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2020 Ford F-150 vs. 2020 Ford F-250

2020 F-150

2020 Ford F-150

2020 F-250

2020 Ford F-250

2020 F-150

2020 F-250

Engine Options

Light Duty


Heavy Duty
13,200 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

22,800 pounds
3,270 pounds

Maximum Payload Rating

4,260 pounds
3 - 6

Seating Capacity

3 - 6

Diesel Engine Available


If you’re comparing the Ford F-150 vs. F-250, there’s a good chance that you’re searching for a work truck–and the Badger Truck & Auto Group is here to help. We’ve covered everything you need to know about the popular light-duty Ford F-150 and new Ford F-250, the first model in the Ford Super Duty lineup, so you can make the right decision for your Chicago and Madison job sites.

2020 Ford F-150 vs. F-250: Towing Capacity and Payload

Of course, it’s important to discover which models offer all the power you’ll need! Compare the Ford F-150 vs. F-250 towing capacity and payload specs below:

2020 F-150 Towing Capacity and Payload

  • With a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 and a SuperCrew Cab, the Ford F-150 reaches its maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds.
  • Opt for the available diesel engine, and you’ll be able to tow up to 11,500 pounds.
  • Payload tops out at 3,270 pounds. In gas-powered configurations, and at 1,940 pounds with a diesel engine.

2020 F-250 Towing Capacity and Payload

  • The F-250 can be configured for conventional or gooseneck/5th-wheel towing. With each setup, you’ll be able to tow up to up to 15,200 pounds or 22,800 pounds, respectively.
  • In order to reach those maximums, you’ll need to equip the 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8 and a regular cab. Capacities top out at 15,000 pounds (conventional) and 19,500 pounds (gooseneck/5th-wheel) with the gas V8.
  • The F-250 payload capacity maxes out at 4,260 pounds if you opt for the regular cab and 4×2.

Remember, maximum capacities aren’t the only things you need to keep in mind when towing heavy cargo. Even if you know all of the important Ford F-150 vs. F-250 differences, you should also know how to load a trailer, along with your gross vehicle weight rating and your individual axle capacities.

2020 F-150 vs. F-250: Engines, Horsepower, and Torque

Of course, much will depend on the engine that you select for your daily drives, and if you’re looking for the primary differences between F-150 and F-250 trucks, it’s essential to consider each model’s engine lineup:

2020 Ford F-150 Engines

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6: 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque (Included as Standard)
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6: 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L Power Stroke® V6: 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque
  • H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque

2020 Ford F-250 Engines

  • 6.2L V8 Gas: 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque (Included as Standard)
  • 6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel: 475 hp and 1050 lb-ft of torque
  • 7.3L PFI V8: 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque

If you’re on the hunt for even more power, you might want to check out all of the Ford Super Duty engines. You can also look at the other Super Duty trucks’ towing capacities.

2020 F-150 vs. F-250: Dimensions and Capacities

Knowing what your truck has under the hood is important, but knowing that it has enough room for your crew and your gear is no less so! Compare the most important F-150 vs. F-250 dimensions below:

  • Cargo Boxes: The F-150 can be optioned with 5.5-ft, 6.5-ft, or 8-ft cargo boxes. The F-250 with an 8-ft box or a 6.75-ft box. Box volume tops out at 77.4 cubic feet with the F-150, and at 78.5 cubic feet with the F-250.
  • Cabin Styles: Both trucks can be had with a Regular cab (seating three), a SuperCab, or a SuperCrew cab. In the F-150, the latter two options seat five or six. In the F-250, they always seat up to six.

Take a closer look at our guide to the Ford F-150 bed sizes to learn more.

2020 Ford F-150 XLT having its bed loaded

Find Your Ford Pickup With Badger Truck & Auto Group

If one of these new Ford trucks is calling your name, don’t wait to check out our inventory! We’re easy to reach from Green Bay or Appleton, and we know you’ll want to get a closer look at the exciting models on our lot. Contact us today to learn how to take the next steps from the comfort of your home.

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