Ford F-250 Super Duty vs. Ram 2500 Heavy-Duty Truck Comparison

Explore How the Ford F-250 Super Duty Compares with the Ram 2500 in this Battle Between Two Tough Trucks!

Within the very competitive world of pickup trucks, two standouts in the industry certainly would be the Ford F-250 Super Duty and the Ram 2500. If you are in the market for a new pickup that is both rugged and refined, there are many factors to consider when determining which option is best for you and your lifestyle. When you take a close look at both of these trucks and compare them side by side, we think that you'll soon realize that one indeed holds an edge in the battle between these two.

Price & Bragging Rights

Of course, we know that price is a huge factor for our customers throughout the Berwick, Hazleton, Bloomsburg, Mountain Top and Benton areas of Pennsylvania. The 2017 Ford F-250 has a competitive MSRP of $32,535, while the 2017 Ram 2500 begins at a slightly cheaper $32,145. While these price tags are splitting hairs, the appeal and value of both of these trucks are not even close.

In fact, the all-new F-250 Super Duty was named the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year! As America's best-selling brand, we aren't surprised that this pickup won this prestigious award. The Ram automaker simply cannot say the say the same is true for the Ram 2500. Below you can find some of the many reasons why the Ford F-250 Super Duty is so desirable. 

Capabilities, Power & Efficiency

Very important in the search for the perfect pickup is the engine under the hood. Equipped with a ferocious 6.2-liter V8, the F-250 Super Duty possesses an incredible maximum towing capacity of up to 18,600 pounds! The Ram 2500 can tow a maximum of up to 17,980 pounds, failing to keep up with its Ford counterpart. That extra weight sure can go a long way if you have any serious heavy-duty towing to do in your future around Berwick, Hazleton, Bloomsburg, Mountain Top and Benton.

In regards to payload rating, the 2017 Ford F-250 can haul a whopping 4,000 pounds, while the 2017 Ram 2500 hits its ceiling at 3,990. While these numbers are indeed close, some of the numbers regarding horsepower and torque are not. The V8 gas engine of the Ford F-250 Super Duty delivers 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, and the V8 gas engine of the Ram 2500 delivers a similar 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. However, it is the Diesel engines where we really see a drastic difference in these numbers. The F-250's Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine provides up to 440 horsepower and a truly amazing 925 pound feet of torque! Again, the Ram 2500 falls short with its Diesel engine maxing out at 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque.

Thanks to the efficient new TorqShift® G SelectShift® 6-speed automatic transmission of the F-250 combined with the innovative technology that the advanced engines utilize, the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty offers an appealing fuel economy rating that is simply unsurpassed. Ford is breaking new ground in terms of towing, hauling and fuel economy, while Ram only attempts to keep pace.

Features to Increase Productivity & Make Your Work Easier!

Another major difference between these two attractive trucks are the features that will make your life easier, on and off of the job. Listed below are the available features that are class-exclusive to the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty and ones that the 2017 Ram 2500 wishes it had.

  • BoxLink™ Cargo Management System to secure your accessories
  • Trailer Reverse Guidance System with cameras and visual guidelines
  • 111-volt/400-watt AC inverter Outlet to recharge on the go
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for truck and trailer
  • Remote tailgate release, power-locking tailgate and a convenient tailgate step for easy access to the bed
  • Adaptive Steering System
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow
  • Rear flat load floor for loading large cargo and folding lockable under-seat box

Visit Ken Pollock Ford for a Test Drive

If you are intrigued by this class-leading pickup truck, please don't hesitate to stop by our dealership at your convenience for a test drive! We are confident that you will be blown away by all the value and appeal that the Ford F-250 Super Duty has to offer when you take it out for a spin.


Ken Pollock Ford

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Directions Berwick, PA 18603

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