Whether you're heading to the worksite or the campsite, you need a trusty pickup to get you there and get the job done right. The Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 are two trucks that rise to any challenge on or off the worksite.

If you're wondering which truck has what it takes to conquer your East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, Nazareth, and Easton drives, our team here at Ray Price Stroud Ford crafted this 2020 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 comparison. To find out how they stand up to one another, keep reading!  

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Engines and Specs

Both trucks have several engines for you to choose from. We'll start with the Ford F-150. In total, the Ford F-150 has six available engines, but you can only choose one! Starting off the engine lineup is a 3.3L V6, which produces a steady 290 horsepower with 265 lb-ft of torque.

The other available engines with the Ford F-150 are:

  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6-325 horsepower & 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.0L V8-395 horsepower & 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6-375 horsepower & 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L Power Stroke® V6-250 horsepower & 440 lb-ft of torque
  • H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost® V6-450 horsepower & 510 lb-ft of torque

As for the Ram 1500, you only have three available engines, two of which come with available eTorque technology. They are:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6-305 horsepower & 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8-395 horsepower & 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6-260 horsepower & 480 lb-ft of torque

In a side-by-side comparison, the performance is more potent and diverse with the Ford F-150. With its six-engine lineup, you can choose an engine with the power and efficiency you need!

Ford vs Ram: Towing, Payload, & Convenience

The Ford F-150 continues to overtake the spotlight. This time, it's within the category of towing and payload. It has a maximum towing capacity at 13,200 pounds, while the Ram 1500 only gets up to a maximum of 12,750 pounds. 

The maximum payload capacity is just as impressive as the F-150's towing power. When properly equipped, the F-150 reaches a maximum payload of 3,270 pounds. The Ram 1500 also falls short in this regard with a 2,300-pound maximum payload capacity. 

When it comes to helpful towing features, the F-150 provides you with plenty of support. For instance, it's available with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, a system that allows you to coordinate the movements of the trailer with your truck while reversing. 

The F-150 is also available with the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Trailer Coverage. With this cutting-edge feature, you'll have heightened awareness on the road. It'll alert you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, ensuring you can safely merge and change lanes.

     

While the Ram 1500 has a comparable blind spot monitoring system, it doesn't offer a system as advanced as the Ford's Pro Trailer Backup Assist™.

Another particularly convenient technology feature you'll find available in the Ford F-150 but not in the Ram 1500 is MyKey® technology. For parents with multiple drivers in the household, this can be quite the helpful tool to instill safe driving habits. One of the ways it does this is by letting you limit the truck's top speed.

Who Has the Superior Off-Road Trim?

Both the F-150 and Ram 1500 provide a specific trim level that will be your go-to choice if you enjoy adventurous off-roading. These trims are specially crafted to traverse across bumpy and rough terrain. They also come with practical exterior features to further help them during their off-road travels.

When comparing the Ford F-150 vs. the Ram 1500, it's clear that Ford has a significant edge when the pavement turns to puddles, mud, and dirt trails.

The Rebel is the off-road-specialized model for the Ram 1500, but it doesn't provide much more than Rebel decals along the body, all-terrain tires, an electronic locking rear axle, and LED lighting. These features look sharp and stylish, but they don't fully assist you with ascending steep inclines or maintaining a stable ride on off-road paths.

For Ford, there's the legendary Raptor trim level, which has exclusive off-roading equipment. Right off the bat, you get FOX® live valve monotube shocks with internal bypass technology. These shocks provide continuously variable compression damping.

Next up, there's the Torque-On-Demand® transfer case, which has extremely fast response times. To help you sustain stability and control on off-road trails, the F-150 Raptor utilizes Trail Control™, a cruise control system for low-traction terrain. This off-roading system manages the acceleration and braking of the Raptor to allow you to focus on steering across rugged trails.

Other key off-roading features of the Ford F-150 Raptor include:

  • Trailer brake controller
  • Terrain Management System™
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™

Last but not least, the F-150 also has an available 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display, an advanced camera system that gives you a thorough view of your truck and any obstacles that may be around you. This is a handy feature when navigating narrow trails. It also helps you safely maneuver around crowded parking lots!

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Which Will You Choose?

While both trucks have impressive features and capabilities, the F-150 effectively packs a stronger punch. With its diverse engine lineup, impressive towing power, and advanced technology, the Ford F-150 proves to be a formidable truck yet again.

To fully experience how the Ford F-150 performs on East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, Nazareth, and Easton roads, ask our accommodating staff at Ray Price Stroud Ford to schedule your test drive today.

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