While lots of people buy full-size light-duty pickups as lifestyle vehicles, when it comes to heavy-duty models the focus is more often on how they will perform as commercial work vehicles. Two of the best known and most popular models are the 2018 Ford F-250 and the Ram 2500, so let's take a look and see which one is better.
2018 Ford F-250 vs Ram 2500
Fuel Economy: Ford F-250 Diesel
Unfortunately, the EPA doesn't issue fuel economy ratings for heavy-duty pickup trucks, which is a shame since heavy-duty trucks are gaining momentum as family vehicles over minivans and full-size SUVs. Ford claims that a diesel F-250 with a long-range fuel tank has a highway range of more than 1,000 miles. That means a fuel economy rating better than 20 mpg, which is pretty good especially for a vehicle this large.
The general consensus with the Ram 2500 is that, even in its most frugal form, it can't compete with the lighter, swifter F-250. If fuel economy is a deal-breaker for you, the diesel F-250 should be your choice.
Interior Quality and Comfort: Ford F-250
At higher trim levels, both of these trucks can be more luxurious and better equipped than many luxury sedans, but those levels of comfort and luxury do come at quite a price. Lower trim levels of the F-250 still feature durable cloth and scratch-resistant plastics that cope fabulously with rigorous daily duties, and vinyl flooring is available for models if that's what you require.
The Laramie Longhorn and Limited Tungsten versions of the Ram 2500 are close to what's offered from Ford at the top of the F-250 spectrum, but you'll find more room inside the Ford than the Ram in whichever cab you choose. If you're transporting six people on a regular basis, the extra leg room and head room in the Ford is really going to be appreciated by your passengers.
Learn More about the Ford F-250
Considering the age of its design, the Ram 2500 puts up a valiant fight against the redesigned 2018 Ford F-250. But at the end of the day, the message comes through loud and clear: the Ford F-250 is the better truck in just about every way.