North Georgia Ford Compares 2019 Ford Super Duty F-350 DRW VS 2019 Ram HD Near Chatsworth, GA

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2019 Ford Super Duty F-350 DRW

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2019 Ram HD

Safety Comparison

The rear seatbelts optional on the F-Super Duty Crew Cab inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Ram HD doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The F-Super Duty (except XL/XLT)’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The Ram HD doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

Both the F-Super Duty and the Ram HD have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available four-wheel drive, collision warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 26 percent more Ford dealers than there are Ram dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the F-Super Duty’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

The F-Super Duty has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The Ram HD doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the truck’s engine.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the F-Super Duty first among large heavy duty pickups in their 2018 Initial Quality Study. The Ram HD isn’t in the top three in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Ram vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 3 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ram is ranked 8th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Ram vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 16th in reliability. With 15 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ram is ranked 24th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Ram vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Ford 8 places higher in reliability than Ram.

Engine Comparison

The F-Super Duty’s 6.7 turbo V8 diesel produces 80 more horsepower (450 vs. 370) and 85 lbs.-ft. more torque (935 vs. 850) than the Ram HD 2500’s optional 6.7 turbo diesel. The F-Super Duty’s 6.7 turbo V8 diesel produces 50 more horsepower (450 vs. 400) than the Ram HD 3500’s optional 6.7 turbo diesel.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the F-450 Crew Cab’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Ram HD:

 

F-Super Duty

F-450 Crew Cab

HD

Front Rotors

14.3 inches

15.4 inches

14.2 inches

Rear Rotors

14.3 inches

15.75 inches

14.1 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The F-450’s wheels have 10 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Ram HD only has 8 wheel lugs per wheel.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The F-Super Duty 4x2’s independent front suspension is much lighter than the Ram HD’s solid front axle, which allows the F-Super Duty’s wheels to react more quickly and accurately to the road’s surface, improving both ride and handling.

The F-Super Duty offers optional vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Ram HD doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-Super Duty’s wheelbase is longer than on the Ram HD:

 

F-Super Duty

Ram HD

Extended Cab Standard Bed

148 inches

n/a

Extended Cab Long Bed

164.2 inches

n/a

Crew Cab Standard Bed

159.8 inches

149 inches

Crew Cab Long Bed

176 inches

169 inches

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Super Duty is 1.6 inches wider in the front and .2 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Ram HD.

For greater off-road capability the F-350 Regular Cab has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Ram HD 3500 Long Box Crew Cab (8.2 vs. 7.3 inches), allowing the F-Super Duty to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The F-450 Long Bed Crew Cab’s minimum ground clearance is .1 inch higher than on the Ram HD 2500 Long Box Regular Cab (8.6 vs. 8.5 inches).

Chassis Comparison

The Ford F-Super Duty may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 250 pounds less than the Ram HD.

Passenger Space Comparison

The F-Super Duty Regular Cab has 2.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Ram HD Regular Cab (64.6 vs. 62.5). The F-Super Duty Crew Cab has 7.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Ram HD Crew Cab (131.8 vs. 124.6).

The F-Super Duty Regular Cab has 1 inch more front headroom, 3 inches more front legroom and .8 inches more front shoulder room than the Ram HD Regular Cab.

The F-Super Duty Crew Cab has 3 inches more front legroom, .8 inches more front shoulder room, .6 inches more rear headroom, 3.4 inches more rear legroom, 2 inches more rear hip room and .3 inches more rear shoulder room than the Ram HD Crew Cab.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The F-Super Duty Regular Cab has a much larger cargo box than the Ram HD Regular Cab shortbed (78.5 vs. 74.7 cubic feet).

The F-Super Duty Crew Cab shortbed has a much larger cargo box than the Ram HD Crew Cab shortbed (65.4 vs. 57.5 cubic feet). The F-Super Duty Crew Cab longbed has a much larger cargo box than the Ram HD Crew Cab longbed (78.5 vs. 74.7 cubic feet).

The F-Super Duty’s cargo box is larger than the Ram HD’s in almost every dimension:

 

F-Super Duty Regular Cab

F-Super Duty Super Cab

Ram HD Regular Cab

Length (short/long)

98.1”

81.9”/98.1”

98.3”

Max Width

66.9”

66.9”

66.4”

Min Width

50.5”

50.5”

51”

Height

21.1”

21.1”

20.2”

The Ford F-Super Duty has a standard tailgate assist feature, which prevents the heavy tailgate from falling with a crash and causing injury. It allows adults and children to easily open and close the tailgate with one hand to better facilitate loading and unloading. Tailgate assist costs extra on the Ram HD.

The F-Super Duty has stake post holes, to allow the containment of tall, light loads. The Ram HD doesn’t offer stake post holes.

Ergonomics Comparison

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the F-Super Duty’s available exterior keypad (not available on F-Super Duty XL). The Ram HD doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its extra cost 9-1-1 Call can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

The F-Super Duty’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Ram HD’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Recommendations Comparison

Motor Trend selected the F-Super Duty as their 2017 Truck of the Year. The Ram HD has never been chosen.

The Ford F-Series outsold the Ram Pickup by 69% during 2018.

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