Two Light-Duty Trucks at the Top of Their Game: A Comparison of the RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150 in Shorewood, IL

When you're looking for a truck that can do it all, nothing says that better than piloting the road in the driver's seat of a RAM1500. With power, interior comforts and packed with technology, it's no surprise the popularity of this truck has only increased. It often is considered alongside the Ford F-150 and both demonstrate a workhorse pedigree that can make choosing between the two difficult.

Take a look at a comparison of these two trucks to explore what they have to offer:

RAM 1500 versus Ford F-150: Interior Spacing

When it comes to comfort, you want something that provides it to the front and back rows. Both models come with options for regular cab and crew cab. With the new RAM 1500 Crew Cab, passengers in the back get 45.2 inches of legroom whereas the Ford F-150 can only offer up to 43.6 inches. The RAM 1500 also provides more headroom in the front than the Ford F-150, which excels at headroom in the back and legroom in the front.

RAM 1500 versus Ford F-150: Performance

Looking at trucks can be a tough process. When you see what's under the hood, you'll find what's most impressive about them. If you're looking for best-in-class V8 engine towing, you'll do no better than the RAM 1500 with up to 12,750 pounds of maximum weight. The Ford truck can only manage 11,600 pounds utilizing the same package. The baseline powertrain on the RAM model is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with eTorque that is capable of 305 horsepower and 269 pounds per feet of torque to the 3.3-liter V6 engine in the Ford model that only manages 290 horsepower and 265 pounds per feet of torque.

RAM 1500 versus Ford F-150: Technology and Safety

It's all about creature comforts when you choose a vehicle because you want something that can make you feel at home. The RAM 1500 puts a Uconnect® 3 with a Five-inch display in their models and Ford has the option to have the SYNC® 3 system but it is at an additional cost. A 2.3-inch productivity screen comes standard on the Ford F-150 but the RAM truck has a 3.5-inch display to give you a clearer look at your dashboard.

Both models of trucks offer safety features that make your driving experience a little less stressful and provide easier towing to make the process easier. The RAM 1500 has an option for Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus that can assist with braking, which doesn't come as an option on the Ford F-150. The Ford truck does come equipped with a Rear-View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist to make the towing process much easier and may assist to keep your trailer in line. The RAM truck is not equipped with this feature but does help to increase the cost of the Ford model.

Finding the Right RAM 1500 in Your Joliet Neighborhood

You really can't go wrong with either of the trucks that RAM and Ford proudly offer. But, if you're looking for value, especially at a cheaper overall cost than its competitor, consider the RAM 1500. We're proud to show you what this truck has to offer. It checks off on performance, interior space, and features that can really make you happy to be behind the wheel.

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