tailgate locks, blind spot monitoring, pre-collision assist, and lane-keeping alert. Higher up in the range, the F-250 gains a number of features that make it better suited to serving duty as a leisure truck, such as power-adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power-adjustable tilt/telescoping steering column, reversing parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and power-folding side mirrors. Most trims have blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping alert, and pre-collision assist.

Infotainment

A basic 4.2-inch LCD screen handles simple radio functions but higher trims gain access to Ford's Sync3 infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen. The screen looks tiny next to newer screens like the 12-incher found in the Ram but it is still responsive and features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Voice-activated navigation comes as part of the Lariat Ultimate Package while a 10-speaker B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen comes standard on this trim level. This upgraded stereo sounds pretty great but we've heard better from Ram's Harman Kardon system.

F-250 Super Duty Problems and Reliability

Certain 2019 and 2020 F-250 pickup trucks were recalled for reduced seat back strength on the passenger-front side, which may not adequately restrain an occupant in the event of an accident. Last year, J.D. Power rated the F-250 at 82 out of a possible 100, which is good but just behind rivals like the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

Ford covers the F-250 range with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. For the diesel, the powertrain warranty extends to 100,000 miles. Corrosion perforation protection is for five years regardless of mileage covered, while roadside assistance is for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

F-250 Super Duty Safety

The NHTSA has not done a full review of the F-250, however, the Regular Cab does have an overall four-star safety rating from the agency. The Crew Cab has no overall rating but achieved a five-star score for the frontal crash test and a three-star rating for the rollover test. The IIHS has not yet tested the F-250, although the smaller F-150 did achieve Good scores for all the crashworthiness tests.

Key Safety Features

For access to the majority of Ford's driver-assist technologies, you'll have to skip the base XL. However, the entry-level trim does at least have a rearview camera with dynamic hitch assist, trailer sway control, hill start assist, roll stability control, tire pressure monitoring, and four airbags. Moving up to the XLT introduces several driver aids under Ford's Co-Pilot360 suite, including blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping alert with a driver alert system, and pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking. The Lariat adds a reverse sensing system on top of this, while the King Ranch gets rain-sensing windshield wipers along with the ultimate trailer tow camera system, including a 360-degree camera. The top two trims have adaptive steering and adaptive cruise control. However, most features on the upper trims can be equipped to the lower trims too.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty a Good Truck?

Truck buyers are especially loyal so it takes a lot to convince someone to jump brands. GM and Ram each have newer trucks on the market but Ford's latest facelift to the Super Duty lineup still keeps it a compelling option. The new engines are easily the best new addition and are currently our favorite options in this segment. Ford's 7.3-liter Godzilla V8 is a powerhouse and the PowerStroke diesel has enough torque to move continents. The new Tremor Off-Road Package is also a compelling option for heavy-duty truck buyers who like to get muddy.

We expect an all-new Super Duty to arrive soon after the next-generation F-150, boasting a completely new exterior, improved interior, and these new and wonderful engines under the hood. Even with just a facelift, the F-250 is still one of the best heavy-duty trucks on the market and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The Lariat trim level Ford sent us seems like an excellent middle ground for buyers who want more luxury but don't need the expensive opulence of the King Ranch, Platinum, or Limited.

🚘What's the Price of the 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty?

The most affordable Ford F-250 pickup is the XL, which starts at $33,705. One step above this is the XLT at $38,485. The Lariat takes a big jump up in price to $46,600, however, moves up to the SuperCab body style. After that is the King Ranch at $59,000, the Platinum at $65,895, and finally, the Limited at a jaw-dropping $83,600 - all three available exclusively in Crew Cab format. All of these prices represent each trim in its cheapest form and excludes taxes, licensing, registration, and a destination charge of $1,695.

Once you've selected your trim, there are many more decisions to be made in terms of body style, box size, and powertrain. These all carry their own costs. For instance, on the XL Regular Cab, upgrading to the 7.3L V8 will cost $2,045, whereas going for the 6.7L diesel adds $10,495 to the Ford F-250's price. Sticking with this trim, going from 4x2 to 4x4 costs an additional $2,790. On the mid-range Lariat Crew Cab, the engine upgrades cost the same, but the 4x4 drivetrain is a pricier $3,185 upgrade. At the other end of the price spectrum, it's all too easy to specify a few options on the Limited trim and send the price beyond $90,000.

2020 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck Models

The Ford F-250 Super Duty is offered in six different trims: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. A choice of two V8 gas engines - a 6.2L and a new 7.3L - and one 6.7L turbodiesel powers the range. A six-speed automatic transmission is combined with the smaller V8, while the other two engines use a 10-speed automatic. 4x2 is standard on every trim beside the top two trims, which are equipped with 4x4 drivetrains as standard.

The XL starts things off and is the worker of the range. As standard, it has 17-inch steel wheels, auto on/off headlamps, single-zone manual air conditioning, heavy-duty vinyl upholstery, a 2.3-inch LCD productivity screen, four airbags, a rearview camera, and a 4G/LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

Moving up to the XLT adds a chrome grille and bumpers, along with 18-inch alloy wheels for a more premium appearance. This trim also gains cloth-upholstered seats, power door and tailgate locks, and driver aids like blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping alert, and pre-collision assist.

Unlike the lower two trims, the Lariat is the first not to be compatible with the Regular Cab. In front, the seats gain leather upholstery and feature individual bucket chairs with a center console. A reverse sensing system, dual-zone climate control, and a 10-speaker audio system are added.

The King Ranch has a distinctive look and feel with a unique grille, lower accent Stone Gray paint, and Kingsville King Ranch leather seats. A heated steering wheel, wireless charging, and a 360-degree camera are added as well.

The Platinum features a 4x4 drivetrain by default. It has 20-inch alloy wheels, heated/ventilated front seats, and adaptive cruise control over and above the specs of the Lariat.

Finally, the fully-loaded Limited is fitted with both 4x4 and the powerful 6.7L diesel as standard. It has unique two-tone leather seats and satin chrome exterior trim but is otherwise similarly specified to the Platinum.

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Additional Packages

The manufacturer offers bespoke packages for each of the Ford F-250 models, and naturally, the higher-spec models have fewer available options. On the barebones XL Regular Cab, the $915 Power Equipment Group adds power locks, a power tailgate lock, and power windows, among other items. For $1,825, the STX Appearance Package does away with the basic exterior and adds a bright chrome grille, chrome bumpers, and alloy wheels. The High-Capacity Trailer Tow Package requires the diesel engine first and then adds $1,130 to the base price.

Progressing through the range, the Lariat Super Cab can be equipped with the FX4 Off-Road Package for $400, including hill descent control and uniquely tuned shock absorbers. However, this requires upgrading from 4x2 to 4x4 for a total price increase of $4,240. At $1,600, the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System with Pro Trailer Backup Assist adds a 360-degree camera, trailer reverse guidance, and more. The $710 Lariat Value Package adds LED box lighting, easy entry/exit with a memory driver's seat feature, remote start, and power-adjustable pedals.

The new Tremor Off-Road Package requires the 4x4 drivetrain and either the 7.3L V8 or 6.7L V8 diesel engine. As it isn't compatible with the eight-inch box, this rules out the Regular Cab. On the King Ranch 4x4 with the diesel, this package costs $3,975 and includes slightly lifted front end, 35-inch off-road tires, a rear electronic locking differential, and performance shock absorbers amongst others.

A myriad of standalone options is available, too. For instance, on the King Ranch Crew Cab, you can add an adaptive steering system for $1,000, a power moonroof for $1,495, adaptive cruise control with brake support and collision warning for $740, and heated rear seats for $300.

🚗What Ford F-250 Super Duty Model Should I Buy?

It would be nearly impossible for us to offer a one-size-fits-all configuration for the F-250 since truck buyers have such drastically different needs. If we were to build our perfect F-250, we'd likely stick with the Lariat trim level with the spacious Crew Cab configuration because it offers plenty of livable features without the massive hit on our wallets of the upper trims. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine is highly tempting but for $10,495, we wouldn't take enough advantage of its capabilities to justify the cost. The cheaper 7.3-liter Godzilla V8 is a no-brainer for $2,045. As-tested, our F-250 Lariat with a few packages rang in at a fairly reasonable price of $68,665.

2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Comparisons

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CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Ford F-250 Super Duty385 hpTBC$34,035
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 401 hpTBC$34,600
GMC Sierra 2500HD 401 hpTBC$35,800

2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Like the F-250, the Silverado 2500HD is one of the most capable trucks you can get your hands on. The latest Chevy is also much-improved over its predecessor, with strong powertrains and a much more modern interior. In terms of raw numbers, Chevy's base gas engine lies somewhere between Ford's 6.2 and 7.3L V8s in terms of output. Both ranges have massively powerful diesel options, but the Ford's outputs are superior. This allows the F-250 to tow 4,300 lbs more than the 2500HD, but unless you really do need this extra towing capacity, both trucks will be more than sufficient for most purposes. The Silverado does fight back with a slightly more accommodating bed, though, which can manage more cargo than the Ford's. But again, it's a close match. In the end, the Ford's nicer cabin, better towing capacity, and stronger diesel engine are enough for it to steal the win.

See Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Review

2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty vs GMC Sierra 2500HD

Sharing much with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, the GMC is a similarly capable truck which means that it can't quite match the Ford F-250 diesel's maximum outputs or towing capacity. But being able to haul up to 18,500 lbs is still nothing to be embarrassed about. Like the Silverado, the Sierra has a decent but unspectacular cabin which falls short of the build quality in the Ford. What the GMC does have is a great spread of standard and available features, including the highly versatile six-function MultiPro tailgate. An available 15-view camera system and a transparent trailer view are tech highlights that also set apart the Sierra. If you are looking for a feature-rich heavy-duty truck, it's worth noting that the range-topping Sierra 2500HD Denali Crew Cab starts at under $65,000, which is a lot less than the Ford F-250's top Limited trim. However, Ford's basic Regular Cab is cheaper than GMC's equivalent. So, the best buy depends on whether you want a basic worker or a luxurious leisure truck.

See GMC Sierra 2500HD Review

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