truck experts at PickUpTrucks.com don't waste their time on the weak.
When it comes to finding the burliest,
brawniest best truck out there, nothing is more definitive than the King
Beasts Test Drive.
1600-mile Test Drive takes the heavy-haulers to their muscular limits by
a loaded trailer over the Rockies and back again. This year the King of
showdown was between the 2013 Ford F-450 Lariat Crew Cab 4X4 and the
3500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4X4.
the experts agreed that both the F-450 and the Ram 3500 performed well,
were noticeable differences. Although the Ford F-450 has been the
the best big-beast on the road, it seems the Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn
has now outranked the master of heavy-duty pickups.
Ram 3500: Acceleration
King of Beasts course is no easy feat. The Rockies prove to be a
for the biggest trucks out there. Both performed well, but the 2013 Ram
outperformed its Ford counterpart.
The Ram averaged faster speeds, covering 10 miles in 3 minutes faster.
reached higher top speed of 57.8 vs. 56.3 recorded from the Ford F-450.
Ram 3500: Braking
Braun of a monstrous truck is only beneficial if you have the power to
beast. Braking is a consideration that any big-truck driver makes, and
the Ram 3500 came in first.
Ram 3500 clearly had better stopping power. For the fewest brake touches
run, the Ram 3500 scored 7, less than half of the F-450's required 18.
brake temperatures at the end of the run were also significantly
degrees for the Ford-450, 262 degrees for the Ram 3500.
Ram 3500: Ride
the King of Beasts, the Ford F-450 had a stiff ride when fully loaded.
times, the jitters and bucks were noticeable-especially on rough
2013 Ram 3500 did much better with the experts. They stated they rarely
if they were towing anything at all. A better overall ride, the Ram 3500
reached higher speeds at the steepest grades, had more control of the
kept the passengers more comfortable.
Test Drive a
Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4X4
2013 Ram 3500 may just be the new standard for big-trucks everywhere.
braking. A better ride. Faster speeds. Is there anything else you need
you need massive muscle from your truck, but don't want to sacrifice
and style, check out the Ram
3500. Schedule your test drive today at Doug Smith
Autoplex in American Fork.