Ram Heavy Duty vs Ford Super Duty

If you need to get a job done in Sodus, Wayne County, or Webster, you need a capable truck. While there are plenty on the market that say they can handle anything you throw at them, it always boils down the titans: Ram and Ford. And for the new year, how does the 2016 Ram Heavy Duty match up to the Ford Super Duty? Let’s take a look.


The most important part of the truck is under the hood, where the real power is found. Ram doesn’t disappoint here. There are three engine options for the Ram Heavy Duty. The first is a 5.7-liter eight-cylinder engine that puts out 383 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque and comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.

If that isn’t enough power, you can upgrade to a 6.4-liter gasoline V8, which ups the output to 410 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. It also comes paired with a six-speed automatic as the only transmission option.

Looking to get some heavy-duty work done? The Ram can be paired with a Cummins turbodiesel. This is a serious engine that, when paired with the 3500 HD, puts out an incredible 385 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque. It can be paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, depending on your needs and driving preferences. Exact towing and hauling capacity numbers are better too, considering the boost in torque.

The Ford Super Duty also has plenty of power under the hood. It comes standard with a 6.2-liter eight-cylinder engine that puts out 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with the choice of rear- or four-wheel drive.

If that still isn’t enough power, you can upgrade to the larger 6.7-liter V8 engine. It ups the numbers to 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque but still falls short of what the Ram can do. This setup will allow you to tow 14,000 or 16,600 lbs with a gooseneck or a fifth-wheel setup, respectively. Payload tops out at 4,130 lbs.

Bed and Cab

The Ram can have a few different bed and cab configurations. Beds come in either 6-foot 4-inch or 8-foot lengths, depending on the cab style. These are either two-door regular cabs, four-door crew cabs, or a four-door mega cab.

The Super Duty comes in three cab styles: two-door regular, four-door extended, or four-door crew cab. Depending on the cab size, you can choose from a 6.8- or 8-foot bed.

Schedule Your Test Drive with Peake

The best way to see if the Ram has what it takes to get your Sodus, Wayne County, and Webster jobs done is to schedule a test drive at Peake! Contact us today for information on the Ram Heavy Duty pickup inventory as well as any details on our new Ram trucks in stock.