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The Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 are two of the top-rated full-size pickups, and both have an impressive resume. However, the 2020 Ford F-150 starts out at a lower price than does the RAM 1500, it boasts better towing capacity, and it comes with more standard safety features on the lower trims. Below, the two vehicles are explored in further detail.
2020 Ford F-150
$28,495 – $67,485*
Horsepower, 3.3-Liter Ti-VCT V6 Engine
2020 Ram 1500
$32,145 – $57,465*
Horsepower, 3.6-Liter V-6 Engine
Rugged, durable, and able to tow nearly 13,000 pounds when properly equipped, the 2020 Ford F-150 is tops in its segment when it comes to utility scores. The cargo bed is ultra-strong, there are plenty of storage cubbies in the rear seating area of the four-door models, and the improved suspension system makes for easy travel over uneven terrain. The Raptor model is especially proficient for off-road travel, and most trims offer package add-ons that enhance the off-road experience.
The 2020 RAM 1500 has some clever storage solutions such as the optional RamBox storage bins, but these stand-alone options really bump up the price. Even with the large 5.7L V8 engine, the RAM 1500 can’t tow as much as the properly equipped F-150. Most of the package options are designed to enhance the aesthetics rather than boost the off-road capability. All in all, the F-150 comes out on top in the utility category.
The base model F-150 starts out at nearly $4,000 less than the RAM 1500. The difference in price reflects the upscale, nearly luxurious interior of the latter. Some shoppers aren’t going to be interested in the finer points but are instead interested in performance and utility. This is where the 2020 F-150 comes out on top. Each of the trims show a similar difference in price. The mid-level Big Horn and Lone Star RAM 1500 trims add on such features as an 8.4-inch or 12-inch screen display, smartphone app integration, and aluminum wheels, but some of the desired mechanical upgrades aren’t to be found on these trims.
The mid-level trims of the 2020 Ford F-150 open the door to more powerful engines, and buyers have more powertrain choices to begin with. The RAM 1500 does have an optional diesel engine that boasts plenty of torque, but the F-150 is the best bet when price is a major concern. The mid-level trims with the more powerful engine and upgraded interior features are still less expensive than their RAM 1500 counterparts.
This is where RAM continues to lag behind other pickup makes. The base trim 2020 RAM 1500 comes with a full set of airbags, but the driver assist features aren’t available. Even the mid-level Laramie trim doesn’t have forward collision warning or lane keeping assist as standard features. These have to be added on as part of a package. On the other hand, the lower trims of the F-150 can be fitted with pre-collision assist, lane-keeping aid, adaptive cruise control, and a rearview camera. Most of these driver aids are standard on the mid-level trims, so no special package needs to be ordered.
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Check out the 2020 Ford F-150 pickup today at Jacky Jones Ford. Test drive the trim of your choice to see how it compares to the more expensive RAM 1500. Contact the dealer directly to schedule a personal inspection of this top-rated, best-selling pickup.
*MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.
**When properly equipped. See dealer for details.