dodge ram 1500 vs ford f150 comparison  

Which one is a better pickup truck - RAM 1500 4WD for sale or Ford F-150? Let's take a closer look at both vehicles, compare the pros and cons of each, and decide on the better buy. Ready? Let's dive right in and solve that once and for all. We can virtually guarantee you that our findings will surprise you.

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RAM 1500 Quick Look

RAM 1500 Pros

  • Increased Towing Capacity (up to 12,750 lbs) making it one of the most capable half ton pickups available
  • High quality interior
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Second row seating offers class leading leg room

RAM 1500 Cons

  • Limited cab options
  • Not many engine options

2020 Ford F-150 Quick Look

Ford F-150 Pros

  • Spacious interior
  • Six trims to choose from

Ford F-150 Cons

  • Gas guzzler
  • Entering and exiting feels awkward
  • Rough ride with an unladen bed
  • Interior not as upscale as some competitors

 

Ford F series pickup trucks have been the best-selling truck in the States for many years. The new F-150 is no exception. It's an excellent vehicle but does that mean it's the best one in its class? Not necessarily. Here's why.

The new RAM 1500 is a tough competitor. It has a lot to offer so it would be a smart move on your part to take a look at it before you make a decision. Both vehicles have a tough look that's typical for pickup trucks. One thing to note here is that the RAM 1500 4WD was completely redesigned in 2019 while Ford F-150 underwent a mid-cycle redesign in 2018.

Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 Engines

But enough about the look, let's look what's under the hood. The Ram 1500 4WD comes with a standard 305-horsepower V6 and can be upgraded to a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 with 395-horsepower. Also available for both models is the eTorque mild hybrid system. The eTorque option adds a battery powered, belt-driven generator to improve performance and efficiency.

Ford F-150 features five different engines, each paired with different trim levels. The base engine is a 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter V6 behemoth with 265 lb-ft of torque. The base XL and XLT can both upgrade that engine to a 2.7-liter engine that offers a higher 400 lb-ft of torque and a higher 395-horsepower.

The next engine, a 5 liter V8, is meant to be paired with the Lariat and King Ranch trims. The Limited trim comes with a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 that can be chosen in two different horsepower and torque configurations. Finally, the top-level engine is a 3-liter diesel V6 that's more fuel efficient but only provides 250-horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. That's a lot of engines to choose from.

Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 Interior

When it comes to interior quality, the Ram 1500 has an advantage over its rival. RAM 1500 4WD has a spacious, comfortable cabin with high quality upgrades available. The second row seating offers class-leading leg room. It can also be upgraded to include a fold down center console and reclining capabilities. The Ram 1500 can be equipped with a digital cluster display with 3D graphics and a 19-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system. It also offers buyers an optional oversized panoramic sunroof.

The new Ford F-150 4WD offers plenty of interior space both in the front and in the back seats. There are a lot of cool features to further enhance passengers comfort and convenience such as dome light, grab handles, and flow-through center console with column and floor shifter.

The only drawback is the awkward entry and exit. Because the Ford F-150 4WD is such a tall vehicle, entering and exiting requires a slight jump to get enough momentum to easily reach your seat. Because of this, the Lariat trim or higher is recommended, as these trims come standard with a set of running boards that allow you to simply step up to the seats.

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Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 Infotainment System

The new Ram 1500 4WD comes standard with a 5-inch touchscreen. The upper trim levels also feature an 8.4 or massive 12 inch touchscreen. The touchscreen controls the Ram's Uconnect system which can also be upgraded to include navigation and Sirius XM with 360L. The upgraded system features advanced audio capabilities as well as smart phone pairing.

Ford's Sync 3 system built into the center console is intuitive and smooth to use. While the base model's 4.2-inch screen feel tiny, the optional upgrade and permanent upgrade in higher-level trims give you much larger touchscreens, even though they can't compare to RAM 1500 massive 12-inch touchscreen. The system is easy to navigate, and can easily be synced with your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Ford's Sync system responds to voice control, but if you have a smartphone it is best to pair it with the built-in assistant.

Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 Safety Features

RAM 1500 4WD has more than 100 standard and available safety and security features. Impressive, isn't it? Among them are blind spot monitoring, rear cross path, lane departure warning, smart cruising and guided parking all designed to to keep you safe on the road. But the one that I like the most is the trailer blind spot monitoring feature that helps the driver tow safely.

F-1500 has an impressive lineup of safety features, such as automated emergency braking and a front collision warning system, rear-view and panoramic camera system, automated parking system, and a built-in GPS navigation, but they pale in comparison to RAM's 100+ safety and security features.

Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 Price

Due to the lack of availability for a single-cab configuration, the Ram 1500 has a higher starting price than the Ford F-150.

Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 Conclusion

The verdict? RAM 1500 is a better deal. It has a better V6 and a great V8 with the interesting eTorque mild hybrid system available. Both trucks offer however much you'd like of performance, capability and luxury, but the Ram is a more modern truck both aesthetically and mechanically.

If you go with the RAM 1500, you will also have access to many class exclusive features including the RamBox storage system, rear fold down center console and reclining rear seats. Well worth it, don't you think?

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