2020 Ford F-250

2020 Ford F-250 vs GMC Sierra 2500 Comparison

With the relatively small market of heavy duty trucks, it is important to carefully compare the limited options. Two of the leading entry-level HD trucks include the 2020 Ford F-250 and the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500. The GMC model was redesigned for 2020, but it still fails to match the raw power, towing capacity, and interior comfort of the tried-and-true Ford.

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2020 Ford F-250 vs GMC Sierra 2500 Performance

The first thing you'll notice when comparing the F-250 to the Sierra 2500 is the number of engine options. The Ford truck offers two gas engine options with an impressive range of power. The GMC truck has only one gas engine, which is less powerful than Ford's second engine choice. When it comes to diesel, both models offer an option, but Ford's is considerably more powerful and capable. The F-250 also comes with a tailored off-road package, which opens up a whole new world of adventure for truck enthusiasts.

2020 Ford F-250 vs GMC Sierra 2500 Performance
Ford F-250
GMC Sierra 2500
Standard 6.2L V8 with 385 hp and 430 lb-ft torqueStandard 6.6L V8 with 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque
Standard six-speed transmissionStandard six-speed transmission
Available 7.3L V8 with 430 hp and 475 lb-ft torqueAvailable 6.6L Duramax diesel with 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque
Available Power Stroke diesel 6.7L V8 with 475 hp and 1050 lb-ft torque Available 10-speed transmission (diesel only)
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2020 Ford F-250 vs GMC Sierra 2500 Towing/Payload/Cargo

The Ford pickup has greater maximum towing and payload capacities, both on regular gasoline engines and on the diesel engine. When it comes to cargo, the bed length options are the same on both pickups, but Ford offers a better cabin design for interior cargo storage.

Ford F-250
GMC Sierra 2500
Towing: 12,300 to 21,000 lbs (Up to 24,200 on diesel)Towing: 14,500 lbs to 17,400 lbs (Up to 24,000 on diesel)
Payload: 2,462 to 4,323 lbsPayload: Up to 3,979
Bed options: 6.75' and 8' Bed options: 6.75' and 8'
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2020 Ford F-250 vs GMC Sierra 2500 Towing/Payload/Cargo

2020 Ford F-250 vs GMC Sierra 2500 Technology Features

You'll find the technology features available across both of these models are similar. The Ford comes standard with Wi-Fi, while this remains a paid upgrade on the GMC truck. Some drivers find the menu and touch button layout of Ford's SYNC3 system to be more intuitive and easier to use.

2020 Ford F-250 vs GMC Sierra 2500 Technology Features
Ford F-250
GMC Sierra 2500
8" touchscreen (standard above XL)8" touchscreen
SYNC3 infotainmentApple CarPlay/Android Auto
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (standard above XL)Optional Wi-Fi hotspot
Wi-Fi hotspot (standard above XL)Optional household outlet
Optional navigationOptional navigation
Optional 10-speaker premium audioOptional satellite radio
Optional SiriusXM satellite radioOptional premium audio
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2020 Ford F-250 vs GMC Sierra 2500 Safety Features

Both the Ford and GMC heavy duty trucks offer available options for safety technology you'll typically find on other consumer vehicles. While there is some overlap, each truck has its own unique features, like the 360-degree camera only on the Ford vs the following distance indicator only on the GMC.

Perhaps the biggest and most important difference is the standard towing technology available on the F-250 that is either not available on the Sierra 2500 or which may cost extra. Things like trailer reverse guidance and smart connectors make towing a simple and practical experience on the Ford. GMC offers an upgraded "invisible trailer" camera, but this new technology does not work with many kinds of trailers, like boats, fifth wheels, or any trailer over 32 feet long.

Ford F-250
GMC Sierra 2500
Optional automatic high beamsOptional forward-collision warning
Optional adaptive cruise controlOptional automatic emergency braking
Optional lane keep assistOptional blind spot monitoring
Optional emergency brakingOptional lane departure warning
Optional 360-degree multi-view cameraOptional front and rear park assist
Optional blind spot monitoringOptional following distance indicator
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2020 Ford F-250 vs GMC Sierra 2500 Interior

While 2020 did bring a refreshing of the GMC's interior, third party reviews note it is still of mediocre quality, even on the top-tier, luxury-oriented trim, the Denali. Despite just launching this redesign, GMC has already announced a new interior coming in 2022, indicating the serious need for a modern upgrade. Leather seats and other common upgrades also require a high trim level on the GMC.

Ford continues to offer luxury perks, like massaging seats and mood-setting ambient lighting as well as an overall more comfortable and plush seat design even on lower trim levels.

2020 Ford F-250 vs GMC Sierra 2500 Interior
Ford F-250
GMC Sierra 2500
Optional massaging seatsOptional heated steering wheel
Optional leather-trimmed upholsteryOptional heated/ventilated seats
Optional ambient lighting Optional heads-up display
Optional heated/ventilated seatsOptional dual-zone climate control
Optional dual-zone automatic climate control
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Why Buy From Heritage Ford near Louisville, KY?

Buying a heavy duty truck is no joke. This serious vehicle investment is usually undertaken for work-related purposes, making it important to find a capable, reliable, and affordable choice.

Heritage Ford specializes in heavy duty and commercial trucks near Louisville, KY. We know what businesses, laborers, and hobbyists need. Let us know your average daily loads or your highest expected needs, and we'll find the right Ford F-series truck for you.

Financing is another important aspect to consider. Whether you plan to purchase or lease, you may benefit from getting your heavy duty F-250 under a business or commercial account. Our financing team is experienced with these unique business needs as well as traditional consumer financing packages. Let us design the down payment, monthly payment, and interest rates that suit your goals.

Of course, keeping your F-250 in working order requires routine maintenance by qualified technicians. Our Heritage Ford Service Center near Louisville, KY can help you maintain your truck before big repairs pop up. We can also help you maximize your 2020 Ford F-250's towing capacity with additional trailer package add-ons.

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