Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150
Deciding on the right pickup can be tough, considering the notable options out there like the new Ram 1500 vs. the new Ford F-150, it can be difficult to settle on the one that’s right for you and your workload throughout Medford, Malden, and Everett. While these two titans offer a lot to their respective drivers, learning more about their differences can add more ease and confidence into your decision.
At Grava Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’re here to explore the differences between the 2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 Ford F-150 so you can see what they each offer and what they can do!
1500 vs F-150 Engine Options & Performance Specs
The Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 each offer an array of engine options with an impressive range of abilities. Both trucks are introduced with similar engines, with the Ram 1500 including a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 and the Ford F-150 featuring a 3.3L V6. However, the 1500 can produce 305 horsepower while the F-150 falls behind with 290 horsepower.
The next level of engine options includes some impressive outputs. The Ram 1500 offers a 5.7L HEMI® V8 while the F-150 includes a 5.0L V8 engine. Each engine can produce 395 horsepower, but the Ram 1500 leads in torque with 410 lb-ft while the F-150 produces 400 lb-ft of torque. The Ram 1500 also includes a revamped version of its 5.7L HEMI® V8, which includes eTorque, a feature that boosts the towing capacity.
Ram vs Ford Towing Capacity
Both new trucks are pretty well known for their respective towing abilities. However, there’s quite a few differences between them and their varying engine options. When equipped with their respective base-level engines, the Ram 1500 can pull up to 7,730 pounds while the Ford F-150 falls slightly behind by maxing out at 7,700 pounds.
Their next engine options take the towing capacities even further. When equipped with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, the Ram 1500 can tow up to 11,610 pounds while the Ford F-150 maxes out its towing at 11,500 pounds when it’s fitted with its 5.0L V8 engine option. When the Ram 1500 includes eTorque, the vehicle can tow up to 12,750 pounds, pushing the boundaries of the Ford F-150’s limitations.
Entertainment & Technology Features
The Ram 1500 comes standard with the Uconnect® 3 5-inch touchscreen display that’s mounted into the dashboard. The Ford F-150 offers the similar SYNC® system, only it’s smaller at 4.2-inches and is only featured after an upgrade. The Uconnect® screen incorporates Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, which lets you select your features, contacts, and media options without having to take your hands off of the wheel. The Ram 1500 even offers the optional 1-year SiriusXM® Satellite Radio trial—which is nine months longer than the trial offered with the Ford F-150.
Deciding on the Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150
Now that you’ve got some more insight into these two powerful pickups—what they can do, what they offer, and most importantly, how they differ—you’re closer to making your decision. Even though these new trucks are built to impress, the Ram 1500 is the clear leader of the two. Why not take the next step by dropping by and seeing us for a closer look and for a chance to take it out on the road?
Schedule your test drive with us at Grava Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! We’re here to help drivers and workers throughout Malden, Medford, and Everett find the right truck that they can rely on for the job or for the ride!