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2021 Ford F-250 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

2021 Ford F-250 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
2021 Ford F-250


2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
$34,230 MSRP

Starting Price

$35,300 MSRP
Up to 19,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity (Gas)

Up to 17,370 pounds (with Standard Engine)
Up to 22,800 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity (Diesel)

Up to 18,500 pounds
4,160 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

3,979 pounds

Complimentary Maintenance

12 Months

Comparing the 2021 F-250 vs. Silverado 2500HD? You’re not alone. Although the Ford F-250 delivers a higher maximum towing capacity and a higher maximum payload rating, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD comes equipped with a stronger standard engine and just might be a better all-around value. Our comprehensive breakdown will help you make the right decision for your Chicago job sites!

Silverado 2500HD vs. F-250: Engine Options

The Chevrolet 2500HD gives you a stronger standard V8 gas engine. However, the Ford offers a more powerful diesel setup and an additional, high-powered gas upgrade:

2021 Ford F-250 Engine Options

  • 6.2L V8 Gas Engine: 385 hp / 430 lb-ft of torque
  • 7.3L V8 Gas Engine: 430 hp / 475 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel Engine: 475 hp / 1,050 lb-ft of torque

2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 Engine Options

  • 6.6L V8 Gas Engine: 401 hp / 464 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.6L V8 Duramax® Turbo Diesel Engine: 445 hp / 910 lb-ft of torque

Silverado 2500HD vs. F-250: Towing, Payload, & Capability

Almost every Madison or Waukesha driver wants to own a truck that can overcome any challenge, and no Silverado 2500HD vs. F-250 comparison would be complete without a close look at the numbers.

Although the Ford F-250 offers higher gas and diesel maximums, the base engine in the Silverado 2500HD can tow more than the base-level engine in the Ford:

2021 Ford F-250 Towing & Payload Limits

  • F-250 with 6.2L V8: Tow up to 15,800 pounds
  • F-250 with 6.7 Diesel V8: Tow up to 22,800 pounds
  • F-250 with 7.3L V8: Tow up to 19,500 pounds

The Ford F-250 payload capacity reaches as high as 4,160 pounds in some configurations.

2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Towing & Payload Limits

  • Silverado 2500HD with 6.6L V8: Tow up to 17,370 pounds
  • Silverado 2500HD with 6.6L Diesel V8: Tow up to 18,500 pounds

Where payload capacity is concerned, the Silverado 2500HD certainly isn’t far behind. You’ll be able to haul up to 3,979 pounds in your truck bed. Although the 2500HD does not currently offer the new Multi-Flex Tailgate from Chevy, it’s expected to arrive as an optional feature for the 2022 model year.

Silverado 2500HD vs. F-250: Pricing & Value

You can access more power and move heavier weights if you choose the Ford F-250. However, if the idea of driving the biggest, toughest truck isn’t necessarily what drives you, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD may be a smarter purchase. Here’s why:

  • The F-250 and the 2500HD are priced similarly — at $34,230 MSRP and $35,300 MSRP, respectively.
  • Both offer comprehensive ‘bumper-to-bumper’ warranty coverage for up to 36 months or 36,000 miles, but the Silverado 2500HD offers a longer corrosion perforation warranty, which endures for 72 months instead of 60.
  • Choose the Silverado 2500HD, and you’ll enjoy complimentary maintenance for one visit during your first twelve months of ownership! Ford doesn’t offer any complimentary maintenance with their vehicles.
  • In 2020, KBB selected the Silverado HD for a major honor. According to their calculations, it offers the best resale value for any full-size truck! That could make a major difference for your business.

Find Your Next Heavy-Duty Truck at Badger Truck & Auto Group!

Now that you’ve had a chance to compare the F-250 vs. Chevy 2500HD on paper, drive into your local Badger Truck & Auto Group location and take your comparison to the next level! Although our Ford truck center is in Milwaukee and our Chevy center is in Lake Mills, we sell both models and can easily point you in the right direction. Contact us and get started today!


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