The Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150 are two of the best-selling trucks in the US and two of the best-selling vehicles of any kind on the planet. Both trucks have a commanding exterior although the Ram 1500 looks more like it's in charge. Ram has done an outstanding job of creating interior comfort and elevated technology while the Ford F-150 is focused on towing and hauling. Here is why we believe the Ram 1500 comes out on top at Kernersville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Kernersville NC.

Ram 1500 engines vs Ford F-150 engines

The base engine in the new Ford F-150 is a 3.3-liter V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. In addition, Ford has four other credible engine options including a traditional V8 with 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. But the base engine in the Ram 1500 outperforms the F-150. The Ram 1500 base is a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The Ram 1500 V8 5.7-liter HEMI® engine generates 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The winner: Ram 1500.

Ram 1500 performance vs Ford F-150 performance

The best the Ford F-150 can give you in terms of performance is in its EcoBoost engine which offers good gas mileage but is not a true diesel engine. The Ram engine, however, is an authentic diesel that gets incredible gas mileage of up to 32 MPG on the highway. Meanwhile the standard 2.7 liter F-150 engine gets only 26 MPG on the highway. The winner: Ram 1500.

The Ram 1500 towing and hauling vs the Ford F-150

At the base level, the Ram 1500 can tow 12,750 pounds while the Ford F-150 can tow slightly more at 13,000 pounds. Both full-size trucks can handle between 6,000 and 8000 pounds of towing while Ram has a slight edge in hauling capacity. The Ram 1500 can haul 1,830 pounds while the Ford F-150 can tow only 1,820 pounds. Let's call this one a toss-up.

A comparison of reliability and warranties: Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150

Both the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 offer a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers thousands of parts on both trucks. Both also offer a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty for gas engine models that protect the most expensive components. But the Ram 1500 takes this one step further with a best-in-class warranty of five years or 100,000 miles on the powertrain: A great warranty implies great reliability. The winner: Ram 1500.

The interior of the new Ram 1500 vs the interior of the new Ford F-150

The Ram 1500 has a beautiful interior that's extremely functional with lots of cubby storage and massive space for passengers. In higher trims, the Ram 1500 feels more like a luxury car than a pickup truck. Most models offer premium features like heated and ventilated seats and leather surfaces along with a panoramic sunroof. The Ford F-150 can also be upgraded to leather seating but the Ram’s superior design and soft touch plastics give the edge to the good guys. The winner: Ram 1500.

Interior technology and safety: Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150

The Ram 1500 has a slightly larger 8.4-inch standard touch screen than Ford's version. In addition, the Ram 1500 gives you a digital gauge system that lets you customize it based on your priorities. In terms of safety, both these full-size trucks offer a reassuring list of safety features. The overall winner: Ram 1500. We invite you to check out our new 2023 Ram 1500 trucks and schedule a test drive soon at Kernersville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Kernersville NC.

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