You already know that the Ford F-series trucks are America's number one selling trucks and that they are backed with a long and successful history. But many don't know what the difference is between the Ford F-150, F-250, and F-350. Let's take a look.
The Ford F-150 is constructed for everyday use like hauling away yard debris, moving furniture, carrying tools and appliances, transporting kayaks to the river, and a number of other things a family might need. Face it-everybody needs a truck, and the F-150 is the perfect truck for so many uses. It is offered in the following models: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor.
The XL and XLT come with a Regular Cab, Super Cab and Super Crew; the Lariat and Raptor come with a Super Cab and Super Crew; and the King Ranch, Platinum and Limited are offered with the Super Crew.
The Ford F-150 models are classified as a 1/2 ton truck with a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds up to 12,200 lbs when properly equipped and depending on engine size. The base engine is a V6- 3.5L that makes 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. It houses a six-speed automatic transmission and fuel economy is 20 mpg city/highway combined.
Optional engines include the following: a turbocharged V6-2.7L that makes 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque that can tow up to 8,500 lbs and offers 22 mpg.; a V8-5.0L that makes 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque with a towing capacity of 11,100 lbs. and offers 18 mpg.; a V6-3.5L turbocharged engine that makes 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque that's paired with Ford's new 10-speed automatic transmission that can tow up to 12,200 lbs and offers 21 combined mpg.View F-150 Inventory
The Ford F-250 is constructed for heavy hauling and is classified as a 3/4 ton Super- Duty truck. It's the perfect vehicle for farms and rural areas where you will need a hefty payload and towing capacity to keep up with your demands, and this truck delivers! The F-250 is offered in the following models: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.
The XL and XLT are offered in Crew Cab, Regular Cab and Super Cab; the Lariat is offered in the Crew Cab and Super Cab; King Ranch and Platinum come with the Crew Cab. The Ford F-250 comes with a standard V8- 6.2L gasoline engine that makes 385 hp and 430 pd-ft of torque.
If you need more than that, you can opt for the V8 turbo-diesel 6.7L that makes 440 hp and 925 lb-ft of torque which will put you on everyone's speed dial list when it comes to having a heavy load to haul. A six-speed automatic is offered with both engines and when properly equipped the towing capacity is at 18,000 lbs. Gooseneck/fifth wheel towing capacity is up to 18,600 lbs.View F-250SD Inventory
The Ford F-350 is used for commercial grade hauling and work. It is classified as a one-ton Super-Truck. From the farm to the construction site, this beast of a truck offers everything you could possibly want and it even comes with a cushy interior. The F-350 is offered in the following models: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.
The XL and XLT are offered in Crew Cab, Regular Cab and Super Cab; the Lariat is offered in the Crew Cab and Super Cab; King Ranch and Platinum come with the Crew Cab. As with the Ford F-250, the F-350 has a standard 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine that makes 385 hp and 430 pd-ft of torque. It also offers the quite impressive 6.7L Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8 that makes 440 hp and 925 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The F-350 has a single rear wheel towing capacity of 18,000 lbs. If you opt for dual rear wheels you can tow up to 21,000 lbs. Even better is 27,500 lbs. for fifth-wheel trailers and gooseneck trailers allow the F-350 to use its maximum muscle power to tow 32,000 lbs which makes this Ford truck a true class leader.
Angela Krause Ford in Alpharetta, Georgia has a full inventory of Ford trucks. The F-150, F-250, and F-350 trucks have all received a complete makeover for the 2017 models and they are all truly something to be reckoned with. Come in and visit us and drive out with yours today!View F-350SD Inventory
Payload versus Towing: Truck Payload capacity refers to combined cab and bed weight and overall load capacity. Towing capacity is just that: how much weight it can tow.
This article is based on the 2017 Ford F-Series models.