2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

How Does the Ram 1500 Compare to Other Top Truck Competitors?

Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150 & Chevy Silverado 1500

There's a lot of discussion about who makes the better truck, and you either have a hardcore dedication to one brand, or you're just now beginning to find your favorite in the sea of trucks out there. Wherever you stand in your tenure of truck ownership, there's a typical rivalry among three brands: Ram, Ford, and Chevy. Each one has a lot going for them, but where it counts, some stand out more than others.

Whether you're looking to tow heavy loads, help friends move, or just have the versatility a truck offers for your weekend plans (that boat may have been neglected for far too long), we encourage you to consider Ram. With Ram, you get the Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 to get the job done, no matter how big it is. Chevy gives you the Silverado or Colorado, and Ford provides the F-Series trucks -- the F-150, F-250, etc.

What most brands don't highlight is their weaknesses, and we're sure that they're significant enough to point you in the direction of the Ram lineup. Here are just a few ways in which the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks fail to hold a candle to the Ram 1500. Which reasons will make the most impact for you in your life?

2019 Ram 1500 Rebel  Exterior Features
2018 Ford F-150

Ram vs. Ford

  • The Ram 1500 starts by offering you 12,750 pounds of towing, but to get up to that amount, the Ford F-150 will make you spend a lot more for that privilege.
  • For horsepower, you'll get 395 horsepower on the base engine, while the F-150 offers just 290 horsepower on the 3.3-liter V6 engine.
  • There is an eTorque mild hybrid system available in the Ram 1500, but does the Ford F-150 offer a hybrid option yet? Ford is still developing a hybrid option, and it could end up being a few years before we even see one.
  • Visibility is important, and the F-150 gives you a 2.3-inch productivity screen and a 4.2-inch touchscreen display, while the Ram 1500 offers you a standard 5-inch touchscreen display to work with.
  • A multifunctional tailgate is helpful, and the Ram 1500 gives you a 60/40 split so you can open it into the side, or lower it like a traditional tailgate. With the Ford F-150, you get a standard tailgate.
  • Only one truck can be the 2019 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, and that honor goes to the Ram 1500, but the Ford F-150 did not win this honor.
  • For interior materials, the Ram 1500 boasts more luxury than the F-150, thanks to the real wood elements on the dashboard and more leather than any other full-size truck on the market, according to sources. The Ram 1500 also offers a quiet cabin.
  • If you're looking for basic features like a radio and basic climate controls, then the F-150 is a good choice. The Ram 1500 offers far more interior options, including a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system -- nearly twice as many speakers as the Ford F-150.
  • For infotainment, the Ford brand offers the SYNC 3 system, while the Ram 1500 offers the Uconnect system with an available 12-inch touchscreen. The F-150 doesn't offer a 12-inch screen.
  • For fuel economy, you'll be better off in the Ram 1500 than in the Ford F-150.

2019 Ram 1500 Rebel Rear View

Ram vs. Chevy

  • The 2019 Ram 1500 won Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, beating the Chevy Silverado 1500 for this honor.
  • The Silverado 1500 offers a 4.3-liter V6 engine that provides 285 horsepower, but on the base Ram 1500 trim, you'll have the power of 395 horsepower.
  • Chevy brags about the Silverado 1500 and its large eight-inch touchscreen, available on higher trim levels. But the Ram 1500 does one better by offering the largest in class 12-inch touchscreen display.
  • The Ram 1500 also gives you a seven-inch digital cluster display for your vehicle information, while the Chevy Silverado 1500 gives you a standard 2.3-inch information display to squint at.
  • The Silverado 1500 can boast 20-inch wheels, but the Ram 1500 gives you the chance to truly maximize your drive with available 33-inch tires. How great is that?
  • Both models allow smartphone integration from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but which one costs you more for this privilege?
  • In the Ram 1500, you'll get the Uconnect system, while the Chevy Silverado 1500 offers the Chevy MyLink Infotainment system.
  • The Ram 1500 is the only truck that offers the eTorque mild hybrid system; it isn't available in the Silverado 1500.
  • In the Ram 1500, you'll get the unique and exclusive RamBox Cargo Management system with a multifunctional tailgate that opens in a 60/40 split or folds down completely. The Chevy Silverado 1500 doesn't offer the RamBox or the multifunctional gate.

We encourage you to come down to our dealership to take the real test -- a test drive. When you see how the Ram 1500 compares to the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 where it counts the most: performance and handling. You'll get a chance to sit behind the wheel and discover how the Ram 1500 feels and the kind of comforts that it can provide to you. You can research the trim levels on our website and compare models in our inventory before your visit.

Contact us with questions before you arrive, and we'll be happy to help you find the answers. For financing, you can count on us to get you into the right Ram lease or loan to bring home the Ram 1500 on your terms.


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