We pit the Ram HD Cummins vs Chevy HD Duramax vs Ford Super Duty Tremor on a drag strip – for fun.
Yep, we took the Ram HD Cummins vs Chevy HD Duramax vs Ford Super Duty Tremor to the race track – where they obviously do not belong. We had some fun. There was an element of discovery here as well. The performance of all three powertrains surprised us. All three trucks are built for hard work and luxurious driving. All three are equipped with 4×4 systems, but they are completely different underneath.
With an approximate price tag of $87,000 – this 2021 Ram 2500 HD Limited is the most expensive of the bunch. The Ram comes with the 370 horsepower, 6.7-liter Cummins diesel that makes 850 lbs-feet of torque paired to a (68RFE) six-speed automatic transmission. It is, by far, the most luxurious of the three. It’s a Limited with an approximate 8,000 lbs curb-weight.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD 2500 Z71 we used has an approximate price of $77,000. The Chevrolet HD 2500 Duramax has a 445 hp 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 that makes 910 lbs-ft of torque. Power goes to the wheels through an “Allison-branded” 10-speed automatic transmission. The Chevy is about 200-lbs heavier than the Ram.
Yes, we wanted a Ford PowerStroke diesel for our Ram HD Cummins vs Chevy HD Duramax vs Ford Super Duty Tremor race
What we got was the “Godzilla” 7.3-liter V8 gas engine that makes 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. It also comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission, but it’s a Ford-developed unit. This is a relatively lightweight truck (at 7,300 lbs), and it has a 4.30 rear differential ratio. This big Ford’s price came in at about $67,000.
Yes, if Ford sends us a diesel, we will try to run this race again. As it stands, this video will show you how impressive the gas HD pickup truly is… on the tarmac.
In this video, you will not only see the Ram HD Cummins vs Chevy HD Duramax vs Ford Super Duty Tremor duke it out on the drag strip, but you’ll also see their 0 to 60 mph times too. Remember: this is over a mile above sea level, so its favors the turbos… or does it?