With more power and greater capability, Ford has done well with its 2020 Super Duty Ford F-350. Combined with its rugged style and frame, Ford’s Super Duty truck has achieved best-in-class ratings. The Ram 3500 offers similar capabilities, but Ford delivers on all levels. Let Brighton Ford give you a ride and you will see for yourself.
Starting price for the Super Duty F-350 ranges from $35,220 for the XL to $84,775 for the Limited edition. There is no shortage of horsepower and torque with its three available V-8 engines – in gasoline, a 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque or the new 7.3-liter V-8 that delivers 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. The third-choice power booster is optional in the F-350, but will surely catch your attention. The 6.7-liter with an updated V-8 Power Stroke turbo diesel engine, makes 475 hp and a hefty 1,050 lb-ft of torque. Available with every engine choice, is the all new, heavy-duty 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission that sends power to a permanent 4X4 AWD system. The new heavy-duty F-350 comes in 6 different trims- XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited.
The Ram 3500 is offered in five trim levels – the Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Longhorn, and the Limited. It is available as a crew cab or a regular cab, with multiple cab configurations, two bed lengths in either 6.4 feet or 8 feet, and rear or four-wheel drive. Three engines are available for the Ram 3500. A 410 hp 6.3-liter V-8 that makes 429 lb-ft of torque is standard power in all models. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel inline-six comes in two versions of diesel. One makes 370 horsepower and 850 lb ft of torque and the other is the 400 hp HO version that makes 1000 lb ft of torque. Both engines are matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. The diesel models are still noisier than the V-8 and don’t handle quite as well around town. This model is meant mainly for hauling and towing. Pricing ranges from $35,440 for the Tradesman to $63,445 for the Limited.
Ford offers a sharp design and practical layout. This truck offers a comfortable, spacious cab with supportive seats and many available conveniences; as well as, upgraded technology features to make your life easier. You can stay connected with the FordPass Connect by using your app; accessing features like start/stop, lock/unlock, remote start scheduling, vehicles location, fuel levels and mileage; in addition to being a Wi-Fi hotspot. Available SYNC helps you keep your eyes on the road by using your voice to activate the controls. All models except the base XL come standard with an 8.0-inch touch screen infotainment system that’s user friendly and features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You will feel safe and in control while on the road with Ford’s Co-Pilot360 technology. Ford offers available cooling seats, leather interior, and ambient lighting for added comfort and style.
The Ram offers a comfortable interior and modern design, with different interior materials and passenger space with each trim. The Ram offers an infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen. It features navigation, a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, five USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Most trim levels get standard front and rear parking sensors. An available group of safety options include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking with forward-collision warning and blind-spot monitoring.
Tremor and Towing Options
The first-ever Super Duty Tremor Off-Road Package upgrade is also new. It starts with a 2-inch front lift and shorter airdam, followed by 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires. If that is not enough, it also includes a returned suspension, upgraded shock absorbers, a locking rear differential, a limited-slip front differential, a rock-crawl mode, and low speed cruise control. Skid plates are also included. The Super Duty has also added two important options to its towing package – the improved Trailer Reverse Guidance, and the Pro-Trailer Backup Assist which will make reversing a trailer easier. The strongest Super Duty can lug a massive 37,000 pounds with a fifth wheel and gooseneck hitch, and haul 7,850 pounds.
The Ram 3500 offers a trailer brake controller in the Big Horn trim and an available load-leveling rear air suspension in the Longhorn trim. The Limited adds power-folding running boards and 20-inch wheels. With the Cummins HO that offers 1000 lb of torque, the Ram 3500 has a towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a maximum payload of 7,680 pounds. The standard V-8 can tow 14,370 pounds and haul 3,240 pounds.
If you want a truck that can do just about anything, the F-350 has it all. It improves upon its already top-rated performance with an expanded line of available engines, taking towing and power to the next level. It also adds style to its toughness as you drive around town and off the road. Come take a look at Brighton Ford.