Ram 5500HD vs Ford F-550 – 2018 Comparison
They’re powerful, durable, and can help you get any tough job done. When searching for a commercial truck, the 2018 Ram 5500HD and 2018 Ford F-550 stand the toughest of tests. These chassis cabs are well-built and ready to take on your project in Cassville, Mt. Union, and Huntingdon. Price Motor Sales has put together this comprehensive comparison of the Ram 5500HD vs. Ford F-550 to describe some of the key features offered in each truck.
Ram 5500HD vs Ford F-550 Performance
Performance matters with these commercial trucks. In the Ram 5500HD, you’ll find a 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine, which generates 429 lb-ft of torque. The available 6.7L Cummins® High Output Turbo Diesel offers a powerful 750 lb-ft of torque. The F-550 has three engines, including the 6.8L Triton V10, which puts out 424 lb-ft torque, a bit off the pace of the 6.4L HEMI® Ram engine. The most powerful engine torque wise in the F-550 is the 6.7L V8 turbo diesel, which puts out 750 lb-ft of torque. Regardless of the engine chosen, you’ll be able to get any project complete.
2018 Ram vs 2018 Ford Towing and Power
Towing is an important part of daily life when behind the wheel of the 5500HD. The heavy-duty flat frame with 34-inch rail spacing puts all components outside the main upfit areas. The rear frame steel strength checks in at 50,000 psi. The F-550 also carries a frame rail yield strength of 50,000 psi, making both trucks competitive in this segment. The available dual fuel tank capacity of 74 gallons comes in handy with the 2018 Ram 5500HD, and the diesel oil change intervals of up to 15,000 miles means this truck can last longer and be stronger between maintenance. The diesel max trailer weight rating checks in around 31,000 lbs., while the F-550 also checks in around 31,000 lbs. when it comes to fifth wheel towing.
Tech and Interior Amenities
Be outfitted with the best technology available, so you don’t have to miss a beat when at the worksite. The Ram 5500 HD comes with Radio 3.0, a system that has a media hub and USB port to recharge your phone or other device. The available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio comes with a 1-year subscription included. The driver information display is a 7-inch cluster that keeps you informed of what’s happening on the roadways. The F-550 also has SiriusXM® technology, and offers the helpful SYNC® 3 system, with voice activated technology and a responsive touchscreen. Another convenient feature in the Ram 5500HD is the available Wi-Fi Hotspot, with 4G LTE, which helps keep you connected at all times.
2018 Ram 5500HD vs 2018 Ford F-550: The Decision
Now warmed with this valuable information, make your decision regarding which commercial truck is right for you. With its performance options, towing power and interior amenities, the 2018 Ram 5500HD makes a great choice for Cassville, Mt. Union, and Huntingdon drivers. Come see the full inventory of this standout commercial truck at Price Motor Sales today!