2016 F-350 vs. 2016 Ram 2500: Which Work Truck Comes Out on Top?

Pickup trucks are a very competitive market for automobile manufacturers. Nearly every manufacturer has ventured into this area and designed a powerful truck for hauling, going off road, and working. Indianapolis car dealerships offer a variety of makes and models to choose from. Rather than driving from lot to lot, it’s wise to do a bit of research online before heading out for test drives. Today we’re looking at the 2016 Ford Super Duty F-350 and the 2016 Ram 2500 Crew Cab Tradesman to see which truck comes out on top.


Both of these trucks look like hard working vehicles. The Ram, of course, features that super-recognizable Ram shape and impressive front grille. When you see one of those in your rearview mirror, you instantly know what is behind you. The F350 has a very tough and aggressive-looking front end that is designed for working. Neither of these vehicles look like trucks to play in; they are both solid, smooth, and streamlined, with rugged features and a look that defines power. Choosing between them based on appearance would simply be a matter of personal preference.ford appearance


Each truck features a V-8 engine, but the horsepower and torque that give trucks their power, towing capacity, and speed are very different. The Ford only offers 316 horsepower and 397 lb. ft. torque, while the Ram gives drivers a bit more power with 383 horsepower and 400 lb. ft. torque. Even with comparable engines, the other factors involved help the Ram 2500 pull into the lead in the power category, but, then again, the Ford F-350 has a higher towing capacity and higher front and rear axle capacity. If you plan on hauling a full load of materials, the Ford has the “oomph” to get it there.


Both of these fine work trucks offer a long list of standard features including:

  • Cruise Control
  • Floor Mats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Heated Power Mirrors
  • Adjustable Steering
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • MP3 Player

There are some features that one truck includes while the other makes it an option. As a consumer, you are going to want to choose the truck that includes the features you most want, rather than paying extra for them. If Satellite radio is important, that is a standard feature on the Ford, but if you want automatic headlights, that feature is standard on the Dodge.

Comparison shopping can be quite a challenge unless you know exactly what you want and need in a new truck. For most people looking for a work truck, gas mileage isn’t as important as power, but both of these trucks have large fuel tanks and competitive (among competitor vehicles in the same segment) fuel efficiency.

Visit Indianapolis car dealerships once you have an idea what you’re looking for in a work truck. Test drive the models you are interested in, and make an informed decision. Whether you choose the 2016 Ford Super Duty F-350 or the 2016 Ram 2500, you are getting a great piece of craftsmanship from master auto manufacturers.ford towing capacity