2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 vs Ram 2500

March 31st, 2017 by
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The 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 and the 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 are among the best heavy-duty pickup trucks available. They offer excessive towing and hauling power, high-tech infotainment features, and comfortable, supportive seating. Read our side-by-side comparison guide to decide which model is right for you.

2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 vs Ram 2500

Power and Performance

Both trucks deliver excellent engine options, but we like the 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 overall. Its 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine provides 385 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque for impressive power, both on-road and off. To move max loads, check out the turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V8 engine, which boosts output to 440 horses and 860 pound-feet of torque. Use this engine to haul max payloads of 4,130 pounds. The diesel F-250 with a fifth-wheel setup can tow up to 16,600 pounds.

The Ram 2500 proved tough to beat. Its base 5.7-liter V8 engine is rated for 383 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque. For greater power, check out the line’s optional engines. The 6.4-liter V8 makes 410 horses and 429 pound-feet of torque. This engine helps the Ram 2500 haul max payloads of 3,970 pounds. Finally, the 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel inline-6 is good for up to 370 horses and 800 pound-feet of torque. Use it to tow max loads of up to 17,000 pounds.

Passenger Comfort and Convenience

The Ram impresses with its high-quality cabin. Its plush seats and metallic accents are remnant of an upscale SUV. Choose the crew cabin for an incredibly roomy backseat. Cutting-edge infotainment features, including smartphone integration and a central touchscreen, keep you connected on the go.

When it comes to comfort and convenience, the F-250 is a close second. No matter which seat you choose, you’ll enjoy impressive head- and legroom. Tech features, including the MyFord Touch system, keep you entertained, informed, and connected.

Driving Dynamics

Once again the 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 takes the lead. With four-wheel drive, the F-250 coasts over rugged terrain with ease. Use the Tow/Haul mode to lock out higher gears for optimal performance when you move heavy loads. The ride is always composed and comfortable. At highway speeds, the cabin remains surprisingly quiet.

On the road, the Ram 2500 is confident and controlled. All three engines deliver plenty of power for easy towing and hauling. During highway cruises, the cabin is pleasant and peaceful. The coil spring rear suspension contributes to the Ram’s smooth, comfortable drive.


The 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250’s modern safety lineup puts passenger safety first. The rearview camera makes parallel parking a snap. The integrated trailer brake controller helps you safely move heavy loads. The SOS post-crash alert system can be paired with a cell phone to contact emergency services after a collision.

The Ram 2500 is also big on safety. Like the F-250, the Ram 2500 comes with antilock disc brakes and stability and traction control to maximize authority over difficult road conditions. Its rearview camera helps you safely reverse, even with big trailers in tow.

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