With the Chevy Silverado 2500, the 2019 Ram 2500 and 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty are making the Big Three of heavy-duty trucks. Their main purpose is to tow. So, powerful engines that can provide a smooth ride and high towing capacity are in common here. Only slight levels can decide which one to choose.
The heavy-duty segment of both 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty and 2019 Ram 2500 trucks will offer both petrol and diesel variants. Furthermore, both pickups have a high-output version with over 800 pound-feet of torque. A dual wheel configuration is in common. So, what are the differences that will make us opt for any of them? Accessibility, interior, trim levels, premium features, and small disparities in performance are things that truckmakers are relying on.
2019 Ram 2500 vs. 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty Performance
Petrol drivetrains of 2019 Ram 2500 and 2019 Ford F-250 are the least favorites in the lineup. For F-250 that is a 6.2-liter V-8 with 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. Ram 2500 is offering a choice. Buyers can opt for smaller 5.7-liter or bigger 6.4-l unit. The first one matches the power output of its rival but delivers 30 lb-ft less. On the other hand, a 6.4-liter V8 mill produces 410 horses and 430 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic gearbox is standard for both models. The next 2019 Ford F-250 could bring the new transmission – a 10-speed auto box. All-wheel drive is standard.
For the 2019 Ram 2500 engineers are tuning a high output version of a 6.7-liter Cummins inline-six. At this moment, it can deliver 800 lb-ft of torque with automatic transmission. However, Ram will offer the manual case, but then the twisting power drops to 660 lb-ft. The smaller heavy-duty truck is not offering a 900 lb-ft output as it comes only with Ram 3500. With improvements leading to 930 pound-feet result, the Ram 2500 could benefit and add more torque above an existing level.
The same displacement from other producer is under the bonnet of 2019 Ford F-250. PowerStroke’s diesel can make 440 hp. That is 70 horses more than Ram 2500 can do. However, Ford already includes high-torque variant to its smaller Super Duty truck. The F-250 can make 925 pound-feet, and only the new Ram HD could top it with announced 930 lb-ft rating.
Petrol engines are less potent. Although Ford is offering more power, it can’t be converted into better towing capacity. The best we see from F-250’s 6.2-liter is 15,000 pounds. With regular cab and long box, 2019 Ram 2500 can tow up to 16,500 pounds. On the other hand, diesel engines offer the same towing capacity of 18,000 pounds.
2019 Ram 2500 vs. 2019 Ford F-250 Trim Levels and Cab Configurations
Both trucks offer three cab configurations. For Ram, these are Regular, Crew Cab, and Mega Cab. Crew Cab is the biggest for 2019 Ford F-250. Between it and Regular, we can find SuperCab. Two types of bed are there as well, and buyers will pick either 8- or 6’4-ft box for either of heavy-duty trucks.
The 2019 Ram 2500 will offer one extra trim level comparing to 2019 Ford F-250. At both high-ends are Limited models. Well, for F-250 this one costs $25,000 more. Power Wagon and Laramie Longhorn are favorite packages from Ram, and King Ranch and Platinum from Ford. The Blue Oval company could launch the Raptor version of Super Duty truck. This would definitely kill the competition. However, even if it arrives, it won’t be before 2020.
2019 Ram 2500 vs. 2019 Ford F-250 Prices
Ram is cheaper. From the entry-level to the heavily-packed models, Ford slaps a higher price sticker on its trucks. The base 2019 F-250 is going to cost $37,000. It is $4,000 more than 2019 Ram 2500. Mid-range Lariat for F-250 and Laramie for Ram cost around $50,000. However, Ram 2500 Power Wagon, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited versions are not over $60,000. On the other hand, the new Platinum version of 2019 Ford F-250 will cost $65,000 and Limited model goes over $80,000.