Ford F-150 vs Ford F-250

Which Truck is Right for You?

The entire world knows that Ford makes rugged, dependable, and powerful trucks. The F-150 is one of the most common models that one sees on the road, while the F-250 is an excellent option for those looking to spend a little more on their vehicle.

The F-150 is great for hard work. It can tow heavy loads, carry all of the materials for your next job, and look good doing it. Best of all, the base model doesn't include the frills that just make a truck more expensive.

The F-250 is great for Iowa drivers who are looking for a new daily driver. It has a few more luxury features than the F-150, making it more comfortable for frequent use.

F-150 vs F-250: Engines & Power

The F-150 XL, which is the base model of the F-150 line, comes with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine. It has 290 horsepower and 256 ft.-lb.s of torque, which is enough to get tough jobs done. The F-150 Lariat, a mid-trim model, has a 2.7L Ecoboost V6 engine that outputs 325 horsepower and 400 ft.-lb.s of torque!

The F-250 XL and the XLT both sport a 6.2L V8 engine with 385 horsepower and 430 ft.-lbs. of torque. The F-250 Lariat has the same engine as the lower-trim models, but it adds in the FX4 off-road package. The F-150 is strong enough to handle field work, construction jobs, and just about anything else you need. The F-250 is even stronger, and adds in a number of features.  

F-150 vs F-250: Features

Both models are functional, but they still look great. Of course, the higher the trim level the more bountiful the features. The F-150 has all of the standard amenities of a modern vehicle, and a classy interior.

The F-250 features audio control buttons on the steering wheel, and a built-in WiFi modem. These features are just two of those that make the F-250 a great daily driver for Iowans.


At Ames Ford in Iowa, we know your pickup truck is more than just a car. It's a tool, a partner, and even a lifestyle. Whether you need the roaring power of the heavy duty Ford F-250, or are a long-time driver of America's best-selling truck, Ames Ford has everything to need to drive home in your perfect pickup truck.

We can include any of your desired upgrades in your financing, and our service department will be there for you every step of the way. We know you work hard, and want a truck that not only fits your needs, but that you love.

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