Truck-lovers around Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland have often debated the merits of two of the more prominent models on the road, the 2019 Ford F-250 and 2019 Ram 2500. Each is rugged, durable, and strong, but which one best fits your specific needs? To answer that question, Richmond Ford Lincoln crafted this Ford F-250 vs. Ram 2500 comparison.

If you continue reading, you'll get an inside look at key features, such as the engine specifications, the maximum payload and towing capacity, and the available exterior features!

Ford F-250 vs Ram 2500 Engine Specs

Horsepower and torque are key figures when attempting to determine the overall strength of a truck, and the Ford F-250 and Ram 2500 have both figures in spades.

Ford, for example, equips the F-250 with your choice of two engine options, both of which sport impressive capability. The first is the 6.2L V8, which boasts 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. The second option is the industry-renowned 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel that delivers a jarring 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque.

By comparison, the Ram 2500 sports three engine options, but none of them can touch the incredible strength of the Ford F-250. These engines include:

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 that produces 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.4L HEMI® V8 that generates 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel puts out 370 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Payload & Towing Capacity

The next step after looking at horsepower and torque is to see how these specifications are applied when attempting to tow a trailer or haul cargo-feats the Ford F-250 and Ram 2500 complete with ease.

The Ford F-250, for starters, can reach upwards of 21,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity when properly outfitted. This hulking strength is even more impressive when you consider the maximum payload, which is a staggering 7,640 pounds.

The towing capacity for the Ram 2500, while impressive, simply can't match the Ford F-250 at 17,980 pounds. The maximum payload of 3,990 pounds is also lacking in this head-to-head battle.

Exterior Bed Features & Add-Ons

In an effort to make your life around the worksite easier, the Ford F-250 and Ram 2500 both sport numerous exterior features.

The list of features for the Ford F-250, for example, is a lengthy one. Below, we've listed only a couple of standout options:

  • LED box lighting
  • LED roof clearance lights
  • Spray-in or drop-in bedliner
  • Stowable loading ramps
  • Custom-placed trailer camera
  • Tailgate step with Tailgate Assist™
  • 2 front chrome tow hooks
  • Adjustable tie down cleats

The Ram 2500, on the other hand, also features LED cargo box lighting and adjustable tie down cleats but doesn't offer the same feature range found in the Ford F-250.

2019 Ford F-250 Comes Out Ahead

After close examination, the freakish strength and accompanying features of the 2019 Ford F-250 give this truck a definitive edge over the Ram 2500. So, try taking it for a test drive around Richmon

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