The 2019 Ford F-150 vs. F-250 debate is about the type of power and overall capability you need as a driver. To lay out the advantages of both impressive trucks, our team at Ray Price Ford put together our in-depth comparison. In the coming sections, we'll be looking at the performance specifications, the maximum towing capacity and payload, and the off-road capabilities of each model.

Once you have a good feel for both trucks, you can determine which is right for your travels around Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Pocono Pines, and Blakeslee.

Ford F-150 vs F-250: Performance Options

Since the F-150 and F-250 are both part of the Ford truck lineup, you'll find immense power and capability-no matter which engine you select. Still, there are several capable engine choices in both Ford trucks, all of which reward you with a potent performance.

The Ford F-150 has six different engines available:

  • 3.3L V6
  • 2.7L EcoBoost®
  • 5.0L V8
  • 3.5L EcoBoost®
  • 3.5L H.O. EcoBoost®
  • 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 Turbo Diesel

The 5.0L V8 is rather impressive, especially since it delivers up to 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque while maintaining an EPA-estimated 17 city/23 highway MPG. However, if you want raw strength, then choose the 3.5L H.O. EcoBoost™, which generates up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

While the Ford F-250 only provides two engine choices, power certainly isn't lacking from the lineup. With the standard 6.2L V8, the F-250 can produce 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. As if that wasn't impressive enough, you can equip the F-250 with the 6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V8 for a jaw-dropping 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque.

Maximum Towing Capacity & Payload

With such tremendous outputs from the engines, high-end towing and payload are to be expected of the Ford F-150 and Ford F-250.

If you choose the F-150, you'll have a maximum conventional towing capacity of 13,200 pounds. Need to throw in some heavy equipment in the bed? No problem! The F-150 also has a maximum payload capacity of 3,270 pounds with the 5.0L V8 engine, so you can easily haul whatever tools or gear you may need and be on your way.  

If you still require a bit more strength to tackle those heavy-duty jobs, you can choose the Ford F-250, which has a maximum conventional towing capacity of 18,000 pounds. The payload capacity increases with the F-250 as well, peaking at a maximum of 4,270 pounds.

Off-Road Capability

When you have a truck that can capably handle smoothly paved roads as well as bumpy off-road trails, you'll be able to take on whatever job pops up in the future, no matter where it may be. Luckily, both the F-150 and F-250 have incredible off-roading capabilities to traverse rugged terrain with confidence and ease.

The F-150 can be equipped with the FX4 Off-Road package, which includes:

  • Off-road-tuned shock absorbers
  • Hill Descent Control™
  • Skid plates
  • And much more!

As for the Ford F-250, it comes armed with performance-enhancing technology, such as standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control®. With this advanced system, the F-250 automatically monitors the road to reduce the engine power and adjust the wheel braking to enhance stability and traction during your drives.

Close Call: 2019 Ford F-150 vs F-250

If you know you'll be getting a new truck for jobs around the Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Pocono Pines, and Blakeslee areas, stop by Ray Price Ford! We'll be happy to answer your questions and give you a firsthand look at the iconic Ford F-150 and Ford F-250 trucks.

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