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[Intro] [3/4-Ton Unloaded] [3/4-Ton Loaded] [1-Ton Unloaded] [1-Ton Loaded] [F-450] [Diesel v Gas Comparison]

Part 1: Introduction to the 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout
[Intro] [Detailed Truck Specs] [Dodge] [General Motors] [Ford] [Squat Test]

Part 3: Hill Climbs
[Intro] [3/4-Ton 7% Grade] [1-Ton 7% Grade] [Diesel v Gas Comparison 7% Grade]
[3/4-Ton 15% Grade] [1-Ton 15% Grade] [Diesel v Gas Comparison 15% Grade]

[F-450 All Grades] [Summary]

Three-Quarter-Ton SRW Crew Cab Short-Bed 4x4 Gas Pickups

There was a side benefit that came from testing the three-quarter-ton trucks on the level surface at MPG. Using Ford's two-mile long straightaway, we were able to capture speed and times up to 90-mph, even though the distance required to hit this mark took over a quarter-mile. You'll see this extra data in the bar graphs and tables below.

Gear Ratios:

  2007 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4 5-speed 545RFE 2008 Ford F-250
FX4 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 5-speed 5R110
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE Crew Cab 4x4 6-speed 6L90HD
Rear Axle Ratio 3.73 4.30 3.73
First: 3.00 3.11 4.03
Second: 1.67 2.22 2.36
Third: 1.00 1.55 1.53
Fourth: .75 1.00 1.15
Fifth: .67 .71 .85
Sixth: - - .67

Testing Conditions:

Location: Ford's Michigan Proving Grounds (Romeo, MI), elevation 970 feet
Conditions: Weather: Dry, Sunny
Temperature: 72 - 81 F
Windspeed: 11.5 - 17.3 MPH (WNW-NNW)
Humidity: 28 - 51 %

Three-Quarter-Ton Test Results - Without Trailer:



Three-Quarter-Ton 1/4-Mile Without Trailer Summary
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 5.7-L V8 4x4 SRW 5-speed auto 3.73 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 6.8-L V10 4x4 5-speed auto 4.30 2007 GMC Sierra 2500 Crew Cab 6.0-L V8 4x4 6-speed auto 3.73
0 to 30 mph
3.28 s
3.33 s
3.22 s
0 to 40 mph
4.69 s
5.00 s
4.77 s
0 to 50 mph
6.71 s
7.14 s
6.41 s
0 to 60 mph
9.23 s
9.71 s
8.60 s
0 to 70 mph
11.94 s
13.22 s
11.19 s
0 to 80 mph
15.19 s
17.69 s
14.02 s
0 to 90 mph
21.44 s
23.04 s
18.10 s
1/4-Mile Time
16.96 s
17.45 s
16.63 s
1/4-Mile Speed
82.95 mph
79.53 mph
86.77 mph
       

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