Both RAM and Ford make fine pickup trucks, so choosing one brand over the other can be tough. This comparison of the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 may be able to help you make up your mind:
The base RAM 1500 comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that will give you 305 horsepower and 269 lbs.-ft. of torque. There are also three other engines to pick from:
- 3.0-liter V6 diesel: 260 horsepower and 480 lbs.-ft. of torque
- 5.7-liter V8: 395 horsepower and 410 lbs.-ft. of torque
- 6.2-liter supercharged V8: 702 horsepower and 650 lbs.-ft. of torque
An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard. Rear-wheel drive is also standard, but four-wheel drive is available. The base engine in the Ford F-150 is a 3.3-liter V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 265 lbs.-ft. of torque. There are also other engines, but the biggest doesn’t come close to what the RAM 1500 offers, as it only generates 430 horsepower and 570 lbs.-ft. of torque.
The RAM 1500 has a very big cabin that fits up to six people. The seats are very comfortable and supportive, and both rows have a lot of head- and legroom. And if you go with the Crew or Quad cab, you’ll get a folding rear bench seat. Cloth or synthetic leather upholstery comes standard, and genuine leather is available. You can also get heated and ventilated front and back seats, a heated steering wheel, and eight-way power-adjustable front seats. If you want room for six people in the Ford F-150, you will have to opt for one of the highest trims. And ventilated rear seats aren’t offered.
If you want to get behind the wheel of the RAM 1500, visit Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM to take it for a test drive.