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2020 Ford F-450

2020 Ford F-450

2020 Ford F-550

2020 Ford F-550

2020 Ford F-450 vs. 2020 Ford F-550

2020 F-450

2020 F-550
$39,270 MSRP

Starting Price (Chassis Cab)

$40,365 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity (Chassis Cab)

12,750 pounds
17,500 pounds

Maximum Payload (Chassis Cab)

18,500 pounds
Conventional Bed or Chassis Cab

Body Styles

Chassis Cab
$49,880 MSRP

Starting Price (Conventional Bed)

37,000 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity (Conventional Bed)


For those after the height of engineering in an unspeakably powerful vehicle, Chicago drivers and workers know they can rely on the renowned prowess of new Ford trucks. If you’re looking for workhorses ready for any task, commercial or private, you’ll need to compare the new Ford F-450 vs. F-550 with our team.

So, what is the difference between F-450 and F-550 models? The most important just might be the significant price increase for the F-450 conventional bed, compared to its chassis cab option or that of the Ford F-550. Read on with the Badger Truck & Auto Group experts to explore the full difference between the F-450 and F-550.

2020 Super Duty or Chassis Cab: F-450 vs. F-550

Those interested in these two superior trucks will notice that the main difference between the F-450 and F-550 is that the 2020 Ford F-450 comes in both a Chassis Cab model for commercial buyers and a traditional Super Duty pickup for any number of purposes. If you prefer a Super Duty pickup with a conventional bed, then the choice in the Ford F-450 vs. F-550 match-up is obvious, as there is no conventional bed option for the new Ford F-550.

See below to explore the differences you might experience when comparing the Chassis Cab or Super Duty options:

  • The Super Duty F-450 MSRP of $49,880 is significantly higher than its Chassis Cab counterpart, which starts at $39,270 MSRP.
  • In comparison, the Chassis Cab Ford F-550 MSRP starts at $40,365, just slightly more than the Ford F-450 MSRP.
  • As for towing capabilities vs. payload capacity, the Super Duty option outperforms in towing capacity, while both Chassis Cab options widely exceed the payload capacity of the Ford F-450.
2020 Ford Super Duty F-450 parked near a barn

2020 Super Duty vs. Chassis Cab: Towing and Hauling Capacities

Below we outline the towing and payload capacity differences in the 2020 Ford F-450 vs. F-550 matchup:

2020 Ford F-450

  • F-450 Towing Capacity (Chassis Cab): 12,750 pounds
  • F-450 Towing Capacity (Conventional Trailer): 24,200 pounds
  • F-450 Towing Capacity (5th Wheel): 32,500 pounds
  • F-450 Towing Capacity (Gooseneck): 37,000 pounds
  • F-450 Maximum Payload (Conventional Bed): 7,600 pounds
  • F-450 Maximum Payload (Chassis Cab): 17,500 pounds

2020 Ford F-550

  • F-550 Towing Capacity (Chassis Cab): 12,750 pounds
  • F-550 Payload Capacity (Chassis Cab): 18,500 pounds

For the heaviest hauling loads around Green Bay, it’s clear the 18,500-pound maximum payload capacity of the 2020 Ford F-550 makes it the ideal option. However, comparing the F-450 and F-550 Chassis Cab models, you’ll see that their maximum towing capacities are the same. With either truck, you’ll need to know how to load a trailer properly. Hoping to handle higher payloads? Check out the Ford F-650 specs today.

Choosing the Right Chassis Cab: F-450 vs. F-550

If you’ve chosen to compare the Chassis Cab models in a Ford F-450 vs. F-550 matchup, the engine specs and full configurations below should help tip the scales:


  • Standard in both the F-450 and the F-550 Chassis Cab models is the roaring 7.3L V8 gas-powered engine.
  • A high-efficiency, long-lasting 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel engine is also available for both models.

Configurations of F-450 vs. F-550:

  • The wide range of configurations of the Ford F-450 Super Duty is tailored specifically for drivers who use their pickup for daily tasks and adventures, each one loaded with a set of standard and available comfort, driver assist, and performance features: Choose from XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum models, loaded with tons of standard features.
  • As for the Ford F-550 Chassis Cab, it is available in XL, XLT, and Lariat configurations. The same lineup is also available for the Ford F-450 Chassis Cab.
2020 F-550 Chassis Cab

Discover Your Next Truck at Badger Truck & Auto Group

Stop by the Badger Truck & Auto Group to get a feel for which options fit your needs best. Still comparing the F-450 vs. F-550 configurations? Learn more from our experts, pit the 2020 RAM 5500 vs. Ford F-550, learn about the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E trims and prices, or look for further in-depth model comparisons to find the truck that truly has it all.

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