2020 RAM 1500 vs 2020 Ford F-150
2020 RAM 1500 2020 Ford F-150
Horsepower
  305 290
Towing Capacity
  7,730 lbs. 5,100 lbs.
Seating Capacity
  6 3

2020 RAM 1500 vs 2020 Ford F-150

Serving Fairfax, VA

If a mid-size pickup isn't large enough to fulfill one's needs, there are plenty of full-size rigs from which to choose. The 2020 RAM 1500 is a bestseller thanks to its innovative cabin design, clever storage systems, and powerful engines. This is no utilitarian pickup, although it does rank near the top of the segment in terms of hauling and towing capability. The 2020 Ford F-150 is a strong competitor in this vehicle class, but it falls just a bit short of the RAM 1500 in the areas of ride quality, cargo storage, and real-world fuel efficiency.

Ride Comfort

The 2020 RAM 1500 is designed with large, comfortable front seats that provide plenty of comfort no matter how long the trip. This four-door model also has a spacious rear bench seat that boasts an agreeable backrest angle. Even without the inclusion of an upgraded suspension system, the RAM 1500 soaks up road imperfections, the result being a smooth ride even over dirt roads. The higher trims can be purchased with a special package that includes low-rolling-resistance tires, side steps, and front bucket seats. The higher trims come with heated front seats, leather upholstery, and standard four-corner air suspension. The 2020 Ford F-150 places less importance on ride comfort. With an unladen bed, the ride can be a bit rough, especially on the models that come with larger wheels. The F-150 is available in a regular cab style, but contrary to what one would expect, the front seats on this version are rather tight.

Utility & Cargo

The 2020 RAM boasts excellent tow ratings, especially if the diesel engine is chosen. With the diesel powertrain, tow capability exceeds 11,000 pounds. The RamBox locking bins, optional on most trims, are built right into the side of the bed, and they provide easy access to tools and small containers. The interior storage space is impressive. The center console is huge and is highly configurable. The RAM 1500 can be ordered with a unique set of hidden compartment spaces beneath the rear floor and below the rear seats. The back cushions themselves also contain small storage cubbies. Another package worth considering is the Built to Serve package. This comes with all of the features of the 4X4 Off-Road Group, including an electronic locking rear axle and four skid plates. The 2020 Ford F-150 comes with a total of four upper tie-downs in the cargo bed, and the rear seats flip up by operating a handle. However, there are no hidden storage bins behind or beneath the rear seats, and in-bed cargo box bins are not offered. Tow ratings are a bit above average, but the F-150 cannot compete with the RAM 1500's diesel engine towing maximum.

Performance & Fuel Efficiency

The 2020 RAM 1500 comes with the choice of three engines. The standard powertrain is a 3.6L V6 rated at 305 horsepower, but there's also the choice of a 5.7L V8 with its 395 horsepower. The available diesel engine pumps out 280 horsepower and an impressive 480 lb-ft of torque. The Ford F-150 comes standard with a 3.3L engine rated at 290 horsepower, which lags slightly behind the RAM 1500 base engine in terms of overall power. A turbocharged 2.7L engine and two turbocharged V6 engines are available, and so is a 5.0L V8, but all of these engines deliver fuel efficiency that falls short of what the RAM 1500 promises.

To experience the true power and performance of the 2020 RAM 1500, you need to take it out across Virginia roads. Visit with our team at Farrish CDJR soon to inquire about its availability for a test drive and to get personalized answers to your questions.