The Ford F-250 Super Duty and the GMC Sierra 2500HD are two of the best, heavy-duty trucks on the market. These are high-performing trucks that can take on heavy loads and handle any type of terrain with ease. They are built to perform far better than a standard truck. Plus, they have a strong style that turns heads.
Since both the Ford F-250 Super Duty and the GMC Sierra 2500HD both have so much to offer, it’s understandable if you have a hard time deciding between the two when you shop for a truck. Here is a closer look at how the two compare:
Before you start diving into the specs on these two heavy-duty pickup trucks, it’s important for you to remember that the exact numbers will vary depending on the model year you are considering. Because these two trucks have a reputation for dependable performance and longevity, you can feel confident in shopping for previously owned models. They will retain their value, and you will continue to get the same great performance from them.
Typically, you can expect to find a large engine on both models – at least six liters. The engine is typically a V8, and some model years offer a diesel engine option. Usually, the GMC Sierra 2500HD offers a slightly larger engine, which results in more horsepower, though not always more torque. An automatic transmission comes paired with the engine in most cases, though optional transmissions may be offered, including higher-speed automatic transmission and manual transmissions. Expect to find more options available with the Sierra.
Both trucks usually come standard with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is always available as an option. By shopping for previously used models, you can get more of these upgrades for lower pricing. Of course, you’ll have to find a model that is already outfitted with the options you want, as you won’t be able to get factory upgrades on an already produced model.
One of the most attractive features of the Ford F-250 Super Duty and the GMC Sierra 2500HD is the high towing capacity they offer. Both trucks can carry several tons through trailering, and the suspension and other mechanical features allow them to carry a good sized load in the bed.
Again, specs will vary based on the model year, but you can expect to get just a bit more towing capacity in the GMC Sierra 2500HD in most cases. That may not matter if you just need a strong truck that can carry a lot. But if you work in a job that regularly has you pushing the limits of your truck, you should probably look at the GMC Sierra for your needs.
Both the Ford F-250 Super Duty and the GMC Sierra 2500 HD come standard with a crew cab, which features two rows of seating and both front and rear doors. That means you’ll be able to transport your family or your co-workers easily in either.
Typically, you are going to find a bit more head and leg room in the Ford F-250 Super Duty, particularly in the rear seat. In some cases, the difference may be only an inch or two, but when you have a full cab of passengers, that difference will be noted.
Cab sizes are about the same on both trucks, though you may find an inch or two more on the GMC Sierra on some models. Again, you may not notice that difference much – except when you are trying to wedge in a piece of equipment and that extra inch makes all the difference.
Super duty trucks aren’t known for being fuel-efficient. For that reason, buyers typically want to find a truck that gets as many miles per gallon as possible – eking out even a mile or two more per gallon if needed.
Typically, you’ll get a few more miles to the gallon on the GMC Sierra 2500HD. However, if the model has more features, such as all-wheel drive or a bigger cab or bed, you’ll lose some of that fuel efficiency. Be sure to consider all that you are getting in the truck model when you evaluate fuel efficiency.
Work trucks like these two super duty models don’t come with a lot of bells and whistles. The base model typically has a vinyl interior and just the basics, like an air conditioner and maybe power windows. The idea is that you’ll be using the trucks primarily for work, not for personal travel.
Generally speaking, you can expect to find a few more features on the base model of the Ford F-250 Super Duty, such as leather seats. If you want more, you’ll need to move up the trim levels or invest in an options package. By shopping for previously owned models of these trucks, you can find trucks that already have the features you want without having to spend as much money as you would buying new. You can save a significant amount of money without sacrificing the luxury features you want.
The best way to decide on the right truck for you is to compare models in person and to take a test drive. If you’re stuck between the Ford F-250 Super Duty and the GMC Sierra 2500HD, visit Tim’s Truck Capital to take a closer look. One of our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates will walk you through the features and benefits of each truck so that you can make an informed choice that best meets your needs.
After you’ve taken a test drive and chosen the truck you like, one of our finance specialists will help you find the financing terms that will be most affordable for your budget. Our goal is to help you find the right truck at the right price so that you can drive home with your dream truck today. Visit us at Tim’s Truck Capital to check out the Ford F-250 Super Duty and the GMC Sierra 2500HD or one of the other high-quality trucks on our lot.
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