The Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 are two of the most popular and top-performing pickups on the market today. As such, if you are shopping for a new full-size truck to tow and haul equipment, supplies and heavy loads, you are likely to find yourself considering these two models. On the surface, it may appear that the Ram and Ford trucks don't have many differences, but dig deeper, and you'll find plenty of areas where the new Ram 1500 outshines the F-150.
Here at Musson-Patout CDJR, we aim to simplify the purchasing process for our Youngsville, LA, area customers. To that end, we've compiled a detailed comparison review of the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Ford F-150. By looking at some critical categories, including standard features and performance, you'll be able to clearly see how these full-size pickups stack up against one another. We hope that you find this information helpful in guiding you toward the right truck for you.
If you plan on using your new truck to tow your boat, ATV or another trailer, you'll want to make sure that it can handle heavy loads. The 2020 Ford F-150's standard towing rating is 5,000 pounds, which is certainly respectable in its own right. However, it does not come close to matching the 6,280-pound standard tow rating of the 2020 Ram 1500! If you want to enjoy on-road confidence even when trailering, the 2020 Ram 1500 is the pickup of choice for you.
Of course, safety is another aspect to consider when shopping for a new full-size pickup truck. Whether you're driving around the job site or just cruising around Broussard, LA, on the weekend, safety is paramount. Both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 are loaded with features like four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and other active safety systems.
When making your new truck choice, though, you should consider that the Ram offers available automatic reverse braking, which watches out for unseen obstacles while backing up, applying the brakes to help avoid or mitigate a collision. Ford's F-150 does not offer this safety feature.
To learn more about some of the key differences between the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Ford F-150, see the below comparison table:
|Comparison||2020 Ram 1500||2020 Ford F-150|
|Multifunction Tailgate||Available||Not Available|
|HEMI V8 Engine||Available||Not Available|
|eTorque Hybrid Technology||Available||Not Available|
|Load Leveling Suspension||Available||Not Available|
|Adaptive Cornering Lights||Available||Not Available|
|Drift Compensation Steering||Available||Not Available|
|Regenerative Braking System||Available||Not Available|
If, after considering the differences between these two new trucks for sale, you think that the 2020 Ram 1500 is the preferred pickup for your lifestyle, the team at Musson-Patout CDJR invites you to visit us in New Iberia, LA, for a thorough tour and test drive. Our Ram sales team is always available to assist in your new truck search and answer any questions you might have about your ideal Ram pickup. If you're set on driving home in a new Ram 1500 following your test drive, we can even walk you through viable financing packages and get you fair market value for your trade-in vehicle.
The Musson-Patout CDJR team will be here for you long after you drive your new Ram 1500 off our lot and to your Louisiana home. Thanks to our on-site service center, you'll never have to journey far for top-quality routine auto care and truck repair. Trust the service of your dependable and quality-built Ram pickup to our team of trained and certified technicians. Remember that Musson-Patout CDJR is your dedicated Ram truck center in New Iberia, LA!