Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500

Shopping for a truck is an exciting experience, and with so many to choose from, the possibilities for your commutes are nearly endless. However, there is no doubt that two of the top models on the streets of Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Rexburg come straight from the Ford and Ram family.

These two have been battling it out for the title of best pickup for years. Today, Tadd Jenkins Ford puts the debate to rest with our Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 comparison. Below, you will see these robust trucks side by side in three crucial aspects: power, capability, and gas mileage. Keep reading to see who comes out on top.

2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Ram 1500: Performance & Power

Owning a truck gives you the chance to harbor a lot of strength on the roads. While these two pickups deliver in this arena, one does bring more to the show.

The F-150 engine lineup is incredibly impressive. Within the six available engines this model offers, you'll find optimal diversity, proving there is a configuration for everyone. On the other hand, the Ram 1500 offers half that in their three-engine lineup, limiting the chances to appease everyone's needs. 

When it comes down to power, Ford takes the cake again. The most robust powertrain in their varied lineup is the High Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine. This beast of a machine boasts a whopping 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque for some extreme capability.

The Ram, though still very robust, does come in with a tad less oomph under the hood. With its 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, it supplies a maximum horsepower of 395 and a slightly disappointing 410 lb-ft of torque.

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Towing Capacity

Towing is important in a truck, and luckily enough, the F-150 and Ram 1500 deliver the goods. However, there are some differences to take note of.

The Ram truck offers an available engine that elevates their standard powertrain: eTorque technology. Though the stats remain the same as the standard engine, this configuration can help tow up to 12,750 pounds when properly equipped-but can this added tech conquer Ford's heavy-hitting stats?

The answer is no. When paired with the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6, it revs in with a max Ford F-150 towing capacity of a remarkable 13,200 pounds. Though the Ram comes in close, it's still no match for America's Best Full-Size Pickup.

Ford vs Ram: Fuel Economy

You're going to be behind the wheel of your truck a lot, so you need a solid efficiency to match. Don't worry-Ford and Ram have you covered. In fact, both can achieve an estimated MPG of 20 city/25 highway MPG with the right configurations.

However, when we look strictly at standard setups, the Ford F-150 MPG comes out on top once again. With an estimated 19 city/25 highway MPG compared to Ram's 15 city/21 highway MPG, it's clear you'll be visiting the gas station less frequently.

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: The Results Are In

There is no denying that the Ram 1500 is a capable and powerful model, great for what lies ahead on your Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Rexburg travels. However, when you consider the amount of power, capability, and fuel economy the 2019 Ford F-150 offers, we think drivers will benefit from this model the most.

Of course, don't just take our word for it. To see if this truck exceeds your expectations, schedule a test drive at Tadd Jenkins Ford today! Our team is standing by with keys in hand.

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