When you’re trying to find a reliable heavy-duty pickup truck in Marion, IN, you’re probably considering the 2023 Ford F-250 and the 2023 RAM 2500. Both vehicles have plenty to offer, but only one has what it takes to keep up with your daily responsibilities. Let’s take the time to compare these trucks side by side so you make the best decision based on what you’re looking for in a vehicle. Once you’ve decided which vehicle you want, stop by the Hunter Ford dealership, and our team can help you through the car-buying process.
The Ford F-250 has been completely redesigned for the 2023 model year and features new upgrades from its tires to its revitalized engines. The F-250 also revamped its interior and exterior, including the brand’s signature “C-Clamp” lighting and a redesigned dashboard with a new digital instrument cluster and an infotainment display as large as 12.0 inches. The trims on the F-250 were also updated and received changes like the four-wheel drive is now standard on the XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trim levels, while rear-wheel drive remains standard on the CL trim level.
The RAM 2500 also welcomed some updates, like the debut of the Rebel trim, which features an electronically locking rear differential, lifted suspension, and skid plates. The Rebel is also available as a diesel or a gasoline powertrain and comes standard with four-wheel drive. A new 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster is available on the RAM 2500, and a digital rearview mirror with side camera integration. New trailering technology, such as Trailer Reverse Steering Control, simplifies tedious driving maneuvers.
The F-250 has various powerful powertrain options, such as the base engine, a 430-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine with 485 lb-ft of torque. The three other available powertrain options include:
A smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission is available on all the engines. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is available. No matter which engine you choose for the F-250, you’ll receive impressive towing capabilities and secure driving capabilities.
The F-250 has the ability to tow up to 23,000 pounds when properly equipped. This truck has two available bed sizes – a 6-foot-9-inch short bed and an 8-foot long bed.
The RAM 2500 has two powertrain options:
The RAM 2500 comes standard with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, while four-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission are available.
When properly equipped, the RAM 2500 can tow up to 20,000 pounds. The RAM 2500 has two bed options, including a 6-foot-4-inch and 8-foot bed.
Depending on the seat configuration, the F-250 can seat between three people in the Regular Cab models and up to six people in the Extended Cab (SuperCab) and Crew Cab models. The interior comes standard with vinyl upholstery and manually adjustable front seats, but as the option on select trim levels, add heated rear seats, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats with power adjustments, and more. The F-250 is spacious and provides plenty of head and legroom no matter where you sit. Visibility on this truck is also impressive, and there are also options for cameras and sensors. The infotainment system on the F-250 is also easy to operate, with crisp graphics, physical knobs, and buttons, and quick response times.
Similarly to the F-250, the RAM 2500 also has a variety of cab configurations available and can seat between three to six people. Vinyl or cloth upholstery is standard, along with manually adjustable seats, while heated front seats, leather upholstery, and more are optional. The RAM 2500 also has a sleek touchscreen and intuitive technology features.
The 2023 Ford F-250 shines bright with a large amount of space, powertrain options and capabilities, and easy-to-use features. So, when you’re ready to get behind the wheel of this heavy-duty pickup truck, stop by the Hunter Ford dealership, and our team can show you all that this truck is capable of. Our dealership is located at 1430 North Baldwin Avenue, Marion, IN, 46952. We look forward to your visit.