Ford F-450 vs Ford F-550

You’ll do well with a Ford, so when shopping for a new one the question becomes about which is best for you. To help you make this decision, our team at Fred Beans Ford Work Trucks has put together this comparison between the 2021 Ford F-450 and the 2021 Ford F-550.

When you need a work truck for the long haul between work sites, and the long haul for the life of your business, visit our dealership near Doylestown, West Chester, Langhorne, and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. We’ll get you into the right truck for your fleet.

Ford F-450 vs Ford F-550: Quick Facts

Ford F-450 Ford F-550
Max Available Conventional Towing 24,200 pounds 18,500 pounds
Max Available Gooseneck Towing 37,000 pounds 34,500 pounds
Engine Options 7.3L PFI Gas V8 Engine
6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel Engine
6.2L V8 Gas
Regular Cab 60-in. CA Overall Length 230.7 inches
SuperCab 60-in. CA Overall Length 253.3 inches
Crew Cab 60-in. CA Overall Length 265.2 inches

Ford F-450 vs Ford F-550: Engine Performance—Powerhouse Powertrains

When it comes to engine performance, the F-450 and F-550 are on even ground as they share the same engines. With two engine fuel types to choose from—both a diesel and a gas—you can pick whichever fits better in your fleet.

  • 7.3L PFI Gas V8 Engine: Choosing this gas powertrain will offer you 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel Engine: If you have this diesel motor underneath your chassis hood, then you’ll have 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque to work with.

As both engines are powerhouses, it’ll all come down to your preference for power and fuel.

Ford F-450 vs Ford F-550: Towing Capacity—Get the Job Done

You don’t just buy a work truck to look pretty on your lot, you expect it to work for you, and work these two will. When properly equipped for gooseneck or fifth-wheel towing, the 7.3L gas V8 engine on both models can tow up to 20,400 pounds.

If you want even more hauling potential, then the Power Stroke® V8 engine can tow up to 26,600 pounds on the F-450 model. The same equipment and engine on the F-550 boasts an impressive 31,600 pounds.

Ford F-450 vs Ford F-550: Dimensions

However, it’s not just power you need. You have to make sure your truck is big enough to bring around everything you need to pull. Both chassis cabs come in the same set of sizes:

  • Regular Cab
  • SuperCab
  • Crew Cab

The baseline 60-inch CA on the regular cab has an overall length of 230.7 inches and a 145.3-inch wheelbase. The 60-inch CA on the SuperCab has an overall length of 253.3 inches with a 167.9-inch wheelbase; while the Crew Cab’s 60-inch CA has an overall length of 265.2 inches resulting in a 179.8-inch wheelbase.

Once again, these adaptable performance machines give you the choice for what fits best for you. Any of these would make a fantastic addition to your fleet, and there are longer CA lengths available, so make sure to explore them all when you visit.

Ford F-450 vs Ford F-550: Add a New Workhorse to Your Stampede

No matter what business you have, you need to be sure that your fleet will work as hard as any employee. Fred Beans Ford Work Trucks, near Doylestown, West Chester, Langhorne, and Mechanicsburg, PA, is committed to making sure you have the right equipment for whatever work may come your way.

Come and test drive the Ford F-450 and Ford F-550, and see which is the best for you!