2020 RAM 1500

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Ford F-150

2020 Ford F-150

2020 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150

Any Tacoma driver on the hunt for a new truck has probably narrowed their search down to a storied matchup: the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150. Both bring a lot to the table this year, so Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram covers the specs that make a difference when answering the question, “F-150 or RAM 1500?”, below.

2020 RAM 1500


2020 Ford F-150
2,300 pounds

Max Payload

3,270 pounds
305 hp

Standard Engine Horsepower

290 hp
32 mpg highway

Diesel Fuel Economy

30 mpg highway
12,560 pounds

Max Diesel Towing

11,500 pounds
12,750 pounds

Max V8 Towing

11,600 pounds
8.4 - 12 inches

Touchscreen Size

8 inches

2020 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Towing Capacity by Engine

Both of these trucks will help you on tough jobs in Spanaway. You may be attracted to the high max towing capacity of the F-150, but, looking more closely, the RAM 1500 provides stronger towing on diesel and other engines.

  • RAM 1500 vs. F-150 V6 Towing: The 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 on the F-150 offers a max towing capacity of 13,200 pounds, besting the RAM 1500 V6.
  • RAM 1500 vs. F-150 V8 Towing: For those Spanaway drivers who want the benefits of a V8 engine, the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque on the RAM 1500 provides 12,750 pounds of max towing whereas the comparable V8 on the F-150 gives you 11,500 pounds
  • RAM 1500 vs. F-150 Diesel Towing: With its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel® V6 engine, the RAM 1500 is the clear choice for those who want diesel towing. It’s 12,560 pounds of diesel towing gives you more capability than the F-150.

Each of these trucks compliments their towing capacity with sturdy payload capabilities: a max 2,300 pounds on the RAM 1500 and 3,270 pounds on the F-150. But the RAM is equipped with expertly designed equipment for efficiency, like the RAMBOX® cargo management system and the multifunction tailgate for simple loading and unloading.

2020 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Engine Capability

Besides great towing in Lakewood, a truck’s engine should provide power for any kind of road and engines with exceptional handling. Much like its towing capacity, the RAM 1500 provides better capability on 2 categories of engine options.

  • Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 Standard Engine: Get a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 on the F-150 for 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The RAM 1500 provides more power with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque on its base 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 eTorque engine.
  • Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 Top Engine: The 450-hp High-Output 3.5L Ecoboost V6 on the Ford produces 510 lb-ft of torque and is slightly more powerful than the top engine on the RAM 1500 – a 5.7L HEMI® V8 eTorque with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. 
  • Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 Diesel Engine: Diesel-lovers who want the most power out of their engine should choose the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6® on the RAM 1500 for 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, which generates more than its equivalent on the F-150. This engine also has the extra perk of best-in-class fuel economy, 32 mpg hwy*. 

2020 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Interior Features

A superior truck isn’t simply powerful, but also full of technology that helps your Gig Harbor drives stay smooth and connected. In this department, the RAM 1500 has many features on its base trim that require upgrades for F-150 drivers.

Standard Tech on the RAM 1500 

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth® and voice recognition
  • USB ports
  • Overhead console
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry

Standard Safety Features on the RAM 1500 

  • LED Brake Lights
  • Blind Spot Monitoring

These features have contributed to the distinction of an IIHSTop Safety Pick+ for the RAM 1500, whereas the F-150 hasn’t been rated. Standard safety features and technology amenities make the RAM 1500 the better choice at its base trim and beyond.

Explore the 2020 RAM 1500 with Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram!

This RAM 1500 vs. F-150 comparison is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to discovering all that this new RAM truck has to offer! On our website you can conduct more research, check out our Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer comparison, and learn more about buying a car online. Please contact us today with any of your questions about the RAM 1500 and more!

*Class based on Light-Duty pickups.

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