"What are the differences between
Subaru Crosstrek and Dodge Ram Plowtruck?"
This comparison is a bit of a segment buster. But the information is all accurate.
Did you know that Planet Subaru has a sister store in Franklin, Massachusetts named Planet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram? It shares "your undealership" philosophy. When we needed a new plow truck to replace our rusting Ford, of course we bought the best plow truck on the market, a heavy-duty Dodge Ram 2500. And we thought comparing them might be fun.
BEFORE WE GET STARTED, LIST EVERYTHING THEY HAVE IN COMMON:
- They're both orange;
- And, well, that's about all they have in common.
Crosstrek offers the utility and all-weather prowess of a sport utility vehicle without the sacrifices in cost, fuel economy, and ride. Plowtruck is a piece of finely-crafted construction equipment that we use for plowing our eleven-acre facility in the winter and delivering really big autobody parts the rest of the year.
Four Minute Summary Video:
Which one is wider?
You be the judge.
Plowtruck won't fit in any normal garage. Trust me, we've tried it.
Believe it or not, the camera is level with the truck bed. Good thing Crosstrek has roof rails or you wouldn't even be able to see it.
Crosstrek wins this one.
Plowtruck has more suspension travel, but it rides like a work truck.
There's less "dead cat
space" between the top of the
tire and the bottom of the
wheel well. (That's the technical
industry term, believe it
Including the plow, Plowtruck is about $15,000 more.
If you want to impress your neighbor who works for the highway department, Plowtruck wins. But the Crosstrek comes free with a driving dog! (Just kidding. That's our Greeter, Blue.)
Plowtruck engine is almost three times as large!
2.0 liter, four cylinder boxer engine mated with
5.7 liter, V8 mated with
Crosstrek wins. "Economy" is generally not a word associated with the fuel consumption of a 5.7 liter Hemi V8, but in its defense, you can pull stumps with it. For a vehicle that weighs three tons and has the aerodynamics of a shoe box, 19 mpg ain't bad.
26 city, 34 highway
Fuel tank: 15.9 gallons
14 city, 19 highway
Fuel tank: 35.0 gallons.
It only costs about $140 to fill it.
Plowtruck wins, "barely."
Crosstrek wins, believe it or not. Subaru packages things very efficiently down there.
We'll give this category to Plowtruck.
In case you're doing
the math, that's three tons.
Blue prefers Plowtruck, because what dog doesn't love riding around in the back of a pick-up?
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Plowtruck narrowly ekes out another victory in this category.
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