Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Which Is Best?

January 30th, 2020 by

Ram 1500
Ford F-150
Which Is Best?

RAM 1500 VS. FORD F-150


With the market in full size pickup trucks booming, we thought it would be necessary to compare two of the top sellers in the game today. Of course, we are talking about which is better between the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150. According to trucks.com, consumers purchased nearly 1.5 million pickup trucks in the just the first half of 2019, which made up about 17.5% of total auto sales! The growing demand in full-size pickup trucks makes this one of the most competitive auto segments in recent history. Stick around as we go into the details and ask the overall question “What is the best 2019 truck?”


We all know that the Ford F-150 has been the top-selling truck in the U.S. for several years now. When looking at the exterior of the F-150, you’ll notice that Ford has not changed the way their trucks look in quite some time. The truck still looks very boxy, but it does maintain a modern look to it while still looking like a traditional pickup truck. The Ram on the other hand has been upgraded to a premium aesthetic look different from its predecessor. Looking at cabin availability, both trucks come equipped with regular, quad/SuperCab, and crew/SuperCrew cab options. The only difference is that the F-150’s ‘SuperCab’ has partial back doors which only open when the front doors are open.


When thinking about a full-size pickup truck, people don’t normally think luxury. However, the interior in these trucks have been getting so nice that they are starting to compete with luxury cars! As a matter of fact, the Ram 1500 Limited was recently named Luxury Car of the Year by Cars.com! That’s right, we said car… The great thing about both the Ram and F150 is that both trucks can be purchased with simple tech and vinyl-seats, or they can be upgraded all the way up to the lavish infotainment systems with leather seats. We believe that both trucks have very nice interiors, but the Ram 1500 looks nicer and it looks like Ram uses better quality materials. A notable feature to mention is the infotainment system in both trucks. The Ram has a Tesla-like screen that is 12 inches long that can be customized to your liking, and the F-150 has a very intuitive 8-inch screen as well.


Let’s be realistic, if you’re interested in buying a truck, then you probably care about what’s under the hood and what that means for your capability. We think it would just be easier to list out the three different engine options for each truck and based on your needs you can decide which is best from the two.

engine options

• 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine w/ eTorque

MPG City/Hwy (4X2): 20/25

MPG City/Hwy (4X4): 19/24

Horsepower: 305

LB-FT of Torque: 269

Max Towing: 7,730

• 5.7L Hemi® V8 Engine

MPG City/Hwy (4X2): 15/22

MPG City/Hwy (4X4): 15/21

Horsepower: 395

LB-FT of Torque: 410

Max Towing: 11,610

• 5.7L Hemi® w/ eTorque

MPG City/Hwy (4X2): 17/23 

MPG City/Hwy (4X4): 17/22

Horsepower: 395

LB-FT of Torque: 410

Max Towing: 12,750

• 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 Engine

MPG City/Hwy (4X2): 20/26          

Horsepower: 325

LB-FT Torque: 400                                   

Max Towing: 8,500

• 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine

MPG City/Hwy (4X2): 18/25           

Horsepower: 375                              

LB-FT of Torque: 470                      

Max Towing: 13,200

• 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Engine

MPG City/Hwy (4X2): 17/23                

Horsepower: 395                                           

LB-FT of Torque: 400                       

Max Towing: 11,600


In summary, it really is tough to declare a winner when comparing two extremely capable trucks with great features. Depending on your needs, both trucks offer speed and performance, great towing capacities, and great luxurious interiors all while maintaining that rugged look that all trucks need. We think that you should come to Bill Luke Santan and be the deciding factor between the two. We look forward to seeing you!

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