2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 Comparison

Discover How the Newest Ram Compares to Ford's F-150

Ram took it's perennially popular Ram 1500 pickup and gave it a fresh makeover for the 2019 model year, making it lighter while retaining the legendary durability for which the truck is known. Naturally, that led us to wonder how the new Ram 1500 would fare when put into a head-to-head competition with the Ford F-150 pickup. To find out which workhorse was the better overall performer, read on.

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 Price

It's tough to get a true comparison on price when you're looking at two different model years, but by taking similarly constructed base-models of each truck, we determined that the Ram 1500 offers a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price that's about $100 less than the F-150's MSRP. While that doesn't seem significant, you can see how the savings begin to multiply when you factor in the features that come standard on the Ram 1500 but cost extra on the F-150.

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 Performance

The Ram 1500 is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque, which teams to an 8-speed automatic transmission to manufacture 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, outperforming the 3.3-liter V6 that comes standard in the F-150. Naturally, both trucks offer more powerful available engines. The Ram 1500 engine array tops out with a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with eTorque that makes 395 horsepower, more than the Ford's top-end 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that offers 375 horsepower. While the top-of-the-line Ford engine does make more torque, the eTorque feature found only on the Ram 1500 give you an immediate dose of 130 pound-feet of torque to get you off the line.

The Ram 1500 also provides the greater towing capacity of the two pickups, allowing you to haul up to 6,730 pounds -- significantly more than the F-150's max rating of 5,000 pounds.

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 Features

Base models of each truck come equipped with a long list of standard features, including a 12V power outlet, power steering, AM/FM stereo, air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, and intermittent wipers. However, as we mentioned earlier, the introductory Ram 1500 includes many standard features that either aren't available for the base F-150 or can only be added as expensive options. These include remote keyless entry, wireless cell phone hookup, a folding rear seat, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, and cruise control.

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 Safety

The Ram 1500 hasn't been tested yet by the safety experts. However, we can tell you that the Ram 1500 offers more standard airbags than the Ford F-150 does, including a rear head curtain airbag that's not there to protect Ford drivers. Also, the Ram 1500 is equipped with the largest in-class brakes, helping stop your truck -- and any loads you're hauling -- in a shorter distance. Finally, the Ram 1500 features a body that's constructed with 98 percent high-strength steel, making it that much stronger than the Ford's body.

Explore the 2019 Ram 1500 at Sullivan's Northwest Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Torrington

To us, it's pretty clear that the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 beats out the Ford F-150 in the areas that matter most to truck owners. We invite you to stop by our showroom at your convenience and take a closer look, culminating in an informative and enjoyable test drive.


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