2021 Ford F-150 Vs 2021 Ford F-250 Comparison

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ford F-250


Peak Horsepower

500 lb-ft

Peak Torque

1050 lb-ft
14,000 lbs.

Maximum Tow Rating

20,000 lbs.
3,325 lbs.

Maximum Payload Rating

4,260 lbs.
250.3 Inches

Maximum Length

266.2 Inches
95.7 Inches

Maximum Width with Standard Mirrors

105.9 Inches

Compare Ford F-150 vs F-250 and you’ll find the F-150 is a light-duty half-ton truck while the Ford F-250 is one of the three-quarter ton Ford heavy duty trucks, but that probably doesn’t answer all your questions. For a more in-depth look at the difference between F-150 and F-250, simply read on to match up:

  • Engine Options
  • Towing and Payload Ratings
  • Dimensions

Ford F-150 vs F-250: Engine Options

As a light-duty truck, the F-150 has been designed to combine impressive capability with smooth cruising and a comfortable drive. In contrast, the F-250 focuses more workhorse power, with efficiency less of a concern. You can tell the difference simply by checking out their engines.

Options for the 2021 Ford F-150 include:

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6: Makes up to 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6: Makes up to 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.0L V8: Makes up to 400 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6: Makes up to 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L Power Stroke® V6: Makes up to 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque.

Options for the 2021 Ford F-250 include:

  • 6.2L Flex Fuel V8: Makes up to 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel: Makes up to 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque.
  • 7.3L Gas V8: Makes up to 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque.

Ford F-150 vs F-250: Towing and Payload Ratings

When it comes to towing loads between Peoria and East Peoria, the Ford F-150 is untouchable in its class. It offers:

  • Best-in-Class 14,000 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity.
  • Best-in-Class 3,325 lbs. Maximum Payload Capacity.

Of course, the F-250 towing capacity is a step above. It offers:

  • 20,000 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity.
  • 4,260 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity.

Ford F-150 vs F-250: Dimensions

There’s no difference between F-150 and F-250 when it comes to passenger capacity – each can accommodate up to six. That said, the F-250 is considerably larger on the outside, so that’s something Pekin drivers might want to consider.

  • Maximum Length: 250.3 inches with the F-150 vs. 266.2 with the F-250.
  • Maximum Cab Height: 77.6 inches with the F-150 vs. 81.5 with the F-250.
  • Maximum Width with Standard Mirrors: 95.7 inches with the F-150 vs. 105.9 with the F-250.

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You’re always welcome to turn to our team for anything from advice on Ford trucks to help choosing between trim levels. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.



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