Ford F-250 Super Duty vs. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Comparing the 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

At Ken Pollock Ford we take our trucks seriously, and the 2018 Ford F-250 is a serious truck. Your truck needs to be able to conquer any projects that you cook up for it, and the F-250 will happily rise to the challenge. We are confident the F-250's quality speaks for itself, so we wanted to present an honest comparison between the Ford F-250 Super Duty and another similar sized truck, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD.

We want to keep our customers educated before they buy a new vehicle, that way when you buy a car you feel like you were treated well. Keep on reading and learn the differences of the two trucks blow by blow.

Design and Performance

The F-250 Super Duty is a vehicle built to excel on the worksite with its tough, durable build and powerful, high-performance engine. The Super Duty was reconfigured with military grade aluminum alloy, and the weight saved was allocated to beefing up high stress areas like axles, steering components, and the body frame.

The Silverado is another well-built truck, but it doesn't quite have the same build quality as the F-250. The intelligent design of the F-250 just really elevates its quality and it shines through when you're on the road towing heavy loads with ease.

Capability is hugely important in a truck, and the F-250 delivers some impressive performance stats. It boasts best-in-class 7,630-lb. maximum payload, a 21,000-lb. conventional tow rating and another best-in-class gross combination weight rating of 42,800 lbs. It can also handle up to a 27,500-lb. fifth-wheel tow capability or 34,000-lb. gooseneck tow. These are some jaw-dropping statistics; the F-250 can beat anything you throw at it with ease.

The Silverado on the other hand does not perform as well with a 3,534-lb. payload maximum and an 18,100-lb. hauling maximum. Many people are attracted to the Silverado's available diesel engine, however Ford is beginning to outfit their trucks with diesel engine starting in Spring 2018. Nothing is official yet, but the price range is projected to be considerably less than the $10,000 increase for the diesel in the Silverado.

Safety and Technology

Like it or not, people are going to draw opinions on you from your truck. If your truck is well-equipped with refined, modern technology people are going to be impressed. The F-250 has an excellent array of standard and available features to turn it into an intelligent mobile office. 

The Silverado also has a solid lineup of features, but there is one thing that really puts the F-250 over the top. The class exclusive Trailer Reverse Guidance system uses cameras on the mirrors and visual guides on your dash screen to guide you when you are maneuvering your trailer. This features makes what was a challenging task a breeze; if you tow a trailer frequently we encourage you look into this feature.

The F-250 also has a wider array of driving safety features available. Things like the trailer sway control system, a post-crash alert system, and child tethers keep you and your passengers safe when driving the F-250. The Silverado doesn't offer as many safety features. The F-250 earned a five-star overall crash rating from the NHTSA, while the Silverado only received a four-star rating. Safety is so important that we really valued this category when making our final decision.

The Verdict Is Out

The F-250 Super Duty wins the comparison handedly. The Silverado is a good truck, but it is tough to beat such a legendary model from America's best-selling brand. Come to Ken Pollock Ford today and test drive an F-250 Super Duty in Berwick, PA.


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