How Does the Ram 1500 Stack up Against the F-150 and Silverado?

When shopping for a new full-size pickup, there are lots of options available from a variety of auto manufacturers. Will you be primarily using the truck for towing and hauling, or as a commuting vehicle, or a bit of both? In the end, it really comes down to a handful of factors, like capability, interior technology, and safety features. The 2019 Ram 1500 provides each of these aspects in spades, providing best-in-class towing capability and features that make for an exceptionally comfortable ride in the Addis and Baton Rouge area. Don't just take our word for it, let's see how the new Ram 1500 matches up against its primary competitors, the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado 1500.

Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150

  • The 2019 Ram 1500 is available to Donaldsonville shoppers with the choice of three powertrains, including a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar® engine, the more robust 395-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine, and the 5.7-liter HEMI® with eTorque. The HEMI® with eTorque generates 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, delivering a best-in-class towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. The Ford F-150 is also available with several engine options, but if you want to best the horsepower of the base level Ram 1500 Tradesman with the 5.7-liter HEMI® eTorque, you'll have to opt for the F-150 Special Edition Raptor, with an MSRP of $52,855 compared to the $37,185 MSRP of the Ram 1500 Tradesman.

  • When it comes to infotainment technology, the Ram 1500 comes with a wealth of standard and available features. The Ram 1500 comes standard with a five-inch touchscreen display in the base model, with options for an 8.4-inch screen on the Rebel and Big Horn trim levels, as compared to Ford's 4.2- and eight-inch options on the F-150. An available class-exclusive 12-inch touchscreen with Uconnect® 12.0 navigation capabilities, however, gives the Ram 1500 the edge.
  • The all-new Ram 1500 is equipped with over 100 standard and available safety features, including a suite of driver-assist technologies. The Ford F-150 also comes with lots of safety features, but we're very impressed by the Trailer Detection feature of the Blind Spot Monitoring System on Ram 1500, which automatically adjusts to the length of the trailer to alert the driver to risks to the trailer. The F-150 Trailer Coverage still requires Brusly drivers to input the trailer length manually.

Ram 1500 vs Chevy Silverado 1500

  • Both the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado are powerful trucks, each with something different to offer Baton Rouge shoppers. The most powerful Silverado engine is a 6.2-liter V8, capable of 420 horsepower, which is slightly more than the Ram 5.7-liter HEMI® with eTorque. However, the Ram 1500 can still out-tow the Silverado by 650 pounds in spite of the higher horsepower stats.
  • The Chevy Silverado is available with an upgrade from a seven-inch to an eight-inch touchscreen, but again, the Ram 1500 available 12-inch touchscreen is far and away the largest infotainment interface in the full-size truck class. Both trucks feature a 360° surround-view camera, so that one's a draw.
  • Like the Ram 1500 and F-150, the Chevy Silverado has a number of available driver-assist safety features, but none are standard. The Silverado also comes up short by not offering Adaptive Cruise Control and, like the F-150, doesn't offer automatic trailer blind spot monitoring. 

Come on down to A.J. Dohmann Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Near White Castle to test drive a new Ram 1500

Our Ram dealership has a great selection of new Ram 1500 light-duty pickup trucks for sale, as well as heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 trucks. Find your new Ram truck online and use our convenient shopping tools to schedule a test drive at a time that fits your schedule. You can also explore your financing options and get a fair-market appraisal of your trade-in right from our website. Don't delay, contact us today!