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2024 RAM 1500 vs. 2024 Ford F-150: Which Truck is Better?

If you’re in the market for a new truck, there’s no doubt that both the 2024 Ram 1500 and the 2024 Ford F-150 have been on your radar. These vehicles are head-turning powerhouses in their class, offering spacious rides, a powerful performance, and some of the best technology in the industry. Understandably, you may be on the fence when deciding which one to choose. Here’s a quick rundown of their features to help you make the best decision.

Which Is Bigger?

The cargo area of the Ram 1500 is slightly larger than that of the Ford F-150. In the Ram, the cargo box is 67.4 inches long and 66.4 inches wide, with a total volume of 53.9 cubic feet. Meanwhile, the Ford F-150’s cargo box measures 66 inches long and 65.2 inches wide for a total volume of 52.8 cubic feet. The Ram’s wheelbase is half an inch smaller than the F-150, but the truck is 1.2 inches longer, 2.2 inches wider, and nearly 2 inches taller.

If you’re toting passengers along, the Ram 1500 will do a better job of making sure there’s room for everyone. While the Ford F-150 seats five, the Ram goes above and beyond by accommodating six passengers. The Ram also works harder to make sure your passengers are comfortable. In the second row of the Ram 1500, you’ll have 45.2 inches of legroom, while the F-150 offers just 43.6 inches of second-row legroom. Second-row hip room is also slightly superior in the Ram 1500, with 63.4 inches compared to the F-150’s 62.6 inches.

Which Has Better Fuel Economy?

Though the two vehicles are similar, the 2024 Ram 1500 ultimately provides better fuel economy than the Ford F-150. In the city, the Ram 1500 achieves 20 mpg, while the Ford F-150 gets just 17 mpg. Both trucks get 25 mpg on the highway. This leaves the Ram 1500 with a 22 mpg combined fuel economy, while the Ford F-150 offers just 20 mpg.

Which Truck Is More Powerful?

You can tuck one of three engines under the hood of the 2024 Ram 1500. The 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine with eTorque offers 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. This pairs with an eight-speed transmission that delivers powerful handling and solid steering. With the 2.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with eTorque, you can take advantage of technologies such as a two-step variable valve lift and wide-range variable valve timing. The V-6 offers 305 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

The coveted Ram 1500 TRX offers one additional option. This powerhouse is equipped with a Supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine that offers 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. This beast of an engine can jump from zero to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 116 mph. It’s the most powerful factory-installed engine in its class, with the ability to withstand almost 20,000 pounds of force.

The 2024 Ram 1500 delivers best-in-class performance in numerous areas. Its 12,750-pound hybrid towing capacity is unparalleled when you have the available 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine with eTorque under the hood. The Ram also has a best-in-class maximum available hybrid payload with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with eTorque, enabling you to carry 2,300 pounds.

The Ford F-150 offers four potential engines, all of which pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The base-level F-150 comes with a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 engine that delivers 325 horsepower. You can upgrade to a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, a 3.5-liter V-6 twin-turbo engine, or a hybrid powertrain that pairs with an electric motor with a 3.5-liter V-6. The three latter options deliver 400 horsepower. The four-wheel-drive Lariat can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, while the Tremor covers this in 5.3 seconds, and the Raptor can do so in 5.2 seconds.

The 2024 Ram 1500 has a towing capacity that ranges from 6,390 to 12,750 pounds, whereas the F-150 can tow between 12,700 and 13,500 pounds.

Which Is Cheaper?

If you’re shopping for an affordable new truck, the 2024 Ram 1500 is definitely the best choice. The Ram 1500 has a highly competitive MSRP of just $45,885. Meanwhile, the Ford F-150’s MSRP is $63,225. This means that you can save over $17,000 by choosing the Ram.

Which Has Better Interior Features?

The 2024 Ram 1500 is billed as the most luxurious Ram ever. Inside, you’ll find features such as an available 10-square-foot dual-pane panoramic sunroof, recessed LED lighting, and a 12-inch driver information digital cluster display. This truck offers a best-in-class 19-speaker 900-watt Harman Kardon audio system for a premium listening experience on the road. This pairs with a head-up display and digital rearview mirror equipped with a liquid crystal display monitor.

Using Ram Connect Services, you can access your truck through your smartphone. This allows you to remote start your vehicle, unlock the doors, find your parked truck, and send destinations to the Ram’s navigation system. You’ll have no trouble keeping your devices handy and fully charged with the Ram 1500’s power station. This installation includes a wireless charging station, type-C USB charging ports, and three 115-volt outlets. You’ll get 4G Wi-Fi anywhere as long as you’re within 50 feet of your truck with a compatible device.

The Ford F-150 offers a similar experience with its comparable 12-inch LCE touchscreen and 12-inch digital instrument cluster. The F-150 connects wirelessly to the cloud for over-the-air updates via its 5G LTE modem. One of its more notable features is the Pro Power Onboard option, which allows you to add a 2, 2.4, or 7.2 kW power output in the bed for the ultimate tailgating experience. The F-150’s surround-view camera system makes it possible to see what’s happening on all sides of the vehicle and maneuver accordingly.

Find Your Next Ram 1500

Though both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 offer some impressive perks, the Ram 1500 comes out ahead overall. If you’re ready to add this vehicle to your garage, come take a tour of our lot. Our team at Marion Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can walk you through every step of the car-buying process, from finding the right financing to available Ram special offers to securing a truck that’s optimized for your needs. Visit us now in Marion, North Carolina.

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