Chevy Silverado 2500HD Vs. Ford F-250 Super Duty

By Justin Cupler | April 10th, 2019

Big pickups allow our Midland area neighbors to get their to-do lists done in short order and in style. Two of the best performers in this class, the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty offer all this and plenty of upscale features. Which of these full-size pickups is best for our Bay City buyers? Find out below.

Exterior

On the outside, the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty boast traditional pickup truck styling, but they have their own elements that set them apart. The Chevy Silverado 2500HD boasts a massive grille with a centerpiece that splits the headlights into two units, giving it a squinty look. The F-250 Super Duty, on the other hand, has single-piece headlight assemblies with C-channel-like designs that appear to clamp down on the grille.

Both models have a wide range of trims that play huge roles in their exterior styling. The Silverado 2500HD starts with the WT trim to the F-250’s XL trim. Both feature the basics like black grilles, chrome bumpers, single cabs, and steel wheels. At their top ends, both pickups also have high-end premium models with 20-inch wheels, more body-color elements, and more, including the Silverado’s High Country trim and the F-250’s Limited trim.

Measurement 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 2019 Ford F-250 Difference
Length 224.4 to 258.4 inches 231.8 to 266.2 inches -7.8 inches
Width 80.1 to 80.5 inches 80 inches +0.1 to +0.5 inches
Height 77.7 to 78.2 inches 77.1 to 81.5 inches -3.3 to +0.6 inches
Wheelbase 133.6 to 167.7 inches 141.6 to 176 inches -8.3 to -8 inches
Ground Clearance
8.2 to 8.5 inches
Curb weight 5,741 to 7,620 pounds 5,683 to 7,494 pounds +58 to +126 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

  • More value-oriented range-topping model
  • Bolder grille and headlights
  • Smaller footprint

Advantage: 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

  • Higher luxury range in Limited trim

Interior

The interiors of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and Ford F-250 Super Duty mimic their exteriors with traditional truck-like looks and utility. Large, chunky knob and buttons, and upright dashboards are common threads between these rival pickups.

 

Both models also hit high levels of luxury in their upper trims, as the Silverado 2500HD High Country boasts leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats, a six-speaker audio system, and more. But the 2019 F-250 Super Duty has a few more trim levels, including the Limited model, which has premium leather and a few other goodies the High Country doesn’t.

In terms of standard features in their respective volume-selling trims, the Silverado 2500HD LT trim and the F-250 XLT, they have similar features, including power windows and door locks, cloth seating, and USB ports, but the Silverado gets one up on the F-250 with its 7-inch touchscreen and six-speaker audio system compared to the F-250’s 4.2-inch display-only screen and four-speaker audio system.

Measurement 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 2019 Ford F-250 Difference
Front headroom (Regular Cab) 42.8 inches 40.8 inches +2
Front legroom (Regular Cab) 45.2 inches 43.9 inches +1.3 inches
Front shoulder room (Regular Cab) 66 inches 66.7 inches -0.7 inches
Front hip room (Regular Cab) 61.2 inches 62.5 inches -1.3 inches
Front headroom (Double Cab) 42.8 inches 40.8 inches +2 inches
Front legroom (Double Cab) 45.3 inches 43.9 inches +1.4 inches
Front shoulder room (Double Cab) 64.8 inches 66.7 inches -1.9 inches
Front hip room (Double Cab) 60.2 inches 62.5 inches -2.3 inches
Rear headroom (Double Cab) 38.7 inches 40.3 inches -1.6 inches
Rear legroom (Double Cab) 34.6 inches 33.5 inches +1.1 inches
Rear shoulder room (Double Cab) 64.3 inches 65.8 inches -1.5 inches
Rear hip room (Double Cab) 60.2 inches 64.7 inches -4.5 inches
Front headroom (Crew Cab) 42.8 inches 40.8 inches +2 inches
Front legroom (Crew Cab) 45.3 inches 43.9 inches +1.4 inches
Front shoulder room (Crew Cab) 64.8 inches 66.7 inches -1.9 inches
Front hip room (Crew Cab) 60.7 inches 62.5 inches -1.8 inches
Rear headroom (Crew Cab) 40.5 inches 40.4 inches +0.1 inches
Rear legroom (Crew Cab) 40.9 inches 43.6 inches -2.7 inches
Rear shoulder room (Crew Cab) 64.3 inches 65.9 inches -1.6 inches
Rear hip room (Crew Cab) 60.2 inches 64.7 inches -4.5 inches

 

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

  • More standard features in volume-selling trim
  • More headroom and legroom in front seats

Advantage: 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

  • Roomier rear seats
  • More feature-packed upper trims

Performance

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 2019 Ford F-250 each have a pair of available engines. The Chevy comes standard with a 6.0-liter V-8 that cranks out 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Those looking for more power can opt for a 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V-8 engine that cranks out 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. The diesel engine launches the Silverado to 60 mph in a physics-defying 6.5 seconds.

The F-250 comes standard with a 385-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 and has an optional 6.7-liter turbo-diesel engine that injects 450 horsepower and 935 pound-feet of torque. With the standard engine, 60 mph comes in 7.4 seconds, and the diesel engine does the same in 6.9 seconds.

2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 2019 Ford F-250 Difference
Engine 6.0-liter V-8 6.2-liter V-8
Horsepower 360 hp at 5,400 rpm 385 hp at 5,750 rpm -25 hp
Torque 380 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm 430 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm -50 lb-ft
Transmission 6-spd automatic 6-spd automatic
Driveline RWD (std.)/4WD (opt.) RWD (std.)/4WD (opt.)
0-60 time
7.5
Towing capacity 13,000 to 14,500 pounds 12,900 to 15,000 pounds -2,000 to +1,600 pounds
5th-wheel capacity 13,900 to 18,100 pounds 12,800 to 15,800 pounds -1,900 to +5,300 pounds
Payload capacity 2,356 to 3,204 pounds 3,130 to 4,270 pounds -1,914 to +74 pounds
MPG City
MPG Highway
MPG Combined
Optional engine 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V-8 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8
Horsepower 445 hp at 2,800 rpm 450 hp at 2,800 rpm -5 hp
Torque 910 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm 935 lb-ft at 1,800 rpm -25 lb-ft
Transmission Allison 6-spd automatic 6-spd automatic
Driveline RWD (std.)/4WD (opt.) RWD (wtd.)/4WD (opt.)
0-60 time 6.5 seconds 6.9 -0.4 seconds
Towing capacity 13,000 to 14,500 pounds 15,000 to 18,000 pounds -5,000 to -500 pounds
5th-wheel capacity 12,400 to 18,100 pounds 16,500 to 18,500 pounds -6,100 to +1,600
Payload capacity 2,356 to 3,204 pounds 3,130 to 4,270 pounds -1.914 to +74 pounds
MPG City
MPG Highway
MPG Combined

 

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

  • Big fifth-wheel towing advantage
  • Quicker to 60 mph

Advantage: 2019 Ford F-150

  • Better peak conventional towing
  • Higher payload capacity

Pricing and Features

The 2019 Ford F-250 lineup has six trim levels — XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited — and their starting prices range from $33,150 to $80,240.

 

The 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD comes in four trim levels: WT, LT, LTZ, and High Country. Their starting prices range from $39,095 to $57,395.

2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Key Features and Pricing by Trim

WT: $39,095

  • Double Cab, Long Bed body
  • 6.0-liter V-8 engine
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Auto-locking rear differential
  • 17-inch painted steel wheels
  • Front chrome bumper
  • Chrome rear bumper
  • CornerStep rear bumper
  • Cargo-area light
  • Manual-extending trailer mirrors
  • Daytime running lights
  • Black door handles
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Halogen projector-beam headlights
  • Black manual mirrors
  • Front tow hooks
  • Single-zone climate control
  • Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment  
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio
  • 6-speaker AM/FM audio system
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • 3.5-inch driver-information center
  • Power door locks
  • Vinyl floors
  • Rearview camera
  • 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Teen Driver
  • Theft Deterrent system

 

LT: $43,995

  • All WT features, plus
  • Body-color door handles
  • Deep-tinted glass
  • Body-color mirrors
  • Body-color side moldings
  • EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate
  • Rear wheelhouse liners
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • USB ports
  • Voice-activated technology
  • Pandora Radio and iHeart Radio Apps
  • Single CD player
  • SiriusXM
  • HD Radio
  • 4.2-inch driver information center
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Remote locking tailgate
  • Carpeted floor covering
  • OnStar
  • Chevrolet connected services
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Chevrolet Connected Services
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Power windows with one-touch driver’s side

 

LTZ: $50,995

  • All LT features, plus
  • 2.5-inch trailer receiver
  • 7-wire towing wiring connection
  • Trailer-brake controller
  • Chrome door handles
  • Halogen fog lights
  • Chrome-capped mirrors
  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • 18-inch chromed aluminum wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear window defogger
  • Remote vehicle starter
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 110-volt power outlet
  • Leather front bench seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Power-sliding rear window
  • Universal home remote

 

High Country: $57,395

  • All LTZ features, plus
  • 20-inch chromed aluminum wheels
  • Body-color front bumper
  • Body-color rear bumper
  • Black mesh grille with two chrome bar inserts
  • Black recovery hooks
  • Four cargo tie downs
  • Spray-on bed liner
  • 6-inch chromed, rectangular assist steps
  • High Country brushed metal sill plate
  • Leather-appointed front bucket seats
  • Heated and vented seats
  • Color-keyed carpeted floor mats
  • Center floor console
  • Six-speaker Bose sound system
  • Navigation
  • Wireless charger
  • Carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • 10-way power front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Forward-collision alert
  • Safety alert seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Trailer-brake controller

2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty Key Features and Pricing by Trim

XL: $33,150

  • 6.2-liter V-8 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Heavy-duty gas shocks
  • 17-inch Argent-painted steel wheels
  • Black-painted front and rear steel bumpers
  • Black door handles
  • Black bar-style grille
  • Quad dual-beam halogen headlights
  • Cargo-area light
  • Manual mirrors with telescoping trailer tow
  • Cargo-area tie-down hooks
  • Two black-painted front tow hooks
  • Tailgate and carbo box black moldings
  • Single-zone manual climate control
  • Black vinyl floor coverings
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • 2.3-inch driver information center
  • Dual map lights
  • Two instrument-mounted 12-volt outlets
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Four-speaker AM/FM audio system
  • 40/20/40 vinyl bench seat
  • 2.5-inch trailer hitch receiver
  • Trailer-sway control
  • Hill-start assist
  • Integrated trailer-brake controller
  • Rearview camera
  • Ford MyKey

 

XLT: $37,365

  • All XL features, plus
  • 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels
  • Chrome front and rear bumpers
  • Chrome bar-style grille
  • Power, heated mirrors
  • Power locking tailgate
  • Four locking bed cleats
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • Tinted rear glass
  • Cruise control
  • Carpeted floors
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • 4.2-inch driver information center
  • Power door locks
  • Power windows
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Five-speaker premium AM/FM audio system
  • SiriusXM
  • SYNC Basic
  • 4.2-inch center stack infotainment screen
  • One USB port
  • Cloth seats
  • Remote keyless entry and perimeter alarm

 

Lariat: $46,140

  • All XLT features, plus
  • 18-inch bright machined-aluminum wheels
  • Body-color door handles
  • Fog lights
  • Chrome two-bar-style grille
  • Power-telescoping mirrors
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Mirror-mounted LED approach lights
  • Power-sliding rear window
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • 8-inch driver information center
  • Two 110-volt power outlets
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Color-coordinated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • In-car Wi-Fi
  • 10-speaker B&O Premium Audio
  • SYNC 3 infotainment
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Two smart-charging USB ports
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Premium-leather-trimmed front seats
  • 10-way power front seats
  • Premium-vinyl-trimmed rear seats

 

King Ranch: $56,910

  • All Lariat features, plus
  • 18-inch King Ranch machined-aluminum wheels
  • Accent front and rear bumpers with step pads
  • 6-inch lighted cab steps
  • Two-bar chrome grille with Caribou insert
  • In-bed LED lighting
  • Two-tone lower accent paint
  • Memory-linked mirrors
  • Remote tailgate release
  • Front and rear wheel-lip moldings
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Keyless ignition
  • Power-adjustable pedals with memory
  • Remote ignition
  • Mesa brown-leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Navigation
  • Antique-effect leather seating
  • Memory-linked front seats
  • Heated and cooled front seats

 

Platinum: $63,335

  • All King Ranch features, plus
  • 20-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Deployable cab steps
  • Body-color door handles with chrome accents
  • Satin-chrome bar-style grille
  • Quad-beam LED headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • LED taillights
  • Tailgate step and handle
  • Two chrome front tow hooks
  • Color-coordinated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Unique leather seating
  • Heated rear seats
  • Blind-spot monitoring

 

Limited: $80,240

  • All Platinum features, plus
  • 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels
  • Unique satin-chrome grille
  • Twin-panel power moonroof
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Trailer reverse guidance
  • 360-degree camera
  • Ultimate trailer tow camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Upfitter switches
  • Unique camelback two-tone premium luxury leather

Who Should Buy the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD?

With its smaller footprint, the 2019 Silverado 2500HD is easier to drive than the F-250. Plus, with its limited trim levels, it works great for someone who just needs a truck and doesn’t want to spend hours sifting through tons of trim levels and options.

Who Should Buy the Ford F-250 Super Duty?

Looking for a truck that looks and works like a champ? The F-250 and its range-topping trims are perfect for you. They will set you back a pretty penny, but there is plenty of reward for shelling out that dough.

 

Complete your to-do list in style around the Freeland area in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. See what this rugged, work-ready pickup truck is all about here at Garber Chevrolet Midland serving the Bay City area. Can’t make it to our Midland area showroom today? Head to our online inventory page to see what 2019 Silverado 2500HD models we have in stock in Freeland and schedule a test drive later.