A powerful truck like the Ford F-150 or Ram 1500 is great for getting heavy cargo around Scranton, Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Pocono Pines, and Blakeslee. So, which truck is more capable? Ray Price Ford finds out for you in this 2020 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 comparison.

2020 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 Towing & Payload

The 2020 Ford F-150 was built to be capable of hauling a large boat or trailer and carrying a heavy payload. After all, it was designed to offer best-in-class towing and best-in-class payload.

While the 2020 Ram 1500 can also haul lots of cargo, it can't quite measure up to the F-150.


Ford F-150

Ram 1500

Towing Capacity

13,200 pounds

12,750 pounds

Maximum Payload

3,270 pounds

2,300 pounds

Both trucks make it easy to hook up to your trailer with a Rear-View Camera system that shows your hitch and what's behind your truck on your infotainment screen. They can also use an all-around camera system to create a 360-degree view of your truck and let you check every angle.

The Ford F-150 builds on this, though, by helping you unload your trailer in the right spot. The Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ feature can steer you truck and back your trailer into place for you.
Ford F-150 Advantage:
  • More towing power
  • High payload capacity
  • Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™

2020 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 Engine Specs

To help deliver that class-leading towing and payload ability, the 2020 Ford F-150 offers some intense horsepower and torque. While the 2020 Ram 1500 has an efficient engine, it just isn't able to give you the same output.

Ford F-150


Ram 1500

3.5L High-Output EcoBoost® V6


5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

450 horsepower


395 horsepower

510 lb-ft


410 lb-ft

10-speed SelectShift® automatic


8-speed automatic

The Ford F-150 offers six different powertrains, including one diesel engine. The Ram 1500 only has four engines to choose from, leaving you with less options to suit your driving style.
The F-150 also has a more capable transmission that allows you to get the power you need right when you need it. Nearly every engine works with a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission that lets you take control of the gear shifting. The 8-speed automatic transmission that's standard on every Ram 1500 isn't as versatile.
Ford F-150 Advantage:
  • More engine power and torque
  • Ten-speed transmission
  • Turbocharged performance

2020 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 Truck Bed

The 2020 Ford F-150 continues to offer more variety by featuring three different cab sizes and cargo boxes. With the Regular Cab, you'll have a 5.5-foot cargo box. The SuperCab extends this to 6.5 feet. For the longest truck bed available, go with the Super Crew and its 8-foot cargo box.

The Ram 1500 only offers two cabs, and neither of them can carry as much as the 8-foot box. The Quad Cab® offers a 6-foot, 4-inch box and the Crew Cab offers a 5-foot, 7-inch box and 6-foot, 4-inch box.

Ford F-150 Advantage:

  • More customizable cabs
  • Extra cargo bed storage

Safety Capabilities

Safety is a focus for every driver, and that's why the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 are designed with safety capabilities like an available Forward Collision Alert. If your vehicle is approaching another car too quickly, these trucks are equipped to start braking automatically. This ensures that drivers are able to react in time to avoid or at least mitigate accidents.

The Ford F-150 also provides drivers with a bit more of a comfortable and confidence-inspiring drive with the help of an available Curve Control feature. This system works with your AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ to even out your control around curves. This is great for winding roads, so you experience a smooth ride that's sure to offer spirited performance.

Ford F-150 Advantage:

  • Stability even on rough roads
  • Smooth performance for a sportier drive feel

Enhanced Handling Capabilities

Speaking of the AdvanceTrac® system, you'll also find a similar Electronic Stability Control with the Ram 1500. This technology found in both trucks helps stabilize your handling, so you're able to negotiate even the most rugged roads.

In order to provide you with more control over the way your truck handles, the Ford F-150 has available drive modes. You'll have a choice between Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect, and Sport modes. You'll love having the power to configure your transmission on the fly to shift for optimal control in any situation.

Ford F-150 Advantage:

  • More control for a number of situations
  • Power on demand

Interior Features

Once we head inside these trucks, we're pleased to find cozy interiors that are perfect for both spirited summer drives and treks through deep snow.

Drivers with the 2020 Ram 1500 will have access to an available 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat. This seat ensures that it's easy to find your ideal seating position.

However, drivers looking for some extra comfort will be pleased with the 2020 Ford F-150, as it offers a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat. This technology makes it much easier to customize your seating position for absolute ease.

Ford F-150 Advantage:

  • Easier to find a seating position that suits you
  • More comfort for longer drives

Exterior Technology

Both of these trucks have plenty of utility to bring to the table, and one of the best ways they deliver that utility is with the help of exterior features.

The Ram 1500 brings along a multifunction tailgate that allows you to fold the tailgate for added convenience when loading the cargo box.

The Ford F-150 also offers its own helpful tailgate feature with an available built-in tailgate step with lift assist. Just fold out your tailgate steps, and you'll be able to easily load up any cargo on the go. This is a great feature to make loading your truck with everything you need quick and convenient.

Ford F-150 Advantage:

  • Easy to access steps
  • Makes it safe and easy for people to access the cargo box

Ford F-150 Feature Highlights

  • Available 3.5L High-Output EcoBoost® V6
  • Available Drive Modes
  • Curve Control
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™

Test Drive a Dependable Truck

Visit Ray Price Ford to test drive the powerful and capable Ford F-150. It provides drivers in Pocono Pines, Blakeslee, Scranton, Mount Pocono, and Tobyhanna with more options and the power to move more cargo.

To learn more about this 2020 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 comparison, contact us or visit our dealership today!

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