2018 Ford F-250 vs Ram 2500

July 5th, 2018 by

2018 Ford F-250 vs Ram 2500

Is your answer to the Ford F-150 or Ram 1500 ‘I need something bigger’? Then take one step to the right and take a look at the Ford F-350 and Ram 2500. These larger-than-life trucks live in the three-quarter-ton class. Taller, wider, heftier, brawnier, these trucks have it all. But which one is better? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this comparison guide.

Towing Capacity: 2018 Ford F-250

You have to wake up pretty early in the morning to outdo the Ford F-250 in towing. In fact, no one else in the three-quarter-ton class has done it yet. When properly equipped, the Ford F-250 can tow up to a whopping 18,600 pounds. And if you tow regularly, things got a whole lot easier last year when Ford packaged a lot of available goodies in the Trailer Reverse Guidance system. The package includes multiple cameras and steering guidance to make you a pro at hitching up a trailer.

2018 Ford F-250 Towing

In terms of towing capacity, the Ram 2500 slots below the Ford F-250, the GMC Sierra 2500HD, and the Chevy Silverado 2500HD. Coming in at fourth place, the Ram 2500 tows 17,980 pounds. That’s pretty good but hardly the best.

Payload Capacity: 2018 Ford F-250

The 2018 Ford F-250 can tow, but can it knuckle down and haul. Yes, yes the F-250 can, with a payload capacity of 4,220 pounds. That’s thanks in party to the 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V8 engine which generates 440 horsepower and 925 pounds per feet of torque.

2018 Ford F-250 On the Road

The 2018 Ram 2500 gets pretty close, with 3,990 pounds of payload capacity. The Ram’s best engine is a 370-horsepower 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel inline-6 that delivers 800 pounds per feet of torque.

Pricing: 2018 Ram 2500

The one saving grace of the Ram 2500 is that it’s more affordable, but perhaps by not enough to sway most buyers. A 2018 Ford F-250 starts at $34,645, a reasonable price for a truck this size.

2018 Ram 2500

The Ram 2500 is a bit lower, at $34,290. That’s a savings of only $355. If you’re pinching pennies, unlikely if you’re buying a truck this size, that might be enough to convince you to go Ram. We imagine that for most that’s relatively just change.

If you want the best three-quarter-ton truck and are willing to pay a few hundred extra to get it, the Ford F-250 is the truck to get.

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