Drivers like you in the Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Pocono Pines, and Blakeslee areas work hard and need a truck that can keep up. Three popular models are the 2020 Ford F-150, the Silverado 1500, and the Ram 1500. However, which truck will satisfy all your driving needs?

To help answer that question, our team at Ray Price Ford created this Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500 comparison. In this in-depth comparison, we'll cover their performance specs, infotainment technology, off-roading systems, and much more. When you reach the end,

Read all about them below and contact us if you have any questions.

Truck Performance Specs Comparison

The Ford F-150 comes standard with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine that churns out 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful motor in the F-150 lineup, however, is the H.O 3.5L EcoBoost® V6. With this top-tier engine, the Ford F -150 delivers 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

The Chevy Silverado 1500, meanwhile, comes standard with a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. As for its top output, you'll have to step up to the available 6.2L V8, which generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque-substantial power, but it can't beat the F-150's top engine.

Finally, the Ram 1500 comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the top-of-the-line 5.7 HEMI® V8, the Ram truck will reach 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado vs Ram 1500: Towing & Payload Capability

All three trucks allow you to tow all your crucial equipment from one worksite to another. With their fierce towing power, they can easily tow thousands of pounds. When properly equipped, this trio of tremendous trucks can tow up to:

  • Ford F-150: 13,200 pounds
  • Chevy Silverado 1500: 13,400 pounds
  • Ram 1500: 12,750 pounds

They also allow you to carry large items in their truck bed as shown in the following maximum payload capacities:

  • Ford F-150: 3,270 pounds
  • Chevy Silverado 1500: 2,250 pounds
  • Ram 1500: 2,300 pounds

All three trucks provide the stability you need when traveling up and down steep hills while carrying or towing precious cargo. 

With Hill Start Assist, the brakes will be held momentarily, allowing you extra time to switch your foot from the brakes to the accelerator without having the truck roll backwards. Plus, the Ford F-150 also has available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, a unique system that helps you easily reverse with an attached trailer. Simply turn the knob to the direction you'd like the trailer to go, and the system will kick in and steer for you! 

Cutting-Edge Media & Technology

Each vehicle has plenty of high-tech features to help make your drives more enjoyable. For example, they all offer infotainment systems that come with Bluetooth® to stream audio or make hands-free phone calls. 

They also all offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ on their infotainment systems. Both features allow you to connect your compatible smartphone to the infotainment center to access your music playlists, text messages, navigation, and more.

The F-150 comes exclusively equipped with available FordPass™ Connect as well. With this feature, you can enjoy a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and connect up to 10 devices at once to it! It also helps that you can access this hotspot from up to 50 feet outside the F-150-so you can always stay connected on the campsite, worksite, or on the go.

Getting Ready for Off-Road Adventures

Trucks are crafted to not only haul heavy equipment, but to venture across tough terrain as well. Whether you want to go off-roading on the weekend or need to navigate a bumpy worksite, all three trucks have the equipment to back you up.

The acclaimed Ford F-150 Raptor trim is ideally suited for climbing steep and rocky inclines. The trim adds FOX™ live valve monotube shocks with internal bypass technology that you won't find in the other two models. This upgraded system utilizes an electronic solenoid valve to provide continually variable compression damping.

That's just the start too. Here's what else you can expect with the Ford Raptor:

  • Trailer brake controller
  • Trail Control™
  • Torque-on-Demand® transfer case
  • 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness
  • Terrain Management System™

The Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 each have specific off-roading trims-the LT Trail Boss and Rebel, respectively. While these trucks include updated exterior decals, new tires, and suspension lifts, they don't measure up to the full package offered by the F-150 Raptor.

Safety Technology in Your Truck

All three formidable trucks are ready to keep you protected and alert during your travels. While all of them include cutting-edge safety systems, the Ford F-150 stands out due to its exclusive safety package: Ford Co-Pilot360™.

With this available package, the F-150 comes with:

  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collison Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage

While the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 come with similar safety systems, you'll likely need to upgrade to a much higher trim level to receive them. For instance, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking is standard in the Ford F-150. The comparable systems in the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado-Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking, respectively-require you to upgrade to a higher trim level to have this system.

F-150 vs Silverado 1500 vs Ram 1500: Verdict

When traveling around Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Pocono Pines and Blakeslee, you can't go wrong with any of the trucks we reviewed. However, we believe the Ford F-150 is the better truck for many drivers due to its robust power, off-roading equipment, and high-end safety systems.  

If you need further insight to help you decide if the F-150 is the truck for you, schedule a test drive at Ray Price Ford today. We've helped many workers in the area find their ideal truck and we look forward to doing the same for you.

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