Ram 3500 vs Ford F-350 Comparison

2018 Ram 3500 Towing

If you’re on the hunt for a heavy-duty pickup truck that can handle both the worksite and the weekend, you’re in the right place. Both the 2018 Ram 3500 and the 2018 Ford F-350 sport some impressive performance specs, capabilities, and technology features.

So, how will shoppers in Lavon, Fate, and Heath choose between them? We at Rockwall CDJR have put together this detailed comparison to help you do just that. Read ahead to see how these two impressively capable pickups stack up against each other!

RAM 3500 vs F-350: Performance

The 2018 Ram 3500 offers two high-performance engines in its powertrain lineup, starting with the standard 383-horsepower 5.7L V8 HEMI® VVT engine. For even more power, though, you can opt for two different available engines.

The available Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8 offers 429 lb-ft of torque as well as a best-in-class horsepower output of 410.1The Ram 3500 keeps going, though, with the available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine. This engine delivers an unbelievable 930 lb-ft of torque.

As for the 2018 Ford F-350, you’ll have your pick of several high-powered engines but none of them give you quite as much power as the Ram 3500.

RAM 3500 vs F-350: Capabilities

When you’re looking for a high-powered pickup, capability is a top priority. With the 2018 Ram 3500, you’ll have all the capability you need and more with its incredible towing and hauling capabilities. When equipped with the available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine, this model can tow up to a whopping 31,210 pounds of conventional trailer weight.

The Ram 3500 doesn’t stop there, though. In addition to this conventional towing capacity, the Ram 3500 can also tow a best-in-class fifth-wheel towing capacity of 30,000 pounds when properly equipped.2

The 2018 Ford F-350, on the other hand, can’t handle nearly as much trailer weight. This model maxes out at a conventional towing capacity of 21,000 pounds. Even with a fifth wheel, the F-350 can only tow 27,500 pounds—that’s more than two tons less than what the Ram 3500 can handle.

RAM 3500 vs F-350: Technology

Inside the 2018 Ram and the 2018 Ford F-350, you’ll have a plethora of top-notch technology features that help turn your pickup into a mobile office. Both offer available multi-faceted infotainment systems that sport smartphone app integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as well as easy-to-follow turn-by-turn navigation.

However, the Ram 3500 takes technology to the next level with extra features like SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel for live traffic and weather updates along your roof. This model even offers a mobile 4G LTE hotspot. Unfortunately, the F-350 doesn’t offer any kind of features that compare to these.

2018 Ram 3500 vs 2018 Ford F-350: Which One?

While the 2018 Ford F-350 has a few great features and capabilities to share, the 2018 Ram 3500 excels in every category. Shoppers in Lavon, Fate, and Heath can get a closer look at the Ram 3500 at Rockwall CDJR today. All you have to do is give us a quick call to schedule a test drive!

 

 

1Class based on 350/3500 Pickups.

2Class based on 350/3500 Pickups. When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

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