2020 RAM 1500

2020 Dodge RAM 1500

2020 Ford F-150 year

2020 Ford F-150

2020 Dodge RAM 1500 vs. 2020 Ford F-150

2020 Dodge RAM 1500


2020 Ford F-150

Starting MSRP

3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque

Base Engine

3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine
305 to 395 hp


250 to 450 hp
8-Speed Automatic


6-Speed Automatic
12,750 lbs

V8 Towing Capacity

11,600 lbs



Every year, the RAM 1500 and the Ford 1500 lock horns in a battle to be the top light-duty pickup. Their long rivalry has put both models at the very top of their class — but is it the Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 that delivers exactly the capability and features you need on the job in Birmingham? We’ve gathered the specs so that you can compare the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 engines and features head-to-head.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Power and Capability

To get started, we’ll look at whether the Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 offers more at the base trim without requiring an upgrade. At a glance, it’s clear that the RAM 1500 base trim has more to offer in terms of raw power: 305 horsepower compared to 250 horses under the hood of the base Ford F-150. At higher trims, you can upgrade the RAM 1500 with a diesel engine or two V8 options for up to 395 hp. In a comparison of the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 full trim lineups, the F-150 achieves more power overall — but you’ll need to pay for a trim upgrade. Compare RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-15 engine options below:

Base RAM 1500 Engine: 305-hp 3.6L V6

  • eTorque mild-hybrid system
  • 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway

Base Ford F-150 Engine: 250-hp 3.3L TI-VCT V6

  • 19 mpg/25 mpg highway

Available RAM 1500 Engine Upgrades

  • 395-hp 5.7L V8 — 410 lb-ft of torque and eTorque mild-hybrid system for added torque
  • 260-hp 3L V6 EcoDiesel — 480 lb-ft of torque and 22/32 city/hwy mpg

Available Ford F-150 Engine Upgrades

  • 3.0L Power Stroke diesel — 22/30 city-hwy mpg
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 eTorque — 17/23 city/hwy mpg
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 — 17/23 city/hwy mpg highway

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Technology Features

Next, we’ll consider safety systems, technology, and comfort amenities. Again, it’s helpful to check whether the Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 delivers a safer, more comfortable drive the next time you hit the highway to Hoover. Are the features you need more accessible on the Ford F-150 or RAM 1500? The 1500 comes standard with many features that are only available as upgrades on the F-150, including:

  • One-touch up driver and passenger windows
  • Adjustable rear seat head restraints
  • Power rear windows
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Uconnect® infotainment system
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • USB ports
  • Voice recognition
  • Cruise control
  • Proximity key

Compare the Dodge RAM vs. F-150 with Brady Kilmury CDJR 

The team at Brady Kilmury CDJR is happy to provide more specs to help you decide whether you want to head home to Tuscaloosa in a Ford F-150 or RAM 1500. Reach out to our finance center to learn more about financing with no credit, RAM 1500 lease offers near Bessemer, and how to pre-qualify for financing.

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