Ford and Dodge rivalry is as old as the automobile industry itself. The two manufacturers have been churning out cars for over 100 years now and yet there has been no definitive answer for the question – Who makes better cars?
That is surely not for the lack of trying though. Fans of both cars have and continue to indulge themselves in various challenges to prove their favorite model’s superiority over that of their rival’s. After all those unfruitful efforts, we finally may have some answer for you in this video.
In this video, you can see a 2011 Ford F350 engaged in a tug of war with a 2010 Dodge 3500. Who do you think will win this war of mindless machines, hell bent on triumphing over their rival? After all, the manufacturers of both cars, go the extra mile to ensure that their vehicles live up to their tag – Heavy Duty Trucks. Before we jump into the video, let us have a look under the hood of these trucks and see how much muscle they pack.
The 2011 Ford F-350 comes with a choice of 3 engine configurations, with the most popular being a 385hp, 6.2 liter V-8 flexible engine, which produces a torque of 405 pound-feet at high rpm. With so much power the F350 can easily tow a gross weight of 18,000 pounds on fifth wheel. An intentionally designed “oversquare” engine delivers jaw-dropping power at higher rpm. Couple with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the truck manages to reach 0-60mph in only 8.5 seconds. The fuel guzzler gives roughly 12 mpg of fuel economy and is decent enough for its kind. The base model is priced not lower than $42k and easily reaches $55k if you load it with customization.
Now, lets us look at the rival – 2010 Dodge Ram 3500. The standard model comes fitted with a 5.7 liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces a massive 383hp, with 400 Pound-feet torque at high rpm. It also comes with a 6.7 liter cummins Cummins turbo-diesel engine, but we will not discuss that. At 248.4 length, the Dodge is about 2 feet longer than the Ford F350. The truck has been clocked at 8.9 seconds to charge from 0 to 60 mph. the Dodge 3500 can pull impressive loads and has been built to tow more than 18,000 pounds. Although the basic model starts around $35k, all the bells and whistles push that number easily up to $60k.
Needless to say, both Ford F350 and Dodge 3500 bring their own set of numbers. But owners know that numbers do not do justice for the real world performance of trucks. That’s is why here, in this video, the two behemoths collide, so that once and for all it can be settled who is a champion. So click on the video to see if your favorite is the boss or not.