There's a reason why the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Ford F-150 are top of their class - they both offer impeccable performance, comfort, convenience, and technology specs. While they have their similarities, they also have components that set them apart. Our team at Petersen CDJR in Waupaca, WI, put together this Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150 comparison guide to help distinguish the differences between the two. Keep reading to learn more. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (715) 256-8189 or send us a message online.

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Trim Options

Both of these models offer plenty of trims for you to choose from. Take a look at the following lists to learn more about the trims and their starting prices

2020 Ram 1500 Trims

20Ram-1500 Tradesman in PatriotBlue


starting at $32,145 MSRP

20Ram 1500 BigHorn BilletSilver

Big Horn

starting at $36,440 MSRP

20Ram-1500 Laramie BrightWhite


starting at $40,540 MSRP

20Ram-1500 Rebel MaximumSteel


starting at $44,490 MSRP

20Ram-1500 LaramieLonghorn in DelmonicoRed

Laramie Longhorn

starting at $50,890 MSRP

20Ram-1500 Limited DiamondBlack


starting at $53,465 MSRP

2020 Ford F-150 Trims


starting at $28,495 MSRP


starting at $34,510 MSRP


starting at $42,500 MSRP


starting at $53,205 MSRP

King Ranch®

starting at $54,740 MSRP


starting at $55,270 MSRP


starting at $67,485 MSRP

Power & Handling

Engine Options

Both the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Ford F-150 offer multiple engines for you to choose from. Take a look at the table below to learn more about the available engines.

Truck Model

Engine Options and Specs

2020 Ram 1500

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque
    • 305 HP
    • 269 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Max. towing: 7,730 lbs.
    • Max. payload: 2,300 lbs.

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque
    • 395 HP
    • 410 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Max. towing: 12,750 lbs.
    • Max. payload: 1,830 lbs.

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6
    • 260 HP
    • 480 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Max. towing: 12,560 lbs.
    • Max. payload: 2,040 lbs.

2020 Ford F-150

  • 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost®
    • 325 HP
    • 400 lb.-ft. of torque 

  • 3.0L Power Stroke®
    • 250 HP
    • 440 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Max. towing: 11,500 lbs.
    • Max. payload: 1,980 lbs.

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6
    • 290 HP
    • 265 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Max. towing: 7,700 lbs.
    • Max. payload: 1,990 lbs.

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® 
    • 375 HP
    • 460 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Max. towing: 13,200 lbs.
    • Max. payload: 3,230 lbs. 

  • High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost®
    • 450 HP
    • 510 lb.-ft. of torque 
    • Max. towing: 11,100 lbs.
    • Max. payload: 1,520 lbs.

  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
    • 395 HP
    • 400 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Max. towing: 11,500 lbs.
    • Max. payload: 3,270 lbs.

Towing & Payload

As you can see in the table above, both the 2020 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 provide impeccable towing specifications. The 3.6L V6 engine, the base for the Ram 1500, provides more greater payload capacity than the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6, the base Ford F-150 trim. Not to mention, the 3.6L V6 has higher HP and torque specs, which are important for towing and payload capacities.

Ram 1500 in red towing atvs off road

Ram 1500

Ram 1500 in red parking off road in a forest

Ram 1500


You'll find that the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 both offer the following warranties: a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty (gas engines). However, the 2020 Ram 1500 takes it a step further and offers a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty on the diesel engine - best in its class.

Interior Features

Both the 2020 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 come complete with a plethora of comfort and convenience features, such as cloth or leather-trimmed seats, power seats, and storage options. The base 2020 Ram 1500 trim provides superior specs compared to the starting 2020 Ford F-150 trim, which includes:

  • 40/20/40 split bench with HD vinyl seating
  • Power heated mirrors with manual fold
  • Remote charge-only USB port
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 3.5-in. driver information cluster
  • Active noise control system


You'll find each of these trucks packed with infotainment features, but which one is better? The base Ford F-150 trim is equipped with an AM/FM stereo and FordPass™ Connect with Wi-Fi® hotspot. The base Ram 1500 is standard with Uconnect® 3 with a 5-in. display, which includes Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® technology. It's undeniable that the 2020 Ram 1500 has more bang for your buck when it comes to entertainment technology.

Ram 1500 interior showing two front seats and front dash

Ram 1500


Ram and Ford understand that safety is the main priority, which is why they equip their vehicles with top-notch preventative measures. Both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 come standard with electronic stability control, a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring, and trailer sway damping. Some extra features available on both models include:

  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • BLIS® (blind spot information system) with trailer coverage
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keeping system
  • Pro trailer backup assist

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