RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150

By: Scott Campbell Dodge   |   18 Jul 2022
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If you’ve stumbled across this blog post, you’re probably aware of the pretty stiff competition between the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150. As two of the best-selling trucks in the country, it’s only natural that we decided to put them head-to-head against each other to see who might come out on top.  These high-power trucks are similar in many ways, but both find ways to distinguish themselves from each other. RAM models, for instance, have more technology and storage features, while Ford likes to pride itself solely on towing and hauling capacity. For many, the choice between the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 comes down to brand loyalty, but a closer inspection of the details crowns the RAM 1500 as the perfect light-duty truck to fit all your needs. Let’s explore some of the features between the two best-selling pickups to see which one comes out on top!

Power and Performance

For truck lovers, power capabilities are a huge factor to consider when purchasing a new pickup. The RAM offers not only exceptional power but innovative technologies to enhance functionality. In the RAM, you’ll find a TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission with next-generation tech to improve efficiency and durability. This transmission comes standard on all trims, making for smooth-shifting acceleration. The RAM 1500 also offers five impressive engines, 2 of which sport eTorque Mild Hybrid Technology to maximize efficiency. The RAM 1500 has excellent available V8 4X4 combined fuel economy, thanks to this technology. Comparably, the base trim of the 2022 F-150 comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission that lacks the same technology.

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Towing Capabilities

So how much can these trucks handle? For the base engines, it turns out things are pretty even. Both can handle between six- and eight-thousand pounds of towing, with RAM’s slight edge in hauling capacity still falling in the same 1800- and 1900-pound range as the Ford.

Although the max towing and hauling capacities of the Ford can be improved by paying the higher price of optional extra, the RAM 1500 offers the max towing capacity in the base engine model, so you can decide on options that give you more bang for your buck. Of course, if you absolutely need to get even more towing or hauling power than the RAM 1500, you can also consider an upgrade to the RAM 2500.

Cargo and Storage

When searching for the perfect pickup, you undoubtedly want something that’s got endless space for hauling everything from job site equipment to road trip essentials. There’s no better place to store cargo in the 2022 RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 than in the cargo bed. These trucks each offer various cargo bed lengths, ensuring you can find one that suits your needs. However, you’ll find more interior storage spaces in the RAM, including:

  • Available configurable center console
  • Available in-floor rear storage
  • Available RAMBox® Cargo Management System

The optional RAMBox® Cargo Management System is also a nice upgrade for storage, adding cubbies along both sides of the cargo bed for you to store toolboxes, jumper cables, duffel bags, and more. You can even transform a cubby into a cooler—just add ice, and you’re ready to go!

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Interior Comforts

When you’re in it for the long haul, you want a truck that is comfortable (and fun) to be in. The RAM 1500 offers plenty of room in the front row, with well over 40 inches of legroom in each truck. The rear seats also offer more than 40 inches of legroom in the largest cab styles, giving taller adults an abundance of space. Standard folding rear seats, which fold upward to reveal a flat floor, are also perfect for both storage or sleeping in a pinch. While the Ford F-150 has standard cloth upholstery, the RAM 1500 goes upscale by making heavy-duty vinyl upholstery standard.

Test Drive the 2022 RAM 1500 at SCD

After reading our truck comparison, it’s ultimately up to Battleford drivers to decide which light-duty pickup truck is more appealing to them. However, while they both look good in a RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 standoff, we think it's the RAM that comes out on top with more advanced storage, a refined interior, and efficient transmission.

Looking to try this mighty truck out for yourself? Give us a call today to set up a test drive!

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