2021 Ford F-150 vs Ford F-250

2021 Ford F150 Towing Camper SnippedIf you’re from Geneva, Canandaigua, or Rochester, New York, you know the value of hard work. Home to the Finger Lakes and a host of pastoral farms, drivers in these areas need a truck that can keep up with their worksite needs. The Ford F-150 and the Ford F-250 are both desirable options.

To help you decide which one’s the right pickup for you, Friendly Ford has put together this helpful review. Read on to learn more and contact us, if you have any questions.

Find the Supreme Blend of Power You Crave

Every project calls for something different, so it’s nice to have options to choose from. The Ford F-150 delivers, with seven powertrain options, each offering their own unique benefits:

Engine Option



3.0-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6

250 HP

440 lb-ft

3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6

290 HP

265 lb-ft

2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6

325 HP

400 lb-ft

3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6

400 HP

500 lb-ft

5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8

400 HP

410 lb-ft

High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6

450 HP

510 lb-ft

Clearly, from the baseline 3.3-liter to the heart-racing Hight-Output engine, the F-150 is ready to tackle whatever’s thrown its way and create an exciting drive wherever you roam.

The Ford F-250, on the other hand, only has three engine selections but they take power to the next level:

Engine Option



6.2-liter V8

385 HP

430 lb-ft

7.3-liter PFI V8

430 HP

475 lb-ft

6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel

475 HP

1,050 lb-ft

No matter which of these trucks appeals to you, you can select a diesel option to help you travel from worksite to worksite without having to take a gas station break. If you want a more commanding performance or supreme pulling power, though, you may prefer the F-250.

With so much power available to you, you need a truck that’s got enough fuel to keep you going. The F-150 has fuel tanks that can stomach 23, 26, and 36 gallons respectively, while the F-250 has fuel tanks that can hold 29, 34, and 48 gallons of fuel respectively.

Haul Your Equipment With Ease

Ford F-250 Super Duty TowingMost drivers choose a truck, as they need enough power to haul their camper out for the weekend or tow heavy machinery around their worksite. Both the Ford F-150 and the F-250 deliver, with their forceful engines. However, the right pickup for you depends on what exactly you need to tow.

If you have a large recreational boat or a racecar-hauling box trailer, the F-150 is a great option, offering a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds when properly equipped. However, if your demanding lifestyle calls for pulling a multi-horsepower trailer or a toy hauler behind you, opt for the F-250, with the ability to tow up to 20,000 pounds when properly equipped.

The F-250 also has the capability to do even more, as it offers a best-in-subsegment diesel gooseneck and 5th-wheel towing capacity of 22,800 pounds when properly equipped.

You can enjoy peace of mind when you’re towing with either Ford truck, thanks to the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™. This feature seamlessly integrates your vehicle and your trailer, so you can control your trailer with a simple turn of a dial when reversing. You’ll be able to back your camper into a campsite or launch your water ski boat into the water with added ease.

For added convenience, the Trailer Reverse Guidance feature uses cameras placed in the exterior mirrors to show you the truck’s and the trailer’s direction on your infotainment screen. The angles you can see will change as you turn the steering wheel.

How will you keep track of your trailer and the sides of your truck when you’re out and about? As part of the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System, you’ll be given 180-degree and 360-degree cameras that show you the sides of your truck, a customer-placed camera available for mounting to the back of your trailer, and a camera that gives you a view of the pickup bed.

Pack Up Your Supplies

Ford F250 Super Duty Tow 2In addition to impressive pulling power, your next truck needs to provide ample space for all your tools and supplies. With 6.5-foot and 8-foot bed options, the Ford F-150 and the Ford F-250 can fit bulkier items with ease.

If you plan to carry heavy materials, though, you may prefer the F-250, with its maximum payload capacity of 4,260 pounds. The F-150 falls slightly short at 3,325 pounds; however, it’s still a force to be reckoned with around your worksite, with this Best-in-Class payload.


Keep Everyone and Everything Safe

2021 Ford F150 Sunset on TerrainRegardless whether you’re carrying both passengers and a trailer or just one or the other, it’s important that you know you’re protected should something unexpected happen. The F-150 and the F-250 are loaded with advanced safety features, thanks to Ford Co-Pilot 360™.

Similar systems in both vehicles include:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Hill Descent Control™
  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Trailer Coverage
  • Available Lane-Keeping System

While these features, as well as others, will make sure you stay safe no matter the circumstances, those drivers who want more safety systems may want to take a closer look at the F-150.

Parking in a crowded lot can be cumbersome—but it doesn’t have to be. The F-150 offers an available Active Park Assist 2.0 feature.

This intuitive system can help you identify a parking spot that the truck can fit into. Then, with the push of a button, the truck can park itself! All you have to do keep the vehicle in neutral gear.

Additionally, the feature can help you back out of a parking space. It also has side-sensing capability, so you can get out of a space that may be tight.

Intersection Assist is another available feature in the F-150 that can come in handy. We all know navigating through an intersection can be confusing. This feature takes the guesswork out of it by using the front camera and the sensors to alert you to oncoming traffic when you’re turning left.

More Than Enough Interior Space

Ford F150 Interior Seating and TechA major similarity that the F-150 and the F-250 share is they both offer plenty of space for everyone who sits in them. Regardless of cab style, the cabins of both the F-150 and the F-250 provide just under 41 inches of headroom, around 44 inches of legroom, 66.7 inches of shoulder room, and 62.5 inches of hip room.

Cab styles that allow for second-row seating have roughly 40 inches of headroom and 33.5 inches of legroom. The F-150 gives you 66.1 inches of shoulder room and 62.6 inches of hip room. The F-250 provides just under 66 inches of shoulder room and 64.7 inches of hip room, while the Crew Cab offers 43.6 inches of legroom.

It comes down strictly to preference—either truck can give you exactly what you need in terms of interior space.

F-150 vs F-250: Which Ford Truck Is Right for You?

The answer to which of these Ford pickups is best for your Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, NY, needs depends on your specific lifestyle.

The F-150 is ready for projects around the farm, while the F-250 is prepared to take on larger tasks. So, stop by Friendly Ford today to schedule a test drive in your favorite Ford truck.


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