|2015 Ford Super Duty F-250||2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD|
|440/860 lb-ft||Max Horsepower/Torque||397/765 lb-ft|
|16,800 pounds||Max Towing Capacity||14,500 pounds|
2015 Ford Super Duty F-250 vs 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
If you’re looking for a truck that works as hard as you do, there is no doubting that those in the heavy-duty pickup segment are the ones most suited of fulfilling your needs. Two of the most popular trucks that have the most respected brand recognition are the Ford F-250 and the Chevy Silverado 2500HD. Both of the impressively powerful heavy duty trucks are able to do quite a bit when it comes to their capabilities, but with a closer look at the 2015 Ford Super Duty F-250 vs 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, it’s clear to see that Ford holds a slight advantage over its similarly-equipped competitor when it comes to power, towing capacity and price. Let’s delve deeper into what these pickups are capable of.
Both the F-250 and the 2500HD are made available with two V8 engine options, one that runs on gasoline and another that takes diesel. At its highest, the heavy-duty Silverado is able to shell out 397 horsepower, which seems like quite a bit for a diesel engine, but when you consider the fact that the gas burning engine of Ford’s pickup is able to pull in a 385-horsepower rating, it shows that the F-250 holds just a bit of an advantage over the 2500HD. That’s especially true with the diesel engine in place. With 440 horsepower and an unrivaled, class-leading 860 lb-ft of torque, it’s not difficult to see which of the trucks is better equipped in the power department. As you would expect, the added power also translates to more towing.
Tow With Ease in the 2015 Ford Super Duty F-250
Roughly 90 percent of heavy-duty pickup owners cite towing as the number one reason that they bought the truck in the first place. For that reason, it’s clear to see why so many residents in the Kansas City area are turning to the Super Duty for its superior duties. In conventional towing, meaning a trailer attached to the standard ball hitch, the F-250 is able to take on roughly 2,300 pounds more than the 2500HD, which falls short of a 15,000-pound capacity. It pales in comparison to the nearly 17,000 pounds that the blue oval encrusted pickup is able to take on. When the load can be contained to the cargo bed, the Super Duty also holds an advantage. With a payload going as high as 4,040 pounds, it can take on roughly 400 pounds more than the bed found behind the cab of the Chevy Silverado 2500HD.
On top of gas power, diesel power and towing capacities, the Super Duty F-250 comes at a price that is slightly more affordable than that of the 2500HD. The difference of a few hundred dollars may not seem like much, but when you consider that it’s almost a full monthly payment, it’s clear to see where we are coming from. If you want to take advantage of that price, we suggest that you check out our new car inventory where we currently have the heavy-duty Ford offering in stock. If you like what you see, be sure to schedule a test drive and put it through the paces for yourself. You will quickly see why it is that in the battle of the 2015 Ford Super Duty F-250 vs 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, the Super Duty reigns supreme in just about every category.