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Ford F-350 vs Ram 3500 HD vs Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Comparison

It starts from $31,045, it's powered by a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel offering best-in-class power and fuel economy and it can tow 31,200 pounds if equipped with the Trailer Tow Package. We're talking about the 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty, a hard working truck the Blue Oval is very proud of.
Ford Super Duty vs Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Heavy-Duty 1 photo
As a matter of fact, Ford went to great lengths to demonstrate the all-new Super Duty truck's credentials. Through a commercial called "Battle of the Heavyweights," the Blue Oval put the F-350 to the test against the Ram 3500 Heavy-Duty and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD.

All three trucks were tested on a 7-mile stretch of road sporting an average of 6 degrees in incline while towing a 20,000-pound trailer. Thanks to its best-in-segment 860 lb-ft (1,166 Nm) of torque, the Ford got to 45 mph from a standing start 7 seconds faster than the Ram, which is powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins inline-six turbo diesel.

The F-350 crossed the finish line a whopping 21 seconds before the Ram did, but that was to be expected in you take into account that the Ram churns out 10 lb-ft of torque less than the Ford's Power Stroke mill and it's slightly heavier as well. As far as the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Heavy-Duty is concerned, the 6.6-liter Duramax V8 has the least pulling power of the lot at 765 lb-ft (1,037 Nm) of torque.

That translates to a 9.4-second slower zero to 45 mph run than the 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty and a rather poor 58-second disadvantage over the finish line of the 7-mile long course. When towing at higher altitudes and on a shorter 4-mile run, the Blue Oval's truck proved yet again it can walk the walk better than its main segment rivals.

If it were your money, what heavy-duty truck would you buy for towing purposes out of the aforementioned three?

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