The 2020 Ford F-150 and the 2020 Ram 1500 are two of the most popular contenders in the full-size pickup segment. If you're choosing between these two trucks, a brief comparison reveals that the Ford F-150 beats the Ram 1500 in several key areas.

Performance

The 2020 Ford F-150 has more towing power than the competition. It presents 13,200 pounds of towing capacity, whereas the Ram offers just 12,750 pounds. The Ford truck also has six different engine options to choose from, so you can find just the right powertrain to suit your tastes. The Ram has just four different engine options.

 

The F-150 also boasts best-in-class ratings for the segment that give it an edge on the Ram 1500. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine achieves best-in-class 470 lb-ft of gas torque. The high-output 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost® gets best-in-class 450 horsepower. Lastly, the 5.0-liter V8 engine yields a best-in-class payload rating.*

 

Trailering tech

When you go with the Ford F-150, you'll get the class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist™. This helpful tool makes backing up a trailer easier and safer. Just turn the knob in the direction you want the trailer to go. The Ram 1500 doesn't have a comparable feature.

 

More standard safety systems

While both models have progressive safety technologies, the F-150 offers more standard safety systems than the Ram 1500. The Ram's base trim includes just a rearview camera, while the F-150 has a rearview camera as well as pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking. Each F-150 also includes the brand's exclusive Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver-assist tools.

 

Lower starting price

 

The F-150 outshines the Ram 1500 when it comes to affordability. It has a starting price of $28,745, whereas the Ram model has a starting price of $32,145.** With the few thousand dollars you save on the Ford, you can invest in add-ons and packages to customize the F-150 just the way you like it.

 

See for yourself why the Ford F-Series has enjoyed 42 years as America's best-selling truck. Test-drive the 2020 F-150 for yourself when you stop by Midwest Ford in Hutchinson, Kansas.

 

*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8' box, 5.0L, 4x2, Heavy-Duty Payload Pkg. Not shown. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR. See label on door jamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle. Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew® , 6.5' box, 3.5L EcoBoost® , 4x2 and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Not shown. F-150 LARIAT, SuperCrew, 5.5' box, 4x4 shown. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. Towing and payload are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

 

** MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.

 


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