Ram 2500 vs Ford F-250
Which heavy-duty pickup truck is good enough to handle the toughest jobs in Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland? If you’re asking yourself this question, you’ve come to the right place. Wilsonville CDJR is putting two top contenders head-to-head in this 2019 Ram 2500 vs. Ford F-250 comparison. Find out which one you’ll want to test drive based on its strength, power, and high-tech options.
While both the Ram 2500 and the Ford F-250 offer diesel engine options, they come standard with powerful gas V8s. These engines offer plenty of power for most jobs, with the added bonus of being able to fill your gas tank at any gas station.
The 2019 Ford F-250 comes with a 6.2L V8, which offers 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. The 6.4L HEMI® V8 in the new Ram 2500 has practically the same amount of torque, with 429 lb-ft. But when it comes to overall power, the HEMI® wins by a landslide. It generates up to 410 horsepower, which is impressive for a gasoline-fueled engine.
When it’s time to shift gears, the Ford F-250 does so smoothly with the help of a 6-speed automatic transmission. However, drivers might prefer the added gear ratios available in the Ram 2500, whose gas engine is paired with a fully electronic 8-speed automatic transmission.
Chances are, you’re looking at heavy duty trucks because you’re looking to tow a heavy load. Again, the 2019 Ram 2500 should be your go-to: Its diesel engine can tow up to 19,780 pounds when properly equipped.
The Ford F-250 towing capacity, while still impressive, doesn’t quite reach this high bar. Even when you opt for diesel, it can only tow up to 18,500 pounds.
When your truck is also your office space, you want technology there to help you get it all done—from finding directions to the next job site or lunch stop to keeping you entertained along the way. Ford offers plenty of connectivity options from its 8-inch touchscreen display in the F-250.
Once again, however, the Ram 2500 offers more. This time, it’s in the form of an available 12-inch touchscreen. This large screen has a portrait layout, so you can get a better view of the navigation map and more quickly scroll through menu options.
This means it’s quicker, for instance, to find your favorite music in the Ram. And when you upgrade to the available Harman Kardon® premium audio system, you’ll experience those tunes through high-quality surround sound. This is thanks to 17 speakers thoughtfully placed throughout the cabin. Meanwhile, the B&O™ Premium Sound System by Bang & Olufsen available in the F-250 only comes with 10 speakers.
Test Drive the 2019 Ram 2500
As you can see, both trucks are well-equipped to handle any number of jobs. However, the Ram 2500 beats the Ford F-250 when it comes to gasoline engine power, maximum towing capacity, and high-tech infotainment features.
Learn more about this highly capable truck and see it for yourself by visiting Wilsonville CDJR. If you’re in Wilsonville, Woodburn, or Portland, contact us today to schedule a test drive!