The full-size Ford F-150 pickup is not only tough, but modern and versatile. Ford has you covered with impressive towing and handling capabilities. The new 2020 Ram 1500 is also an option when looking for a full-size truck. Let Brighton Ford take care of you when making your choice.
The 2020 Ford F-150 is an excellent full-size pickup truck that provides plenty of roomy head and legroom for everyone. The Regular Cab models seat up to three people. In the SuperCab and SuperCrew models, capacity jumps up to six. The Ford-150 front seats have comfortable and supportive seating while the SuperCab has adequate seats for adults and the SuperCrew models have plenty of room for back-seat passengers. The Ford F-150 doesn’t disappoint with its attractive features in their interiors. It offers plenty of soft-touch material in the cabin, especially in the higher trims. Cloth upholstery is standard as well as convenient flip-up rear seats in the SuperCab and SuperCrew models. There are plenty of available luxury features including vinyl or leather upholstery, massaging front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats. There are trims to meet everyone’s needs. The Ford F-150 is offered in seven trims; the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, and Raptor.
The 2020 Ram 1500 comes standard with seating for six people, with a folding rear bench seat and plenty of legroom. Quad Cab models have less legroom by almost 10 inches. If you opt for a set of front bucket seats, the seating capacity drops by one. Vinyl and cloth upholstery are standard, as well as four-way manually adjustable front seats. Upgrades are available such as leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Ram 1500 offers six trims: Tradesman, BigHorn, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited.
New for the 2020 Ford F-150 is a 10-speed automatic transmission that is standard with all engines. Ford offers several powerful engine options. It comes with a 3.3-liter V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 265 pound-ft. of torque. This is plenty of power for the city and highway, but if you’d like some more power, Ford has you covered. Options include a 5.0-liter V8 that makes 395 horsepower and 400 pound-ft. of torque, a turbocharged Ecoboost 2.7-liter V6 that produces 325 horsepower and 400 pound-ft. of torque, and a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 375 horsepower and 470 pound-ft. of torque. There's also a 3.0-liter turbodiesel that will give you 250 horsepower and 440 pound-ft. of torque. All of these engines give the F-150 better towing and hauling capabilities than the base engine and help deliver better acceleration. The 375-horsepower turbocharged V6 provides the F-150’s highest towing capacity. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 13,200 pounds and has a maximum payload of 3,270 pounds. With its base engine and rear-wheel drive, the F-150 gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Those are some of the best ratings for full-size pickup trucks.
The Ram 1500 has four engine choices, but most trims come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. If you upgrade to one of the V8 engines, you can boost your tow rating. Both are 5.7-liter and produce 395 horsepower with 410 pound-feet of torque. One of the V8 engines comes with the eTorque mild-hybrid feature and will add up to 130 pound-feet of torque. A 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine is new for 2020 and produces 260 hp and 480 pound-feet of torque. Every engine comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Ram’s base trim has a maximum payload capacity of 2,300 pounds and a maximum tow rating of 7,730 pounds. An upgraded engine will get you up to 12,560 pounds in towing capability.
Safety and Tech Features, Price
Standard safety and tech features in the F-150 include an AM/FM radio, Ford’s impressive Co-Pilot 360 suite, including a rearview camera, with dynamic Hitch Assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and curve control. Available features include the easy to use SYNC 3 infotainment system, voice-activated SYNC connectivity system, an 8-inch touch screen, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Starting price for the F-150 is an affordable $28,495 for the XL trim to $53,205 for the Raptor trim.
The Ram 1500 standard safety and tech features include the Uconnect infotainment system with a 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, three USB ports, six speakers, a Wi-Fi hot spot, push-button start, and a rearview camera. Additional available features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, satellite radio, HD Radio, automatic climate control, remote start, and an 8.4-inch or 12-inch touch screen. Additional safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic high-beam headlights. Prices start at $31,895 for the Tradesman and range to $53,615 for the Limited, with added pricing for upgraded packages and four-wheel drive.
Two full size trucks that have a lot to offer, but the 2020 Ford F-150 offers just enough quality features and towing capabilities to make your choice clear. Come take a ride and see for yourself.