2019 Ram 2500 vs. 2019 Ford F-250

2019 Ram 2500 

2019 Ram 2500 vs. 2019 Ford F-250

Pros and Cons

The 2019 Ram 2500 is a highly versatile light-duty truck with a powerful engine. This vehicle comes with a towing capability of 17,980 pounds and is able to carry 3,890 pounds in the bed alone. The Ram 2500 Power Wagon trim handles the off-road fantastically, offers comfort, and the diesel engine and automatic transmission produce monumental torque for those who crave power.

This is comparable to the Ford F-250's diesel-powered V8 engine that is also capable of true power and torque but is very pricey when you begin to add additional options.

Configurations

The 2019 Ram 2500 has multiple configurations when choosing a light-duty truck. One can choose from three different cabs styles, two transmissions, two-bed lengths, three engines, and seven trim levels. In comparison, with 2019 Ford F-250  you can choose from six different trim levels and it can be configured to be a regular cab, crew cab, or extended cab.

The Ram 2500 multiple configurations include the Tradesman which is the most basic of trim; The SLT adds chrome exterior trim and 18-inch steel wheels; the Big Horn adds 18-inch alloy wheels, power heated mirrors, an integrated trailer brake controller,  a power-sliding rear window, full power accessories for all body styles, Bluetooth, and satellite radio; The Laramie adds a standard 6.4-liter V8, ventilated and heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an upgraded driver information display, a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system, HD radio, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; The Laramie Longhorn includes 20-inch wheels, additional chrome exterior trim, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, the RamBox cargo management system (includes bedside storage compartments), and lastly the Power Wagon which is available only in crew-cab 4WD has electronically locking front and rear differentials with a 4.10 axle ratio, hill descent control, an integrated front winch that make it a class of its own.

The Ford F-250 has comparable packages that include the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. The Ford F-250 heavy-duty package, the Limited, has a 48-gallon fuel tank and is prepped for a fifth-wheel.

Driving

The 2019 Ram 2500 can move fast when it needs to. When tested, its Cummings diesel powered engine was capable of getting to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds. When comparing this to the Ford F-250, the Ford has nearly the same power, however, it pauses slightly as the turbo gathers its momentum.

The Ram 2500 is able to handle the road slightly better due to the class-executive coil-spring suspension. The truck shifts smoothly through its six automatic gears and handles the off-road just as smooth thanks to its rear suspension.

The Ram 2500 does handle better than the Ford F-250 and is able to take turns with ease and predictability. The Ram 2500's exhaust brake allows this truck to control its speed on a downhill. The Ford F-250's powertrain lags in comparison.

Take a test drive of the 2019 Ram 2500 for yourself at Landmark South Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Belton, MO. Our knowledgeable team of salespersons can help guide you to the ultimate Ram 2500 for your business or home needs.  Once you've driven the Ram 2500, we believe you'll instantly recognize how the Ram has overtaken the F-250 in driving feel, and it'll be difficult to go back to driving any other super duty truck.

Comfort

The Ram 2500 is a highly versatile truck and can feel more like a car when driving. The road and wind noise is almost non-existent in this vehicle. Compare this to the Ford F-250 where you hear the clanking sound of the diesel engine when accelerating sharply. Respondents have confirmed the Ram 2500 seat comfort is supportive, ergonomic, and well-shaped, which in turn makes the ride comfortable and firm.

Interior

The Ram 2500 is extremely roomy. The backseat of this truck feels like it can carry as much as the outside of the truck. The truck is capable of carrying full-size adults in the front and rear seats with comfort and plenty of legroom.

The Ford F-250 too comes with plenty of space but has been reported to have blind spots in the front and rear of the vehicle and comes with plastic panels which can be a deal breaker for higher-end buyers.

Getting in and out of both vehicles is very easy as both trucks contain handy grab handles to jump in and out. The Ram 2500's roominess in the Mega Cab in particular offers more than any backseat passenger can ask for. It solid material gives off the premium vibe a buyer is looking for because the manufacturer did not cut corners.

Utility

The Ram 2500 is the truck you want if you are interested in towing, hauling, and true bed capacity. Both the Ram 2500 and 1500 have extremely impressive tow packages - short or long bed. This vehicle's rear seats fold up and it is available with an option for a RamBox that contains lockable compartments over the rear fenders of the truck. This vehicle also offers a trailer brake controller that is built-in and integrated into the information screen.

The Ford F-250 does have 10,000 pounds of gross weight to play with. The flexible bed does have the option to include a tie-down system and contains LED lighting in the bed of the truck that allows the user to see what is going on in the back at night for loading. The Ford's rear seats do offer three child safety positions that interface with its LATCH anchors and provide maximum child safety. But it can't compare to the Ram.

Overall, the Ram 2500's large and logically located virtual buttons are fast and functional. This along with the superior driving, comfort, interior, and utility make it far preferable to the Ford F-250.


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