2019 Ram 2500 vs Ford F-250
Light-duty pickup trucks are all-around great vehicles, and they appeal to a far larger audience than ever before. Drivers across Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Penn Yan have embraced the wide range of features they offer, combined with performance and towing power that can’t be beat.
But which truck is best for your worksite demands? Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram wants to help you answer this question. So, we put together this helpful comparison of two of the most popular pickups on the market: the 2019 Ram 2500 and Ford F-250.
Read on to see which of these trucks will come out on top!
Find the Perfect Amount of Towing Power
Your next truck needs to be able to handle whatever’s thrown its way, from carrying around your trailer to powering through tricky terrain. So, what better way to begin our comparison than with a head-to-head matchup of the motors in the Ram 2500 and the Ford F-250.
Let’s start with the 2019 Ram 2500. This behemoth offers two powerful engine options, so you can find the one with the pulling power you need. For maximum towing capacity, select the available 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel I-6 engine. This motor outputs an astonishing 850 lb-ft of torque to help you tackle hauls up to 19,780 pounds, ideal for taking your toy hauler out for a weekend getaway.
Comparably, the F-250 also features a lineup of high-output motors. However, its diesel engine falls short since it can only take on a maximum of 18,500 pounds. So, if you’re looking for a truck that can carry some of the heaviest loads, you’ll probably prefer the incredible towing power of the Ram 2500.
Infotainment System Showdown
Whether you’re heading on a road trip with your multi-horse trailer or running around from worksite to worksite, you’ll want a cabin that keeps you engaged in the ride. With a 12-inch Uconnect® 4C NAV touchscreen infotainment system available, the 2019 Ram 2500 certainly meets this need. As if visibility with this expansive display wasn’t good enough already, it also offers split-screen capability, so you can control your entertainment and view your navigation all at the same time.
Unfortunately, the available display in the Ford F-250 maxes out at eight inches, meaning it won’t be as easy to read when you’re traveling on the busy highway. It also doesn’t offer a split screen, so you may miss out on an important navigational instruction when trying to adjust the music to your liking.
Deluxe and Refined Interiors
Weather in upstate New York can be unpredictable, so to keep you comfortable no matter the outside conditions, the 2019 Ram 2500 and Ford F-250 offer available heated and ventilated front seating. But it’s the back seat where these trucks truly differ.
Both pickups provide a maximum of 43 inches of rear legroom for your passengers to comfortably stretch out in, however this is where their similarities end. The Ram 2500 takes it up a notch with a forward fold-flat rear seat on the Mega Cab® trim that can recline up to 15 degrees for a more comfortable ride on road trips.
Without this amenity in the F-250, your passengers may not have as relaxing of a ride.
And the Winner Is…
You deserve to be armed with a truck that works as hard as you do. And with a greater towing capacity, larger infotainment system, and more comfortable cabin, the 2019 Ram 2500 surely delivers. While the Ford F-250 put up a good fight, it just couldn’t measure up to the convenience of the Ram 2500.
If you’re looking to dominate the roads of Penn Yan, Watkins Glen, and Geneva in the 2019 Ram 2500, stop by Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!