It's a battle of the trucks in Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY! In a comparison between the Ford F-150 vs the Ram 1500, our team at Friendly Ford Hamilton is here with the answer to which one may be better suited to your specific needs.

If you have any additional questions, just give a member of our team a call.

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 Engine Options

It's nice to have a range of engine options to choose from to ensure you'll get the supreme performance you desire. The Ford F-150 offers up six engine options, each one boasting its own unique perks:

Engine Option


Torque (lb-ft)

3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6



2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6



5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8



3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6



3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V6



High Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6



The Ram 1500, on the other hand, only has three powertrain selections for you to choose from. While each truck offers a diesel motor for added miles per gallon, it falls short when it comes to power output. With an output of 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, its available V8 engine falls short of the available High Output motor in the F-150.

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 Towing & Storage

With more power output comes more pulling power, enabling the Ford F-150 to tow a maximum and best-in-class output of 14,000 pounds when properly armed. You may not be able to tow your large camper or boat with the Ram 1500, though, since it only has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds.

The F-150 also makes towing simpler with an available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™. This advanced technology seamlessly syncs your truck and trailer, allowing you to control it with the simple turn of a dial when in Reverse. This is a class-exclusive feature, so you won't be treated to its convenience on the Ram 1500.

If you're hauling a large load, you might need more than what the trailer or bed can offer you. The Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 come with tons of interior space, which includes immense extra room for cargo. The Ram 1500 comes with 61.5 cubic feet of cargo space, where the Ford F-150 comes with even more; 77.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 Off-Road Performance

With available 4-wheel drive systems on the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500, you'll be able to roam off the beaten path and on backwoods trails. Navigate in and out of tight spaces or around boulders with ease with the help of a 360-Degree Camera in these trucks. It provides you with a bird's-eye view of your surroundings, making trekking off-road easier and safer.

The F-150 takes off-road performance one step further with available Trail Control™. This system takes the wheel to maintain a safe, low set speed when heading off the paved road, allowing you to devote your full attention to steering around obstacles in your path. Off-roading may be trickier in the Ram 1500 without this technology available.

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 Safety Features

When it comes to staying safe on the open roads, the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 will give you the confidence you need, thanks to their extensive selection of safety and driver's assist features. One safety features these pickups have in coming is their available surround-view cameras, which making backing up a breeze.

While both the Ford and the Ram come with some advanced safety technology, one model has a bit more to offer. The Ford F-150 comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360™; a suite of safety and driver's assist features that work together to help you avoid a potential collision. This suite is standard on all Ford F-150 trim levels, however, each trim comes with a different set of features.

Standard with Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite, you'll find the following features:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking- this feature is designed to scan the road ahead of you, so the system can alert you of a potential collision with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected. If you don't take corrective action fast enough, the brakes will be automatically applied
  • Auto High Beam Headlamps- this feature senses when lighting conditions are poor and will switch the lights on so you can see better. The system also senses oncoming headlights, and will switch the high beams off, so you can keep your focus on the roads and hands on the wheel

In addition to standard features, Ford Co-Pilot360™ also offers the available features listed below:

  • Lane-Keeping System- this optional system helps you stay in your lane, even if you start to drift out of it. This feature works by scanning your vehicle's position between the lines and the road, and lets you know when your veering out of your lane.
  • BLIS® with Trailer Coverage- this feature is designed to alert you when a vehicle is detected in your truck or trailers' blind spot. With the available telescoping trailer tow mirrors, you'll have an even better view of what's behind you.

As for the Ram 1500, you'll also notice this pickup comes with its own set of safety and driver's assist features, however, you won't find a system comparable to the Ford's Ford Co-Pilot360™. Also, most of the Ram 1500's advanced safety features are optional, like the available Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking and LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist. If you're looking for complete peace of mind while driving your next pickup truck, the Ford F-150 is the best choice.

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Find Your Ideal Truck Today!

With more engine options, greater towing capabilities, and an array of off-road systems, the Ford F-150 is a desirable option for your next adventure around Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, New York. Stop by the showroom at Friendly Ford Hamilton today to schedule a test drive of the F-150 and to learn more about what this powerful truck can provide your rugged drives, from worksite to campsite.

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