Commercial Comparison: Ford vs Ram

Highlighting Why Our Ford Commercial Vehicles Are Better for Your Business Than Their Ram Vehicle Counterparts

We see plenty of car and truck shoppers from all around Central Texas looking for personal vehicles for their commute or pleasure, but we also love to help businesses in the area grow. We have a variety of commercial vehicles on our car lot in Brownwood, and many business owners are currently using a van or truck they got from us to make sure their customers are happy.

However, the Ford brand is not the only one putting out commercial vehicles, but we do believe them to be the best options for just about every business, from construction to catering. Below, those that need a new van or truck for their company will find comparisons of the various vehicles at our Ford dealership with their Ram counterparts. Making the right decision on the vehicles for your business is vital to keep it growing, so read on to see how we can help you do just that!

Ford Trucks vs. Ram Trucks

Many drivers in the area know that the Ford truck lineup is one of the most awarded of any major brand as many choose models like the F-150 for their personal use. Well, that award-winning spirit and capability continues with the Ford commercial trucks at our dealership, and the Ram trucks can't keep up.

Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500

For some businesses, a full-size, normal-duty pickup is all they need, and the Ford F-150 stands above the Ram 1500 in several ways. The F-150's max conventional towing, 13,200 pounds, and max payload, 3,270 pounds, sit way ahead of the Ram 1500's specs in the same areas, 10,620-pound towing and 1,880-pound payload. When you have large equipment or heavy materials to get to the site, the power and engineering of the Ford full-size pickup makes it easier than a Ram 1500 would. Plus, the Ford F-150 offers several features to help, like trailer detection for the blind spot system and Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, that Ram trucks don't.

Ford Super Duty® vs. Ram Heavy Duty

Of course, not every business is looking for an F-150 or 1500 model, but each brand offers even more capable trucks, as the Super Duty and Heavy Duty monikers imply. However, the results remain the same. Your larger Ford truck options are the F-250, F-350, and F-450 while the Ram options are the 2500 and 3500, and both brands offer gas or diesel engines. Have cattle trailer with a gooseneck hitch? The Ford F-350 and F-450 both handle more weight with this hitch type, up to 34,000 pounds, than the Ram 3500 musters. What about payloads? The Ford F-350 again comes out on top with its max of 7,630 pounds, which bests the 7,360 pounds of the 3500.

Ford Chassis Cabs vs. Ram Chassis Cabs

Those pickups are great for a range of companies, but many need a chassis cab that they can get a unique rear end for instead of the bed. Both Ford and Ram have chassis cab options with the latter having 3500, 4500, and 5500 models while we have F-350, F-450, and F-550 chassis cabs available at our Ford dealership. Plus, there are Ford F-650 and F-750 models available while Ram stops at 5500.

What can these beastly trucks handle? Well, at 40,000 pounds, the Ford F-550 has the highest gross combination weight rating of any of the models since the Ram 5500 tops out at 38,500 pounds. Planning to tow with the chassis cab you buy? Again, the Ford F-550 is the most capable with a fifth-wheel towing capacity of 31,900 pounds. No matter how tough the job, the Ford trucks prove they're worthy of the awards they've earned.

Ford Cargo Vans vs. Ram Cargo Vans

We mentioned above that we're ready to aid any type of business in need of a commercial vehicle, and our Ford Transit vans further prove that we have more than just trucks to offer. You can use these Transit vans for carrying passengers or cargo, which includes a stripped or upfitted cargo area option. Again, these commercial vans have a Ram competitor, called the Ram ProMaster, and again, the brand with the blue oval comes out on top.

Both vans offer gas and diesel engines, but no matter your fuel type of choice, the Ford vans offer engines that have more horsepower and torque than their Ram competitors. This extra power means Ford Transit vans have higher max payload and towing capacities, but that's not the only aspect that gives Ford vans an edge. The drivers of these vans may be on the road for a long time, which can make driving dangerous, but the Ford Transit offers lane departure warning and driver attention warning safety systems to help them while the Ram ProMaster does not. Power and brains? The Ford Transit vans are the only way to go.

When You Need a Truck or Van for Your Business, Come to Big Country Ford Lincoln!

Business owners have lots of tough decisions on their plate, but our comparison between Ford and Ram commercial vehicles show that picking the right van or truck doesn't have to be one of those. We think the advantages of going with a Ford model are clear from the info above, but you're always welcome to reach out if any questions come up. Plus, many of our customers choose to enlist the help of our finance team, which helps many businesses make the right decision regarding the loan options and terms available to them!

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Directions Brownwood, TX 76801

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  1. Big Country Ford Lincoln

    500 W. Commerce
    Brownwood, TX 76801

    • Sales: (325) 643-1651
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