A comparison of the 2020 Ram 1500 & Ford F-150

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Are you feeling stuck trying to decide between the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Ford F-150? Our knowledgeable staff at Midway Dodge in Chicago, IL, created this page to highlight the differences between the Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150. Continue reading to learn more, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us by calling (773) 257-7395 or by sending us a message online.

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Performance Specs

Both of the standard engines equipped on the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Ford F-150 offer impeccable performance specs, but which engine is better? While each engine offers about the same fuel economy, the Ram 1500 offers better horsepower and torque ratings. If you're looking for reliability, you're sure to find it within the 2020 Ram 1500. Take a look at the table below to learn more about each engine. 

3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque

(2020 Ram 1500)

Eight-speed automatic transmission

305 HP

269 lb.-ft. of torque

20/25 MPG (city/highway)

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

(2020 Ford F-150)

Six-speed automatic transmission

290 HP

265 lb.-ft. of torque

19/25 MPG (city/highway)


Based on the engines in the table above, the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 offer great towing specs-however, the 2020 Ram 1500 comes out on top. The Ram 1500 offers over 300 more lbs. of payload capacity, making it effortless to carry passengers and cargo. Check out the table below to view the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Ford F-150 towing specs. 

2020 Ram 1500

Max. towing capacity: 7,730 lbs.

Max. payload capacity: 2,300 lbs.

2020 Ford F-150

Max. towing capacity: 7,700 lbs.

Max. payload capacity: 1,990 lbs.


When it comes to the interior of both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150, each provide their own spacious cabin with an array of convenient amenities. The base 2020 Ram 1500 trim provides superior specs compared to the starting 2020 Ford F-150 trim, which includes: 

  • 40/20/40 split bench with HD vinyl seating
  • Power heated mirrors with manual fold
  • Remote charge-only USB port
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 3.5-in. driver information cluster
  • Active noise control system
The interior of the Ram 1500 Limited

The navigation system on the Ram 1500


The 2020 Ram 1500 is also undeniably better when it comes to infotainment. The base Ford F-150 trim comes standard with an AM/FM stereo, FordPass™ Connect with Wi-Fi® hotspot, and an available SYNC® infotainment system. The base Ram 1500 trim comes standard with Bluetooth® technology and Uconnect® 3 with a 5-in. display which includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The 2020 Ram 1500 provides a wider array of entertainment technology right at your fingertips. 

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