2020 RAM 1500 Comparison Image

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Ford F-150 Comparison Image

2020 Ford F-150

2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 Ford F-150

RAM 1500


Ford F-150

Starting MSRP


Trim Options


Base Model Engine Liters

8-speed automatic

Base Model Transmission

6-speed automatic

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If you’re in the market for a full-size, hardworking new pickup truck, you’ve certainly considered the new 2020 RAM 1500 or the 2020 Ford F-150. Either high-performance work truck can be a suitable option for both worksites or weekend adventures, but after a side-by-side comparison, you’ll see why the RAM 1500 leads the charge. Read on below to discover what sets the RAM model apart from the F-150 in this guide.

Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500: Performance

When it comes to performance, there are a variety of options across both automakers’ available trims and their corresponding engines. But ultimately, you’ll find maximum towing capability from the RAM 1500.

  • Engines: The Ford F-150 offers six engine options, ranging from a base model 290-hp 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine on one end to a 450-hp H.O. 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 on the other. The RAM 1500 offers 4 engine options, ranging from a 260-hp 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 to the 395-hp 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with eTorque Mild Hybrid System.
  • Transmissions: The 2020 Ram 1500 is available with an 8-speed automatic while the F-150 can come with a 6-speed automatic or 10-speed automatic transmission.
  • Towing Capacity: The greatest towing capacity for any configuration of the 2020 Ford F-150 maxes out at 12,100 pounds. With the RAM 1500 HEMI® with eTorque, the maximum towing capacity is notably more at 12,750 pounds.

F-150 or Ram 1500: Interior Features

In addition to its greater towing capacity, the 2020 RAM 1500 can come with many outstanding interior technologies features making for an incredibly luxurious and connected cabin. The following features are available on the RAM 1500:

  • Lower-locking glove compartment
  • Door pockets with lights
  • In-floor storage bins
  • Reconfigurable center console
  • Rear fold-down center console
  • Reclining rear seats
  • 900-watt Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System
  • Fourth-generation Uconnect® 12.0 with Navigation and 12-inch touchscreen
  • 10-square foot panoramic sunroof

Test Drive a New RAM 1500 at Thys Automotive Family

Now that you’ve sized up the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150, you can see the RAM 1500 offers more V8 towing power, as well as a more modern and interconnected cabin. If you’re interested in experiencing an impressive new RAM 1500 or used RAM 1500 right from the driver’s seat, stop by our dealership to schedule a test drive. Contact us today with any other questions about the high-performance, utility-focused RAM 1500.

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