2021 Ford F-250 vs Ram 2500

Pickup trucks get stuff done. It’s what they’re made for. It’s what they do. Two of the finest in the heavy-duty pickup truck class are the 2021 Ford F-250 vs. 2021 Ram 2500. These two beasts can do essentially anything you ask of them. So, which one is right for you? Hopefully, our team at Friendly Ford can help answer this question.

We believe one of these two trucks is the better option for drivers in Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, NY. We’ll tell you at the end. Keep reading below to find out some of the best features of each of these trucks!

Quick Facts

Ford F-250

Ram 2500

Base Horsepower

385 HP

410 HP

Available Engines

Up to a 7.3-liter V8

Up to a 6.4-liter V8




Number of Seats

Up to 6

Up to 6

A Battle of Engines

Both of these great trucks pack some serious power beneath their hoods. The F-250 standard powertrain is a 6.2L V6 engine that puts out 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, while the Ram’s standard engine is a tad more powerful. Still, it’s the available engines where the F-250 really shines. The available turbo-diesel V8 in the F-250 has a 10-speed transmission and puts out 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque.

The standard 6.4L V8 in the Ram 2500 puts out a little more power at 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque as well as offers a great optional turbo-diesel V6 that produces 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque. It’s still a great engine but offers less than the engines of the F-250.

When it comes to maximum towing capacity, both trucks are essentially even with a maximum towing capacity of each vehicle reaching 20,000 pounds when properly equipped. Although the peak performance is nearly the same, we believe the Ford F-250 gives slightly better engine options that help set it apart from the Ram 2500.

Enticing Interior Features All Around

Both of these fantastic trucks are full of incredible features, that’s true. With either option, you’ll get the opportunity to experience luxury at its finest. When it comes to standard features, though, we think the F-250 has the slight edge. The convenience of the standard SYNC® system is a beauty to behold. It will give you nearly full access to phone calls, music, and more!

When it comes to available features, the Ram 2500 is no slouch. It comes with an available Digital Rearview Mirror that features an LCD monitor that provides a real-time video stream from a rear-facing camera. It also offers an available 900-watt Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System that features 17 speakers.

Still, we believe features on the F-250, such as the available SYNC® 3 upgraded infotainment system, the available wireless charging pad, and the available upfitter switches located in an overhead console that give easy access to accessories such as a winch, lights, strobes, and two-way radio, ultimately give the F-250 the edge.

2021 Ford F-250 vs 2021 Ram 2500: A Verdict

So, there you have it. You now know what these trucks are capable of and what it may be like behind the wheel. You know the power. You know the technology. Ultimately, both trucks are great options for drivers in the Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, NY, areas. That being said, we at Friendly Ford think the 2021 Ford F-250 may be the better pick.

To see if you agree, schedule a test drive today!