2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty vs 2018 Ram 3500
Other than a couple commercial vans, trucks are all Ram does. So, you’d think Ram trucks would be the most powerful, most dependable, most capable, and most reliable trucks available. But that’s not the case. And that won’t be the case until Ford decides it no longer wants to build trucks – and if that’s the case, then that’s not a world we want to live in.
That’s because Ford trucks feature best-in-class power ratings and best-in-class capability ratings that basically make all other truck lineups obsolete. To prove that point, we put together this 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty versus 2018 Ram 3500 head-to-head comparison.
2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty
2018 Ram 3500
|385 HP & 430 lb-ft.||Gas Engine Power Ratings||383 HP & 400 lb-ft.|
|450 HP & 935 lb-ft.||Diesel Engine Power Ratings||385 HP & 930 lb-ft.|
|21000/34000 Pounds||Top Conventional/Gooseneck Towing Capability||20000/31210 Pounds|
|7630 Pounds||Top Payload Capability||7350 Pounds|
Comparing the Powertrain and Performance Capabilities of the 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lineup and the 2018 Ram 3500 Lineup
We mentioned in our introduction that trucks are pretty much all Ram builds, so it’s not surprising to see the 2018 Ram 3500 lineup come close to matching the 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty lineup in a couple categories – but coming close to matching and actually matching are two very different things when talking about the power and capability of a heavy-duty truck. And, as you can see in our comparison table, close just doesn’t cut it.
That’s because the 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty lineup offers gas engine power ratings of 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, diesel engine power ratings of 450 horsepower and 935 pound-feet of torque, a max conventional towing rating of 21,000 pounds, a max gooseneck towing rating of 34,000 pounds, and a max payload rating of 7,630 pounds, while the 2018 Ram 3500 lineup offers gas engine power ratings of only 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, diesel engine power ratings of only 385 horsepower and 930 pound-feet of torque, a max conventional towing rating of only 20,000 pounds, a max gooseneck towing rating of only 31,210 pounds, and a max payload rating of only 7,350 pounds.
For more on the 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty lineup, please contact our staff here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.