2019 Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150
When comparing the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150, one of the first things that comes up is that Ram’s truck allows you to tow up to 12,750 pounds, which is actually a best-in-class V8 towing rating1. Somehow, Ram’s engineers have managed to pair this capability with a best-in-class available V8 4×4 combined fuel economy of 19 miles per gallon2—the best of both worlds doesn’t have to be some fiction.
Luckily, Ford’s truck is great, as well. That’s why our team here at Wilsonville CDJR created this guide to the 2019 Ram 1500 vs. the 2019 Ford F-150. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
After all, we’re here to serve the folks around Wilsonville, Woodburn, Sherwood, and the rest of Oregon.
Engine Options: HP and Torque
The numbers that we mentioned up above are incredible. However, the Ram 1500 offers more than one engine option, depending on your needs. Check out some of these brawny horsepower and torque ratings.
- 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine with eTorque: 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
- 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine: 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
- 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque: 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque
Unfortunately, Ford’s 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine can’t keep up, only spitting out 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
The Capability to Get the Job Done
In addition to its towing capacity, fuel economy, engine options, horsepower, and torque, Ram’s light-duty pickup also offers a variety of high-tech features that promote safe, efficient, and effective hauling.
These include Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection, 14.9-inch brakes, and an Exclusive Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension with an automatic load-leveling function. The truck was also designed with an aerodynamically elevated hood, achieving a drag coefficient as low as 0.357…
On the other hand, Ford’s efforts are commendable. Their light-duty pickup comes with a Blind Spot Information System (called BLIS®) that’s comparable to the one on the Ram 1500. It even offers trailer coverage that’s similar to Ram’s Trailer Detection capabilities. In this department, Ford has managed well.
The Big Wheel Keeps on Turning
Last, but certainly not least, the 2019 Ram 1500 offers no less than nine available wheels across its many trim levels. We’re not going to list all of your options here, but we’ll give you a preview of a few…
- 22-Inch Painted/Polished Aluminum Wheels with Inserts
- 20-Inch Black Painted Aluminum Wheels
- 20-Inch Chrome Clad Aluminum Wheels
And that’s just the beginning. Get in touch with us to learn about which wheels pair with each trim level.
Test Drive the 2019 Ram 1500 Today!
If you’re interested in a durable vehicle that can handle a payload of up to 2,300 pounds, then you might want to take the Ram 1500 for a spin at Wilsonville CDJR. Simply call us, text us, reach out to us on social media, or stop by our extensive showroom near Sherwood, Woodburn, and Wilsonville, Oregon. Thanks…
1Class based on Light-Duty pickups.
2Based on Light-Duty Pickup Segment and EPA estimated 19 combined mpg with 5.7L eTorque engine. Actual results may vary.