Learn How the Heavy Duty RAM 2500 Compares to the Ford F-250, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, and GMC Sierra 2500

Serious business calls for a serious truck, not some shiny toy that belongs in a music video. The list of hard-working, heavy duty pickups isn't a long one, and four models sit at the top of it year in and year out: the RAM 2500, Ford F-250, Chevy Silverado 2500, and GMC Sierra 2500. Each has its devoted fanbase, but we still thought it worthwhile to see how our RAM model fares in head-to-head competition with its rivals. To keep things as fair as possible, we compared introductory models of each truck.


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RAM 2500 vs. the Ford F-250

One thing that caught our attention right off the bat is the fact that the RAM 2500 has a lower starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price than the Ford F-250, allowing you to either save that difference or add features to the base RAM to make it even more attractive. Considering that the RAM 2500 includes some standard features that cost extra to add to the F-250, such as wireless cell phone hookup, it's clear which truck offers Louisville drivers the better value for their hard-earned dollars.

The standard 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 that powers the RAM 2500 outperforms the 6.2-liter V8 found in the Ford F-250, delivering 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque in comparison to the Ford's 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. That helps the RAM 2500 rate for a higher max towing capability when compared to the F-250.

RAM 2500 vs. the Chevy Silverado 2500

Once again, the RAM 2500 boasts a lower initial price than does its Chevrolet foe. Given that the base RAM 2500 includes standard features like a keyless start, aux audio input, brake assist, and wireless cell phone hookup, it's a little difficult to understand why Jeffersontown drivers would pay more for the less-equipped Silverado 2500.

The RAM 2500 pairs a 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission to create 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, while the Silverado 2500's standard 6.0-liter V8 engine can only manage 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The Silverado 2500 also uses a six-speed automatic transmission, which means it has to work harder through each gear. When it comes to towing, the RAM 2500 again outperforms its competitor.


RAM 2500 vs. the GMC Sierra 2500

Not surprisingly, the RAM 2500 again offers the lower initial Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. What may surprise Lyndon KY shoppers is that the base Sierra 2500 doesn't include standard features that are offered on the introductory RAM 2500, such as keyless start, auto-off headlights, a vehicle anti-theft system, and brake assist.

Performance metrics don't favor the GMC Sierra 2500, either. That 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine in the RAM 2500 works in tandem with the smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission to generate 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the Sierra 2500's 6.0-liter V8 is partnered with a six-speed automatic and only makes 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. If, like most truck drivers, you're looking for max payload and towing capability, then the RAM 2500 is the clear choice.

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We think you'll agree that the RAM 2500 delivers the best combination of value, performance, and features. We invite you to take advantage of our online finance application to get a head start on your loan or RAM lease, giving you more time during your visit from Taylorsville to enjoy checking out your options.