Ram vs Ford Trucks

Ram vs Ford Trucks

Full-size pickup trucks are hot commodities and make up one of the most popular segments in the car market. Historically, the top contenders for the best truck have come from American manufacturers: Ford, Ram, Chevrolet, and GMC. It is probably that any full-size truck can handle whatever jobs you throw at it. But whether it can handle the jobs well is another question entirely.

 

At the top of the food chain sits Ford and Ram, specifically the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. These full-size pickup trucks often leapfrog in the standings as to who is the top dog for a specific model year.

 

 

Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150

 

Completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, the Ram 1500 offers superb ride quality on comfortable, spacious seats in a luxurious cabin. The interior uses high-quality materials and offers top-notch technology standard, such as a user-friendly infotainment system and lots of driver assistance technology. It offers high towing and hauling capacities, which increased by 20% with the 2019 redesign, but they still are not quite as high as the Ford F-150. The Ram 1500 is a large truck, with the largest version measuring 20 feet 2 inches in length, 6 feet 8 inches in height, and weighing in at 5,380 pounds.

 

Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 offers class-leading towing and hauling capacities thanks to powerful engines and superb horsepower. Even with the turbocharged engines, the F-150 rides smoothly and provides a quiet, comfortable ride in its roomy interior. It comes equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360 technology to help you navigate traffic with features such as blind spot monitoring system, trailer backup assist, hill descent control, and more. The F-150 is similar in size to the Ram 1500 with a maximum length of 20 feet 10.5 inches, maximum height of 6 feet 6.5 inches, and maximum weight of 5,697 pounds.

 

Ram 1500

While very similar, the Ram 1500 does have one trick up its sleeve. Ram 1500 Sport is a truck that not only has a special look, but it also has a special sense of exclusivity because it is only available in Canada. That's right, this unique and striking truck with a monochromatic exterior and aggressive, all-black badging is a special model that cannot be bought just anywhere.

 

Comparison Table

 

 2019 Ram 1500 Truck  2019 Ford F-150
 

•   5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

•   5.7L HEMI® V8

•   3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque

 

Engine Options  

•   3.3L V6

•   2.7L EcoBoost® V6

•   3.5L EcoBoost® V6

•   5.0L V8

•   3.0L Power Stroke V6 Turbo Diesel

 

 8-speed automatic Transmission Options  6-speed automatic, 10-speed automatic
 395 hp Max. Horsepower  450 hp
 410 lb.-ft Max. Torque  470 lb.-ft
 12,750 lbs Max. Towing  13,200 lbs.
 2,300 lbs. Max. Payload  2,309 lbs.

 

Of course, there are other models of Ram and Ford to consider, specifically the Ram 2500 and 3500 vs the Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350, and F-450 models. Each vehicle has its pros and cons, but while popular, these bigger trucks don't sell as well as the full-size versions. Both Ram and Ford offer a variety of models and trim packages to provide you with a customized vehicle that will fit your on-road and off-road, career and personal needs.

 

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