2020 Ram 3500 vs 2020 Ford F-350

2020 Ram 3500 vs 2020 Ford F-350

Some people buy a truck for looks. Some people buy trucks because they know they have a job to do, and it takes a hard-working pickup truck to get that work done. Whether that job is professional or a hobby, pickup trucks have long been one of the most popular vehicles on the road. Light duty and half-ton pickups can be seen just about everywhere, but for the most part, customers stop at the Ram 1500 or Ford F-150 and don’t get anything bigger.

For serious truck owners, Ram and Ford have both made bigger, stronger pickup trucks to deal with the really tough jobs. Farmers, construction workers, trailer pullers and so many more need the power only Heavy-Duty or Super-Duty can provide. For Ram, that comes in the form of the 2020 Ram 3500, and for Ford, that equivalent is the Ford F-350. Both trucks are durable, powerful pickup truck icons, but which one is really a better value? Use the chart that follows to help you decide. The chart uses figures that represent available features and options

2020 Ram 3500 


2020 Ford F-350 

$35,195  Starting MSRP  $35,220 
$67,500  Maximum MSRP  $86,780 
17-Speaker Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio  Sound System  10-Speaker B&O® Premium Audio 
74.cu.ft Plus RamBox® Cargo Management System   Maximum Box Cargo Volume  78.5 cu. Ft. 

Comparison Analysis

Price may not be everything, especially when it comes to the starting MSRP for the two vehicles, but the price tag for the Ford offering rises substantially for every option that gets tacked on beyond the base trim. Popular trim level names like the King Ranch® on the Ford F-350 have both big followings and big price tags. Now that Ram has increased in popularity at the 1500/150 class, it would come as no surprise if the 3500/350 segment were to become overrun with Ram trucks soon too.

The interior quality of each includes too many variables to say one is definitively better than the other, but those who want a high-quality sound system with take the Ram option over the Ford. This is due to the greater number of speakers and the quality of cabin materials being tuned to keeping out road noise and other sounds, so you get the most out of an upgraded sound option. A larger volume bed may sound better, but the RamBox® cargo management system that comes with the 2020 Ram 3500 allows owners to better organize cargo space and reduce the need for a mounted toolbox.

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