2020 RAM 1500

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Ford F-150

2020 Ford F-150

2020 RAM 1500


2020 Ford F-150

305 hp

Base Power

290 hp
12,750 lbs

V8 Towing

11,600 lbs
12,560 lbs

Diesel Towing

11,500 lbs
32 highway mpg

Diesel Fuel Economy

30 highway mpg

IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 Ford F-150

Among the giants in the pickup segment, the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 is one of the toughest matchups. Both vehicles are well-known around Decatur for tough capabilities, strong performance, and next-level technology. So, should you choose an F-150 or RAM 1500? The Ford F-150 is a popular pick for good reason, but when you pit the two head-to-head, the 2020 RAM 1500 is simply the better buy. See for yourself in our RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 comparison.

F-150 or RAM 1500: Performance

A driver in Normal may want something different than a driver in Champaign, so we’ll break down the key differences in performance between the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150:

  • Ford F-150 Engines: The F-150 has six engine options, including the 450-hp 3.5L EcoBoost V6. This edges out the RAM 1500 slightly when it comes to horsepower, but can’t compete with the RAM’s fuel economy.
  • RAM 1500 Engines: The RAM 1500 offers four engine options with quite the range of options. You have the standard 3.6L V6 with eTorque, which offers more power than the base F-150 and best-in-class fuel economy. Plus, the available V8 generates 395 hp if you need a boosted performance.
  • Diesel Options: Both trucks offer a diesel option, but the RAM’s 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 offers 32 mpg on the highway and 260 hp with 480 lb-ft of torque. The Ford falls short in every category: 30 mpg highway, 250 hp, and 440 lb-ft of torque.

Put simply, if you want a powerful pickup without needing to upgrade, the RAM 1500 comes out ahead.

F-150 or RAM 1500: Utility

Not only is the RAM 1500 a strong choice when it comes to capabilities, but it also has unique features to make your daily drivers through Decatur just a little easier. Between the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150, the RAM 1500 has a 1,250-pound V8 towing advantage and a 1,060-pound diesel advantage. The RAM 1500 brings best-in-class V8 towing capacity.

Plus, the RAM has exclusive features like the lockable RAMBOX® cargo management system and multifunctional tailgate, which swings open like a car door for easy loading.


F-150 or RAM 1500: Features

Of course, there are many options and accessories available, but the RAM 1500 offers the better entry-level offerings by far:

  • Infotainment: The RAM 1500 has a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen with exclusive UConnect® technology, which offers more room than the 8.0-inch screen on the Ford. You can even upgrade to a massive 12.0-inch touchscreen on the RAM!
  • Smartphone Integration: Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto might cost extra on the Ford F-150, but they are standard features on the RAM 1500.
  • Tech Features: The RAM 1500 offers standard components like Bluetooth® connectivity, voice recognition remote keyless entry, heated side mirrors, and plenty of others that the F-150 considers optional.
 2020 RAM 1500 Rebel Interior Dash

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