2017 Ram 2500 vs. Its Competition

2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2017 Ram 2500 is most often shopped against its crosstown rivals from Ford and General Motors.

Ford's Super Duty is all new for 2017, the first time in more than a decade.

The Ford is more refined, and can be equipped with a 49-gallon diesel tank in certain configurations for ultra-long hauling.

The General Motors twins, Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD, are a little sharper than the Ram, and feature an available DuraMax diesel engine that is expected to offer more than 800 lb-ft of torque when its announced later.

Both offerings from Nissan and Toyota aren't heavy-duty trucks in terms of capability, but can look the part if owners aren't willing to lose some ride comfort for more hauling capacity.

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Engine   
Regular Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V8
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Style Name   
Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box2WD Reg Cab 133.6" Work TruckXL 2WD Reg Cab 8' Box2WD Reg Cab 133.6"
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
3333
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Body Style   
Regular CabRegular Cab PickupSD Regular CabReg Cab Pickup
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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