2017 RAM 2500 vs. 2017 Ford F-250
Posted on March 10, 2020
After years in the business, we can confidently say that the people of the Toronto area are major truck connoisseurs! They want to know everything about the truck they drive, so we're always prepared to talk shop with our customers. Because they are so knowledgeable, they do extensive research before buying a pickup truck, or any vehicle for that matter. To help with this process, we thought we would put our 2017 RAM 2500 up against the 2017 Ford F-250. Let's take a closer look at both.
2017 RAM 2500
If you're in the market for a pickup blessed with durability and power nothing beats the 2017 RAM 2500. This high-performance heavy-duty pickup has a 50,000-PSI steel frame, a standard segment-exclusive multilink coil spring rear suspension, a maximum payload of 4,536 pounds (2,057 kg), and offers best-in-class ¾-ton gas engine towing of up to 7,403 kg (16,320 pounds). These are just a few of the reasons it was the winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge, ¾-ton category. When it comes to versatility, the 2017 RAM 2500 is available in eight trim levels, up to twelve exterior colors, 4x2 and 4x4, three cab sizes, and two box sizes. The 2017 RAM 2500 also offers drivers a choice of three dynamic engines including:
- 5.7-liter Sequential MPI V-8 engine that produces 383 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque
- 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 engine that can give you up to 370 horsepower and a staggering 800 lb.-ft. or torque.
- 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 with a best-in-class 410 horsepower
As if all this power and toughness wasn't enough, the 2017 RAM 2500 also comes equipped with a wonderful selection of standard and available tech features such as:
- Uconnect 8.4 with largest-in-class 8.4-inch touchscreen
- Class-leading 7-inch In-Cluster Display
- Hands-free communication with Bluetooth streaming audio
- Uplifter Interface Module
- Available Park-Sense Front and Rear Park Assist system
To top it all off, the 2017 RAM 2500 comes with a five-year/100,000km fully transferable powertrain warranty that offers a $0 deductible plus 24-hour roadside assistance.
2017 Ford F-250
While Ford is certainly a recognizable name in the truck world, that doesn't mean it's the best. The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty is a perfectly capable pickup and is available in five trim levels, three cab sizes (Crew, Regular, Super), and a choice of two engines including a 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 that produces 385 horsepower and 430 lb.-ft. of torque. The truck also offers a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode, four-wheel vented-disc ABS brakes, a maximum payload of 4,200 pounds (1,905 kg), and a standard mono beam rear suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers. The Ford F-250 also comes standard with:
- Instrument Cluster with 2.3-inch Productivity Screen
- AM/FM Stereo
- Air Conditioning with Manual Temperature Control
- SOS Post Crash Alert System
While it is true that we are proud to offer the 2017 RAM 2500 at Caledon Chrysler, it is also our opinion that it is a superior truck. It offers drivers more choices when it comes to trim levels, standard tech features, and engine selection. The RAM 2500 also offers a better combination of horsepower, payload, and towing. The best way to see if you agree that the 2017 RAM 2500 is the superior truck, contact the experts at Caledon Chrysler and schedule a test-drive today.