Dodge Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150:
Which Is Better

When it comes down to the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150, it's tough. On the one hand, the RAM 1500 is a dynamic four-door pick-up truck with an award-winning 3.6L V6 engine, premium features, and a versatile style. In essence, the RAM 1500 offers superior power and pleasure. On the other hand, however, the Ford F-150 is a two-door pickup truck with a 3.3-liter V6 engine and a decent fuel economy. But for what it's worth, the Ford F-150 is an affordable option.

However, if you're looking for the best reliable pick-up truck, we recommend the RAM 1500. While the Ford F-150 can get up to 25 mpg on the highway, it's maximum towing capacity doesn't measure up to the standards of the RAM 1500. Additionally, the RAM 1500 comes standard with more premium features. But don't just take our word for it. See for yourself. Check out our  RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 comparison review, below.

 Ram 1500


 Ford F150

3.6-liter V6 Engine
Engine 3.3-liter V6 Engine
305 horsepower
290 horsepower
269 lb.-ft. of torque
265 lb.-ft. of torque
8-speed automatic
Transmission 6-speed Automatic Transmission
7,730 lbs.
Towing 5,100 lbs
2300 lbs.
Payload 1,990 lbs.

red ram 1500 full size pickup truck

RAM 1500 Pickup Truck Quick Look

  • Powerful engine lineup 
  • Smooth and quiet ride
  • Wide Variety of Model Trims
  • Class-Leading Infotainement Touchscreen
  • Six Passenger Seats

 ford f150 pickup truck

 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Quick Look

  • Respectable fuel economy
  • Classic F-150 design
  • F-150 comes available with off-road package

 Ford F-150 Cons

  • Trim prices rise quickly
  • Low reliability rating
  • Base engine can't compete with the RAM 1500 HEMI
RAM 1500 Towing

Ram 1500 Engine & Road Handling

Fueled by a 3.6-liter V6 Engine with 305 horsepower, the  Ram 1500 can tow up to 7,520 lbs with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, the Dodge Ram 1500 also comes standard with 269 lb.-ft. of torque. Even more impressive, the Ram 1500 gets up to 25 mpg on the highway. If that's not enough, Ram also offers a 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. Add in the 8-speed automatic transmission, and the new four-wheel-drive system, and the Ram 1500 can can tow up to 12,750 lbs. 
Ford F150 Towing

Ford F-150 Engine & Road Handling

The  Ford F-150 is fueled by a 3.3-liter V6 Engine that generates 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the F-150 can tow up to 5,100 lbs.  F-150 trucks also offer a 5.0L V8 Engine with 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the  F-150 can tow up to 10,200 lbs. As further convenience, the Ford F-150 comes available with four-wheel-drive.

Ram 1500 Interior Design & Features

Inside, RAM provides a 5-inch touchscreen display with Hands-Free Bluetooth Technology, and a six-speaker audio system. Drivers can also opt for a 12-inch touch-screen display with a customizable home screen a built in navigation system, Sirius XM, and a 19-speaker audio system. Additionally, the new  RAM 1500 comes standard with active noise cancellation, split-folding second row bench seat, and plenty of legroom.

 Ford F-150 Interior

In comparison, the Ford F-150 is slightly smaller than the RAM 1500. You'll also be surprised to know that the Ford F-150 doesn't offer the same standard of luxury as the RAM truck. But for what it's worth the Ford F-150 interior comes available with an 8-inch touchscreen display that connects to a 10-speaker audio system. 

Should I Buy: RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150

After taking a close look at the Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150, it's obvious. The Ram 1500 is the best truck for you. It comes standard with more power, capability, premium features. Furthermore, the Ram 1500 comes available with more add on features. To experience the complete Ram 1500 package, visit our local Orlando Dodge Ram dealer near you.

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