2021 Ram 2500 vs. Its Competition

2021 Ram 2500
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Heavy-duty trucks are best from Detroit and options abound.

The Ram most often competes against General Motors and Ford but tops all three in interior quality.

Ford has a slight edge in available powertrains, and GM’s trucks have exceptional tech including dozens of available cameras.

It’s a close contest, but we give a slight nod to the Ram 2500.

If regular towing isn’t part of your routine, consider the Ram 1500 full-size truck that has more available engines, better gas mileage, and doesn’t block the sun.

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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
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2021 Ford Super Duty2021 Ford Super Duty F-250
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2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD
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2021 Ram 1500 TRX2021 Ram 1500Get Your Price
Quick Specs
6.5
The ginormous 2021 Ram heavy-duty lineup reports for work, home, weekend, and hauling detail all at the same time.
6.3
Big, bold, and massively capable with gas and diesel engines, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD gets the job done.
6.3
The 2021 Ford Super Duty lineup is impressively big–almost as big as the super-sized haulers themselves.
7.0
The 2021 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickup lineup is impressive in its capability and performance.
6.0
The 2021 Ram 1500 full-size pickup is heading in the right direction with just a couple of small detours.
MSRP From    
$35,020$35,300$34,230$36,200$32,795
Gas Mileage    
Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy10 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-8Gas V8Regular Unleaded V-8Gas V8Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box2WD Reg Cab 142" Work TruckXL 2WD Reg Cab 8' Box2WD Reg Cab 142"Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
33333
Passenger Doors    
N/ANAN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Regular CabRegular Cab PickupSD Regular CabRegular Cab PickupRegular Cab
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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