Does the 2020 Ram 3500 Cummins Out-tow Ford and GM on the World’s Toughest Towing Test? (Video)

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2020 Ram 3500 HD on the Ike Gauntlet

It’s finally time to find out how the new 2020 Ram HD dually truck performance on the Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing test with a 30,000 lbs trailer. It’s going up against the 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD and 2020 Ford F-350 dually diesel trucks.

2020 Ram 3500 HD

The Ram HD gets minor updates for 2020. The Laramie crew cab 4×4 dually you see here has a Night Edition package with color-matched bumpers and blacked out touches throughout.

The powertrain, chassis, and many other features carry over from the 2019 model year. The 2020 HD truck have the same cabs and cab configurations as before.

Here is how all three stack up against each other.

Ram 3500GMC Sierra 3500Ford F-350
Engine6.7L I66.6L V86.7L V8
Power400 hp/1,000 lb-ft445 hp/910 lb-ft475 hp/1,050 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed auto10-speed auto10-speed auto
Rear axle4.10 ratio3.42 ratio3.55 ratio
Fuel tank32 gal36 gal48 gal
Payload5,070 lbs5,207 lbs5,314 lbs
Towing34,070 lbs31,100 lbs31,300 lbs

Check out the video for all the fun and all of the hard Ike Gauntlet™ data!

Spoiler Alert: Here are all of the 2020 HD Ike Gauntlet results.

Ram 3500GMC Sierra 3500Ford F-350
Downhill0 brakes9 brakes5 brakes
Uphill Time11 min 32 sec11 min 47 sec10 min 20 sec
Uphill MPG2.5 MPG2.4 MPG2.4 MPG
Subjective score23.5 pts22.5 pts23.5 pts
Ike score72.5 pts59 pts81.5 pts