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2022 Ford F-250 vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Review

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2022 Ford
F-250

MSRP*: $38,445 to $89,080
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2022 RAM
1500

MSRP*: $36,500 to $78,790
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Invoice* $33,202 to $80,737 $31,817 to $66,164
MPG - City Info not available 10 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 14 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 6 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 65.4 - 78.5 ft3 53.9 - 61.5 ft3
Engine
  • 430-hp, 7.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 475-hp, 6.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 702-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T, 6-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 385 - 475 hp 260 - 702 hp
Towing Capacity 12,300 - 15,000 lbs 6,120 - 8,280 lbs
Exterior Length 231.8 - 266.2 in 228.9 - 241.8 in
Exterior Width 80.0 in 82.1 - 88.0 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 33.5 - 43.6 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.6 - 45.2 in
Head Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 40.3 - 40.4 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 1500 than in the Ford F-250. The Ford F-250 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford F-250 or the RAM 1500, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford F-250 and the RAM 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford F-250 is much slimmer than the RAM 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford F-250, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500.

Handling
The Ford F-250 has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford F-250 is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The Ford F-250 has a little more horsepower than the RAM 1500.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford F-250 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Utility
The Ford F-250 offers a little more seating capacity than the RAM 1500, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. You'll be able to haul more material in the Ford F-250 than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The Ford F-250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.