For generations, the pickup truck market has been dominated by “the big three.” Chief among those big three are the RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150, along with the Chevy Silverado 1500. In America, these three pickup trucks soar high above the rest most years, and for the 2022 model year the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 claim the top two spots in popularity according to a lot of publications, including Edmunds. We thought we’d dive into a few important aspects of the two pickup trucks to highlight how the compare to one another, so read on below to check out our comparison of the 2022 RAM 1500 vs the 2022 Ford F-150.
Both pickup trucks offer several different powertrain options to choose from, including hybrids. For Ford, this includes a trio of gas-powered V6 engines, a hybrid-electric V6, and a gas-powered V8. For the RAM 1500, there are five options from which to choose, including a gas-powered V6 with eTorque, a gas-powered V8 with eTorque or without it, a turbo-diesel V6 and TRX-exclusive supercharged V8. If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient truck, the RAM turbo-diesel option is going to be your best bet, while the 1500 TRX will offer the most powerful option across the two models.
Both pickup trucks are packed full of content including a host of great features and technologies meant to enhance your experience on the road. Both pickup trucks offer an abundance of driver-assistive safety technologies as well as their own advanced infotainment services, with the RAM trucks getting UConnect 5 and the Ford models getting Sync 4. Neither truck gains a clear advantage in technology, though the coil-spring rear suspension enables superior ride comfort for the RAM 1500 giving it an advantage in overall content.
How much the truck can haul, both in terms of the truck bed and by adding a trailer to the mix, depends on a multitude of factors. We’d be here all day if we went over every single configuration both of these trucks have, so let’s just talk about some maximums. For the F-150, drivers will be able to tow up to 14,000 lbs with a turbo V6 or 13,000 lbs. with the V8, while offering maximum payloads of just under 3,000 lbs. Unfortunately, the RAM 1500 V* models top out at 11,520 lbs. towing and under 2,000 lbs. payload.
If you think you might be interested in a new 2022 RAM 1500 of your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at Briggs Dodge RAM today. You can see what we currently have available in our inventory right here on the website, or give us a call to set up an appointment to come in and order your own pickup truck to meet your specifications. We look forward to hearing from you!