Someone Gets Owned: Dodge Ram 1500 vs Ford F-350

What is it about pitting the meanest and best trucks against each other in tug of war contests? Is it the thrill of seeing which truck can perform the best? Well, if it is – then there is probably no better match than a Dodge Ram 1500 pitted up against the likes of a Ford F-350. On the surface, it looks like anything but a fair fight – but the truth is, the fight was finished before it even started. Everyone knows that Ford makes some of the best heavy duty pick-ups in the world.

Prized for their powerful drive train, excellent transmissions, and the highly valued Powerstroke turbo diesel engine, it’s an easy favorite of crowds and drivers alike. However, light duty pick-ups such as the Dodge Ram 1500 tend to get overlooked. Too quickly thought of as simply stuck in the world of casual driving and light duty workloads.

Light duty trucks such as the Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram 1500 are built to many of the same standards that their bigger brothers are made. No manufacturer wants to release a weak powered truck as their entry line pick-up. And especially Dodge, which has a reputation to uphold.

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The first part is affordability. For an entry level pick-up, it’s priced to fit a budget. And it’s standard equipped engine – the 3.6L Pentastar V6 – has a lot of fo