When you need a reliable truck that can tow a lot of weight at one time and features multiple engines so you can get the exact type of performance you're looking for, look no further than the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500, two pickup trucks that were built for the long haul.

Like most other things in life, there are differences and similarities between the two, and Gibbons Ford aims to point them out to drivers in Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, PA, so a decision can be made as to which truck is better for you.

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Towing Capabilities

The Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 were built to handle a ton of weight at one time, no matter where you're going and what the road conditions are like. When properly equipped with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine and eTorque Mild Hybrid Technology, the Ram 1500 offers a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds.

While that's nothing to bat an eye at, the Ford F-150 can haul even more weight, as it gets a best-in-class towing capacity of up to 14,000 pounds when properly equipped. So, if you want to maximize the amount of weight you can carry, go with the Ford F-150 over the Ram 1500.

F-150 vs Ram 1500: Engine Performance

What really draws drivers to the F-150 and the Ram 1500 is that they both offer multiple engines that offer a ton of power. Starting with the Ram 1500, you can choose from five different engines to give you the kind of power you crave, including these four:

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque: Gets 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine: Gets 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque: Gets 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine: Gets 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque

The biggest difference between the engines in the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150 is that the F-150 offers you even more options with some extra power. In addition to the engines you'll see below, the F-150 also features a hybrid engine that can produce an impressive 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.


3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel

3.5L EcoBoost® V6

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

2.7L EcoBoost® V6

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6









440 lb-ft

500 lb-ft

410 lb-ft

400 lb-ft

265 lb-ft

510 lb-ft

Ford vs Ram: Safety Technology

It's important for any driver to stay protected at all times with excellent safety technology, which is exactly what you'll get in the F-150 and the Ram 1500. However, the F-150 really stands out here, as it offers quite a few standard safety features that the Ram does not.

Thanks to Ford Co-Pilot360™, you'll find features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. To get any sort of smart braking technology in the Ram 1500, you'd have to upgrade to a higher trim level.

Each vehicle also comes with similar available safety features, like blind spot systems, a Lane-Keeping System, and parking assistance that can actually park the car for you at the push of a button.

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Winner

Due to its towing capabilities, the number of powerful engines, and standard safety technologies, the Ford F-150 edges out the Ram 1500. At Gibbons Ford, we have all the latest Ford F-150 models for drivers in Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to test drive, so contact us today to schedule an appointment! 

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