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.
|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|
|0-60 MPH @ sea level||9.98 sec||9.24 sec||9.96 sec|
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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’.