Compare Ram 2500 vs the Competition


Explore How the New Ram 2500 Stacks Up Against the Competition

If you love the thought of a full-size truck, then you may have come across the Ram 2500 as a suggestion in your search. Indeed, the new Ram 2500 stands out as a proper heavy-duty pickup available for Thornton drivers, with better engine performance, a bigger towing capacity, a generous interior, and a broader lineup available in the Brandon Dodge on Broadway inventory.

With such packaging, it comes as no surprise that the new Ram 2500 always receives consideration from shoppers looking for a new truck. The comparison doesn't hurt and instead reveals where other trucks fall short against competition. Many of our Aurora customers want to see how the new Ram 2500 truck fairs against the competition, such as the Ford F-250 and Chevrolet Silverado 2500.


You get similar performance specifications with all three truck contenders. Ram rolls out the 2021 Ram 2500 pickup with a standard 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 gasoline engine, which churns out 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque when paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. You can also opt for a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel I6 engine, which delivers 370 horsepower alongside 850 pound-feet of torque. Ram will even pair you up with a six-speed automatic transmission and both front- and rear-wheel drivetrains available to enhance your Denver driving experience.

The Ford F-250 engine performance depends on the configuration you pick. The Ford trucks provide you with three powertrain options. You can choose a 385-horsepower, 6.2-liter gas V8 that pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission or a 475-horsepower, 6.7-liter diesel turbocharged V8 engine. The largest engine option for the F-250 remains the 7.3-liter gas V8 that churns out 430 horsepower.

The new Chevrolet Silverado 2500 sports numbers on a similar scale, depending on the engine selection. You can choose one of two engine options, including a 445-horsepower, 6.6-liter turbo diesel V8 or a 401-horsepower, 6.6-liter gas V8.

Towing and Hauling

Do you need to tow gear around Brighton? Choose a truck that you can trust, like the new Ram 2500 from Brandon Dodge on Broadway. The Ram 2500 truck achieves a maximum towing capacity of 19,330 pounds with a payload of 2,810 pounds if you choose the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel I6 engine. You can tow up to 17,220 pounds and deliver 3,690 pounds of payload with the 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine.

By comparison, the Ford truck reveals a maximum payload of 4,260 pounds if you opt for the SRW 4x2 truck with a regular cab and much less capacity with other configurations. The 2021 Silverado 2500 gives you more payload when you opt for the 6.6-liter gas engine, within the 3,965/3,979-pound range. However, you sacrifice 4,000 pounds of towing capacity when you opt for the gas engine over the diesel option.


From the base level, the new Ram 2500 has a six-seating capacity with enough passenger space for each seating position. The interior arrangement also appeals with its feature layout, which remains comfortable and logical to use for all Arvada drivers. Top of the line features made available in the Ram 2500 includes luxury and infotainment amenities like a folding rear bench seat, power-adjustable front seats, LATCH connectors, and synthetic leather and cloth upholstery. The Ram 2500 also offers the most speakers in the segment, with its available Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System.

On the exterior, the Ram 2500 boasts several cargo management options. You get a handy tailgate step, cargo lights, and RamBox in-built storage bins. The Ram truck's 60/40 split multifunction tailgate also improves your cargo loading experience.

The 2021 Ford Super Duty interior also runs a six-seating arrangement. It offers features like vinyl seats, manual single-zone air conditioning, and a folding bench seat at the base level. You can upgrade to a higher trim of the Ford truck to add amenities like steering wheel controls, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more. The 2021 Chevrolet 2500 provides similar interior features, with an optional leather-wrapped steering wheel available at the base level. You also have several upholstery options available for an upgraded driving experience. Like the Ram 2500, the Silverado 2500 offers cargo area lamps and a step that gets you into the bed easier.

Safety and Driver-Assistance

The Ram 2500 remains one of your best bets for the ultimate truck experience, with impressive safety and driver-assist features. Common for the segment, Ram unleashes safety features such as anti-lock brakes, stability control, and advanced airbags. The new Ram 2500 also features automatic emergency braking, active lane control, seatbelt pretensioners, and a surround-view camera system.

You can equip the Ram 2500 with the class-exclusive Adaptive Forward Lighting System that provides LED lamps that enhance your visibility by adjusting their angle. This technology does not come with either the Ford or Chevy trucks. An available ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist function further helps you maneuver your Ram truck into narrow parking spaces.

All three truck competitors offer blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert technology, and tech that maintains your stability when towing a trailer. The Chevy Silverado 2500 provides active safety and driver-assistance features, including front pedestrian braking, electronic stability control, and forward collision alert. The 2021 Ford F-250 also offers upgrades for the heavy-duty truck, including a Lane-Keeping Alert, Ford-Co-Pilot 360 safety suite, trailer cruise control, and adaptive cruise control.


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As one of the best-sellers in our books, the new Ram 2500 pickup makes a strong case as the best out of the full-size truck bunch. Our Ram truck sales experts at Brandon Dodge on Broadway can help guide you to the range of Ram 2500 trucks in our inventory and schedule that test-drive on your pick.

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