2020 Ford F-250

2020 Ford F-250 vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

When you're ready to move beyond the F-150 or Silverado 1500, you're entering the big leagues of full-size pickup trucks. With greater towing and payload capacity comes the need for more powerful engines, smarter towing technology, advanced safety features, and "mobile office" capability. You'll want to take a closer look at the 2020 Ford F-250 vs the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD to compare these must-have features.

With Ford's six trim levels (XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited) vs the Chevy's five (Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country), the Ford offers a few more configuration options to consider. Here are the main differences between these two popular full-size pickup models.

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2020 Ford F-250 vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Performance

When it comes to performance, the Ford F-250 takes the gold. Though the Chevy has a stronger base engine, the Ford F-250 offers three engines versus the Chevy's two. The middle trim engine beats Chevy's base for a similar cost, and between the top tier engines, Ford wins with its 475-hp and 1050 lb-ft of torque. Ford also offers a tailored off-roading package.

2020 Ford F-250 vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Performance
Ford F-250
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Standard 6.2L V8 with 385 hp and 430 lb-ft torqueStandard 6.6L V8 with 401 hp and 464 lb-ft torque
Standard six-speed transmission Standard six-speed transmission
Available 7.3L V8 with 430 hp and 475 lb-ft torqueAvailable turbocharged 6.6L V8 with 445 hp and 910 lb-ft torque
Available Power Stroke 6.7L V8 with 475 hp and 1050 lb-ft torqueAvailable ten-speed transmission
Diesel engine option
Available 10-speed transmission
Off-road package available (Tremor)
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2020 Ford F-250 vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Towing/Payload/Cargo

The Ford tows up to a whopping 24,200 lbs, making it the most capable truck in its class. It also has a payload capacity nearly 500 lbs higher than the Chevy model. When it comes to cargo loading, the Silverado does have three bed lengths with a middling 80" option, but if you're looking for a shorter bed length you'll want to choose the F-250 for its 6.75' bed option.

Ford F-250
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Towing: 12,300 to 21,000 lbs (Up to 24,200 on diesel)Towing: Up to 18,500 lbs
Payload: 2,462 to 4,323 lbsPayload: 3,870 lbs
Bed options: 6.75' (63") and 8' (96")Bed options: 70", 80" and 98"
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2020 Ford F-250 vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Towing/Payload/Cargo

2020 Ford F-250 vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Technology Features

Both of these trucks invest heavily in work-related technology, such as trailer cameras, trailer diagnostics, trailer sway control etc. However, both models also offer upgrades for consumer technology such as wireless charging, Wi-Fi hotspot, and premium speaker packages. The main difference you'll find is these technology features start to appear on the lower trim levels, and thus cost less, on the Ford than on the Chevy.

2020 Ford F-250 vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Technology Features
Ford F-250
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
8" touchscreen (standard above XL)8" touchscreen (standard on LT and up)
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (standard above XL)Optional Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Wi-Fi hotspot (standard above XL)Optional wireless charging
Optional 10-speaker premium audioOptional Wi-fi hotspot
Optional SiriusXM satellite radioOptional navigation
Optional wireless chargingOptional seven-speaker premium audio
Optional household outlets
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2020 Ford F-250 vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Safety Features

Overall, the Ford F-250 offers more advanced safety features that you'd find on typical cars and SUVs, like forward emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot monitoring, plus towing safety technology. The Chevy model offers only those features which are geared specifically to towing needs.

Ford F-250
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Optional automatic high beamsOptional rear cross traffic alert
Optional adaptive cruise controlOptional lane change alert
Forward collision warningOptional front and rear park assist
Pedestrian detectionOptional advanced trailering system
Automatic emergency brakingHill start assist
Curve controlTrailer sway control
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2020 Ford F-250 vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Interior

Third party reviews note that the Chevy truck is outdated, with large knobs, plastic surfaces, and design style not much different than their 80's models. The Ford is said to look and feel nicer and more modern while offering comforts not available on the Chevy, such as massaging seats.

2020 Ford F-250 vs Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Interior
Ford F-250
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Optional massaging seatsOptional heated/ventilated seats
Optional leather-trimmed upholsteryOptional leather seating
Optional ambient lightingOptional dual-zone automatic climate control
Optional heated/ventilated seats
Optional dual-zone automatic climate control
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Why Buy From Heritage Ford near Louisville, KY?

If you're looking for a Ford F-250, you are probably seeking a true workhorse of a pickup. Heritage Ford specializes in commercial work trucks. We have a wide selection of pickups that can handle anything your job or business needs. We are also one of the only dealers near Louisville, KY to handle financing for commercial trucks, which, when done properly, can save your enterprise a lot of money.

Let our expert sales team help you configure the right cab, bed, and engine for your needs. We take the time to understand your daily loads as well as your need for occasionally larger hauls. Looking for a mobile office? We'll get you a 2020 Ford F-250 configured with Wi-Fi and household style outlets so you can keep your laptop powered and connected from the worksite. We understand the needs of contractors and laborers at Heritage Ford, and we offer it all at the right price.

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