2020 Ford F-350 vs Ford F-450

January 21st, 2020 by

2020 Ford F-350 vs Ford F-450

In Greek myth, the titans were a godlike, powerful, giant bunch who ruled their domain with absolute power for a very long time. The same can be said for heavyweights like the Super Duty Ford trucks. These are the trucks you need for the biggest, dirtiest, hardest jobs out there. In this comparison, we take a look at the Ford F-350 next to the next up in the F-series lineup, the F-450. Those numbers already give away that the F-450 is the bigger and stronger truck of the two. But by how much? And what are the other differences between these two titans?

By the Numbers

Let’s run through the numbers. First, the dimensions. Because we know that the F-350 and F-450 are big, but let’s put it in perspective. While the 2020 F-350 is between 19 and 21 feet long, the F-450 is actually the same. Their height is also the same (about 6 ½ feet). Really, it’s their width that’s different, with the F-450 measuring up to 16 inches wider than its smaller sibling. Sometimes we have the idea that brawnier always means bigger in every dimension, but if a F-350 fits in that parking garage, so will the F-450.

2020 Ford F-450

Moving on to power, towing capacity is up for all Ford Super Duty trucks this year, retaining their title of best-in-class towing. the F-350 and F-450 can both tow a maximum of 37,000 pounds, when properly configured with 5th-wheel/gooseneck towing. Confused? The difference is that the F-450 is tow-ready right off the lot with standard features and equipment. With the F-350, you need to check a few boxes to make sure you can step up to the right towing capacity. No matter what, you’re going to be able to tow tens of thousands of pounds. Just how many depends on what you select at the dealership.

So What’s the Difference?

There are more similarities than differences. From maximum towing capacity to engine options to trim levels to height and length to safety options, there’s a lot the same. The F-450 has a bigger gas tank, 48 gallons compared to the F-350’s 34, the F-350 offers more creature comforts, though the F-450 seems to be catching up with each passing year. A big difference is that the F-350 has two truck bed configurations–6.75- or 8-foot bed–while the F-450 only has the shorter bed with a crew cab up front. And while the towing numbers might be the same, the F-450 has a greater hauling capacity thanks to its build and width. If you have a job that needs a truck to haul heavy loads, the F-450 can take whatever you can dish out. But both models will tow just about anything.

2020 Ford F-350
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