When it comes to the big boys battling for off road supremacy, the 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel FX4 vs 2017 Ram Power Wagon represent a great matchup. Both vehicles have gone through updates, but – while the 2017 Ram Power Wagon has mostly received cosmetic and interior upgrades, the 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel FX4 has gone through a comprehensive update throughout.
The 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel FX4 is, for the most part, a new truck.
Ford is hitting the segment with an updated power-plant. The 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel FX4 in this video has a 440 horsepower, 6.7-liter Powerstroke V8 diesel that makes 925 lb-feet of torque. It’s hooked up to a 6-speed automatic transmission. A 6.2-liter gas V8 is also available. Our tester came with manual locking front hubs.
The 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon is a different beast. There is only one engine choice and it’s a 410 horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that makes 429 lb-ft of torque. It also has a 6-speed automatic transmission. Unlike the big Ford, the Power Wagon comes with automatic front locking hubs.
Obviously, with serious off-roading in mind, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon is an excellent choice, but it can’t compete with the 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel FX4’s torque, range, hauling and towing abilities. Both trucks have their good and bad points. Watch as Andre walks us through the differences of both trucks in this informative video.