Chrysler and Ford duke it out for the title of top pickup

September 28, 2012 12:00 AM

The State Fair of Texas is set to get underway this weekend, and the event will serve as the battleground for Chrysler and Ford in the competition to see which has the better pickup truck.

The Detroit Free Press outlines the competition. Chrysler will be showing off its lineup of Ram trucks, with the upgraded 2500, 3500 and 5500 present in Texas. The 2013 models will reportedly have the highest towing capacity of any vehicle in its class.

Ford will also use the fair as an opportunity to showcase its new F-150 King Ranch. According to USA Today, the Texas-inspired truck features 20-inch wheels, a special chrome front and a leather interior. The 2013 model of this truck is available with a turbocharged EcoBoost six-cylinder engine.

The trucks will go head-to-head in the categories of torque, towing capacity and horsepower. For both automakers, the fair is a chance to highlight a year's worth of improvements that have made two of the most popular pickup trucks on the market.

The competition between Chrysler and Ford is sure to set off debates about everything from the best value to the top wheel alignment. Until the dust has settled from the face-off, drivers will have to be content to wait out the results. 

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