Which Power Stroke Diesel Is Quicker? 2018 Ford F150 or 2018 Ford F250? (Video)

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2018 Ford F150 Diesel vs. 2018 Ford F250 Diesel

Just one simple question: which truck is quicker at a 0-60 MPH? Is it the new 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel V6 or the 2018 Ford F-250 Power Stroke V8? A 3.0L V6 or a 6.7L V8? 10-Speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed automatic? A 5,700 lbs crew cab F-150 4×4 or a 8,000 lbs crew cab F-250 4×4 heavy duty truck?

There is only one way to find out. We take them to our test track at IMI Motorsports and run many 0-60 MPH acceleration test to get the best times.

The 2018 Ford F-150 is powered by a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 with a rating of 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode and automatic 4-wheel-drive system that can adjust power distribution.

The 2018 Ford F-250 gets a power bump with a tweaked 6.7L Power Stroke V8 for a new rating of 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque. The big Power Stroke is mated to Ford’s heavy duty 6-speed automatic transmission. The big truck has a 4×4 system, but we know first hand that heavy duty 4×4 components create a lot of driveline drag and slow down acceleration. Not to mention that launching a heavy duty truck with 4×4 engaged may damage some of the components.

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The result is very surprising. The F-250 Diesel was much quicker with a time of 7.74 sec 0-60 MPH at a mile above sea level. The best time in the big F-150 Diesel was a 9.33 seconds.

Join all the fun in the video below.