Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble,Texas (serving Kingwood, Atascocita, and greater Houston area) knows that you rely on your truck to get the job done and to get it done right. We compared the top three heavy duty trucks for engine performance, towing capacity, interior, technology and safety. The top three included are the 2013 Ford Super Duty, 2013 RAM 2500, and the 2013 Silverado 2500HD.
Ford’s Super Duty wins the first challenge on engine capability with 385 horsepower and 400 foot pounds of torque. The RAM is close behind with 383 horsepower and 400 foot pounds of torque with the Silverado in last place at 360 horsepower and 380 foot pounds of torque.
The reason you’re looking at buying crew cab over a regular cab is so you and your passengers can enjoy more room, right? So why not pick the truck that has the most room? Comparing the three puckups, the Ford Super Duty wins the challenge. It has more head, shoulder, hip, and legroom than both the RAM and Silverado.
For the towing capacity the RAM and F-250 are extremely close, with the RAM 2500 towing up to 14,350 lbs and the F-250 at 14,000 lbs. The Chevy Silverado come in last place again with only 13,000 pounds. The Super Duty beats both the RAM and the Silverado with a maximum payload of 3,640 pounds. According to Car & Driver, “Ford’s mammoth Super Duty pickup proves that towing and hauling can be a comfortable and stylish affair.”
Ford wows in the technology sector with SYNC and available MyFord Touch, rear camera and back up assist. RAM offers their available Uconnect system that has Bluetooth and streaming music. The 2013 Silverado doesn’t offer any infotainment system but has plans for their 2014 model.
Overall these trucks are all pretty safe, however according to Chrysler their is a recall of over 1200 RAM 2500 & 3500 trucks due to an exterior lighting system problem that can reduce the driver’s visibility and blind oncoming traffic.
The heavy duty pickup truck segment has fierce competition, however the F-250 Super Duty emerges as a clear winner. Now that you know… Drive, compare and decide for yourself!