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GT Fan 01-24-2013 01:16 PM

Truck of the year
March / April TruckTrend report on the competitors for truck of the year was a very interesting read. The last column of the article shows the attained testing numbers for the Ecoboost (V8 alternative as stated by TT) and the Hemi.

0-60mph, unladen, the Ecoboost edged out the Ram. Acceleration with a trailer 0-60mph, Ecoboost 15.7s, Ram 15 flat. In the 1/4 mile Ecoboost 20.5s @ 67.5mph and the Ram 20.0s @ 69.4mph.

Subjective? Maybe. Take heart in knowing that even though there will always be bow tie and blue oval pilots sporting Calvins in their rear windows, survey says...our trucks are the equal of or better than the competition nowadays. :smileup:

kkreit01 01-24-2013 01:57 PM

IIRC, the Ford was towing about 1000 lbs more. Each were towing 75% of their max.

"The F-150 was rated to tow 11,300 pounds as tested, so we hooked a trailer weighing 8475 pounds (including ballast) to the rear bumper...Ram Truck hasn't announced official tow ratings for the V-8 Ram with the eight-speed automatic, but gave us an estimate of 10,000 pounds, so that trailer weighed 7500."

browndawg 01-24-2013 04:11 PM

all that dont matter to me joe dirt didnt drive no ecoboost he had a hemi. hemis are legendary ecoboost probably just a short term thing remember the buick grand national honestly if u want to tow things u better get the 2500 with the cummins i bought my ram cause its sporty looks better than any other truck out there and the only thing it hauls is ass and it dont need no turbos to do it

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