As we’ve reported in the past, Ram has become increasingly competitive with both Ford and Chevrolet, although the 2018 Ram 3500 outright blows by other trucks’ fifth-wheel trailer towing figures.
Ram recently revealed updates to the 2018 Ram 3500 pickup truck and it manages to tow 30,000 pounds when equipped with a fifth-wheel trailer, according to Fiat-Chrysler Authority. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD only manages around 22,000 pounds, while the Ford Super Duty is capable of towing 27,000 pounds.
Not only that, Ram served up a double whammy to its pickup truck rivals—the Ram 3500 now boasts an Earth-twisting 930 pound-feet of torque. There’s an asterisk, though. All 930 pound-feet isn’t available at once. Peak torque arrives in third gear to protect the transmission.
For a brief comparison, Chevrolet recently revealed the Silverado 3500HD with the 6.6-liter L5P Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine, which makes 910 lb-ft of torque. Ford’s Super Duty makes 925 lb-ft.
Chevrolet is preparing to revamp its Silverado 1500 lineup for 2019, which means any additional updates to its Heavy Duty range of trucks will likely follow afterward. Though it’s clear, Chevrolet has a little bit of catching up to do. Ram says the extra torque comes from cranking up the boost; surely Chevrolet knows how to do the same.