2018 Ram 2500 vs. 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Compare the Heavy-Duty Ram 2500 vs. Ford F-250 Super Duty
The truck segment is stacked with heavy-duty trucks that boast impressive capabilities and a range of features, so how do you narrow down the field? Well, if you start the shopping process with the 2018 Ram 2500 , you’ll soon see there’s no reason to look any further. Trucks like the Ford F-250 are worthy trucks with some nice features, but they can’t measure up to the power, style, performance, and versatility of the Ram 2500. In fact, Kelley Blue Book writes that the Ram 2500 rises above the competition, and that “the Ram HD’s multi-link rear suspension, choice of two powerful Hemi gasoline engines and an available 6-speed manual on diesel models further sets it apart from the heavy-duty pack.” When you compare the Ram 2500 and the Ford F-250 side by side, it’s easy to see that the Ram is the clear choice.
We know that drivers who are in the market for a heavy-duty truck are looking for the power to handle big jobs and heavy cargo, and both the Ram 2500 and the Ford F-250 can get the job done. However, the Ram has a clear edge over the Ford. To begin with, the Ford F-250 comes standard with a 6.2-liter Flex Fuel V8 engine, while the Ram 2500 arrives equipped with a standard HEMI® 5.7-liter V8 standard engine; this mighty muscle under the hood can meet your needs on the job site or as a weekend warrior. With an impressive 400 lb.-ft. of torque and 383 horsepower, you’ll enjoy a maximum towing capacity of 13,890 pounds. If you upgrade to the 6.7-liter Cummins® turbo diesel engine, you’ll increase your capability to 800 lb.-ft. of torque and 370 horsepower, enabling a maximum towing capacity of a massive 17,980 pounds. You’ll also enjoy the standard six-speed automatic 66RFE transmission on the Ram 2500 which is perfectly mated to the powerful turbo diesel engine, offering responsive performance and increased fuel efficiency.
You’ll find a range of exciting available and standard features on both models, but with eight available trim levels versus Ford’s five, the Ram 2500 offers more options and amenities so you can create the perfect truck for your needs. A powerful truck that can handle formidable jobs is important, but the comfort and productivity of the driver and passengers are important, too, and the Ram 2500 can do it all. The base model Ford F-250 will grant you the basics: a vinyl 40/20/40 split bench, manual temperature control air-conditioning, and an AM/FM stereo. The Ram 2500 base model is still minimal but exceeds the Ford with cruise control, a driver information center, tinted windshield glass, and 6-speaker audio system with a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. The Ram 2500 offers a slew of options for bed and cab configurations, along with eight trims that range from basic to all-out luxury. The Uconnect® system is available as a 5-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen with available satellite radio, navigation, and more. Sophisticated amenities such as backup sonar proximity sensors, power-folding trailer-tow mirrors, a rearview camera, leather seating with heated and ventilated seats, touch-screen navigation, voice recognition, and so much more are available to take your Ram 2500 to the next level of comfort and productivity.
The Ram 2500 is the Clear Winner
The Ram 2500 and the Ford F-250 have comparable starting prices, but you get a lot more for your money when you choose a Ram 2500; plus, you have many more options to customize your new truck to make it suitable for your lifestyle and budget. We’d love to give you a tour of the Ram 2500 and all of the exciting standard and available options, and our friendly, knowledgeable sales team is ready and waiting to schedule your test drive. We have a terrific inventory of new Ram 2500 modes, so visit our new Ram dealership today and let us show you why the Ram 2500 is the right heavy duty truck for you!