2019 Ford F-250 vs 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 

2019 Ford F-250 vs 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500

We love our F-150s and Silverado 1500s, but sometimes full-size just doesn’t cut it. For jobs that demand supersized capability, the Heavy Duty segment comes through with an assortment of models ready to take on the challenge. Despite the various options, drivers instinctively turn to the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and the Ford Super-Duty F-250 – and that’s for good reason. See how these two attractive picks stack up when we lay out the specs in this comparison of the 2019 Ford F-250 and the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500.

Both the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and the 2019 Ford Super Duty F-250 offer a robust line of trim levels to select from. Drivers also choose between a Double Cab or Crew Cab for the Silverado and a Regular Cab, a Super Cab or a Crew Cab for the F-250. The diverse selection of options makes it easy to find a configuration that fits your needs for capability, seating, storage and features.

2019 Ford F-250 


2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 

385 hp / 430 lb-ft   Standard Power Ratings  301 hp / 333 lb-ft 
385 hp / 430 lb-ft  Max Power Ratings (gas)  360 hp / 380 lb-ft 
18,500 lbs.      Max Tow Rating  15,400 lbs. 

AM/FM stereo

SYNC® with 4.2” LCD display

SYNC® 3 with 8” touchscreen

Multimedia Options 

Chevrolet Infotainment with 7” touchscreen

Chevrolet Infotainment with 8” touchscreen

Comparing the 2019 Ford F-250 and the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 

If you need us to break down that table, here it is. The 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 throws down an enticing package, but the 2019 Ford F-250 manages to come out on top for standard engine power, max engine power and towing capacity.

On top of their gas engines, drivers can opt for a diesel engine on either lineup. The Silverado 2500 brings in a 6.6L Duramax® Turbodiesel V8 that cranks out the power at 445 horsepower, 910 lb-ft of torque and a 13,000 lbs. max towing. On the F-250, we find a 6.7L Power Stroke Turbodiesel V8 engine good for 450 horsepower, 935 lb-ft of torque and 18,000 lbs. max towing.

The standard multimedia setup of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 involves a 7-inch touchscreen display along with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The base trim level of the 2019 Ford F-250 comes suited with a basic stereo setup. Beyond the base level, all Silverado 2500 models are upgraded to an 8-inch touchscreen display. The F-250 pops up to a 4.2-inch LCD display on the XLT, upgrading to an 8-inch touchscreen on all models after.