Heavy Duty Brawl: F-350 vs Silverado 3500 vs Ram 3500

When it comes to heavy-duty pickup trucks, straight line acceleration isn’t exactly the most important factor in deciding which one is best.

The thing is, drag racing is fun and being quicker off the line means being in control of certain bragging rights, and that matters in a segment where competition is extremely tight.

Enter the 2017 Ford F-350, Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and the Ram 3500, the three best-selling nameplates in the US as far as pickup trucks are concerned, in exactly this order.

Now, thanks to The Fast Lane Truck YouTube channel, we first get to see the 6.7-liter diesel-powered Ram 3500 take on the F-350, which also has a 6.7-liter diesel, except that it’s a newer engine with no fewer than 925 lb-ft of torque (1,254 Nm).

The winner of that straight line duel got to face the 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500, itself packing a 6.6-liter V8 Duramax diesel unit, with almost as much torque as the F-350, rated at 910 lb-ft (1,234 Nm).


  • Bash

    I am actually torn between the exterior style of the RAM, the interior of the F350 and the powertrain of the Silverado! (damn that F-350 is fast)
    Can I have them all?, but again I don’t need neither I use or do that much heavy duty stuff!

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    FORD all the way!!! LOL

  • Ram used to have the best front grill saying “move of my way”… this grill is ugly and stupid.

  • psiqtas

    Hmm…interestingly how all their grilles become uglier with time!

  • Big Black Duck

    GMC is still the best looking truck out there

  • outbackandy

    You should of had all the trucks with the same gearing.. if the chevy had 4.10-1 gears it would of been the winner here.

  • Roo H

    Really odd, because this is the only review I have ever seen where the Ford F350 is faster than the Chevy 3500. And I’m a Dodge guy, I have no dog in the Ford vs Chevy fight, but this video is some BS, either someone can’t drive or they set this up.

    • Eric Williams

      Always had a excuse!

      • sean white

        B.s. roo h you sir are dead wrong i am an American made man so love all three but I traded in my chevy for a ford because of the power difference put a a load behind those trucks and that ford would be going across the finish line while the other two were half way down the track and that’s not stats thats facts from someone who has owned both and this is coming from a chevy guy.