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Ford F-150 XL 2WD SuperCab 6.5

2019 Ford F-150*

2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5

2019 Ram 1500

2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Ram 1500

When shopping for a half-ton pickup truck in Chicago, your search will ultimately lead to a comparison of the 2019 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500. The fuel-efficient Ram 1500 started as part of the beloved Dodge lineup before becoming its own distinct brand — which is why this isn’t a Ford F-150 vs Dodge Ram 1500 comparison. Both trucks are exceptional, but what they offer differs a bit.

2019 F-150 vs Ram 1500: Towing and Payload

Both pickup trucks are highly capable, but when you look at the specs of the 2019 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500, you will see the F-150 can shoulder more:

  • 2019 Ford F-150: Offers best-in-class towing of 13,200 pounds and best-in-class payload of 3,270 pounds.
  • 2019 Ram 1500: Features V8 towing of 12,750 pounds and a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds. The 2019 Ram 2500 towing capacity is nearly twice as much.
2019 Ram 1500 drives down city street

Engine Options

Study the engines of the Ram vs. F-150 and it becomes clear that F-150 sports more choices and power under the hood.

2019 Ford F-150 Engine Options:

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6: Produces up to 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6: Produces up to 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: Produces up to 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5L V6 EcoBoost: Produces up to 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
  • High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6: Makes up to 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel: Makes up to 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Ram 1500 Engine Options:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque: Produces 305 hp and 269 b-ft of torque.
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine: Produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque: Produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

Interior Storage

With the interior storage of the Ram vs. F-150, both trucks present a unique twist on the traditional center console:

  • 2019 Ford F-150: Delivers laptop storage in the flow-through center console, under seat storage, and fully flat rear load floor.
  • 2019 Ram 1500: Comes with a reconfigurable center console, under seat storage, rear flat load floor, and available RamBox® Cargo Management System with two lockable, drainable, and LED lit storage bins.

Ultimately, the 2019 Ram 1500 pulls ahead when comparing the interiors due to its many innovative storage solutions.

2019 FORD F-150 Passenger Space

Drive Both Half-Ton Trucks at Badger Truck & Auto Group Today

While the Ford F-150 matches or surpasses the Ram 1500 in performance, you may want to dive deeper into both models before making a decision. You can check out the 2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Ram 1500 or 2019 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 for yourself with a test drive at our Milwaukee dealership. You can also compare the Ford F-150 to the Ford Super Duty to see what sets Ford apart. Contact us today to get on the schedule at Badger Truck & Auto Group!

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