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2020 RAM 1500

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2020 Ford F-150

2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 Ford F-150

2020 RAM 1500


2020 Ford F-150
3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque

Base Engine

3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine
305 hp


290 hp
Eight-Speed Automatic


Six-Speed Automatic
12,750 Pounds

V8 Towing Capacity

11,600 Pounds


6 Speakers

Stereo System

4 Speakers

Year after year, drivers praise both the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150, two dependable pickup trucks with great performance and impressive interior options. But which is better? In this Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg 2020 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 comparison, we’ll go over both trucks’ engine specs, including towing capacity, and interior amenities. Hopefully after reading this guide, you’ll know which truck, the F-150 or RAM 1500, is best for your Charleston needs.

RAM vs. Ford: Power and Efficiency

Two V6 engines come under the hood of both the Ford and RAM base trim levels. At higher levels, drivers will appreciate the recent return of diesel to the RAM 1500 lineup with the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6. Finally, at the top of the line, the RAM 1500 comes equipped with a V8 Hemi®. Compared to the Ford engine options, the 1500 proves better in several key engine categories, primarily fuel efficiency, and horsepower:


RAM vs. Ford Horsepower

Standard V6 Engine

  • RAM 3.6L V6 eTorque: 305 hp
  • Ford 3.3L TI-VCT V6: 290 hp

Diesel Engine

  • RAM 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel: 260 hp
  • Ford 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel: 250 hp

V8 Engine

  • RAM 5.7L HEMI® V8 eTorque: 395 hp
  • Ford 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: 395 horsepower


RAM vs. Ford Fuel Efficiency

Standard V6 Engine

  • RAM 3.6L V6 eTorque: 20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway
  • Ford 3.3L TI-VCT V6: 19 mpg / 25 mpg highway

Diesel Engine

  • RAM 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel: 22 mpg city / 32 mpg highway
  • Ford 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel: 22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

V8 Engine

  • 5.7L HEMI V8 eTorque: 17 mpg highway / 23 mpg city
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: 17 mpg highway / 23 mpg city

Towing Capacity for F-150 or RAM 1500

What is the 2020 RAM 1500 towing capacity? Properly equipped, the latest 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds—and that’s achievable with the base RAM 1500 Tradesman configuration. The most the Ford F-150 base XL trim can tow is 7,700 pounds.


If you want the F-150’s maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds, you have to upgrade to a higher, pricier Ford F-150 trim level. Ultimately, the RAM 1500 will give you a spectacular towing capacity at a lower price point.

RAM vs. Ford: Interior Technology

You could say the Ford F-150 base trim is all about utility, which is a nice way of implying that it doesn’t come with many interior features modern drivers want on Columbia roads. The RAM 1500, on the other hand, is tech-filled out of the gate. You’ll enjoy these standard features on the RAM 1500, most of which aren’t available on the introductory F-150:

  • Uconnect® infotainment system
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Voice recognition
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Adjustable rear seat head restraints
  • One-touch up driver and passenger windows
  • Power rear windows
  • Cruise control
  • USB ports
  • Proximity key

Find Your Ideal RAM 1500 Trim Level at Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg Today

The RAM 1500 is a favorite of Lexington drivers who understand that this RAM pickup is both a beast on the worksite and a purring kitten on the streets. And not only does it outmatch the Ford F-150, but it comes out favorably against the Chevy Silverado, too. Check out our new RAM truck inventory, or schedule a test drive at Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg today!

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