The Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 are two of the most popular trucks on the market today. As such, if you are looking for a new pickup to carry your tools, haul lumber or just drive around New Iberia in, you are likely to find yourself choosing between these two options. However, since the two vehicles have so much in common, this is not always an easy decision to make.
Here at Musson-Patout CDJR near Youngsville, LA, we believe that it is our responsibility to simplify the purchasing process for our customers. As such, we have taken the time to do some in-depth research on how the 2019 Ram 1500 stacks up against the 2019 Ford F-150 in some critical categories. We hope that you can use this information to guide you towards the right vehicle for you.
If you plan on using your new truck to bring your boat to the lake or your ATV out into the woods, you will need to make sure that it has enough towing capacity to handle the job. The 2019 Ford F-150’s minimum standard towing capacity is 5,000 pounds. While this figure is certainly respectable, it does not come close to matching the 6,280-pound minimum standard towing capacity on offer in the 2019 Ram 1500. If you want to be confident that your new pickup doesn’t run into any difficulties while towing your load, the Ram 1500 is the one to choose.
Of course, you will also want to make sure that the truck you opt for can keep you safe on the road, on the construction site and anywhere else you choose to drive it. With this in mind, you will be pleased to know that both the 1500 and F-150 are packed with safety features like four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and blind spot warning systems. When making your choice, you should also be aware that the Ram offers an available automatic reverse stop system which watches out for unseen obstacles while backing-up and applies the brakes if necessary. The Ford does not offer this safety feature.
To learn more about some of the biggest differences between the 2019 Ram 1500 and 2019 Ford F-150, you can view this easy-to-read chart:
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If, having looked at the differences between the two vehicles, you think that the 2019 Ram 1500 might just be the perfect pickup truck for you, come visit the Musson-Patout CDJR showroom in New Iberia, LA to take one for a test drive. Our friendly team is always available to set everything up and answer any questions you might have about the vehicle. If the test drive goes well, we can even walk you through your financing options and give you a valuation on your trade-in.
Of course, the Musson-Patout CDJR will still be by your side even after you drive your new Ram 1500 off our lot. You are more than welcome to return at any time for maintenance or repairs at our on-site service center. Our skilled technicians will keep your truck running smoothly for years.