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Ford F-150 vs F-250 Super Duty | 1/2 Ton versus 3/4 Ton Pickup Trucks

We’ve got two F-Series Ford pickup trucks in our garage this week, so we’re looking at the differences between the Ford F-150 and Ford F-250 Super Duty.

If you’re like me you’ve probably always wondered what the difference is between say a half-ton pickup truck and a three-quarter ton pickup truck and luckily this week i have the chance to look at both we’re taking a look at what makes an f-150 different from a ford f-250 this here in front of me is a 2019 ford f-150 limited doesn’t really make a difference between

2020 and 2019 but the big changes for the 2020 f-250 super duty that’s behind me that received a teeny tiny update for this model year so it’s good for us to be able to feature these two to go over what’s different between them kind of think of this as heavy duty truck 102. you can watch the first episode that we did about a year ago today going over some of

The basic information you need to know if you’re getting your feet wet when it comes to heavy duty trucks so today we’re going to be talking about some of the more mechanical differences between these two vehicles and this information applies across the board whether it is a ford gm or fca product now i have to keep in mind that neither of these two vehicles

Compete directly against each other because the f-150 is a limited the f-250 is a platinum the trims are different and also the f-250 that we have here has the trimmer package so it’s more for off-road and really the f-150 raptor doesn’t really compete with the f-250 tremor but the idea is we’ve got these two trucks here we’re gonna be going over the fundamentals

Between what a in this case a platinum from either one would be with the diesel engines because the limited comes with the high output 3.5 liter ecoboost engine and this super duty here has the 6.7 liter power stroke turbo diesel so why would you go up to an f250 well you have to understand what you’re doing with the truck first of all if you need the payload

Or you need the towing capabilities then there is a limit to the f-150 and with this limited f-150 it is more or less the top that you can get but it doesn’t give you the most payload and most towing because there’s added weight onto the vehicle if you were to compare a platinum versus a platinum with the diesel you’re gonna get more towing more payload out of

The f250 the other difference too which is really geeky stuff is what’s available when it comes to the rear axle ratio that ultimately makes the difference of how much payload or how much towing a vehicle can have now there are different configurations depending on the different engine choices out there both of these have the 3.55 rear axle the f-250 f-350 and

F-450 can go up to a 4.3 to 1 rear axle whereas the f-150 would top out at a 4.121 depending on how you configure it and for the most part most people who are buying the f-150 are going to get the 3-5-5 they’re going to get the entry level or even the 3-3-1 when it comes to that rear axle that rear axle ratio determines how much the actual drive axle turns in

Relation to how much the wheels turn so in this case with the 355 on it the drive axle will turn 3.55 revolutions by the time the rear wheels have made one full revolution ultimately the higher the number if you go with something like that 4.3 to 1 ratio you’re going to have more power going to the wheels essentially it’s turning more the wheels are turning

Less giving you ultimate power and torque out of it but you lose out on initial speed fuel economy and top speed so that’s why it’s so crucial if you’re looking at one of these vehicles you gotta understand what you’re towing what you’re hauling what you need your truck to be able to do to determine which one you should go with now these trucks also look somewhat

Different inside and out even though the f-150 created this look and the f-250s copied some of the design traits to it you could tell that they’re from the same family but that the f250 just has more girth to it especially on the outside it has a taller front and rear end and i also kind of like the rear end of the f250 more it has amber turn signals whereas the

F-150 uses red throughout both vehicles have led headlights when it comes to the f-150s the headlight assembly the top mount light is your regular beam high beams are on the bottom it’s the reverse on the f250 when you have the led headlights one of the other major differences between the f-150 and the f250 is the cab and bed configurations while they both use

Essentially the same cabs both inside and out the way that they’re configured is slightly different when it comes to the half ton f-150 you can get a single or regular cab with either the six and a half foot bed or the eight foot bed when it comes to the f250 it’s only available as a six and three quarter or an eight foot bed so you could get eight foot beds for

Both of those you go up to the super cab the middle if you go the raptor for the f-150 you’re looking at a five and a half foot bed or the six and a half and eight foot for the other trims available that same six and three quarter and eight foot beds are available for the super duty and then when we look at the crew cab which both of these are you can have the

Five and a half foot bed with the limited that we have here or six and a half foot bed with the other trims and again when it comes to the super duty you can either have the six and three quarter or eight foot bit so across the board there are two bed configurations for the f-250 there are three different ones for the f-150 again depending on how you configure your

Cab the overall weight the gross vehicle weight of either vehicle makes a big difference that will ultimately play into the gross combined weight rating how much you can tow and haul as well as the actual weight of the vehicle as well as the gross vehicle weight rating when it comes to this f-150 as configured the vehicle weighs 5 320 pounds this tremor weighs

7 800 pounds big difference in weight there and that’s mostly because the diesel engine that comes on this and that brings us to the third and most important i would say aspect between these two vehicles are the engine choices available the f-150 has a wide list of engines all the way from the 5-liter coyote v8 engine to this 3.5 liter ecoboost v6 as well as

The 3-liter power stroke diesel when it comes to the f-250 you’re pretty much limited to two engine choices this one has the 6.7 liter power stroke v8 produces 475 horsepower 1050 pound-feet of torque whereas the f-150 in the diesel configuration that 3-liter produces 250 horsepower 440 pound-feet of torque both vehicles do have a 10-speed automatic transmission

And both of them can come either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive the other engine choices available on the f-250 is the 6.2 liter v8 gas engine that’s the entry level depending on the trim that you go with and for 2024 to unveil their new 7.3 liter godzilla v8 we’re going to be talking about that a little bit later on in a separate video pricing is also very

Different compared to these two specific vehicles a 2020 ford f-150 is about 84 000 and change when it comes to the msrp here in canada this bad boy this f250 with the tremor is ninety seven thousand five hundred and ninety nine dollars now i would skip the tremor trim that adds an extra fifty two hundred dollars or so but still i mean there is a big price

Difference if you were to look at the price difference between the f-250 and f350 it’s only about 1500 to 2000 depending on how you configure it so what have we learned here today there are major differences between these two vehicles aside from just the looks and how they sit on the road the f-250 being taller and longer when it comes to the different engine

Choices available none of the f-150s engines are available in the super duty and vice versa the axle ratios are also different even though some of them are the same you do get a heavier duty axle with the f250 giving you more payload and more towing capabilities than you could get on an f-150 the total gross vehicle weight of a super duty truck is going to be more

Than an f-150 so if you ultimately need maximum towing or payload capabilities you are going to have to go up to a super duty i highly recommend going online and doing your research to figure out what exactly you plan on doing with any of these trucks and to determine what you should get it is recommended if you are not doing any towing or hauling not to buy the

Super duty you’re going to be better off with an f-150 and same thing if you need to do towing and hauling you might be better off going with the super duty instead of putting too much strain and stress on the engine transmission and drive axle of an f-150 you need to do your research you need to understand what you’re doing so you don’t have major complications

Down the road now that’s not the end of our heavy duty truck coverage here on test drive we do have some stuff lined up including a comparison with the f250 with the gas versus the diesel engine as well as what happens when you go up to an f350 to see what the differences are there because there are some changes as you go up the ford f-series family if you have

Any questions about either of these two vehicles or you want to know more about whether or not you should go up to a super duty or stick with a regular duty vehicle you can leave a comment below if you liked this video please give it a thumbs up and also consider subscribing to the channel if you haven’t done so already until next time thanks for watching and take care you

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