• Mashup: 2014 Ram 2500 v. Ford F-250 v. Chevrolet Silverado 2500 – Gasser 0-60 MPH


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    How does the new 2014 Ram 2500 6.4-liter HEMI stack against its immediate competition?  TFLtruck wanted to see how quick the RAM 2500 can run from 0-60 MPH, and compare it against the Ford F-250 6.2-liter and the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0-liter.

    There are many measures on which heavy duty pickups are compared: towing capacity, payload capacity, cost of ownership, durability, and performance.  Acceleration is one of the performance metrics, and it’s also a lot of fun to run these trucks through their paces.  The 2014 Ram 2500 throws down the challenge with the new for 2014 6.4L HEMI.  It’s not an SRT motor, but it does share the same displacement.  This big HEMI has been tuned for reliability and working in harsh and demanding situations.  Nonetheless, it still manages best-in-class horsepower and torque: 410 hp / 429 lb-ft.  Notice that maximum torque comes in at a relatively low 4,000 RPM.  The torque is most useful for getting a heavy load moving, and for maintaining speed up an incline.  We hope to put this truck to the test on the TFLtruck Ike Gauntlet extreme towing test.

    Mashup Contenders:

    2014 Ram 2500 2013 Ford F-250 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
    Model CrewCab 4×4 Big Horn SuperCrew 4×4 CrewCab 4×4 LT
    As Tested $ $49,965 $45,485 $49,450
    Engine 6.4-liter V8 HEMI 6.2-liter V8 6.0-liter V8 Vortec
    Power (hp / lb-ft) 410 @5600 / 429 @4000 385 @ 5500 / 405 @4500 360 @5400 / 380 @4200
    Axle Ratio 3.73 3.73 4.10
    0-60 MPH @ sea level 9.98 sec 9.24 sec 9.96 sec

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    Andre Smirnov

    Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.

    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    3 thoughts on “Mashup: 2014 Ram 2500 v. Ford F-250 v. Chevrolet Silverado 2500 – Gasser 0-60 MPH

    1. The Silverado did better than I thought it would given it’s power deficit but maybe the 4.10 gears did that. I was a little disappointed in the Ram but then again I’m a Chevy guy so maybe I’m glad.
      Please get these to the Gauntlet as soon as possible
      Thank you

    2. This just shows how gearing is everything! Both the Chevy & Ford have deeper 1st & 2nd gears than the Ram’s transmission which is built for the high torque of the Cummins engine. If the Rams gearing was closer to that of its competitors, the 6.4L would have come out on top. You could hear how it ran out of breath around 50mph. Test the 6.4L with 4.10’s on your Ike Gauntlet!

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