F Series Comparison


Which Ford Pickup Is Best For You? The Ford F-150, F-250 & F-350

Ford has been raising the bar for power, performance, productivity, and safety for years and the 2018 F Series lineup is no exception. But with powerful pickups at every level how do you know which F Series truck is best for you? While we love all of our Ford trucks we know that some drivers need more powerful engines to haul heavy loads and others need a truck for every day driving. To help our customers easily get the information they need in one convenient place. This way all you have to do is come down to Rowe Ford Auburn and go for a test drive to get firsthand experience of the Ford F-150, 250 or 350.

Engine Power & Performance

Power and performance is the most important feature a truck has to offer and this is where the biggest difference between the trucks are. The Ford F-150 has five different powertrain options that are all equipped with Auto Start/Stop technology for improved efficiency. The base engine is a brand new 3.3L V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Or choose between two EcoBoost engines, either a 2.7L V6 with 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The other EcoBoost engine is a 3.5L V6 with best-in-class 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Ford F-150 also offers drivers with a powerful 5.0L V8 with 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Also new for the 2018 F-150 will be the first ever diesel engine to arrive in the spring of 2018. All of the Ford F-150 engines are either available or paired with Electronic 10-speed Transmission with Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, Eco Select and Sport Modes. The standard transmission is an electronic six-speed transmission.

The Ford F-250 and F-350 both off the same two powertrain options, one diesel, and one gas engine. The gas-powered engine is a 6.2L Flex Fuel V8 that produces 285 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. While the diesel powertrain is a heavy-duty 6.7L Turbo Diesel that delivers best-in-class 925 lb-ft of torque and 440 horsepower. Both powertrains are paired with a Heavy-Duty 6-speed SelectShift-G Automatic that is tailored to either gas or diesel to optimal performance and efficiency.

Towing & Hauling Abilities

Chances are that if you are looking a truck you will need to tow something from time to time. Below we have broken down how much each of the five powertrain options for the Ford F-150 can tow as well as the towing ratings for the F-250 and F-350.

Ford F-150

  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost - Max tow rating of 8,500 lbs. Max payload 2,210 lbs.
  • 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 - Max tow rating of 7,600lbs. Max payload of 1,910 lbs.
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 - Max tow rating of 12,200 lbs. Max payload of 3,220 lbs.
  • 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 - Max tow rating of 11,000. Max payload of 3,270 lbs.
  • The Ford F-250:

  • Towing: 18,600 lbs.
  • Payload: 4,200 lbs.
  • The Ford F-350:

  • Towing: 32,000 lbs.
  • Payload: Best-in-class 7,630 lbs.

  • Strong Design & Frame

    In addition to efficient powertrain options that help Ford trucks deliver best-in-class towing and hauling ability another part of their efficient performance is due to smart design. All three trucks are made from a high-strength military grade aluminum alloy that reduces the overall weight of the truck. Which leaves more room for more towing power. The aluminum alloy body also makes Ford trucks stronger and more resilient to rust and damage.

    Advanced Safety & Technology Features

    Another area that the Ford F-150 differs from the Ford F-250 and F-350 is in some of the features it offers. All three trucks are equipped with a standard rearview camera and SOS Post Crash Alert. All vehicles are available with BLIS blind spot monitoring with Cross-traffic Alert and Trailer Tow, Remote Tailgate Release, and the latest version of SYNC Connect powered by FordPass. SYCN is a multimedia system that has a variety of features. Like navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2018 F-150 however, offers many advanced safety features that the F-250 an F-350 aren't equipped with. The F-150 is available with Pre-Collision Assist and Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, rain sensing wipers, reverse sensing system, and Inflatable second-row safety belts.

    Here at Rowe Ford Auburn we firmly believe that the best way to find your perfect Ford truck is by getting behind the wheel and going for a test drive. Only by going for a drive can you experience everything a Ford F-150, F-250 or F-350 has to offer. Coming down to the dealership is also a great way to browse our inventory of new 2017 and 2018 Ford trucks. And if you aren't in the market for a new Ford truck we also have a great selection of high-quality pre-owned Ford trucks that have a lot of road left. But if you already know that one of the Ford pickups is exactly what you are looking head over to our online financing center to apply for credit from home. This will help you save time at the dealership and get into a Ford F-150, F-250 or F-350 even sooner.

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