F-350 Diesel Characteristics
The Ford F350 pickup truck in its various incarnations such as the F350 flatbed, the F350 dually or the F350 Super Duty, leads the pack with its towing capabilities and the high-tech features found inside the cabin. The new Platinum trim level with MyFord touch is the ultimate luxury truck with class leading tow and haul capabilities. The Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab comes with the following standard features: navigation, rear view camera, power-telescoping mirrors and power-adjustable pedals.
- SYNC® with MyFord Touch
- Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link
- Rear View Camera
- Reverse Vehicle Aid Sensor
- 6.7-liter "PowerStroke" turbodiesel cranking out 400 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque
Ram 3500 Diesel
The 3500 is a worthy competitor with good ride, comfortable interior and good towing capacity. There is a faint diesel chatter when on the highway at full throttle. The diesel engine is fairly strong and good enough for most situations; however torque is reduced when mated to a manual transmission. The 3500 does not get the adjustable ride height feature which is found on its little brother the 1500.
- Electronic stability control, hill-start assist
- New active-intake airbox
- 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesels with 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque
- Wi-Fi hotspot
GMC Sierra 3500
The 2014 Sierra may look a lot like previous years as the frame, suspension and engine components were last revamped in 2011. This vehicle is very competent and fairly easy to drive. However, cabin storage in the 3500 HD is pretty much run-of-the-mill. The engine construction is still gray iron as opposed to lighter and stronger compacted graphite iron as found in the 2014 Ford Power Stroke Diesel.
- Navigation System
- iPod input
- 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 producing 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque