Pickup trucks are meant to last and make a statement. Because of this, you want to be sure you’re picking the right one. Many Bradley and Peotone drivers will choose between the 2017 Ford Super Duty vs the 2016 Dodge Ram 2500. However, when you look closely, you’ll soon see that there’s not much of a competition. In fact, when you look at things like power, capability, and features, the Super Duty is way ahead of the game. Take a look below to compare both vehicles and see for yourself why the Ford is the better choice.
When it comes to power and performance, you want your pickup truck to outlast and outshine all the others on the road. That’s exactly what the 2017 Ford Super Duty will do, especially when compared to the 2016 Dodge Ram 2500. This model offers two engine options that are sure to impress. The 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel generates 440 hp and 925 lb-ft of torque. You can also enjoy the 6.2L FFV gas engine that offers 430 lb-ft of torque for a dominating ride. You can even choose between compressed natural gas and propane fuel.
If you choose the Ram 2500, you’ll have more engine options, but less power. This model comes standard with a 5.7L V8 Hemi VVT engine that generates 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for the 6.4L V8 heavy-duty HEMI or the available 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine that generates 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque. Finally, if you want a CNG option, you can choose the 5.7L V8 HEMI DNG engine that offers 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Again, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from with this vehicle, but nothing that actually impresses.
The Super Duty is called Super Duty for a reason—that’s because of its extreme capabilities. This vehicle offers everything you could want. It has a best-in-class towing capacity of 21,000 pounds and a best-in-class payload capacity of 7,630 pounds. It also offers best-in-class gooseneck/fifth wheel towing, comes with a class-exclusive trailer reverse guidance system, class-exclusive tire pressure monitor system for both the truck and trailer, and class-exclusive 110V/400w AC inverter outlet. This model was also constructed using a high-strength military-grade aluminum alloy body and fully boxed high-strength steel frame and was engineered to withstand -20 to 120 degrees F weather conditions with ease.
As for the Dodge Ram 2500, you won’t find too much in the capabilities department. For starters, this vehicle only has a towing capacity of 17,980 pounds, which is significantly less than the Super Duty. In fact, this vehicle’s biggest claim to fame when it comes to capability is the Rambox cargo management system that includes a lockable, lighted, and drainable storage compartment. So if you want the vehicle that can truly handle more, you know which one to choose.
Every pickup truck has a few features that are meant to impress drivers, and the Super Duty has quite a few. It offers new cameras that provide great visibility in the front and back of the truck. The adaptive steering wheel also helps you keep control of your vehicle, and the Blind Spot Information System keeps you safe, even when vehicles are out of sight. Lane Departure Warning will let you know when you start to drift, and Adaptive Cruise Control allows you to safely keep up with traffic. Quad-beam headlights provide the best visibility when the roads are dark; SYNC 3 technology keeps you perfectly entertained; and rear seat storage offers you more space than you’ll know what do with.
The Dodge Ram 2500 falls short in this area. The biggest features include the Uconnect navigation system that provides traffic and weather updates, and the Multiview display on the seven-inch touchscreen is more user-friendly than it’s been in the past. This model also includes a rear backup camera, but again, all of this doesn’t come close to the Super Duty.
Finding the right pickup truck for your Bradley and Peotone needs isn’t challenging. The 2017 Ford Super Duty is the answer, and it’s a greater choice than the 2016 Dodge Ram 2500, especially when you consider power, capability, and features. Visit our dealership at 363 S Harlem Avenue in Peotone to see this vehicle in person. You can also contact us online or call us at 708.258.9200 to start applying for financing or to learn more about the vehicle.