If you're looking for the best light-duty pickup truck on the market today, you're right on track with Ford or Ram. These two companies are the definition of everything a pickup should be, and drivers in Philadelphia, Doylestown, and Warminster know it. Each offers an outstanding combination of functionality, reliability, performance, and comfort, but no two trucks are created equal. Somewhere, one has to come out ahead of the other and it's the team at Fred Beans Ford of Doylestown that's here to figure that out.

Ford F-150 Inventory

So, which one is the better pickup for your specific driving style? Explore a direct comparison of the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 below, learn what each brings new to the table, and determine which is the better pickup for your needs.

2020 Ford F-150

2020 Ram 1500

Max Horsepower



Max Torque

510 lb-ft

410 lb-ft

Max Towing Capacity

13,200 pounds

12,700 pounds

Max Payload

3,230 pounds

2,300 pounds

Available Transmission

10-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

2020 Ford F-150 vs 2020 Ram 1500: 2020 Updates

With each new year comes a reimagining of the Ford and Ram truck lineups and it's no different with the F-150 and Ram 1500. Let's check out some of the new features each model brings to the table.

The 2020 Ford F-150 brings a pretty wide range of changes this year. Among these refreshes are a suite of new bold colors including Rapid Red, Star White, and Iconic Silver. However, what's more notable is the new safety features found on many of the trim levels. With the Ford Co-Pilot360™ system, you'll receive a wide span of driving aids that help boost confidence. Some include:

  • Auto High Beam Headlamps
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert & Trailer Tow Monitoring
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Braking
  • Rear View Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go

You'll also find a new voice-activated touchscreen navigation system that includes innovative systems like SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®.

The Ram 1500, on the other hand, doesn't quite have the same level of refreshes and upgrades this year. It also comes with fresh new exterior colors like Walnut Brown and Olive Green, but when it comes to safety, there's less to be impressed about. Though the Rebel trim offers automatic headlights, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision mitigation, it lacks the advancements of the Ford F-150. In fact, features like Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection aren't standard on any trim level.

2020 Ford F-150 Review

2020 Ford F-150 Performance

Tried and true, the Ford F-150 gives you a powerful standard V6 engine as well as a very solid fuel economy for a pickup in its class. This is thanks to its advanced engineering that not only supplies a powerfully smooth drive, but 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque as well. Additionally, this engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission that makes fuel economy elevated as well. Upgraded engines include the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, which gives you 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, and a 5.0-liter V8, which delivers 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.

Also available is a 375 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, a 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 that supplies 440 lb-ft of torque, and the High Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6. This highly robust engine puts out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque for supreme strength under the hood.

Additionally, all engines above the standard V6 come paired to an electric 10-speed automatic transmission.

The Ram 1500 offers an engine lineup of only four, two less than the lineup that the Ford F-150 offers its customers. However, that isn't to say the 1500 lacks power under the hood. This pickup is also standardly powered by a V6 engine that comes in with similar stats to the Ford F-150, but when we look at engine upgrades, things start to differ more.

For example, the most robust powertrain in the 2020 Ram 1500 lineup is the 5.7L HEMI® V8. This can achieve up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, which is far less than the power that the heaviest engine in the Ford F-150 can generate. Additionally, since this engine is powered by HEMI® technology, you can expect a lower fuel economy for the Ram 1500 as well.

Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Towing & Payload Capacities

If you're in the market for a pickup truck, you're looking for enough strength to tow and haul what you need. Luckily enough, both the 2020 Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 come through.

The Ram 1500 packs a lot of punch with its towing and hauling capabilities. When properly equipped, this truck can tow up to 12,750 pounds with a paired payload of 2,300 pounds. However, this is no match for the highly robust Ford F-150.

When the Ford pickup is configured with the proper equipment, you can tow up to 13,200 pounds. Pair that with a best-in-class payload of 3,230 pounds and you're truly unstoppable. Additionally, the Ford F-150 comes with a suite of trailering tools to help make towing safer, easy, and more effective. Some available additions include:

  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Dynamic Hitch Assist with Line-of-Sight Guide
  • Productivity Screen with Trailer Information
  • Trailer Brake Controller
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Trailer Coverage

The Ram 1500 also sports some advanced trailering technologies, but they're focused to help more while on the road. With the features available in the Ford F-150, you'll have all those on-the-road features as well, but also help with hitching up your trailer with tons of programs and systems. It's truly the whole package.

Ford F-150 Towing Capacity

2020 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Verdict

It's well known that Ford and Ram engineer some impressive pickups. But if you're looking for extra power, more towing capability, and a suite of technologies that help you when you need it, we think the 2020 Ford F-150 is for you.

If you're in the Warminster, Philadelphia, or Doylestown area, stop into Fred Beans Ford of Doylestown to test drive one for yourself today. Or you can contact us to schedule your appointment online easily around your schedule. See you on the lot soon!


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