Ram 2500 vs Ford F-250

If you’re in the market for a heavy-duty truck in North America, chances are the Ram 2500 and the Ford F250 have both made it onto your short list.

They’re both great choices, and you really can’t go wrong with either one. However, that does not help you to make your decision, so take the time to take a look at each of these vehicles, head-to-head, and get an idea of which one is right for you.

Load Space

If you’re looking for a truck with more load space, then the Ford F250 is the winner. It has a bigger load capacity on the back than its Ram competitor.

Towing Capacity

On the other hand, the Ram 2500 can tow heavier loads than the Ford, so if you’re willing to use a trailer, or you’re looking for a truck that will be able to haul the maximum amount of goods or equipment, then the Ram is the better choice.

Engine and Power

If you’re looking for a truck with the maximum in engine power, then the Ram 2500 also manages to edge out its Ford F250 rival. The Ram’s flagship 6.4-liter V8 HEMI offers 410 horsepower, while the F250 weighs in with a 6.2-liter V8 that only manages 385 horsepower. Still, when you’re talking that sort of power, you’re not likely to find either of them struggling.

The Ram does tend to reach speed faster, thanks to that increase in power, but neither of these trucks is built to race.


From the outside, both the Ram and the Ford look the part, with heavy-duty chrome grilles and high rides that make them both great off-road. They are available in a range of colors and in crew and double cab incarnations.


On the inside, you won’t find much to sway you either way. Both of these trucks have comfortable seats, plenty of room in the front and the back, lots of storage space, and all the modern conveniences you could ask for. The cabs of both the F250 and the 2500 are a nice place to be and make long trips and work sites much more comfortable.

Quality and Safety

Both the Ford and the Ram are built to be tough and safe, and they both deliver.

These trucks are designed to take anything the work site can throw at them, and that’s exactly what they do.

You will find that the ride in both of these trucks is smooth and comfortable, even on rougher terrain, and with all kinds of improvements in braking, suspension, and other specs on both trucks for 2014, they come out pretty even on this front, too.


The F250 does come in slightly under the 2500, depending on which model you choose from each range and which options you decide to add.

However, the difference is not great enough to make price alone the deciding factor.

Making the Choice

Since the Ram and the Ford are so close on so many levels, it can be hard to make the choice on paper alone. What we would suggest is that anyone who is struggling to make the choice contact us at Peake and take the Ram for a test drive.

Once you’ve experienced that massive engine in action, you should find that it’s a lot easier to make the choice, and we can offer you a wide range of models and options to make sure that you get the right truck for the job.