Ford F-250 vs Chevy Silverado 2500

2022 F250 Super DutyMoving a bunch of materials or hauling a trailer around Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, New York, requires a truck that’s strong and durable enough to handle a lot at one time. There are two trucks that are known for this—the Ford F-250 and the Chevy Silverado 2500.

Both are formidable pieces of machinery that will serve you well. However, there are some stark differences between them. Friendly Ford Hamilton is here to point them out, so you can make an informed decision as to which one will be better for you.

Quick Facts

Ford F-250

Chevy Silverado 2500

Available Engine

6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel

6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8


475 HP

445 HP


1,050 lb-ft

910 lb-ft


Conventional Towing

20,000 lbs.

18,510 lbs.


Which Truck Is Better Equipped?

'22 F250 Super DutyThe allure of driving a pickup truck thrills many drivers in our local area. Part of that feeling stems from the kind of power these trucks provide.

The Ford F-250 is the clear winner in this department for a couple of reasons. It offers a 3-engine lineup, which offer more power than the 2-engine lineup in the Chevy.

Ford Engines:

  • 6.2L V8: Produces 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque paired with 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 7.3L V8: Produces 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel: Produces 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Chevy Engines:

  • 6.6L V8: Produces 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8: Produces 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission

Additionally, the Ford F-250 is built to better handle flooding and big puddles of water, with a Best-in-Class 33 inches of water fording clearance and available 35-inch maximum traction tires—the largest tires to ever be outfitted onto a heavy-duty pickup truck.

Which Truck Can Handle a Heavier Load?

2022 Ford F250 Super Duty BedYou’d be hard-pressed to find two trucks that are built to handle any kind of attachment better than the Ford F-250 and the Chevy Silverado 2500. Both can handle upwards of 15,000 pounds at one time.

However, you can carry more with the F-250. When fully equipped, the F-250 has a maximum gas tow rating of 20,000 pounds, the best in its subsegment. Other Ford towing capacities you’ll want to look out for include:

  • 22,800-pound max gooseneck and 5th-wheel towing rating
  • Maximum available gas payload of 4,260 pounds
  • Best-in-class 45,300 GCWR

Unfortunately for drivers who go with the Chevy Silverado 2500, you’ll only have a maximum towing gas capacity of 18,510 pounds and a maximum GCWR of 26,000 pounds.

Which Truck Has More Technology?

2022 Ford F250 in RedWe all use technology in some form. Whether that’s using our phones to listen to music and podcasts or our computers to browse the internet, it’s essential to stay connected. The Ford and the Chevy both recognize this. Each truck offers wireless Bluetooth® capabilities along with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, so you’ll never have to pull your phone out of your pocket.

To keep you better connected, each truck features a built-in available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. The Ford also offers the unique SYNC® technology, which can let you do everything from access maps to order a pizza.

Each truck answers the call when you need extra protection, with available safety features like BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System), Lane Keeping Alert, and much more.

Ford F-250 vs Chevy Silverado 2500: Which One Wins?

When you hit the roads of Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY, there’s no better feeling than having the Ford F-250 or the Chevy Silverado 2500 at your side. However, based on its more capable lineup of engines, better towing capacity, and more technological advancements, Friendly Ford Hamilton feels that the F-250 is a superior truck.

The only way for drivers to truly determine this, however, is to test drive the F-250 at our Ford dealership. So, when you’re ready for unmatched power in an exhilarating ride, get in touch with us!

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