What Does 150, 1500, or 2500 Mean on a Truck?

Ford makes the F-150. Ram calls them 1500. GMC makes the Sierra 1500, and Chevy makes the Silverado 1500. Why do all full-size pickup truck manufacturers use this number? Why is there a 250? Or 350, while the other 2500?

It’s about payload capacity

Ford F-150 | Scott Olson, Getty Images

Manufacturers usually classify their trucks based on their payload capacity.

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