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2020 RAM 1500Features & Specs2020 Ford F-150
305 hpEngine Power290 hp
269 lb-ftEngine Torque265 lb-ft
eight-speed shiftable automaticTransmissionsix-speed shiftable automatic
standardKeyless Ignitionavailable on higher trims

2020 RAM 1500 vs 2020 Ford F-150

Need a truck with enough power to get even the toughest job done? Well, then we have two pickups you need to see! Both the RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150 are here to make your life a little easier thanks to their powerful engines, unprecedented towing ability, and maximum amount of features. RAM and Ford are legendary companies that are used to providing consumers with everything they could want in a pickup, but only one can be crowned the king of all pickup trucks. On the left is the powerful and rugged RAM 1500, and on the right is the Ford F-150. Read on to see which one comes out on top in this battle of heavyweights!

2020 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

Most trims of the RAM 1500 give consumers the option of a quad cab with a long bed or a crew cab configuration with a long or short bed. Either choice is perfect for hauling a ton of heavy material as the RAM 1500 has a payload capacity of 2,302 pounds and can tow up to 12,750. The standard engine on most trims is a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, which can be optioned to a powerful 5.7-liter V8 with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The V6 engine comes standard with RAMs eTorque system that improves fuel economy. On the V8, this feature is optional. The Laramie, Long Horn, and Limited have the V8 engine as standard. The last engine in the lineup is a diesel which pumps out 260 horsepower and an astounding 480 lb-ft of torque. The engine is available on all trim levels, except for the HFE. A smooth eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard on all engines.

2020 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

In addition to a few cab styles, the Ford F-150 comes standard with a 3.3-liter V6 with 290 horsepower that is competent for most tasks. Unfortunately, it comes mated to a played out six-speed automatic transmission, which is not as smooth. The engine also only provides 265 lb-ft of torque, which means it won't win any towing competitions. Fortunately for consumers, there are a few options. Next up is a 2.7-liter turbo V6, which pumps out 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque followed by a 3.5-liter V6 with has 375 horsepower. Much like the RAM 1500, the Ford F-150 also has a diesel option. In this case, it's a turbocharged V6 with 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. These are impressive numbers, but the Ford F-150 can't compete with the torque levels provided by the RAM.

2020 RAM 1500 Features & Design

With seven trim levels, the RAM 1500 provides consumers with a ton of advanced technology and creature features. Standard features on the base Tradesman include 18-inch steel wheels as well as a 5-inch touchscreen, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and push-button start. Additional features are trailer sway damping and a six-speaker stereo. Upgrading to the HFE gets you 20-inch chrome wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires, side steps, a tonneau cover, a carpeted floor, and front bucket seats. Meanwhile, the Big Horn or Lone Star adds to this with 18-inch aluminum wheels and foglights. The best part of the Big Horn is the options list, which includes an 8.4-inch or even 12-inch touchscreen, which comes with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Want something a little more off-road? The Rebel comes with aggressive styling and an electronic locking rear axle and four skid plates. If luxury is more your thing, you get it with the Laramie, which comes with 20-inch wheels and power mirrors and rear window. You also get leather-trimmed front seats that are heated and ventilated as well as safety features such as forward collision warning and lane-keeping assist. The last two trims are the Longhorn and top-line Limited. The Longhorn is a terrific trim as it comes with standard premium-leather bucket seats, a leather-wrapped wood steering wheel, and a spray-in bedliner. The Limited rounds out the lineup with attractive chrome trim and standard four-corner air suspension.

2020 Ford F-150 Features & Design

The Ford F-150 comes with one less trim level and fewer features. The base XL does have some scant features such as trailer sway control and pre-wired trailer connections, but there are no power windows or mirrors. Also coming standard is vinyl flooring and a four-speaker stereo. There is an additional 101A package that adds Bluetooth and USB connectivity. This trim level is as bare as it gets. The good news is that things start to pick up once you hit the XLT as it comes with alloy wheels, chrome trim, front-seat lumbar adjustments, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The next level Lariat boasts keyless entry and ignition, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone automatic climate control, and leather upholstery. You also get more top-shelf luxury features with the King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trim. The best F-150 is the Raptor, as it is the most off-road ready. Features for this trim include a reinforced frame, a unique four-wheel-drive system, a modified long-travel suspension, Fox shocks, flared fenders, skid plates, upgraded off-road tires. The inside is also further decked out with a leather and cloth upholstery.

Conclusion:

This choice is a no brainier. We are going with the 2020 RAM 1500! The engine lineup is more powerful, and it has class-leading numbers when it comes to towing. Additionally, the seven trim levels provide the RAM 1500 with more features than the Ford F-150. We highly recommend checking out our full review and then heading down to the dealership to take a test drive! We can wait to see you here at Charlies Dodge! You can also browse our complete inventory of the 2020 RAM 1500 here on our website!


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