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Difference Between Ford F-150 & Ford F-250

by Howard Altman

Ford makes a full line of trucks, ranging from the Ranger to the F-450. The most popular models are the F-150 and F-250 due to their size, pricing and range of options.


The F-150 offers a choice of three engines, a 4.6 liter 2 valve V8, a 4.6 liter 3 valve V8 and a 5.4 liter V8. The F-250 also offers three engine types, the same 5.4 liter V8 as in the F-150, a 6.8 liter V10 and a 6.4 liter diesel V8.


The F-150 towing capacity ranges based on the engine size. The range is 5,400 pounds for the 4.6L 2 valve to 11,300 pounds for the 5.4L. The F-250 towing range is from 8,300 pounds for the 5.4L V8 to 12,500 pounds for both the 6.8L V10 and the 6.4L diesel.

Fuel capacity

The F-150 has the option of either a 26- or 36-gallon tank. The F-250 has two tank sizes: a 38 gallon for long wheel base trucks and a 30.5 gallon for short wheel base models


The F-150 comes with a four-speed automatic in models equipped with the 4.6L 2 valve engine and a six-speed automatic in models with the larger engines. No manual transmission is offered. The F-250 comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, all models offer a five-speed automatic as an option.


The F-150 price ranges from $20,855 for the base model to $41,665 for the Harley Davidson edition. The F-250 price range is from $26,275 for a base model to $57,900 for the Harley Davidson edition.

About the Author

Howard Altman is a transplanted New Yorker located in Centerton Arkansas. He has over 25 years of experience in the information technology field programming and supporting code. His hobbies include keeping a 1988 Ford F150 up and running and 30 years of Radio Control (cars boats and planes) experience. He has been writing how-to articles since 2008.

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