2016 Ford F-250 vs. 2016 Ram 2500

It's our job to make sure you find the right vehicle for you. Below we've created a chart so you can gather helpful information on these two vehicles at a quick glance, with some more detailed explanations below.

2016 Ford F-250 vs. 2016 Ram 2500

Important note: For the purposes of this comparison, we'll use the base trims for each model.

 2016 Ford F-2502016 Ram 2500
Engine6.7L V86.4L V8
Horsepower440410
Torque860 lb-ft429 lb-ft
TransmissionSix-speed automaticSix-speed automatic
Max Towing19,000 lbs16,320 lbs
Max Payload7,050 lbs3,990 lbs
Features

Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, stability and traction control, comprehensive airbag system

Stability and traction control, comprehensive airbag system 

 

Engine

Each of these two trucks is powered by a heavy-duty V8 engine. Ford's 6.2-liter V8 engine will pump out 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque while the 6.7-liter V8 will produce 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque. Just below those figures, Ram's 5.7-liter V8 will offer 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The 6.4-liter V8 engine in the 2500 will offer 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Both of the trucks come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and a choice of rear or four-wheel drive.


Although the base engines are on par, Ford really shines with their 6.7-liter V8 offering. The insane 860 lb-ft of torque is untouchable, even with Ram's higher end engine choices. Additionally, the F-250 does edge out the 2500 in terms of max towing and payload capabilities.


Trim and Tow

Both Ford and Ram offer a plethora of trim styles, cab sizes, and bed lengths. However, it can get a bit confusing navigating all of the trim options when the amount offered gets up to double digits. Ford offers five trims to select for the F-250 while Ram lets buyers pick from a larger, more confusing pool of ten.


Three cab styles are available for the F-250 and the 2500: the standard two-door cab, a four-door crew cab, and a four-door supreme cab. Ford's version of the supreme cab is the SuperCab and Ram's version is the Mega Cab. Each are quite roomy and allow additional storage room. Bed length on both trucks can be customized to an extended 8-foot bed and a shorter 6-foot bed.

 

Safety

Standard safety features provided by each truck include advanced traction and stability control and award winning airbag systems. However, those looking toward the F-250 will find features which aren't available in the 2500, including Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control. These features will make it especially easy for you to stay on course with a heavy load.


2016 Ford F-250 vs. 2016 Ram 2500

The 2016 Ford F-250 and the 2016 Ram 2500 are each strong trucks which are available in a number of different configurations. Despite the fact that the 2500 is such a strong contender, the F-250 is the clear winner in terms of engine power and safety features. Although both trucks would be great additions to any garage, the F-250 is the obvious choice.


Now that you've started your research we strongly suggest test driving both vehicles to help you make the decision that is right for you. Richmond Ford has two stores. Richmond Ford West in Glen Allen, VA (most convenient to those in Short Pump, Ashland, and Wyndham) and Richmond Ford Lincoln of Richmond, VA (convenient to Chesterfield, Henrico, and Mechanicsville). Click on either store for our Escape inventory and schedule a test drive for the vehicle (or vehicles!) of your choosing. Our product specialists and sales team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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