The 2014 Ford F-250 and Ram 2500 are both highly functional full size trucks that will put in a solid day's work without any hassles. Yet the F-250 edges out the Ram 2500 when the two are pitted against one another. Below, we explain exactly why the F-250 is one of the best trucks on the market.


The Ford F-250 comes in regular cabs, four door extended cabs (the SuperCab) and a four-door crew cab. The crew cab has four full-size doors while the extended cab has rear hinged rear doors. Each can be bought with the regular 6.8 foot bed or a longer 8 foot bed. Only the regular cab can be purchased with a long bed. Trim levels are base XL, midlevel XLT, the Lariat, the luxurious King Ranch and the luxurious Platinum.

The Ram 2500 is also sold in several different versions. There are two door trims, four door trims, Crew Cabs and Mega Cabs. Crew Cabs have differing bed sizes while Mega Cabs have spacious cabins but small beds. Two door cabs come in either SLT or Tradesman trims. Crew Cabs are sold in the following trims: SLT, Tradesman, Longhorn and Laramie. Mega Cabs are sold in SLT, Longhorn and Laramie.

ford f250 vs ram 2500 vehicle comparison 


The 2014 Ford F-250 has a 6.2 liter 8 cylinder engine powered by gasoline. It has 385 horses and 405 pound feet of torque. There is also a 400 horsepower 6.7 liter turbocharged engine with 8 cylinders and 800 pound feet of torque. This is powered by diesel fuel. There is a six-speed automatic with both rear and four wheel drive offered. It hits 60 mph in a solid 8.9 seconds and hits a quarter mile in only 16.4 seconds. The Ford F-250 brakes from 60 mph in only 136 feet. It can tow 14,000 pounds and up to 16,800 with fifth wheel towing. Average fuel economy is 10 mpg. 

The Ram 2500 has a new 8 cylinder engine with 6.4 liters, 410 horses and 429 pound feet of torque. Its engine is only powered by gasoline which will be a turn off for those who desire the option to drive a diesel powered truck. It can tow five tons and all the way up to 18,000 pounds when the new fifth wheel trailer connection is in use.


The F-250 offers a very quiet ride with just about no sound from the road or the wind. Even diesel powered F-250s are incredibly quiet, a rare and important feat to point out. It takes on the roughest of roads with ease, keeping passengers comfortable and happy. The Ram 2500 comes with a new coil spring rear suspension and a rear air suspension is optional.


The Ford F-250's features include lockable bins, a 40/20/40 split front bench seat, a 12 volt power outlet and a 110 volt power outlet. There is also a big multifunction display that empowers drivers to customize vehicle settings and shows fuel efficiency, towing and trip information. The Lariat trims and those above have the MyFord Touch infotainment system along with a SD card slot, two USB ports and an eight inch touchscreen to control the vehicle's navigation features, climate functions, phone, and entertainment options.

The Ram 2500 Crew Cabs have power everything while the regular cabs' windows, doors and locks are manually controlled. The Tradesman has air conditioning, cruise control, power heated mirrors, a tilt steering wheel and a six speaker stereo system. SLT trims have features like chrome exterior trim, keyless entry, a power sliding back window, a five-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity.

Want to test drive the 2014 Ford F-250?  Stop by your Mechanicsburg Ford dealership or give us a call at (877) 506-0354.


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