2019 RAM 2500 vs Ford F-250 at Salsbury’s CDJR in Baton Rouge, LA

 
 
When you're looking for power, technology, and towing capacity, the 2019 RAM 2500 and the Ford F-250 are massive contenders in the heavy duty pickup truck market. Because modern truck drivers are looking for more than just power in their pickup, every year the latest models turn out bigger and greater features to continue to compete in the segment. The Ford F-250 and the RAM 2500 are two pickups making big strides to become top in their market. Let's compare the two and you can decide which makes for the better buy.

Performance & Towing Capacity

One of the main areas of importance for any pickup truck is performance and towing. While many drivers use their trucks for a daily commute, they typically choose a truck for its cargo capacity for any home improvement or heavy lifting jobs. That's where these two models come in. Check out the comparison of the RAM 2500 and Ford F-250's V8 engines below. 

 2019 RAM 2500 vs. 2019 Ford F-250
 6.4L HEMI V8 Engine 6.2L V8
 410 Horsepower 385
 429 lb.-ft. Torque  430 lb.-ft.
 19,780 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 15,000 lbs.
 76.8 to 98.4″ Bed Length 81.6 to 98.4″
 
As you can see, both trucks offer a ton of power, but a few key differentiators stand out. The RAM 2500 offers a best-in-class gas horsepower for the V8, but where the difference really packs a punch is in its towing capacity. At almost 5,000 lbs. more than it's Ford counterpart, the RAM 2500 can tow an incredible best-in-class 19,780 lbs. with its diesel engine, making big jobs or weekend trips to the lake a breeze. 
 
Lastly, while both the RAM and Ford offer the same max bed length, the RAM 2500 also offers a shorter bed version for those looking for the power without the extended truck length, which might be why MotorTrend named it the Truck of the Year for two years in a row.

Safety Features & Interior

When it comes to safety, the RAM comes standard with a rearview camera, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, and stability control. It also offers available forward collision warning with active braking (a class-exclusive feature), adaptive forward lighting LED system for better nighttime visibility, adaptive cruise control with stop, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear park assist, and 360-degree surround view camera. 
 
The F-250 includes roll-stability control, trailer-sway control, post-crash alert system, optional blind-spot monitoring, optional adaptive cruise control, optional reverse sensing system, and optional LED bed lighting. 
 
Tech specs on the RAM become more impressive with each trim level. It offers up to a 12.1" touchscreen infotainment system, a reimagined center console provides best-in-class center storage with room for 15-inch laptops, wireless charging, a 3-position sliding cup holder tray that can move to be stowed under the armrest when not in use. For passenger comfort, the Ram also offers best-in-class interior storage and a class-exclusive reclining rear seat and forward fold-flat rear seats.

Test Drive the RAM 2500 at Salsbury's CDJR in Baton Rouge, LA

 
Because of the RAM's towing capacity, horsepower, and class-exclusive passenger comforts, this pickup stands out against its competition. Test drive one at Salsbury's CDJR off Airline Hwy in Baton Rouge, LA today!

 
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