If you are looking for a full-size truck, you are probably thinking of buying a Dodge Ram or a Ford. To help you make an objective decision, Auto Park professionals in Burlington, NJ, have prepared this Ram 3500 vs. Ford-350 review to help you. The new Dodge Ram 3500 comes with numerous design improvements, including heavy-duty airbag suspension.

Engine Features and Performance 

Since the maker knows that its die-hard customers value power, it offers a powerful 6.4 liter Hemi V-8 engine with 410 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. The Dodge Ram 3500 offers 383 horsepower on the 5.7L Hemi V-8 engine and 400 lb.-ft. of torque with an impressive towing capacity of up to 30,000 lbs. The 6.4 liter Hemi V-8 engine is considered the strongest engine in its class and although a costly option, the Hemi Engine can be redesigned to run on compressed natural gas.

The Ford-350 is available with two engines: 6.2 liter V-8 Gas FFV and a 6.2 liter Power Stroke V-8 Turbo Diesel engine that both churn 385 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque. The F-350 DRW 2-wheel regular Cab can tow up to 7,260 lbs. powered by its TorqueShift 6-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission. Ford says the 2014 Ford 350 has been redesigned to give a 20% improvement in fuel economy over its 2013 diesel engine, while the 6.2L gasoline V-8 engine saves you up to 15% of your fuel costs.

Though the Ford-350 has an equally higher cargo capacity, the Ram 3500 is clearly a leader given its wider cab that allows for more cargo space. In terms of towing capacity, the Ram 3500 is clearly the better option when it comes to pulling heavy loads. When measured based on the horsepower, the Ram is the winner, providing 410 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque compared to the Ford's 385 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque.

Safety Features

It can be difficult to say which of these vehicles is safer given they have similar safety functions. The 2014 Ram 3500 comes standard with six airbags and stability control assists, Brake Assist and Hill Assist. On the other hand, the Ford-350 comes with fully integrated Brake Controller, Standard Hill Start Assist which prevents the truck from rolling backward, and the Hill Descent Control. The driver safety features such as front, side and rear seat airbags are the things that reassure you of your safety once you step foot in the vehicle.

Interior and Exterior Features

The 2014 Ram stamps its authority as a tech-savvy vehicle with features such as the touch-screen navigation, Sirius Backseat TV, and conversational voice recognition and more. All the trims in the Ram 3500 family are fitted with a 40/20/40 split front bench seat, vinyl flooring, automatic on/off headlights, telescoping steering wheel, driver and cruise control, 6-speaker audio system and digital music players as well.

The Ford-350 comes with sway control - a smart technology that confirms the company's commitment to delivering the latest technology to its customers. The Ford-350 is engineered with infotainment functions to make your drive unique. LCD productivity screen and the Ford Sync plus MyFord Touch ensure that the driver is connected.

Price

The Ram 3500 is available in multiple trims and the Manufacturer Suggested Retail price (MSRP) starts at around the $30,000. The manufacture base price of the Ford-350 starts from around $32,125, being over $2,000 more than the cost of the Ram. When you are constrained by the amount of money that you have to spend and still need to find a powerful truck with an impressive package, the 2014 Ram 3500 from Auto Park in Burlington, NJ, area is just an awesome option.


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