2018 Ford F-250 vs 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500

Specs at a Glance

2018 Ford F-250

2018 Ford F-250

MSRP *

  $32,890

Engine Power

  385hp


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

MSRP *

  $34,160

Engine Power

  360hp

2018 Ford F-250 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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In terms of pick-up trucks, the Ford F-250 and the Chevy Silverado 2500 are two of the top contenders. The 2018 models are no exception to this rule. Both of these pick-up trucks put in good driving performances and have competitive towing capacities. However, when it comes to all of the latest infotainment and safety technology, the 2018 Ford F-250 truly stands out above the rest.

Performance

When the F-250 was overhauled for 2017, Ford equipped it with stronger powertrain options as well as a more durable frame. Both trucks come with strong V8 turbodiesel engine options, but the upgrade on the Chevy Silverado is quite expensive. Also, the turbodiesel on the F-250 gets a whopping 925 lb-ft of torque, besting the Silverado 2500's 910 lb-ft of torque. Of the two vehicles, the F-250 has the stronger base engine as well. This 6.2-L V8 gets 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque whereas the base engine on the Silverado 2500 gets 360 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. This makes the Silverado feel sluggish and outdated compared to the F-250.

Towing Capacity

Since the 2017 overhaul trimmed serious weight off of the Ford F-Series (up to 350 pounds on some configurations), this truck is more aerodynamic, and it can tow and haul more weight than ever before. The F-250 now has a maximum towing capacity of 15,000 pounds, beating out the Silverado 2500's max towing capacity by 500 pounds. Both of these vehicles do perform better when laden with heavy loads, but the F-250's ride quality while towing is surprisingly even more smooth than what you get on the Silverado 2500.

Technology

Since these trucks are both built more for work and a little bit less for pleasure cruising, you might not expect them to be riddled with high-tech features. The Silverado 2500 has a modest amount of features (including a very user-friendly infotainment system) but is rather scaled-back compared to what you will find on the 2018 Ford F-250. The F-250 comes with automatic emergency braking, forward collision control, adaptive cruise control, trailer sway control, and a blind spot warning feature that includes the area where you would be towing a trailer. There are also multiple cameras and sensors available on the F-250 that aid with towing. This system has helpful features such as straight-line back-up guidance and a jackknife warning.

If you are looking to buy a brand-new pick-up truck this year, you will want to give the 2018 Ford F-250 some consideration. Whether you are buying it for work or as a daily driver, this truck is quite versatile and can get any job done. Stop by or call Bill Hood Ford today to learn about how you can get behind the wheel of an F-250 and take it out for a test spin.


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