Made in America to tow and haul massive weight, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and Ford F-250 have so much in common that you might struggle to choose just one. Luckily, our Cantin Chevrolet comparison guide is here to help you take a closer look at these heavy-duty trucks.
Passenger Space and Comfort: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Both heavy-duty trucks offer three cabin options: regular, extended, and crew. Anyone shopping for a heavy-duty truck that doubles as a family hauler will love both trucks’ optional crew cabins.
However, it’s the Silverado 2500HD crew cabin that’s especially roomy; this year’s model supplies extra backseat space. We’re also big fans of the Chevy comfort lineup. Pay a little extra and you’ll enjoy a leather-clad work truck with heated and ventilated front seats.
While the F-250 doesn’t get extra passenger space this year, its crew cabin is still pretty roomy. And, like the Silverado, Ford’s heavy-duty truck offers just about every imaginable luxury, such as leather upholstery options and handsome wood trim.
Standard Tech Features: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
It’s the Silverado 2500HD that gives you more tech features for your money. All five trim models come standard with modern smartphone integration features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment interface.
While the Ford F-250 also offers hands-free access to your smartphone—with an intuitive infotainment system and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration—you have to pay extra to get it. This technology comes standard on all but the base XL model, so you might end up spending more than you’d like to enjoy features the Silverado gives you at no extra cost.
Raw Horsepower: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
When you’re shopping the heavy-duty segment, you need enough power to tackle heavyweight jobs. The Silverado obliges with its two engine options. The gas-powered 6.6-liter V8 makes 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque. For an even stronger towing performance, the optional 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 jumps in with 445 horses and 910 pound-feet of torque.
The Ford F-250 offers only slightly less raw power, and this heavy-duty has got plenty of torque for towing. The base 6.2-liter gas-powered V8 supplies 385 horses and 430 pound-feet of torque. If you’re looking for more of a tow-friendly ride, look to the turbodiesel 6.7-liter V8, which ups the ante with 475 horses and an incredible 1,050 pound-feet of torque.
Tow & Haul More: 2020 Ford F-250
When you’ve got extra weight to move, the F-250 gets the job done. With the right body style, axle ratio, and equipment, Ford’s heavy-duty truck can tow up to 20,000 pounds of conventional trailer. Equipped for fifth-wheel or gooseneck towing, that figure jumps to 22,800 pounds. The F-250 also helps you haul more, with payload ratings of up to 4,332 pounds.
Of course, the 2020 Silverado 2500HD is no slouch when it comes to towing or hauling massive equipment. For conventional trailering, max payloads reach 18,500, only slightly behind what the F-250 can manage. Equipped for fifth-wheel or gooseneck towing, this heavy-duty Chevy can tow up to 18,510 pounds. And max payloads reach 3,900 pounds, depending on body style and equipment.
The 2020 Ford F-250 is the more muscular of the pair, but it’s the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD that offers the best daily drive. And this Chevy truck is plenty capable in its own right. To test-drive the Silverado 2500HD, visit us at Cantin Chevrolet. We’re pleased to serve Laconia, New Hampshire and surrounding areas!