When you need a towing and hauling beast, you may find yourself considering heavy-duty pickup trucks like the 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW and Chevrolet Silverado. These two trucks are both immensely practical, but which is the best work truck for you?
At Ford of Ocala, we want to help shoppers across Starke, Gainesville, and Ocala answer that question for themselves. Read this car comparison and see how these trucks measure up. If you have questions, just reach out to us!
Ford F-250 vs Chevy Silverado 2500: Specifications
The 2018 Ford F-250 and Chevy Silverado 2500 each offer two engines, and they’re quite powerful ones. The standard V8 in the Chevy truck produces 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers are good, but the base V8 in the Ford truck is even more potent with 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque on hand.
You’ll see stronger acceleration in the base F-250 than the Silverado 2500 and that pattern repeats itself with the upgraded engines. The F-250’s turbodiesel V8 cranks out 450 horsepower and a massive 935 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado comes close with 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque from its turbodiesel V8.
Towing & Hauling: Pickup Truck Capabilities
It probably won’t surprise you that those turbodiesel V8 engines, with their monstrous torque numbers, are the best ones for towing in the Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW and Chevrolet Silverado. In the Silverado 2500, you can tow up to 18,100 pounds with that engine equipped.
The F-250 Single Rear Wheel, however, tows up to 18,500 pounds conventionally. If you’re planning on towing heavy machinery between job sites, the F-250 will give you a bit more pulling power.
What about payload? The F-250 has an advantage there, too, with the capacity to haul up to 4,250 pounds. The Silverado 2500 isn’t too far behind with a 3,534-pound max payload. Still, you’ll be able to move more materials and equipment in the bed of the F-250.
Advanced Technology for Your Productivity
A well-equipped truck is a product one, and the 2018 Ford F-250 and Chevy Silverado offer many features to make your job easier. You can fit both trucks with available LED box lights, so you can load, unload, or work out of your truck anytime—even in a dark garage or after the sun goes down.
When it comes to towing, only the F-250 Single Rear Wheel offers a trailer reverse guidance camera system. When equipped, it uses some of the truck’s seven cameras to boost visibility coach the driver on where to turn the steering wheel when backing up with a trailer in tow.
2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW vs Chevrolet Silverado: The Verdict
We want to give shoppers near Ocala, Starke, and Gainesville all the information they need to choose the heavy-duty pickup truck that serves their needs best. We hope you find our 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW vs. Chevrolet Silverado car comparison helpful in that regard.
So, which looks more impressive to you? If you want more powerful engines and better towing and hauling capacities, the Ford truck stands out in key ways. Schedule a test drive at Ford of Ocala and see what you think!