There's a towing king in town, but neither Ford or Chevy can claim the crown. This time it belongs to the 2013 Ram 3500 HD.
That title is no typo. Chrysler's Ram division is on a mission to offer customers the biggest, baddest full-size pickup truck on the market that also has the greatest towing capacity - up to 30,000 pounds, to be exact. Chrysler has just released full details of its 2013 Ram 3500 HD pickup and the raw numbers don't lie: this is one monster of a truck. Power comes from an upgraded 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel that produces a ridiculous 850 pound-feet of torque - up by 50 lb-ft over last year's model.
But you'd be wrong to think that the Ram 3500's two main competitors, the Chevy Silverado 3500 HD and the Ford F-450, can outmatch its towing capacity. The Chevy has a max towing capacity of up to 23,000 lbs. while the Ford can pull up to 24,700 lbs. Along with the power boost, Chrysler engineers gave the 2013 Ram HD a new front and rear suspension system, an improved transfer case, more durable transmission and a stiffer high-strength steel frame. More details such as pricing and availability will be announced sometime after it has its official live debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, beginning next week.