2015 Ford F-250 vs Dodge Ram 2500

April 3rd, 2017 by
2015 Ford F-250

The 2015 Ford F-250 and the Dodge Ram 2500 are two of the most impressive heavy-duty pickup trucks on the road. Both deliver strong, capable powertrains and incredible towing and hauling abilities. Come in and test drive a Ford F-250 today.

2015 Ford F-250 vs Dodge Ram 2500

Power and Performance

The 2015 Ford F-250 is our pick in the power and performance category thanks to its impressive powertrain and payload capabilities. The standard 6.2-liter gasoline-powered V8 engine produces a substantial 385 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. For even greater power, check out the available 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V8 engine. It’s rated for 440 horses and 860 pound-feet of torque, maximizing towing capabilities. Properly equipped, the F-250 can tow up to 14,000 pounds with a conventional trailer setup. Configured for fifth-wheel towing, that rating increases to 16,800 pounds. The maximum payload is also impressive: 4,130 pounds.

The Dodge Ram 2500 comes standard with a 5.7-liter V8 that makes 383 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque. Shoppers can also choose from two engines. The 6.4-liter V8 produces 410 horses and 429 pound-feet of torque. The 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel inline-6 engine makes up to 370 horses and 800 pound-feet of torque, maximizing the Ram 2500’s capabilities. This truck’s maximum payload is 3,040 pounds. Properly equipped, diesel models can tow up to 17,970 pounds.

Driving Dynamics

On the road, we like the 2015 Ford F-250’s smooth, quiet ride. Compared to competitors, this pickup remains remarkably hushed during highway rides. You can count on its substantial towing capabilities. With heavy loads under its wing, the F-250 performs incredibly well. You can use the Tow/Haul mode to lock out higher gears as they tow heavy loads, optimizing performance.

Like the F-250, the Ram 2500 was built to tow and haul heavy loads. It also offers a decent everyday driving experience, with minimal wind and tire noise. The suspension delivers a smooth, comfortable ride.

Interior Comfort and Convenience

This category was almost too close to call, but the 2015 Dodge Ram pulls ahead. Its upscale cabin is constructed using high-quality materials, including metallic accents and plush seating. There are plenty of storage bins and pockets to organize passenger carryon items. The exclusive RamBox comes with a pair of lockable compartments over the rear fenders adjacent to the truck bed.

When it comes to interior style, the 2015 Ford F-250 is a close second. Higher trim models deliver outright luxury. Leather seating sets a classy tone. The MyFord Touch infotainment interface gives the dash a modern look. Choose to add a 110-volt power outlet to keep devices charged on the go.

Safety

The 2015 Ford F-250 takes the lead here, thanks to a wealth of high-tech safety features. Standard trailer sway control enhances safety with heavy loads in tow. Hill start assist keeps the F-250 from rolling backward at stops. The SOS post-crash alert system automatically notifies emergency services after a crash. The optional rearview camera makes backing up a snap.

Like the F-250, the Ram 2500 comes standard with items designed to maximize on-road authority over problematic road conditions – including antilock disc brakes and stability and traction control. The available rearview camera increases rear visibility during reverse driving.

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2015 Ford F-250

Although both the 2015 Ford F-250 and the Dodge Ram 2500 have a lot to offer, the F-250 pickup has the overall edge. Its powerful engine lineup helps you tow and haul substantial loads. On the road, the F-250 is smooth, comfortable, and quiet. Its upscale cabin treats passengers to supportive seating and high-tech conveniences. Top-notch safety equipment keeps F-250 passengers protected. Come in and test drive a Ford F-250 today!