By: Monica England
When you’re searching for a new pickup truck, Ford & Ram are sure to be prime suspects. Here are some similarities, differences, and random features to be considered between the 2015 Ford F-150 and the 2015 Ram 1500.
Both of these trucks have long, noteworthy family histories. The F-series trucks debuted in 1948.
Ram trucks became a contender in 1981.
Both of these trucks look a lot different in 2015. The 2015 Ford got a facelift from the previous year’s model, and has a sharp, edgy exterior, while the 2015 Ram retains it’s classically stunning shape.
A variety of powerful engine options are available in both lines. Ford’s Ecoboost offers 2 turbocharged V6s with slightly better fuel efficiency. Ram’s fuel efficient answer is the EcoDiesel V6 that puts up impressive fuel efficiency numbers for a full size truck! If your truck needs to be able to tow a serious load, each line offers optional rear axle ratios to support towing ability. The secret to the axle ratio is easy to remember – The larger the numerical value of the ratio, the more towing power the truck has. The downside to this is that it also lowers your fuel efficiency by around 1 mpg, as your engine revs higher in all situations.
The true differences in these 2 beastly trucks are found in the interiors! Ford offers more options on technological safety features including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring system, and lane departure warning to name a few. Ram simply doesn’t have these features. Both offer the option of an easy to navigate touch screen media center, backup cameras, navigation, heated & cooled Leather seating and so much more.
Both the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 are powerful, capable, attractive trucks. Whether you drive a truck for the sheer pleasure of owning the road in any situation, or use it to accomplish all your work tasks, either of these options will stimulate your visual desires, satisfy your cravings for comfort, and accomplish your to do list. Check out the extensive options available of both Ram and Ford at Woody’s here.