Which Heavy-Duty Truck is Better: Ford Super Duty F-350 or RAM 3500?

Both Ford Super Duty F-350 and RAM 3500 are more than your everyday half-ton pickup. Each is a dependable workhorse in heavy industries from logging and construction to oil and gas exploration. However, only one shoulders the weight of the toughest jobs out there here in East Texas. That's Ford F-350 by many miles. See where it pulls ahead of the competition here in Huntsville at Bill Fick Ford.

2019 Ford Super Duty F-350 vs 2018 RAM 3500

  • A 385-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 comes standard in Ford F-350 XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. It comes ready to shell out as much as 430 pound-feet of torque. RAM 3500 features a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 capable of only 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. You can get a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that can produce 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet, but it requires a hefty investment, and it still can't beat Ford F-350 for torque. The takeaway: Ford F-350 is better when it comes to both acceleration and work.
  • Ford F-350 Limited incorporates a standard 450-horsepower, 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8, and the engine's otherwise available in other trims. Capable of delivering a class-competitive 935 pound-feet of torque, it's got the turning and pulling power you need to take care of business. RAM 3500 also offers a diesel option, a 6.7-liter Cummins model, but it can only deliver 385 horsepower and 930 pound-feet of torque. That keeps Ford F-350 on top for a range of applications.
  • In DRW 4x2 configurations, Ford F-350 can haul max payloads of up to 7,640 pounds. That's in a whopping 78.5 cubic feet of bed volume to boot, assuming an 8-foot box configuration. Comparably built, RAM 3500 can only support payloads up to 7,350 pounds, giving Ford F-350 the edge when it comes to transporting building materials, outboard equipment, tool chests, and even work crews.
  • Whether you're lugging a trailerful between job sites or getting out of town for a weekend with a boatload of toys in tow, Ford F-350 is better-equipped to take it all on. Depending on trim and options, it can tow up to 21,000 pounds max conventionally and up to 32,000 pounds max fifth-wheel/gooseneck. RAM 3500 can only trailer up to 31,210 pounds by fifth-wheel or gooseneck.
  • Ford F-350 makes smart driving aids available in abundance. They range from adaptive cruise control and adaptive steering to lane-keeping alert and a blind-spot information system with trailer coverage. On that note, plenty of helpful tech extends to your trailer, including sway control, individual trailer tire pressure monitoring, and an optional Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System with 180-degree HD front and side cameras, a center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) camera, and Trailer Reverse Guidance. RAM 3500 is far less comprehensively equipped, offering hardly any comparable features save ParkSense front and rear park assist, a ParkView rear backup camera, rain brake support, and ready alert braking.

Check Out the New Ford Super Duty F-350 Today Here in Huntsville

If you're eager to see how else Ford Super Duty trucks compare to RAM HD trucks, the best way to do it is firsthand. Drop by the showroom here at 737 North Freeway Service Road in Huntsville to set up a test drive -- we'll be glad to give you the tour of all the new Ford F-350 has to offer!



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