2016 Ram 2500 vs 2016 Ford F-250

Truck owners with large towing and hauling needs may be in the market for a heavy-duty truck. Ideal for the worksite, or families who regularly need to transport a horse trailer, boat, or camper, heavy-duty trucks deliver serious power and capability. We are going to compare two impressive options in this class, the 2016 Ram 2500 vs the 2016 Ford F-250 to see which one might offer top value for families.

For folks in the market for a practical work vehicle, the 2016 Ram 2500 has a lower starting MSRP than its Ford rival and comes similarly equipped. Its standard 6.2-liter gas V8 engine is rated for 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, which comes in just two horsepower and five pound-feet below the base engine of the 2016 Ford F-250. While the base powertrain might deliver a shade less power, the interior advantages of the 2016 Ram 2500 are top notch. Automatic headlights, four more speakers than the Ford Super Duty, and a USB port are standard on the Ram and not even available on the base F-250.

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2016 Ram 2500 vs 2016 Ford F-250
$31,780 Starting MSRP $32,385
3 Engine Options 2
17,980 pounds Max. Towing 16,600 pounds
Ram Uconnect Available Infotainment Ford SYNC 3

2016 Ram 2500 Towing Power

When it comes to sheer brawn, the 2016 Ram 2500 also has it in spades. In addition to the base gas V8, the Ram 2500 is available with a 6.4-liter gas V8 rated for 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, and a 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel inline six-cylinder. The diesel engine on the 2016 Ram 2500 is rated for 350 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque when mated to the standard six-speed manual transmission, or 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque with the optional six-speed automatic. This diesel engine with the automatic transmission also offers the best towing in this 2016 Ram 2500 vs 2016 Ford F-250 comparison. It can handle up to 17,980 pounds.

In comparison, the 2016 Ford F-250 with its 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel engine (which produces 440 horsepower and 860 pound-feet of torque) has a maximum trailering limit of 16,600 pounds.

Other advantages that the 2016 Ram 2500 brings to this comparison include one of the most user-friendly infotainment systems in the automotive industry and a coil spring suspension which allows this heavy-duty truck to deliver a comfortable driving experience whether it is loaded down with cargo or being used to get the kids to school. For more information on the 2016 Ram 2500, or to schedule a test drive today near St. Paul MN, contact the Fury Ram Truck Center at 888-628-7751

red 2016 Ram 2500 in the mud
info screen in the 2016 Ram 2500
interior of an upper-trim 2016 Ram 2500
black 2016 Ram 2500 from the rear
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