2018 Ram 2500 vs. Its Competition

2018 Ram 2500
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Full-size pickup buyers are a loyal bunch; heavy-duty truck buyers are even more allegiant.

The Ford F-250 is the freshest of the bunch and boasts the best steering and the strongest engines, albeit with an odd look and an interior that’s still a bit industrial.

Chevy and GMC have especially strong engines and a refined interior, too, making their largely identical Silverado and Sierra Heavy Duty trucks worth a serious look, too.

Just don’t get too caught up in the debate over what truck has the highest towing rating—they’re all amazingly overbuilt.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
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2018 Ford Super Duty2018 Ford Super Duty F-250
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2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD
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2018 Toyota Tundra2018 Toyota Tundra
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Quick Specs
6.3
The 2018 Ram 2500 balances style, comfort, and capability very well.
6.8
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD stakes its claim on a workaday pickup that won’t look dated in 10 years.
7.3
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.
7.5
The 2018 GMC Sierra HD would be at home at any jobsite. Likely found in the foreman’s lot, we suspect.
5.5
The 2018 Toyota Tundra offers a strong V-8 engine and good advanced safety tech, but it comes up short in terms of fuel efficiency and interior quality.
MSRP From    
$33,045$34,400$33,150$35,000$34,370
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box2WD Reg Cab 133.6" Work TruckXL 2WD Reg Cab 8' Box2WD Reg Cab 133.6"SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L (SE)
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
33336
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Regular CabRegular Cab PickupSD Regular CabReg Cab PickupDouble Cab
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2018 Ram 2500 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD2018 Ram 2500 vs. 2018 Ford Super Duty F-2502018 Ram 2500 vs. 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD2018 Ram 2500 vs. 2018 Toyota Tundra