2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 vs. Its Competition

2016 Ford Super Duty F-350 SRW 4WD Crew Cab 156" Lariat Angular Front Exterior View
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty competes in the high-stakes, high-profit world of full-size trucks.

It's natural competitors are the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD, both of which have been updated more recently.

The General Motors' twins were most recently redesigned for 2015, and both sport more creature comforts beyond the current F-Series.

It's the same story for the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, which is a new entry into the full-size market.

The Nissan is more of a medium-duty truck than the F-250, and its tow rating around 10,000 pounds reflects that.

The XD doesn't claim to push, pull or drag as much as the Ford F-Series Super Duty, but it also can claim to be a little more civilized.

The 2016 Ram 2500 can go toe-to-toe with the F-250 and when equipped with a pricey 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine, the Ram can out tow the Ford too.

We wouldn't consider the Ram to be nearly as nice inside.

At the low end in work-truck spec, the 2016 Toyota Tundra could be a competitor for some heavy duty trucks because its (aging) 5.7-liter V-8 still tows more than 10,000 pounds, which is within spitting distance to some heavy duty trucks.

2016 Ford Super Duty F-350 SRW 4WD Crew Cab 156" Lariat Angular Front Exterior View2016 Ford Super Duty F-250
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 158.1" Work Truck Angular Front Exterior View2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
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2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD 2WD Reg Cab 133.6" Angular Front Exterior View2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD
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2016 Toyota Tundra (1794 Edition)2016 Toyota Tundra
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2016 Ram 2500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman Angular Front Exterior View2016 Ram 2500
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty is the last year for the heavy duty line before it switches to an aluminum body, like the F-150. It'll share more common parts with the F-150 too, so this is the last heavy-hauler's hurrah in some regards.
The 2016 Toyota Tundra has authentic truck talent, but ultimately its powertrain choices, fuel economy, and configurations are limited, compared to domestic rivals.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Style Name    
2WD Reg Cab 137" XL2WD Reg Cab 133.6" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 133.6"Double Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT SR (Natl)2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
SD Regular CabReg Cab PickupReg Cab PickupDouble CabRegular Cab
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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