Ford F-350 vs. Ram 3500

Both the 2018 Ford F-350 and the Ram 3500 are designed for buyers who need a little more from their vehicle than a standard pickup can provide. They each offer incredible towing and hauling capacity, powerful engine options and a range of trim levels to choose from, so what is the best one to meet your needs?

Drivers in Canandaigua, Geneva and Rochester will know more about each of these heavy-duty pickup trucks with our 2018 Ford F-350 vs. Ram 3500 comparison.


A 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 with 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, or a turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V-8 with 450 horsepower and 935 pound-feet of torque are the options for the Ford F-350. Both engines transfer power to the rear wheels or all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. A dual rear-wheel axle is also available. With these options, the F-350 can handle just about any hauling or towing needs, and the fine-tuned suspension and steering ensure a smooth ride and responsive performance. Properly equipped, the F-350 can tow up to 21,000 pounds conventional or 32,000 pounds with a gooseneck hitch, and it can carry 14,000 pounds in the bed.

The Ram 3500 comes with a 5.7-liter gasoline V-8 that produces 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, but a 6.4-liter V-8 with 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque or a 6.7-liter diesel V-6 with 350 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque are also available. These engines transfer power to the front wheels or all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Properly equipped, the Ram 3500 can tow up to 31,210 pounds and carry 6,720 pounds in the bed.


The Ford F-350 comes with the Sync 3 interface, which features a large touchscreen for easy navigation and a pinch-to-zoom capability. It also uses Bluetooth audio streaming and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration for more entertainment options, as well as a sharp voice recognition system for distraction-free driving.

The Ram 3500 has an intuitive infotainment system as well, with large knobs and buttons for redundant controls. The large, crisp touchscreen also uses logically-arranged menu options and similar features to a smartphone for enhanced usability. It also pairs with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD radio and satellite radio for more entertainment.

Safety and Towing Features

An array of standard safety features to help with driving and towing can be equipped with the 2018 Ford F-350. A rearview camera, a removable locking tailgate, tailgate lift assist and manual front locking hubs are all included with the base model. Auto-dimming and integrated spotlights, side steps, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view camera and forward collision warning with brake support are a few of the available features.

The Ram 3500 can be equipped with many safety and towing features as well, such as an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic headlights, a load-leveling suspension, tow mirrors, parking sensors and an integrated trailer brake controller.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford F-350 at Friendly Ford

The choice between these two pickup trucks is a tough one, so we hope our 2018 Ford F-350 vs. Ram 3500 comparison helped you decide.

Drivers in Canandaigua, Geneva and Rochester will learn more about the 2018 Ford F-350 by visiting Friendly Ford. Schedule your test drives or stop by today!