2019 RAM 1500


2019 Ford F-150

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2019 RAM 1500

2019 Ford F-150

Passenger Volume

132.4 cubic-feet

131.8 cubic-feet

Base Horsepower

395 horsepower at 5,600 RPM

375 horsepower and 5,000 RPM

Cargo Box Volume

53.9 cubic-feet

52.8 cubic-feet

2019 RAM 1500 vs 2019 Ford F-150 near Troy, MI

Have you been thinking about a new large truck that comes with capabilities and power in spades? Then we may just have the truck suggestions that would be perfect for you. The 2019 RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 are both great choices to have that will not only be able to get you where you need to be, but then get any work done you need it to do once there. If that's not enough of a narrowed down choice for you, considering reading along below as we compare and contrast what each vehicle has to offer when it comes to its power and features, which might just help you narrow it down to the choice that's best for you.

2019 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

There are two incredible powertrain options available for the 2019 RAM 1500, each of which offer the ability and power to get you ready to get out there and get pretty much any work done you would need it for. The standard engine for the 1500 is a 3.6-liter V6 that easily reaches 305 horsepower and 296 pound-feet of torque. Should that not seem like enough power for your needs, there is a second option available for every trim but the HFE trim. This option is a 5.7-liter V8 engine that pushes the even more stellar range of 305 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Each of these power train options comes with standard equipment that includes eight-speed automatic transmission, 3.21 axle ratio, and rear-wheel drive. There is also an option to exchange the rear-wheel-drive for four-wheel-drive, though still with the exclusion of the HFE trim.

2019 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

The 2019 Ford F-150's standard engine is a 3.3-liter V6 paired to a six-speed automatic transmission to run at 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Should that not seem quite good enough though, there are additional options to consider. Additional options include the 2.7-liter V6 that manages 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, a 5-liter V8 that's able to push 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, the 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque capable turbocharged 2.5-liter V6 engine, and finally a turbocharged diesel-powered three-liter engine that's able to reach 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. Each of the engine options is able to have the standard six-speed transmission exchanged for a ten-speed automatic transmission if so desired.

2019 RAM 1500 Features & Design

There are seven trim levels just bursting with features available for the 2019 RAM 1500, each even more well-equipped than the one that came before it, thus ensuring that the version you pick will be exactly what you need it to be so that your time behind the wheel is the best driving experience it can be every time. The Tradesman trim, which acts as the most basic and workhorse of the 1500 line, is far from basic with its standard folding 40/20/40-split rear bench, six-speaker audio system, locking tailgate, vinyl upholstery and flooring, auxiliary audio jack, push-button start, 18-inch steel wheels, a class III hitch receiver, USB ports, rearview camera, automatic headlights, and a five-inch touchscreen. The HFE trim isn't the biggest step up from the Tradesman, but it will give the 1500 greater fuel efficiency in addition to rear-wheel drive. Another step up the trim selection will bring you to the Big Horn trim, which adds features such as a rear 60/40-split folding bench, 18-inch alloy wheels, carpeted flooring, fog lights, and tinted windows while at the same time offering optional features that include side steps, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, LED tail- and headlights, fog lights, carpeted flooring, and tinted windows. At the Rebel trim level off-roading becomes a bit more of the focus, with the inclusion of features such as satellite radio, specialized off-roading tires, an enlarged driver information display, LED headlights, 3.92 axle ratio, class IV hitch receiver, adjustable power driver seat, fortified shocks and suspension, fog lights, an electronic-locking rear axle, and front tow hooks. More luxurious features start to make their way into the 1500 at the Laramie trim level, features that include ventilated and heated front seats, keyless entry, a front 40/20/20-split-bench, rear parking sensors, power-adjustable pedals, heated steering wheel, and leather upholstery. Further increasing the list of creature comforts is the Longhorn trim, which adds more features like automatic high beams, an onboard navigation system, power release tailgate, 20-inch wheels, spray-in bedliner, and rear seats that are both heated and ventilated. The final trim of the 1500 line is the Limited, which will bring things home with an adjustable air suspension, chrome exterior trim, power-retractable side steps, premium-leather bucket seats, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alerts.

2019 Ford F-150 Features & Design

There are but five trims available to choose from for the 2019 Ford F-150, which of course is less than what the RAM 1500 has to offer. Most basic of the F-150's trims is the XL, which will come with a driver information display, trailer sway control, automatic headlights and high beams, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, rearview camera, air conditioning, pre-wired trailer connection, 17-inch wheels, vinyl flooring, and a 4.2-inch central display. At the XLT trim level the F-150 gains Ford Pass Wi-Fi, eight-inch touchscreen, additional interior storage, smartphone integration, keypad entry, rear privacy glass, chrome bumpers, fog lights, and alloy wheels. The Lariat trim level sees the F-150 gain ambient lighting, keyless entry, ventilated front seats, driver's seat memory settings, trailer hitch, leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, 18-inch wheels, and keyless ignition. A bit more luxury will come from the features added at the Platinum trim level, which include interior accents of aluminum and wood, power-deployed running boards and 20-inch wheels. The Limited trim, last of the F-150's line, will gain an extended fuel tank, upgraded leather upholstery, and 22-inch wheels.


While both the 2019 RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 bring a lot to the table, some that could even be considered similar to a point, we feel that we have to give our recommendation to the 2019 RAM 1500 when it comes to picking between the two. When it comes to available engines, the F-150 does have more options to choose between, but only its highest end choices are able to reliably match or exceed either of the engine options available for the 1500. Essentially the opposite is true when examining what features each vehicle gains by trim level.  Not only does the 1500 simply have more trims to choose from, but its variety of trim levels just plain offer more from one trim to the next than the what any of the F-150's trims do. So if you've been undecided about which vehicle would be best for you, perhaps now you'll feel the same as us that the 2019 RAM 1500 is the better way to go.

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