Ford F-150 vs. Ford F-250 Super Duty

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Ford F-150

$788
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Ford F-250 Super Duty

$1241
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

3
1
2
Above Average
The Ford F-150 Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 7th out of 17 for fullsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $788 which means it has higher than average ownership costs. While repairs tend to be more severe than average, these issues occur less often, so major repairs are infrequent for the F-150.
2
Average
The Ford F-250 Super Duty Reliability Rating is 2.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 15th out of 17 for fullsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $1,241 which means it has poor ownership costs. The frequency of repairs is average, but when issues do arise, they are more likely to be severe than with other models.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$788
inexpensive
expensive
$1,241
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.28
not often
very often
0.39
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
15%
not urgent
urgent
22%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 (17)
4 (63)
3 (29)
2 (3)
1 (3)
The Ford F-150 ranks highest in value and ranks lowest in fuel economy.
“I like the feel and driveability of this vehicle. It is the first pickup I have ownwed and I have put 70K miles on it since it was new.”
“I like the feel and driveability of this vehicle. It is the first pickup I have ownwed and I...”
5 (4)
4 (34)
3 (16)
2 (7)
1 (2)
The Ford F-250 Super Duty ranks highest in value and ranks lowest in value.
“This truck has a 6.8 L gas engine which gets about 12 MPG empty and 8 mpg when used to tow my 13,500 lb. fifth wheel trailer, but the power is worth it. It's also handy to haul stuff to the dump!...”
“This truck has a 6.8 L gas engine which gets about 12 MPG empty and 8 mpg when used to tow my...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Ford F-150 and the Ford F-250 are both full-size body-on-frame pickup trucks made by the Ford Motor Company. The Ford F-150 is a regular-duty pickup truck, while the Ford F-250 is a heavy-duty pickup truck. Both come with rear-wheel drive, or optional four-wheel drive.

There are significant differences in power choices between the Ford F-250. The F-150’s standard engine has 290 horsepower, with options up to 395 horsepower, including a diesel version. The F-250 starts with 385 horsepower, with options up to a 440-horsepower diesel engine.

There are also major differences between the payload and towing capacities of the Ford F-150 and the Ford F-250. The F-150 can tow up to 13,200 pounds, and has a maximum payload of 3,270 pounds. The heavy-duty F-250 can tow up to 17,500 pounds, and has a maximum payload of 4,250 pounds.

The decision on which of these Ford pickups is right for you comes down to what you will need it to do. For everyday use, hauling people, lighter loads, and smaller trailers, the Ford F-150 should be just right. But if you need to haul heavy loads or tow a big trailer, the Ford F-250 has the capability and the power to get the job done.