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2020 Ford F-250 vs. 2020 RAM 2500

2020 Ford F-250 comparison

2020 Ford F-250

2020 Ram 2500 comparison

2020 RAM 2500

2020 Ford F-250

2020 RAM 2500

Engine Options

1,050 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft
20,000 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

19,680 pounds
4,160 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,010 pounds
Up to 5-Years or 100,000 miles with Diesel

Powertrain Warranty

Up to 5-Years or 100,000 miles with Diesel

If you’ve been having trouble choosing the perfect heavy-duty pickup, you’ve come to the right place. Badger Truck & Auto Group stocks all of the latest and greatest hardworking pickups, and that means we’re well-positioned to help you compare the 2020 Ford F-250 vs. RAM 2500. Keep reading to find out how these two titans compare on performance and capability.

2020 F-250 or RAM 2500: Performance and Engine Options

Both the new RAM 2500 and the new Ford F-250 include a powerful and dependable gas-powered engine as standard, and each offers a compelling diesel engine upgrade. However, the top-ranking Ford F-250 engine is a little more powerful, and this model also gives you an additional gas engine upgrade option:

2020 FORD F-250 Engines

6.2L V8 Gas Engine

  • 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque

7.3L V8 Gas Engine

  • 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque

6.7L V8 Power Stroke® Diesel Engine

  • 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque

RAM 2500 Engines

6.4L HEMI® V8 Gas Engine

  • 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque

6.7L Cummins® Turbo-Diesel I6

  • 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque

If you’re comparing the entire suite RAM Heavy Duty vs. Ford Super Duty trucks, know that RAM offers an available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo-Diesel I6 with 400 hp and 1000 lb-ft of torque. It’s optional in the RAM 3500.

2020 RAM 2500 vs. Ford F-250: Capability

Every driver wants to say that their engine is the most powerful that can be had, but how well do these two models compare when the chips are down? Despite the fact that the Ford F-250 offers a stronger range-topping engine, the difference between their capabilities is a small one:

  • F-250 vs. RAM 2500 Towing Capacity: With its available 6.7L V8 Power Stroke® Diesel, the Ford F-250 towing capacity tops out at 20,000 pounds, or slightly higher with a gooseneck/5th-wheel trailer. With the RAM 2500 pickup’s 6.7L Cummins® Turbo-Diesel I6, towing capacity tops out at 19,680 pounds
  • F-250 vs. RAM 2500 Payload Limit: Of course, you won’t always need to hook up a trailer. The Ford F-250 payload limit tops out at 4,160 pounds (with the base engine and 4×2). The RAM 2500 payload capacity reaches up to 4,010 pounds under the same conditions.

So, should you choose the F-250 or RAM 2500? When all is said and done, both trucks have all the power you’ll need to tackle tough jobs in Madison or Green Bay. We can also help you compare the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2500 if you’re not sure that you’ll need this much power.

2020 Ford F-250 Platinum Crew Cab towing a boat

What Do the Experts Have to Say?

If you’ve carefully perused the information above, you might already be leaning towards the Ford F-250. After all, it appears to have a slight edge in many of the areas that are important to Chicago area drivers. You should know that there’s another side to this story.

After all, the 2020 RAM Heavy Duty was just ranked as the 2020 Motor Trend Truck of the Year for its class! Here’s what sets it apart:

  • Speaking of the RAM Heavy Duty truck’s redesigned grille, they wrote: “The resulting design is not only the most aerodynamic in its class, with a claimed 0.40 coefficient of drag, but also arguably the prettiest.”
  • They go on to say that “Things are even better inside. Ram invested heavily in making the Heavy Duty’s cabin — the mobile office for many of its owners—a nicer place to be.”
  • On performance, they note that “All the new HDs get what Ram calls Frequency Response Damping shocks,” which provide “better ride quality and handling when empty or loaded.”
2020 Ram 2500 from the front

Comparing RAM Heavy Duty vs. Ford Super Duty? Start Here

Comparing the 2020 Ford F-250 vs. RAM 2500 by the numbers, Ford looks like it has the edge. However, once you’ve been inside the cabin of each three-quarter-ton pickup, you might end up singing a different tune! Of course, you’ll have the chance to check out both models at the Badger Truck & Auto Group. We can even arrange a remote test drive for drivers who live nearby!

View our new RAM lineup or our new Ford Truck inventory online, and let us help you take the next steps.

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