Part 1: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
[Intro] [Truck Specs] [Dodge] [General Motors] [Ford] [Squat Test]

Part 2: Quarter-Mile Drags
[Intro] [3/4-Ton Unloaded] [3/4-Ton Loaded] [1-Ton Unloaded] [1-Ton Loaded] [F-450] [Diesel v Gas Comparison]

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]

One final item before we get to the good stuff.

We’d like to apologize to Chrysler for accidentally denting the rear bumper of the Dodge Ram 2500 while backing up to hitch a trailer. It’s the first time in ten years that PickupTruck.com has damaged a vehicle loaned to us by a manufacturer.

The Trucks:

Three-Quarter-Ton SRW Crew Cab Short-Bed 4x4 Specifications

 

2007 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT Quad Cab
4x4

2008 Ford F-250
FX4 Super Duty
Crew Cab 4x4

2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE Crew Cab 4x4

Rear Axle Ratio

3.73

4.30

3.73

Engine Type

HEMI V8 gas

Triton V10 gas

Vortec V8 gas

Displacement
(Liters / Cubic-Inches)

5.7 / 345

6.8 / 415

6.0 / 365

Horsepower

345 @ 5,600-rpm

362 @ 4,750-rpm

353 @ 5,400-rpm

Torque (lbs-ft)

375 @ 4,400-rpm

457 @ 3,250-rpm

373 @ 4,400-rpm

Compression Ratio

9.6:1

9.2:1

9.4:1

Transmission

545RFE ‘Orion’ 5-speed auto

5R110 ‘TorqShift’ 5-speed auto

6L90 Heavy Duty 6-speed auto

Fuel Capacity
(Gallons)

34

30.5

26

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating - GVWR
(Pounds)

9,000

9,600

9,200

Gross Combined Weight Rating - GCWR
(Pounds)

17,000

22,000

18,500

Measured Curb Weight
(Pounds)

6,180

7,420

6,120

Trailer Weight
(Pounds)

10,500

10,500

10,500

Tow Mirrors
Width x Height
(Square Inches)

60

58

55

Spotter Mirrors
Width x Height
(Square Inches)

12

26

25

Price As Tested

$43,925

$45,000 (est.)

$36,693


  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

One-Ton DRW Crew Cab Long-Bed 4x4 Specifications

 

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT Crew Cab 4x4

2007 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4

2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4

Rear Axle Ratio

3.73

4.10

3.73

Engine Type

Duramax V8

Cummins I6 diesel

Power Stroke V8 diesel

Displacement
(Liters / Cubic-Inches)

6.6 / 405

6.7 / 410

6.4 / 390

Horsepower

365 @ 3,200-rpm

350 @ 2,900-rpm

350 @ 3,000-rpm

Torque (lbs-ft)

660 @ 1,600-rpm

650 @ 1,500-rpm

650 @ 2,000-rpm

Compression Ratio

16.8:1

17.2:1

16.7:1

Transmission

T1000 Allison 6-speed auto

68RFE 6-speed auto

5R110 ‘TorqShift’ 5-speed auto

Fuel Capacity
(Gallons)

34

35

38

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating - GVWR
(Pounds)

11,400

10,100

11,500

Gross Combined Weight Rating - GCWR
(Pounds)

23,500

24,000

26,000

Measured Curb Weight
(Pounds)

7,500

7,600

8,590

Trailer Weight
(Pounds)

10,500

10,500

10,500

Tow Mirrors
Width x Height
(Square Inches)

55

60

58

Spotter Mirrors
Width x Height
(Square Inches)

25

12

26

Price As Tested

$48,750 (est.)

$47,700

$50,500 (est.)


  2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT Crew Cab 4x4 6-speed T1000 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4 6-speed 68RFE 2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 5-speed 5R110
Rear Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10 3.73
First: 3.10 3.23 3.11
Second: 1.81 1.84 2.22
Third: 1.41 1.41 1.55
Fourth: 1.00 1.00 1.00
Fifth: .71 .81 .71
Sixth: .61 .63 -

One-and-One-Half-Ton DRW Crew Cab 4x4 Specifications

 

2008 Ford F-450 Lariat Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4

Rear Axle Ratio

4.88

Engine Type

Power Stroke V8 diesel

Displacement
(Liters / Cubic-Inches)

6.4 / 390

Horsepower

325 @ 3,000-rpm

Torque (lbs-ft)

600 @ 2,000-rpm

Compression Ratio

16.7:1

Transmission

5R110 ‘TorqShift’ 5-speed automatic

Fuel Capacity
(Gallons)

38

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating - GVWR
(Pounds)

14,500

Gross Combined Weight Rating - GCWR
(Pounds)

33,000

Measured Curb Weight
(Pounds)

8,850
(estimated)

Trailer Weight
(Pounds)

20,000

Tow Mirrors
Width x Height
(Square Inches)

58

Spotter Mirrors
Width x Height
(Square Inches)

26

Price As Tested

$56,000 (est.)

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