2021 Ford F-250 vs Ram 2500
Your next new heavy-duty pickup promises endless capability on the streets. Only one question remains: Will you choose the 2021 Ford F-250 or the 2021 Ram 2500? The roads of Pensacola, Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach, FL, await with endless adventure!
From towing might to powerful engines, explore these trucks in detail and decide which one serves your needs best. Reach out to our team at World Ford Pensacola for more information.
2021 F-250 vs Ram 2500: Truck Performance Specs
Truck drivers love to customize the perfect vehicle, and it all starts with your pick of engines. With three engines offered with the 2021 F-250 and two available for the Ram 2500, you can tailor your pickup to meet your unique driving needs: towing, off-roading, and efficiency.
If you are headed off the roads, though, only the Ford F-250 offers an available Tremor Off-Road Package. It includes a 2-inch front lift and a revised front air dam to keep you higher off the ground. Other features include:
- 35-inch tires
- Extended axle vent tubes
- Limited-slip front and locking rear differentials
- Rock Crawl and Trail Control™ modes
The package also supplies your F-250 with axles designed to handle deeper water. With a water fording depth of 33 inches, you can take your adventures through streams or flooded roadways. While the Ram 2500 is certainly off-road capable, it lacks a similar package dedicated to the task.
How Much Can the Ford F-250 and Ram 2500 Tow?
The best trucks can tow heavy loads, and the Ford F-250 and Ram 2500 are no exception. You can hitch up even the largest camper trailer and see these pickups perform among the best.
For towing, we recommend their available diesel engines. The 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel in the Ford F-250 generates up to 1,050 lb-ft of torque for excellent towing ability. The diesel powertrain in the Ram 2500 clocks in with 850 lb-ft of torque, which is a solid total, but it’s still behind the Ford.
For this reason, the F-250 ekes out a close win in terms of towing capacity. It tows up to 22,800 pounds when properly equipped. By contrast, when the Ram 2500 is properly equipped, it tops out with a max towing capacity of 20,000 pounds.
Safety on the Streets: Driver-Assistive Technology
The 2021 F-250 and Ram 2500 take your safety behind the wheel seriously. The Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite and its Ram counterpart offer a wide selection of driver-assistive features.
The available Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking—which can be found in both trucks—uses sensors and cameras to detect when your truck is too close to the vehicle ahead. It can warn you to slow down and even help apply the brakes if you don’t respond in time.
The Ford truck has some segment-exclusive features, though, that you won’t find in the Ram. Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ is an available feature that lets you control the path of your trailer as you reverse. Simply turn the dashboard knob to the right or left in the direction you want the trailer to go.
The Ram 2500 comes with a similar feature—the 360° Surround View Camera with Trailer Reverse Guidance View system—that makes reversing easier by projecting a view on your center display screen. However, this system can’t adjust your reversing path with your trailer. The F-250’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ feature can.
Ford F-250 vs Ram 2500: The Verdict
While the 2021 Ford F-250 and Ram 2500 are capable pickup trucks, there is no doubt the F-250 runs the gamut when it comes to performance and safety. If you value these qualities, we hope you will schedule a test drive at World Ford Pensacola.
Get out on the roads in the F-250 for yourself. With some time behind the wheel, you can see whether it has everything your Pensacola, Crestview, or Fort Walton Beach, Florida, drives need!