2016 Ford F-250 vs. 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

When you need a heavy-duty pickup truck, there's no question that power, performance, and capabilities are huge factors when making your final decision. The Ford F-250 and the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD are two trucks with everything drivers are looking for, but which one has the brawn to power through your workload?

Richmond Ford West decided to find out. We've compared the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD and the Ford F-250 side by side below to help you choose the right one for your workload. If you're shopping for a heavy-duty truck near Glen Allen, Ashland, or Short Pump, read our post to learn about two of the market's toughest contenders.

Power and Payload

The Ford F-250 and the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD deliver heavyweight strength to power through the workday. But when you look at the numbers, it's clear that the F-250's payload, engines, and design are better prepared to meet your demands.

The F-250 can carry up to 4,059 pounds of payload, depending on how it's equipped. That means you can load your truck bed with all of the equipment you need, even when the seats in your cab are full. The Silverado 2500 HD, by contrast, only gets up to 3,534 pounds of payload. This might be enough for some, but the F-250's payload capacity provides extra muscle when you need it.

The Ford F-250 also gets more horsepower. The Chevy Silverado 2500's 6.0-liter V8 engine delivers 360 horsepower, but the F-250 gets 440 when equipped with its 6.7-liter Power StrokeTM turbodiesel V8 engine. The F-250 delivers a smooth ride and potent dynamics, which few pickup trucks on the road can stand up to.

Technology Features

If staying connected is a priority, the Ford F-250 and the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD each offers infotainment centers that put the digital world at the tips of your fingers. The Chevy MyLink system integrates your smartphone directly to the Silverado 2500's dashboard, and its voice commands make it easy to access your favorite mobile features.

The F-250 offers voice-activated SYNC® with MyFord® or SYNC with MyFord Touch®. Each offers comparable capabilities to Chevy MyLink, but Ford shoppers get to choose which system they prefer. Whichever system you opt for, the F-250 makes it easier than ever to get connected behind the wheel.


Test Drive a 2016 Ford F-250

When it comes to capabilities, the 2016 Ford F-250 and the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD are neck and neck. However, the F-250 comes out on top thanks to its incredible power and brawny design.

The F-250 is a truck that works as hard as you do. Its heavy-duty design is prepared for a heavy-duty workload, and Richmond Ford West has a full inventory for you to consider.

Drivers near Glen Allen, Short Pump, and Ashland can find out more about the 2016 Ford F-250 in our review. But if you're ready to put the F-250's muscle to the test, stop by our dealership for a test drive. We're conveniently located at 10751 West Broad Street in Glen Allen, VA 23060.

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