Ram’s 2500 Tradesman



Ram’s 2500 Tradesman

Reese Pawlowski, Staff Writer

The fight between Ram and Ford is very competitive, but Ram stands out, winning the MotorTrend’s truck of the year award three years in a row. Although Ford is a very good truck brand and has many awards itself, these brands are very similar. Ford offers four different luxury trim options which I favor myself but Rams options are far better. The  Ram’s standard 2021 Ram 2500 starts at just $37,595 which is comparable in price to its Ford competitor which leads to a hard decision for most people.

Ram’s 2500 Tradesman

There are many reasons to pick Ram. Firstly, you get a lot more for your money in the RAM 2500. It’s the larger truck so you can both add more to the bed in overall weight. The interior also excels when it comes to comfort. The 2021 Ram 2500 comes with a 410-horsepower 6.4-liter eight-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine also produces 429 pound-feet of torque. This heavy-duty pickup truck comes standard with features such as a massive eight-foot truck bed, convenient 40/20/40-split bench seat, durable vinyl seats and flooring, a two-speaker Uconnect audio system with a five-inch display screen, and Bluetooth. 

There is no need to worry about safety, they have you covered. This truck is designed to keep you and your passengers safe throughout all climates. This truck comes with an advanced airbag safety system, a rearview camera with dynamic gridlines, a convenient 360-degree camera system, forward-collision monitoring, and blind-spot monitoring acting as your second set of eyes on the road. 

Towing with these trucks will be very similar but the big difference is that the Ram will have the 8-speed transmission, while the Ford still has the original 6-speed transmission. The Ram 2500 will also be able to tow 1,820 more pounds than the f-250. While towing, Ram made new Frequency Response Damping shocks which help this truck absorb more bumps in the road making it a  more smooth ride.

All in all, both of these trucks are very similar but without surprise, the Ram 2500 has beaten Ford F-250 in almost every category. Whether using this for a work truck or a family car, it will satisfy you for any need.


Ram’s interior