2019 Ford F-150

2019 Ford F-150

2019 Ford F-250

2019 Ford F-250

2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Ford F-250

2019 Ford F-150


2019 Ford F-250


Base Price

13,200 pounds

Max Conventional Towing

15,000 pounds
470 lb-ft

Max Torque

935 lb-ft
2,137 pounds

Max Payload

4,332 pounds
4,928 pounds

Curb Weight

6,712 pounds
290-hp 3.3L Ti-VCT V6

Standard Engine

385-hp 6.2L SOHC 2-Valve Flex Fuel V8

You’ve made a smart decision choosing Ford for your next pickup truck, but now it’s time to weigh which full-size model you need: 2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Ford F-250. If pure towing power is your priority, the Ford Super Duty model will come out ahead. If you’re okay with best-in-class towing and want a lower price point, the F-150 is ready to serve you from Normal to Decatur.

F-150 vs. F-250: Performance

  • F-150 XL: This is your base level trim for the new Ford F-150, and it comes with a standard 290-hp 3.3L V6 engine and a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds with a max payload of 1,730 pounds. If you’d like to upgrade your engine, however, you can get a 325-hp 2.7L V6 or a 395-hp 5.0L V8 that will dramatically increase your maximum capacities.
  • F-250 XL: This base level F-250 XL boasts a standard 385-hp 6.2L Flex Fuel V8 engine that will help you tow up to a massive 12,300 pounds with a max payload of 3,228 pounds. Or, if you need your new F-250 to sport a diesel engine for Decatur jobs, your option will be a 450-hp 6.7L V8 that ups your towing capacity to 15,000 pounds and your payload to 4,332 pounds.
F-150 unloading ATVs in a field

F-150 vs. F-250: Price, Seating and Features

Of course, no matter what your requirements are in terms of capabilities, it is often equally or more important to consider the price. Let’s take a look at what your starting MSRP will be for these capable pickups, as well as how much space and features you’ll get from investing in either model.

F-150 XL

The starting MSRP for the F-150 XL is $28,155. With that, you’ll get three-person seating and a load of great standard technology and safety features, like a Rear-View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist that will make maneuvering your hitch ball to the trailer receiver as easy as ever! Other standard feature highlights include:

  • 2.3-inch Productivity Screen
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Automatic High Beams
  • One Front 12-Volt Powerpoint
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

F-250 XL

Opting for the F-250 XL will bring your starting MSRP to $33,150. It has two- to three-person seating, depending on how you configure the seats. Though your seating space is a bit smaller in the F-250 XL, you’ll make up for it with added storage features that will help keep you ultra-organized during your Champaign commutes. Here are some of the standard features you’ll enjoy:

  • Dash-Top Tray
  • Secondary Glove Box
  • Instrumentation Message Center (displays your distance-to-empty, average fuel economy, warning messages, etc.)
  • Quad-Dual Beam Halogen Headlights
  • 2.3-inch Productivity Screen
  • SecuriLock® Anti-Theft Ignition
  • Ford MyKey®

If you’re a driver who is simply looking to get the most features and the highest performance possible, we suggest taking a look at the Ford F-250 Platinum. Doing so will up your standard features game to include BLIS® Blind Spot Monitoring System, Ford SYNC® 3, and beautiful Unique Platinum Leather Seats.

Discover Your Ford Ford Pickup Truck at Sam Leman Ford in Bloomington

Now that you’ve had a chance to compare the 2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Ford F-250, we hope you’re able to make a clear decision on which one is best for you. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our Ford professionals are always happy to help! Interested in getting started on a Ford F-150 lease today? You can easily apply for financing online to get the process rolling!

Thinking a smaller truck might be a better option for you? Explore the bed sizes offered by the 2019 Ford Ranger to see if this midsize Ford truck can get the job done and meet your needs.

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