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Part 2: Quarter-Mile Drags
[Intro] [3/4-Ton Unloaded] [3/4-Ton Loaded] [1-Ton Unloaded] [1-Ton Loaded] [F-450] [Diesel v Gas Comparison]

Part 1: [1] [2] [3] [4] Introduction to the 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout
[Intro] [Truck Specs] [Dodge] [General Motors] [Ford] [Squat Test]

Part 3: Hill Climbs
[Intro] [3/4-Ton 7% Grade] [1-Ton 7% Grade] [Diesel v Gas Comparison 7% Grade]
[3/4-Ton 15% Grade] [1-Ton 15% Grade] [Diesel v Gas Comparison 15% Grade]

[F-450 All Grades] [Summary]

One-Ton Test Results - With Trailer:



One-Ton 1/4-Mile With 10500# Trailer Summary
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab 6.7-L I6 4x4 DRW 6-speed auto 4.10 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab 6.4-L V8 4x4 5-speed auto 3.73 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab 6.6-L V8 4x4 6-speed auto 3.73
0 to 30 mph
5.88 s
6.36 s
5.72 s
0 to 40 mph
9.58 s
10.14 s
9.10 s
0 to 50 mph
14.80 s
15.24 s
13.74 s
0 to 60 mph
22.40 s
22.54 s
21.02 s
1/4-Mile Time
23.20 s
22.98 s
22.56 s
1/4-Mile Speed
60.61 mph
60.56 mph
61.81 mph
       

One-Ton 1/4-Mile Assessment:

In contrast to the three-quarter-ton gas trucks, Dodge had a better story to tell with its six-speed Cummins diesel.

With the earliest torque curve among the one-tons (1,400-rpm versus 1,600-rpm in the Duramax and 2,000-rpm in the Power Stroke) and a 4.10 rear axle (versus 3.73 in the Ford and Chevrolet) the Ram owned the unloaded quarter mile. What's interesting to see in the results though is that by the very end of the run the other two trucks were really putting pressure on the Ram. The Dodge was the slowest of the three as it crossed the finish line. So, while the 4.10 definitely helped the Ram 3500 win the quarter-mile, the other two trucks were just coming into their own at the checkered flag.

The towing quarter-mile started out much the same way, but in this scenario the Ford and Chevy caught the Ram and were able to out muscle the Cummins-powered pickup before the end of the drag.

A few weeks back GM invited us out to their Milford Proving Grounds to compare their full size pickups head to head in against competitors in each of the segments. One of the bouts pitted a Silverado 3500 and an F-350 against each other in a hill climb. We saw the same pattern from that contest repeat itself on level ground. The Duramax's lower torque peak (1,600-rpm v. 2,000-rpm) and its higher second gear (1.81 v. 2.22) helped the Chevy initially out-power and out-hustle the Power Stroke down the track from 0 to 50-mph. But look at the final quarter-mile times and speeds, the Power Stroke made up for lost ground and was almost able to close the gap against the Duramax.

But what's most amazing of all, and this was something echoed by the OEMs on hand at Milan, was how close in performance all the diesels were to each other versus just a few years ago at the turn of the century. Now it takes electronic GPS devices to measure the pecking order - it's that close. Good news for any consumer regardless of what pickup you buy.

Today reliability, dependability, and cost of ownership should be the major determining factors when purchasing a diesel.

One-and-One-Half-Ton DRW Crew Cab 4x4 Diesel Pickup

Like we said in Part I - this truck is in a class all its own.

We're pretty sure that the Ford F-450 and its 45-foot, 20,000-pound fifth wheel is the longest and heaviest vehicle ever to run the quarter-mile at Milan.

If you've run a bigger, weightier rig down Milan faster than our scores below, let us know. We'll buy you a burger and the first round of drinks at Miller's Bar in Dearborn next time we're in Michigan. Just don't embarrass us by ordering a salad!

We ran out of time to have Ricardo Inc. instrument 'Big Dog Daddy', so we took the best of three runs recorded by the Milan Dragway staff.

Testing Conditions:

Location: Milan Dragway (Milan, MI), elevation 600 feet
Conditions: Weather: Dry, Sunny
  Temperature: 70 - 75 F
  Windspeed: 3.5 - 10.0 MPH (WNW-NNW)
  Humidity: 38 - 56 %

One-and-One-Half-Ton Test Results - With 20000# Trailer:

Assessment:

As you can see from the time and speed above, we came pretty close to the F-450's gross combined weight rating (GCWR) and the truck was able to hit a reasonable freeway entry speed within a quarter mile. You'll have to fend for yourself though trying to figure out how to wedge the 45-foot trailer into traffic. Better flick the turn signal on early!

Part 2: [Intro] [3/4-Ton Unloaded] [3/4-Ton Loaded] [1-Ton Unloaded] [1-Ton Loaded] [F-450] [Diesel v Gas Comparison]