RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Which Truck is Right for Your Next Lease?
If you’re looking for a light-duty pickup truck, you might be considering the Ford F-150 or the RAM 1500. Both of these trucks have much to offer. Which one is right for your next lease? Progressive has you covered. Read on to learn more and compare the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150.
Engine and Performance
Both the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 offer a variety of engine options to meet your needs.
The 2020 Ford F-150 has six available engine options. The standout engine is the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 which brings 450 horsepower, the most available power. Even though the F-150 offers more power, the RAM 1500 is still the more practical choice.
The 2020 RAM 1500 has four engine options to choose from. The standard 3.6: PENTASTAR® V6 engine with eTorque generates up to 395 horsepower with a V8. The RAM base engine boasts more horsepower and torque than the base F-150.
Towing and Hauling Capacity
When it comes to towing and hauling, the base engines for the RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150 are evenly matched. Both of these trucks can manage between 6,000 and 8,000 pounds. The RAM 1500 has an advantage in hauling capacity, offering the max haul capacity in the base engine model.
- Towing: 7,600 pounds
- Hauling: 1,820 pounds
- Towing: 7,320 pounds
- Hauling: 1,900 pounds
The standard features offered by the RAM 1500 outshine the standard Ford F-150 features, making it the ideal choice. There are several standard features you won’t find on the Ford F-150 unless you pay hundreds more to add on an additional features package. The following are offered standard for the RAM 1500:
- Remote keyless entry
- Voice recognition
- USB ports
- Bluetooth® connectivity
- Six-speaker sound system
- Overhead console
- Heated side mirrors
When comparing cost, these trucks are priced similarly. The F-150 offers a basic single cab trim at a slightly lower price of $30,090 while the RAM 1500’s base trim has an extended cab and comes in at $31,590.
When examining the high-end trim options, the RAM Limited is priced just under $55,000, which can be compared to the F-150 Platinum, starting at $57,000.
Fully loaded options have the RAM topping out at $70,000 and the F-150 closer to $80,000 in Raptor or Limited trim levels. Check out our leasing options too!
While both the 2020 RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150 are impressive vehicles, when it comes to features and performance, few can match the RAM 1500.