Let's be honest. People who drive light-duty pickups are notoriously specific about what they want in a truck like this. Not only does it have to have solid technology, but it's also got to be the best-performing vehicle on-and off-the road with proven outstanding power and towing capacity. Drivers in Glen Mills, Malvern, and West Chester want a truck that's going to be a real workhorse, but that's also great for daily use.

It's true that both the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150 meet these criteria well, but in the end, only one truck can be the better option for your unique needs. Don't worry, the team at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester is here to help with our 2020 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 comparison.

Below, you can discover the range of features and performance statistics that these two models present in this easy-to-read, direct side-by-side comparison. Contact us with any questions you may have along the way. We're happy to assist you!

2020 Ford F-150

2020 Ram 1500

Available Transmission

10-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Maximum Towing Capability

13,200 pounds

12,750 pounds

Maximum Payload

3,270 pounds

2,300 pounds

Available Horsepower



Available Torque

510 lb-ft

410 lb-ft

2020 Ford F-150 vs 2020 Ram 1500: Performance

Performance and power are the first things a pickup driver wants from their vehicle. Luckily, both Ford and Ram are known for their robust performances that give you that extra oomph you're looking for behind the wheel.  

The Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 offer multiple engines across their trim lineups and are both standardly equipped with a V6 engine on their base trim. However, if you're looking for an upgrade, Ford is ready to offer you a massive six choices of powertrain options for its F-150, while the Ram only offers drivers three engines to choose from.

Additionally, drivers looking for optimal strength might find it's very hard to beat the 450 horsepower with 510 lb-ft of torque that you'll get from the F-150's available High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine. Even at its top-level engine, the Ram simply can't compare. In fact, its top-range 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine in the Ram 1500 only generates up to 395 horsepower with 410 lb-ft of torque.

Plus, this Ram 1500 is paired with an 8-speed transmission, while all powertrains above the base trim in the Ford F-150 come melded to an advanced 10-speed transmission. This gives you more control and seamless shifting.  

Ford F-150 Gas Mileage

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Towing & Payload Capabilities

Trucks equal towing, and that's what you get with either of these performance-heavy pickup trucks. However, due to the extra strength in the 2020 Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 might leave you wanting a little more when it comes to towing and hauling.  

The Ford F-150 offers a remarkable towing rating of up to 13,200 pounds when properly equipped. This is paired with a best-in-class payload of 3,270 pounds, allowing you to haul whatever you need in the back of your truck as well.

On the other hand, while it's also very powerful, the Ram 1500 has a towing capacity that maxes out at 12,750 pounds. Additionally, the payload is also less than the F-150, coming in at a max of 2,300 pounds when properly equipped.

The Ford pickup also comes with a plethora of trailering technology that makes towing safer and easier as well. This includes:

  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Dynamic hitch assist with line-of-sight guide
  • Productivity screen with trailer information
  • Trailer brake controller
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Trailer Coverage

While the Ram also boasts some innovative features when it comes to towing, they're more focused around helping out while you're on the road. The Ford takes that one step further and gives you the whole package, including both tech that aids in driving with an attached load as well as tech that assists with connecting your trailer.

Ford F-150 Towing Capacity

Ford vs Ram: Technology & Features

Hop inside either of these pickups and you'll find technology doesn't end with towing assistance. From entertainment to safety, the Ram and the Ford pickups have you covered.

In fact, there are a lot of similarities found in the F-150 and the 1500. For example, they both come equipped with smartphone integration, dashboard touchscreens, Bluetooth® capability, and more. However, when it comes to safety technologies, there are some noteworthy differences.

Available in the 2020 Ford F-150, you'll have a suite of intuitive driver-assistive technologies that keep you secure on the road with Ford Co-Pilot360™. These systems give you peace of mind behind the wheel by helping you navigate your drive safely. They offer elevated visibility as well as help with steering, parking, and even braking. In addition to the BLIS® with Trailer Coverage mentioned above, these high-tech systems in the Ford F-150 include:

  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Rear View Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go

Unfortunately, the 2020 Ram 1500 doesn't offer quite the impressive lineup when it comes to driving aids. Though it does include some systems, such as automatic headlamps, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision mitigation, it lacks a lot of the safety-keeping technologies found in the Ford F-150. Additionally, though Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection are available, they don't come standard on any trim level.

Ford F-150 Technology

2020 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Which Pickup Is Right for You?

There's no doubt that these two trucks offer a lot to drivers. However, with more power, capability, and the technology you need compared to the Ram 1500, the 2020 Ford F-150 has everything you could ever want in a vehicle of this class. From performance features and engine power to technology, safety, and options for upgrades and customization, it's ready to go when you are.

To learn more about the Ford F-150 in Glen Mills, Malvern, or West Chester, stop in Fred Beans Ford of West Chester today! Or schedule your test drive online, and our team will be waiting with the keys in hand. See you on the lot soon!

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