Dodge Ram 2500 vs> Ford F-250 Compare/Contrast

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Dodge Ram 2500 VS. Ford F-250 Comparison and Contrast
Lewis Owens
University of Phoenix

Dodge Ram 2500 VS. Ford F-250 Comparison and Contrast

Both Dodge and Ford are very competitive heavy duty trucks because Dodge and Ford are known for their durability. In their performance both Dodge Ram 2500 and the ford F-250 are true sport cars. While handling each heavy duty truck each has similar-sized engines, with a slight advantage to the Dodge. Dodge Ram 2500 is not much more powerful than the Ford due to the fact that the Ford has more torque than the Dodge. The torque is the force that lets you accelerate quickly. Ford F-250 has a more massive trunk that will accommodate more massive things than the Dodge Ram 2500. Neither Dodge Ram 2500 nor the Ford F-250 has a marked advantage regarding seating capacity. Between the Dodge ram2500 and the ford f-250 there is no clear winner when it comes to hauling capacity. Towing is significantly more the Dodge Ram 2500’s forte than it is the F-250’s. When trying to get the job done with a full-size pickup truck, it’s time to switch to a more heavy duty, and a more freshly redesigned 2010 Dodge Ram 2500. With the lauded 383-horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, which produces 400lb-ft of torque starts the stump-pulling power. When needing to bring down an empire, the grunt of the 350-horsepower, 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel inline-six and its 650 pound-feel or torque is what is needed. The transmission options include six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission. This heavy-duty truck includes two and four wheel drive. The payload reaches a weighty 3,220 pounds, and towing capacity hits 13,400 pounds. Handling those loads the ram rides on a fully boxed frame, and to soften the ride, the cab’s C-pillar rides on vibration-damping liquid-filled mounts. For 2010, the Dodge Ram 2500 is available on a crew cab variation, as well as regular cab and mega cab. Mega cab dominates the full-sized truck class with 72.2 cubic feet of interior volume and 7.7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats, also includes functionality bolstered under-floor storage. For the dessert the rear seats can recline for the comfort of the passenger. Cab options pair with a six-foot-four bed and an eight-foot bed. The 2010 dodge ram 2500 is available in five trim levels; ST, SLT,TRX, Laramie, and power wagon.ST is not wont for power features , SLT and SXT open up great options like a sunroof, a TV with DVD entertainment system and a navigation system. Laramie trim adds leather, and the power wagon caters to the off-road, high-riding enthusiast with its 32-inch tires and bilstein shocks. The Dodge Ram 2500 is built to tackle impacts head on, but the passengers will still need the dual front and optional side curtain airbags. This Dodge ram 2500 has tons of horsepower and torque work with multiple cab and a bed configurations to make it a heavy duty pickup truck force. The Ford f-250 is a super pickup; it’s capable of hauling even more gargantuan loads than its big-little brother. The Ford f-250 is Ford’s 300-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission or an optional five-speed auto. The Ford F-250 has a powertain yields a base tow rating of 12,500 pounds, and a payload of 2,860 pounds. For the more serious payloads, there are a 362-horsepower, 6.8-liter V-10 and a 350-horesepower, 6.4-liter disel-fuled V-8. Depending on configurations, payload can be raised over 3,000 pounds, and the tow rating can reach 16,900 pounds when the fifth-wheel goose-neck is installed. Basic two-door F-250 comes with vinyl seats for three people, a trailer hitch and wiring, and the radio. A CD player and a navigation system are the goodies but also optional. On the XLT, functionality features have a running board and bed extender that are optional, but the cruise control and the CD player are standard. In a...
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