Compare RAM 1500 to the Ford Competition in Huron, SD

2019 RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 Head-to-Head -- Which Reigns Supreme for South Dakota Haulers?

Both RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 are light-duty, full-size pickups that have become favorites in many trades, ranging from construction and logging to oil exploration. They've both even gotten the attention of many-a project manager over the years, too, not to mention the off-roading crowd. However, when the long haul's over, it's RAM 1500 that gets the job done, and in all the ways its Ford rival doesn't. See what we mean in a one-on-one matchup between them, right here at Iverson Auto Group in Huron!

2019 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150

  • Between them, RAM 1500 is the newer, fresher face. It has been revamped entirely for 2019, and across the many miles of upgrades which span from the 1930s until the 1981 redesign that gave us one of today's top trucks, it's still the standout Sioux Falls, SD workers love. F-150, on the other hand, receives only some modest engine and performance updates for 2019, to its Limited and Raptor trims.
  • RAM 1500 features a standard 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. It's capable of 269 pound-feet of torque. That means both better acceleration and harder work than that of the 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 in F-150, which produces only 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet.
  • Two 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engines are optional across the RAM 1500 line. Each is capable of 395 horsepower and driven by 410 pound-feet of torque. F-150 has a hard time getting close to these ratings. You have to reach the Lariat trim before gaining the 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque provided by its 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, and even King Ranch trims with a 5.0-liter V8, offering the same 395 horsepower, are still fall behind on torque, at only 400 pound-feet. You'll have to spend on a costly Platinum trim to get the edge.
  • RAM 1500 features an optional eTorque mild hybrid system. It utilizes a 48-volt, battery-powered, belt-driven motor generator, which takes the place of an alternator to improve engine performance, enhance fuel economy, provide better towing and hauling chops, and make overall driving feel a lot more enjoyable. Ford offers no comparable feature in any F-150 trim.
  • You can achieve up to 19 mpg combined fuel economy in a RAM 1500 sporting a V8 with eTorque tech and a 4x4 drivetrain. That's a best-in-class rating. F-150 and its available 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 get left behind, as they offer only up to 18 mpg combined.
  • With anywhere from 53.9 to 61.5 cubic feet of bed volume available, RAM 1500 is the roomier choice for pallets of building materials, outboard equipment, tool chests, and more. The smallest 5.5-foot box in F-150 provides only up to 52.8 cubic feet.
  • RAM 1500 makes a better mobile office for jobs out of Mitchell or Harrisburg, SD. Choose among several Uconnect infotainment systems to stay productive, including an 8.4-inch and a massive, class-leading 12-inch model. F-150 infotainment options span only from a 4.2-inch SYNC system to an 8.0-inch SYNC 3 upgrade.
  • Entertainment-wise, RAM 1500 offers more powerful options. You can opt for either a 10-speaker Alpine audio system or a thumping 900-watt Harman Kardon variant. F-150, however, only makes available up to a 750-watt system by B&O.

Learn More About How RAM 1500 Bests the Rest at Our Truck Dealership in Huron

Eager to get behind the wheel? There's plenty more to RAM 1500 where these exciting features came from. Call our showroom here at 101 2nd Street or drop by for a visit, and we'll schedule you for a test drive you won't forget!



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