The 2016 Ford F-250 and the Dodge Ram 2500 are two of the most impressive heavy-duty pickup trucks on the road. Both supply major towing and hauling capabilities. They’re also stocked with modern luxuries, like infotainment technology and leather seating. Before you drive one home, check out our comparison guide, where we go over some of the major differences between the pair.
2016 Ford F-250 vs Dodge Ram 2500
When it comes to safety, the 2016 Ford F-250 has your back. Strong standard features, like four-wheel antilock disc brakes, help you navigate difficult road conditions. Ford’s Sync technology offers an SOS post-crash alert feature, pairing with your smartphone to automatically dial 9-1-1 when the airbags deploy.
Like the F-250, the Dodge Ram 2500 improves visibility with a rearview camera, which displays on the dash’s central screen. The tire-pressure monitoring system helps you maintain proper inflation. A variety of airbags offers substantial protection during a crash.
Both trucks provide ample power, but the 2016 Ford F-250 is the major player here. With its turbocharged, 6.7-liter diesel engine, it pumps out 440 horsepower and 860 pound-feet of torque. Properly equipped, this sturdy heavy-duty truck can haul max loads of 4,130 pounds. With a fifth-wheel setup, it tows up to 16,600 pounds.
The Dodge Ram 2500 also offers a diesel option: the turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel inline six-cylinder engine. It makes up to 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque. However, models with this engine can only haul max payloads of 3,060 pounds. Properly equipped – and depending on configuration – the Ram 2500 can tow max loads of 17,980 pounds.
When it comes to interior refinement, we like the Dodge Ram 2500. Its soft-touch cabin materials create an air of luxury. No matter which cabin option you prefer, you can count on spacious, supportive seating and generous head- and legroom.
Of course, the Ford F-250 isn’t far behind. Its three cabin options – regular, extended, and crew – give you the passenger space you require. You can organize and stow personal items in various bins and cubbies, including a lockable bin beneath the seats.
Once again, the 2016 Ford F-250 has the overall edge. Convenience items like keyless entry and ignition save time in the long run. The MyFord Touch infotainment system offers a large central touchscreen display and two smaller, configurable screens in the instrument cluster. Use the system to stream music from devices or keep up with the local weather.
When you crave modern tech features, the Dodge Ram 2500 isn’t far behind. Its Uconnect Access infotainment system impresses with its in-cabin Wi-Fi hotspot and voice-to-text messaging services. You can keep devices and power tools charged via the 115-volt, household-style power outlet.
Learn More about the Ford F-250
While both the 2016 Ford F-250 and the Dodge Ram 2500 heavy-duty pickups have much to offer, we think the F-250 has the overall edge. When you test-drive the F-250, you’ll appreciate its smooth, refined power and impressive towing and hauling capabilities. Inside, the F-250 is spacious and comfortable. High-tech features make your life easier and keep you connected to the outside world. Safety gear helps you maintain high levels of passenger protection. Come in and test drive the F-250 today!