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Commercial trucks are often vital to running a business, but a lot of thought and preparation has to go into every purchase. That’s where our truck research comes in. If you are still determining which heavy-duty pickup has the capabilities and features you need, this page comparing two of the most popular new commercial vehicles-The 2017 Ram 3500 and Ford F-350-can help.
Both of these heavy-duty full-sized picks are available with tough gasoline V8 engines and turbo diesels, but most of our customers prefer the Ram 3500’s Cummins® inline-six. Perfect for towing RVs, horse trailers, and just about everything else, the incredible torque of this engine provides equally incredible strength.
|Model||Engine||Horsepower||Torque||Max Towing||Max Payload|
|2017 Ram 3500||6.7L Turbo Diesel I6||385 HP||900 lb.-ft.||31,210 lbs.||6,720 lbs.|
What else makes the Ram 3500 hundred unique from the Ford F-350?
The Ram 3500 and Ford F-350 are both sold with two bed sizes: a massive 8-ft. bed or a standard-sized “short” bed. However, only the Ram 3500 is available with the RamBox®. This class-exclusive cargo management system includes:
The Ram 3500 is also available with features like a cargo-view camera, and factory-built upfits like a toolbox upfit and service capsule upfit that can be used with the 3500 pick-up, rather than requiring a chassis cab like most upfit options on the Ford F-350.
The 2017 Ram 3500 is sold as a two-door regular cab, four-door crew cab, or four-door extended crew cab called the Mega Cab, but the crew cab is generally the most popular. Likewise, the Ford F-350 comes in three cab sizes as well. However, we were most impressed by the options provided by the Ram 3500.
Available Ram 3500 interior features include:
Our Ram 3500 overview page provides more details on the many features provided by this heavy-duty pickup.
The Ram 3500 has an MSRP of $33,245, making it more affordable from the start than the new Ford F-350, which starts at $33,705 MSRP*.
A truck is only as tough as the steel it’s built from, which is why we prefer the Best-in-Class 50,000-PSI hydroformed steel of the Ram 3500 to that of the Ford F-350. The strong construction ensures that your new Ram heavy-duty truck can stand up to more. On top of that, each new Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickup includes an unsurpassed 5-year/100,000-mile diesel powertrain warranty, with best-in-class oil change intervals of 15,000 miles.
Need more convincing? Fill out the information request form on our commercial vehicle department page, or stop into our dealership in Indianapolis to take one of our Ram 3500 models for a test drive. A commercial truck expert will be on hand to answer any of your questions.