The 2018 One-Ton Heavy-Duty Truck Challenge Is Coming

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In our never-ending quest to provide you with the most useful pickup truck information in the most readable and easily understandable formats, we'll be experimenting with our upcoming comparison test: the 2018 One-Ton Heavy-Duty Truck Challenge. Next week we will publish photo galleries of our 4x4 crew-cab competitors; full results, towing evaluations and an explanation of how we test will publish July 30.

Rest assured this Chevrolet versus Ford versus Ram test will include our full battery of track, towing and fuel economy tests along with expert judges' evaluations but in a new, more focused format. We'll be looking for your feedback to help fine-tune future Challenges, so make use of our comments section to let us know what you think.

The photo gallery of our first combatant, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 High Country, will publish Monday; the others are scheduled for Wednesday and Friday. All we can say at this point is this Challenge was a close one and one of the best apples-to-apples contests we've conducted in a long time. More to come.

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Comments

@Harvey,

I'm hardly a Ford defender on this site but in reality 65 mph is a sensible speed limit for heavy loaded pickups.

There's nobody I know who can safely whoa down a F250 or GMC 2500 from Interstate speeds without some drama.

@ papajim

Those videos are terrible!

My Sierra never did any of that. Mine was in the steering wheel and while driving my hand always felt like it was on top of a blender! After while your hand felt knumb. I could have easily lived with it. But for a $50k+ truck I wasnt happy and GM agreed and took care of me.
Never once did I ever have a technician state truck inst designed to drive over 65+ mph! That's just pathetic right there!

@beeesbes

Oh! I forgot if its on the internet it must be true. Is it possible to have a poorly built truck, why the answer is Yes. Look at the tens of thousands of shakin Chevys Silverwierdos.

My predictions:

RAM or GM in First.....FORD LAST!!!


AHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHA

@ blows chunk

When u have a ford rep on the phone stating not to Drive that fast..its pathetic

I lie.

@TNTGMC
Thats allegedly a Ford rep.

This could be the year...cross your fingers...I've been waiting years and years for Ford to figure out a way to outperform the Duramax. Finally this could be it, I'm sick of getting embarrassed! When the new 6.7 came out, I thought then we'd have it but that's a sore subject. Now we've had several years to fine tune and maybe, just maybe

Ford won last year.

@ TNT
Did you figure that out all by yourself?

I may not be a smart man, but I know Ford beat GM in the 2017 One Ton Challenge.

What are you talking about VA?

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/08/whats-the-best-one-ton-heavy-duty-pickup-for-2017.html

The F350 is the reigning champion

Oops meant BA

F350 is 2017 champ over at Truck Trend too.

Lol you guys are SO smart I'm proud of you! I said outperform...the Duramax won almost every performance test! So I'm hoping someday the Powerstroke can get some balls and come out on top, maybe that'll be this year.

@ Sean
The GMC 2500 Duramax is the 2018 truck of the year over at Truck Trend

So? We’re talking about one ton, not 3/4

Search: Truck Trend’s 1-Ton Challenge

Lol you guys are SO smart I'm proud of you! I said outperform...the Duramax won almost every performance test! So I'm hoping someday the Powerstroke can get some balls and come out on top, maybe that'll be this year.


Posted by: BA | Jul 21, 2018 8:22:47 PM
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Did out perform.

Hence stand on the top of the podium.

I'm trying to think when the last time the Powerstroke beat the Duramax in a performance comparison?? Oh ya, never LOL

2017 1 Ton Truck Challenge winner: F350.

The Truck Challenge is a performance comparison. And the F350 performed better. Or PUTC would have handed it the 1st place trophy.


Years of disappointment could come to an end this year, I'm sick of the Powerstroke getting beat...so many updates and improvements to beat the Duramax and still disappoints!

@ Ford
I'm sure we'll win the overall comparison again, we've got a really nice interior to rest our vaginas on. I want to win the tests that mean something, I don't care if you need to up the ante, lets get 1000lb of torque out of that engine. Just can't figure out how to put the power down? We even went aluminum...come on

The Super Duty coming out on top is a disappointment? Only to GM Fans.

Only the clueless think the only thing that matters is the engine. PUTC, TFL, TRUCK TREND all prove that it’s the truck as the whole - and grant the Super Duty as the Champion.

@ Sean

Be nice to BA. He isn’t that bright. Just look at his child like arguments

@ Sean

You know I’m a GM Fan. But I won’t defend stupidity. I won’t wont defend BA.

He makes GM Fans look bad.

@ Ford
I'm sure we'll win the overall comparison again, we've got a really nice interior to rest our vaginas on. I want to win the tests that mean something, I don't care if you need to up the ante, lets get 1000lb of torque out of that engine. Just can't figure out how to put the power down? We even went aluminum...come on

Obviously Sean's vagina is really important to him LOL

Now you’ve resorted to repeating yourself?

You really are stupid.

And you resorted to changing your name hahaha...wow your such a vagina

It's so fun irritating the fan boys on this site
HAHAHAHA

What I'd like to see is percentage of rated capacity equal during testing, seems like plenty of testing is done with equal loads with one at say 95 percent and the other at 80 percent.

The Super Duty coming out on top is a disappointment? Only to GM Fans.

Only the clueless think the only thing that matters is the engine. PUTC, TFL, TRUCK TREND all prove that it’s the truck as the whole - and grant the Super Duty as the Champion.
Posted by: Sean | Jul 21, 2018 9:15:46 PM

The 2017+ GM HD's have proven that they have the brakes, the steering, the axles, the chassis to do the work.

In fact, TFLT demonstrated that the 2017 Duramax truck's exhaust brake and grade shifting worked so well together on the mountain descent that the guys conceded that they would have to redesign the testing criteria for next year. And that was with the truck towing 99% of its maximum rated capacity, competing against a Ford F-350 and Ram 3500 only pulling 76% of their max tow rating. On the mountain ascent, the GM 3500 pulled 99% of it's max tow rating more confidently than the F-350 and Ram 3500 did only pulling 76% of their max tow rating. Considering they were only towing 76% of their rated towing capacity, the F-350 and Ram 3500 should have ran away with that comparison! They showed up with bigger tow ratings and ended up battling for 2nd place.

@ Frank's brother
Bingo! At least you can comprehend the TFL comparison

And...the Duramax had a 3.73 rear axle compared to the other two with 4.10

Wow fake Sean was losing his mind, like I told him before, I must have really hurt his feelings for him to use my name

@ the imposter

Man I wake up in the morning. Look out at my beautiful lake and turn to the page and see nothing but cr@p being spewed from the mouth of the LEACH...unreal

This year will be like every year since 2001. The Duramax will dominate like always. I don't care what any Ford lies says. If u claim to pull so many pounds and your competition can pull less...you should win! Right?

Yet the Duramax was almost at its peak towing capacity while the junk Ford was at 76%. The Ford should have destroyed the Duramax bc it is supposed to be the holy grail of max towing capacity.

It got embarrassed, has gotten embarrassed, and will get embarrassed in this challenge. And all the Ford guys will have excuses after excuses and why they lost the performance categories.

If this was my truck I would be embarrassed to own it. Letting something that doesnt have as much HP or TQ and less towing capacity wipe the floor with all performance categories is an embarrassment!! Plain and simple!
I'm enjoying the view of the lake and a cup of coffee.

This is a very exciting challenge. And I think the Ford truck will win this challenge, easily.Because you know their motto, Ford trucks, built to last!

Ford Sooper Dooty: Job 1 is inflating sales numbers and performance specs to try and fool the general public.

@ TNTGMC

What will you whine and complain about ( like you have been for the past year when the results came out for the 2017 One-Ton Heavy-Duty Truck Challenge, where the F350 proved to be the better all around truck ) if the F350 once again, like last year, is picked to be the winner?

But unfortunately like I've been saying, hoping I'm not disappointed again for the 17th year in a row...The Powerstroke just doesn't seem to have the balls to get the performance win despite how many times they up the Torque...but, at least our vaginas have a nice interior to keep us from crying too much

@ Frank
How come your brother is so much smarter than you??

The F350 got the performance win.

It performed better. It won.

BA...

The sexist racist. What a sad example of a person

@ San
LOL, keep telling yourself that. Maybe you can't comprehend what performance is? The Ford didn't win one PERFORMANCE test! Not even FE. It scored points with its tow rating and gross weight rating and it wasn't even tested. It won with the judges points, brand new truck and interior and latest tech, of course they gave it to the new Ford. That really would have been embarrassing lol

Hahaha what a p*ssy!!

F350 won you racist lowlife

Sexist racist, I think I see tears...thats what inferior men are called where I'm from...P*SSYS LMFAO go cry a little more thanks

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@BA

The only thing embarrassing is your racist and sexist demeanour

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