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Compare 2018 Ram 2500 vs 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250

2018 Ram 2500
2018 Ford Super Duty F-250
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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $45,037 $48,445
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $45,216 $48,645
2500 Laramie 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $46,655 $49,945
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $48,031 $51,645
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $48,210 $51,845
2500 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,519 $53,145
2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
2500 Limited 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
2500 Limited 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
2500 Power Wagon 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,105 $52,845
2500 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 SLT 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 SLT 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,104 $37,395
2500 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 SLT 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 SLT 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,610 $40,195
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,476 $36,645
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $34,655 $36,845
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $31,209 $33,045
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $37,112 $39,445
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,291 $39,645
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $33,715 $35,845
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King Ranch 2WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Super Duty F-250 SRW King Ranch 2WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $52,155 $55,190
Super Duty F-250 SRW King Ranch 2WD Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $52,344 $55,390
Super Duty F-250 SRW King Ranch 4WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $55,174 $58,385
Super Duty F-250 SRW King Ranch 4WD Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $55,363 $58,585
Super Duty F-250 SRW LARIAT 2WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $45,597 $48,250
Super Duty F-250 SRW LARIAT 2WD Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $45,786 $48,450
Super Duty F-250 SRW LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $43,395 $45,920
Super Duty F-250 SRW LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 8' Box N/A N/A $43,584 $46,120
Super Duty F-250 SRW LARIAT 4WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $48,606 $51,435
Super Duty F-250 SRW LARIAT 4WD Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $48,799 $51,640
Super Duty F-250 SRW LARIAT 4WD SuperCab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $46,404 $49,105
Super Duty F-250 SRW LARIAT 4WD SuperCab 8' Box N/A N/A $46,598 $49,310
Super Duty F-250 SRW Limited 4WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $75,619 $80,020
Super Duty F-250 SRW Limited 4WD Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $75,808 $80,220
Super Duty F-250 SRW Platinum 4WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $59,643 $63,115
Super Duty F-250 SRW Platinum 4WD Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $59,832 $63,315
Super Duty F-250 SRW XL 2WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $34,723 $36,745
Super Duty F-250 SRW XL 2WD Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $34,912 $36,945
Super Duty F-250 SRW XL 2WD Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $31,328 $33,150
Super Duty F-250 SRW XL 2WD SuperCab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $33,534 $35,485
Super Duty F-250 SRW XL 2WD SuperCab 8' Box N/A N/A $33,723 $35,685
Super Duty F-250 SRW XL 4WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $37,369 $39,545
Super Duty F-250 SRW XL 4WD Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,565 $39,750
Super Duty F-250 SRW XL 4WD Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $33,967 $35,945
Super Duty F-250 SRW XL 4WD SuperCab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $36,174 $38,280
Super Duty F-250 SRW XL 4WD SuperCab 8' Box N/A N/A $36,373 $38,490
Super Duty F-250 SRW XLT 2WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $39,506 $41,805
Super Duty F-250 SRW XLT 2WD Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,690 $42,000
Super Duty F-250 SRW XLT 2WD Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,258 $37,310
Super Duty F-250 SRW XLT 2WD SuperCab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $37,772 $39,970
Super Duty F-250 SRW XLT 2WD SuperCab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,961 $40,170
Super Duty F-250 SRW XLT 4WD Crew Cab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $42,147 $44,600
Super Duty F-250 SRW XLT 4WD Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $42,336 $44,800
Super Duty F-250 SRW XLT 4WD Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,904 $40,110
Super Duty F-250 SRW XLT 4WD SuperCab 6.75' Box N/A N/A $40,422 $42,775
Super Duty F-250 SRW XLT 4WD SuperCab 8' Box N/A N/A $40,611 $42,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,176
$52,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,895
$55,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$698 / month
$920 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ram 2500 balances style, comfort, and capability very well. The 2018 Ford Super Duty range combines maximum capability with the latest tech and conveniences—it’s no wonder they’re called “Cowboy Cadillacs” now.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.7 65.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
63.2 62.5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 43.6
Front Head Room (in)
41 40.8
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Hip Room (in)
63.2 64.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66 66.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
149 160
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
37.7 35.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.5 80
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.2 8.5
Overhang, Front (in)
39.5 38.2
Cab to Axle (in)
36.9 39.9
Length, Overall (in)
237.4 250
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.2 8.5
Height, Overall (in)
78 78.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
57.5 65.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
76.3 81.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 66.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 21.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 66.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51 50.5
Tailgate Width (in)
- 60.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.1 14.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 14.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 34
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Re-Circulating Ball
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.6 54.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
628 646
Rear Tire Size
LT275/70SR18 LT275/65SR18
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
7280 6830
Rear Tire Order Code
TCN TCH
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
628 646
Front Tire Size
LT275/70SR18 LT275/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TCN TCH
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
7280 6830
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11220 12900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1140 1290
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1140 1290
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
11400 12900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11400 12900
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11400 12900
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
18300 19500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
5000 4250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3580 3456
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9000 10000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6000 6340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2861 2604
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730 750
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 200
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 4000 430 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
EZC 996
Displacement
5.7 L/345 6.2 L/379
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
383 @ 5600 385 @ 5750
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-8
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.17
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Model
None None
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.34
Trans Order Code
DFP 44S
Trans PTO Access
No No
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ram 2500 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab SD Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 6200
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Other
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
5000 5250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 3.73
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 4250
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 6340
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- --
Rollover Rating

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