2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5

2019 Ram 1500

2018 Ford F 150 XL 2WD Reg Cab 6 5

2019 Ford F-150

2019 Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150

Ram and Ford are legendary for producing some of the finest half-ton pickup trucks on the road for decades so it’s only natural to think about going with the 2019 Ram 1500 or Ford F-150 when shopping for your next pickup. Fortunately, the choice becomes clear when you take a closer look at what each offers.

2019 F-150 or Ram 1500: Powertrains and MPG Ratings

Both of these pickups can be had with V6 or V8 engine options — but which can handle tough jobs and serve as daily driver for your Round Rock-to-Cedar Park commute? The proof is in the pudding:

  • 2019 F-150 Engine Options – Offers six engines, including a diesel. The most powerful options are a 450-hp 3.5-liter twin-turbo and a 395-hp 5.0L V8.
  • 2019 Ram 1500 Engine Options – You get three stellar engine choices with the Ram 1500: a 395-hp 5.7L V8, a 305-hp 3.6L V6 engine, or a mild-hybrid variant of the V8 to provide greater efficiency.
  • MPG Ratings – Both of these half-tons max out at 20 mpg city, making the powertrains for each pretty comparable overall.
2019 Ram 1500 drives down city street

Towing Capability

On paper, the engines for the 2019 Ford F-150 and 2019 Ram 1500 might seem extremely similar, but as a practical matter, the Ram can actually tow more — in fact, it offers Best-in-Class V8 Towing.** The Ram’s 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with eTorque enables it to tow up to 12,750 pounds — that’s more than the 11,600 pounds the 2019 F-150 available 5.0L V8 can handle.
2019 Ram 1500 towing


It can tow more, but it turns out that the 2019 Ram 1500’s interior puts a greater emphasis on comfort and convenience features than the F-150, too, making it a much better option for regular commutes around Georgetown and longer trips. Here’s a look at some features that come standard with the 2019 Ram 1500 but not with the F-150:

  • RamBox® Cargo Management System
  • Uconnect infotainment system
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • One-touch up driver and passenger windows
  • Proximity key
  • Adjustable rear seat head restraints
  • Power rear windows
  • Cruise control
2019 Ram 1500 interior

Drive the 2019 Ram 1500 at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

The 2019 Ford F-150 and 2019 Ram 1500 may be similar in a lot of ways, but after a close inspection it becomes clear that the Ram offers you more. You can drive it today in Austin when you come to Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, and if you need even more power than the Ram 1500 can muster, check out the heavy duty Ram 3500! In the meantime, feel free to contact us online with any questions, and compare other CDJR vehicles like the Ram ProMaster vs. Ford Transit, the Ram 1500 Crew Cab vs. Quad Cab, and Dodge Charger vs. Dodge Challenger.

*2018 model shown.
**Class based on Light-Duty pickups.

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