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V8 Towing Capacity
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.
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:
Standard V6 Engine
Standard V6 Engine
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.
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:
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!