Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500
Ford F-150
Ram 1500
At a Glance: F-150 vs. 1500
Ford F-150

If you’re on the hunt for a pickup that’s powerful, capable, and comfortable, you’re in the right place. Shoppers near Buena Park, Long Beach, and Orange County, CA have two such trucks to choose from: the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500.

To help you decide between the two models, we at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore have put together this informational comparison. Read on to see which pickup truck is a better fit for you!

Design a Ford F-150 & See Which Trim You Should Drive


6 | 3
F-150 vs 1500


13,500 lbs. | 12,750 lbs.
F-150 vs 1500


2,455 lbs. | 2,300 lbs.
F-150 vs 1500
A Tale of 2 Trucks: See the Difference
Select a category below to learn more about how the Ford F-150 compares to the Ram 1500.
Ford F-150

One of the first things that comes to mind when you think of trucks is about what’s under the hood. Is it powerful enough to handle your everyday tasks? Will it give you the extra oomph you need out on the off-road trails? Let’s find out which truck offers the superior performance options.

Engine Specs

The Ford F-150 offers six commanding engines in its powertrain lineup. It all starts with the standard 2.7L EcoBoost®, which is a powerful configuration that, with the help of EcoBoost® technology, can increase fuel efficiency.

Other popular Ford engine options include:

  • 3.5L EcoBoost®
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
  • 5.2L High-Supercharged V8

The Ram 1500, on the other hand, offers only three engines, so you’ll have fewer options. That means it will be easier to choose your ideal level of power and efficiency with the Ford F-150.

Do You Need a Hybrid Truck?

A hybrid powertrain adds greater efficiency to your truck. That will make it easier to stay on task and get the job done. Luckily, the Ford F-150 is available with a fully hybrid powertrain. The 3.5L PowerBoost™ hybrid configuration uses a combination of an electric and gas motor to provide a whopping 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.

The Ram 1500, while it also offers an available hybrid powertrain, lacks capabilities when compared to the Ford. This configuration only delivers 305 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

Ford F-150

Power and towing go hand in hand. Whether you’re pulling supplies to the jobsite or hauling your camper out for a long weekend in the woods, it’s important to have a truck that can handle the load. Luckily, both the F-150 and the Ram 1500 boast strong numbers.

How Much Can They Tow?

All the power the Ford F-150’s commanding engines have to offer makes it possible for this model to move quite a bit of weight. When properly equipped, the F-150 can tow up to 13,500 pounds of trailer weight.

The Ram 1500 can only manage up to 12,750 pounds, so if you’re always in charge of the biggest jobs around town, the Ford F-150 is the clear choice.

Load Up the Truck Bed

If you’re looking to leave the trailer in the garage, you can also load up the truck bed. The F-150 can manage a maximum payload of up to 2,455 pounds, while the Ram 1500 can only handle up to 2,300 pounds of payload weight. You can also double-check how much your haul weighs with Onboard Scales. They’re only available with the F-150.

Ford F-150

The interior of your truck is where you prepare for a long day of work and wind down once it’s done. That means it needs to be filled with premium amenities and lots of connective features. The Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 are two of the most luxurious models in the class, so let’s see what they’re like on the inside.

Room to Stretch Out

Inside the Ford F-150, you’ll find plenty of space for you and your passengers. The F-150 offers seating for up to six passengers, with 43.9 spacious inches of front legroom. The Ram 1500 also makes room for up to six passengers. You might feel the squeeze in the front seats, however, as they only provide 40.9 inches of legroom.

Comfortable and Connected

Both trucks offer amenities such as leather-trimmed seats and Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control. You’ll only find front seats with Active Motion® in the F-150, however. They help reduce fatigue over long drives.

If you want to listen to your favorite tunes and whistle while you work, both models come with a similar infotainment system connected to a studio-quality sound system. The difference is that the Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System of the Ram 1500 has only 900 watts of power, while the B&O® Unleashed Sound System by Bang & Olufsen®, available with the F-150, will blow you away with 1,080 watts of bass-dropping power.

Which One Will You Choose?
Ford F-150

As you can see, the Ford F-150 jets ahead of the Ram 1500 in terms of engine options, interior space, and towing capacity. So, you may be interested in choosing the Ford truck for your next big job.

Get a closer look at this impressive model at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore. Shoppers near Buena Park, Long Beach, and Orange County, CA can schedule a test drive today by contacting us today!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new F-150 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.


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