2019 Ford F-150 vs. Dodge Ram 1500
The Ford F-150 for sale in Purcell, Oklahoma is a superior choice to the Dodge Ram 1500. First off, the price tag on the Ford starts at around $28,155, and for a truck with seating for six, this is superb. It can be affordably financed at a low monthly payment, so it is within the grasp of many Ford lovers. The truck is well equipped for heavy-duty work — and for play. It has a hauling cargo bed that outperforms every truck in its class, including the Ram.
Comparatively, in pricing, the Dodge Ram 1500 starts at $33,400, and that difference of over $5,000 was a definite role player in the decision to opt for the Ford as the best truck to buy for the roads of Oklahoma City, Norman, and Moore.
Now Let’s Compare the 2019 Ford F-150 Against The Dodge RAM 1500
The F-150 also offers six model variations, which provides one for every person’s respective niche. It can come with a V6 or a V8 gas power boost, and the engine has twin-independent variable cam timing. With a Twin-Turbo gas EcoBoost V6, the option to have both power and environmental friendliness is in play. If one simply wants the power, opting for the Turbo Diesel V6 is the way to go, and it is not bad for fuel economy in its own right, leading the EPA estimated highway fuel economy for its engine type.
The Ram also features six vehicle variations, but the added cost makes them a little prohibitive for some, possibly even most, buyers.
The Ford is also made of the highest quality parts. It has a lightweight bed that is made from military-grade aluminum alloys. The truck has best-in-class payload and towing capabilities, but most importantly, it is Ford Tough and able to stand up to all challenges placed on it.
While rugged and powerful, it lacks nothing in elegance, either. It has some added features that make driving almost too easy! Among these are the driver-assist technologies that are able to track road obstacles and keep the driver aware of what lies ahead of him or her.
The pro trailer backup assist is immensely useful, too. It makes backing up a boat or trailer quite easy, as it is as simple as turning a knob to rotate the trailer itself. The Pro Trailer Backup Assist responds to each turn of the knob. It makes backing a boat onto the docking ramp so easy that onlookers imagine a highly skilled driver, but the secret lies in the truck’s features.
The Ram is aesthetically pleasing and has a nice “sculpted” design with smart cargo management, but the Ford’s safety features are unparalleled even by the great Ram.
An Off-Road Warrior
Off-road travel in the Ford F-150 can be best found in the F-150 Raptor. It is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 450 horsepower and 510 pounds per foot of torque.
The Raptor also features FOX Live Valve montage shocks and an electronic solenoid valve that allows the vehicle to adjust continually to tough and bumpy off-road trails. The shocks make the ride smooth, which is astounding when one looks at some of the terrain it graces with such ease. The Raptor comes with a Terrain Management System and Trail Control. It is the best off-road truck one can find.
One thing that the Ram is more competitive in is luxury fittings. But it comes with the additional cost, making it very much a situation where one gets what is paid for. It has a leather interior and is a graceful truck, but there is no beating the bargain that the Ford F-150 delivers.
While the experience of the Ram is pleasant, one feels that the Ford is a tougher and more rugged truck, both two of the top reasons that have made Ford an unbeatable truck option for both work and off-road play. If one really wants to spend the big bucks, the Ram 1500 Limited offers seemingly everything, but it comes with a hefty $53,690 tag that scares many everyday truck owners away fast.
At the cost of sounding redundant, the F-150 is simply the best value truck. The 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost engine is one of the favorites, and while its specialty is going off-road, it has sufficient torque to haul the largest trailers or boats, on the roads. The mesh grille of the truck is a nice aesthetic touch, and it features machined aluminum wheels, along with many interior upgrades and Sync 3 voice command. The bumpers match the body of the truck and it doesn’t lack any beauty. While some prefer the Ram for its style, the Ford offers all the same features, quality, and it is simply a good bit more affordable. It is Ford Tough—and starting at just over $28,000 it is the best bang for the buck when choosing a top truck that can meet one’s every need.
Looking Ahead: The Future of the F-150
Ford keeps its owners looking forward.
The 2020 Ford F-Series will feature a new ten-speed automatic transmission across the board that is already on the Ford F-150. The fleet trucks could be powered by a 7.0-liter V8 engine with horsepower that rivals the diesel. Ford has spent over $1.2 billion in upgrades at its Windsor production facility and the company is likely to use this facility to produce the anticipated 7.0-liter V-8s. This is all due to be released in 2020 as Ford ushers in the new generation of powerful work trucks for the working person.
The most powerful F-Series is on the way, and the 2020 upgrade should bring the most powerful engines, most torque, and different cab choices. It may also feature new wheels. Ford is slow in releasing any details about the F-Series release in 2020, but late in 2019 it will begin to divulge more to the public. At the 2019 North American International Auto Show, Ford will showcase its powerful line of new trucks.
Ford has done it again in coming up with the most innovative technologies to please its audience. The trucks are more powerful, more user-friendly to the driver, and perhaps the next great thing to sweep all automobile enthusiasts. The Ford F-Series has a history of greatness, but now it is adding innovation to that checklist of greatness and the F-Series will usher in a new era and new line of powerful Ford trucks with the quality Ford enthusiasts have come to expect. The F-Series is versatile and has enough options that everyone will find themselves pleased with the innovations.