Whether it’s for towing, heading off the beaten path, or carrying your gear, large light-duty pickup trucks are a great choice for drivers that need a highly capable vehicle. And one of the leading choices for the large light-duty pickup truck segment is the 2020 RAM 1500, with its powerful engine options, towing prowess, off-road capabilities, and a durable and high-strength body structure. See how the RAM 1500 measures up against the pickup truck competition in this 2020 RAM 1500 vs 2020 Ford F-150 comparison.
The RAM 1500 has a higher base-engine output with its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which cranks out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The base-level 3.3-liter V6 engine in the Ford F-150 manages just 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Do you have a boat, a camping trailer, or a work trailer to tow? The RAM 1500 boasts a standard towing capacity of 6,280 pounds (2,849 kg), compared to 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg) for the Ford F-150.
2020 RAM 1500
2020 Ford F-150
|305-hp/269 lb-ft||Horsepower/Torque (Base Engine)||290-hp/265 lb-ft|
|6,280 pounds (2,849 kg)||Standard Towing Capacity||5,000 pounds (2,268 kg)|
|Standard||Cargo Management System||No|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating||No|
The RAM 1500 has some advantages for the pickup bed. The RAMBOX Cargo Management System is an in-bed storage compartment that makes it easy to keep your gear organized. The available Multifunction Tailgate provides easy access to the pickup bed with two doors with a 60/40 split that can swing open in multiple ways. The F-150 doesn’t offer either of these features.
Another advantage of the RAM 1500 is for safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ rating is one of the most coveted honors for safety in the automotive industry. Unlike the Ford F-150, the RAM 1500 received the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating.
Would you like to learn more about the 2020 RAM 1500? Feel free to contact us at Stony Plain Chrysler!