2020 Ram 1500, Grey Exterior

2020 Ram 1500

2020 Ford F-150, Dark Blue Exterior

2020 Ford F-150

2020 Ram 1500 vs. 2020 Ford F-150

3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque

Base Engine

3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine
305 hp

Base Horsepower

290 hp
269 lb-ft


265 lb-ft
Rear Wheel Drive


Rear Wheel Drive
Standard 8-speed


Standard 6-speed
Six Speakers

Stereo System

Four Speakers


With the release of new models each year, competition in the high-end pickup segment is growing increasingly fierce. That makes for a crowded segment—and a lot of trucks worth your consideration. But if you’re looking for the very best, you’ll notice that two trucks are always a hit with Castroville drivers: the 2020 Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. Both of these full-size trucks are consistently at the top of critics’ rankings for their legendary capability, plus tons of room for customization.

Below, we’ve put the Ram 1500 vs. F-150 head-to-head, so you can see for yourself which of these contenders has what you need for your San Antonio jobs. When you’re done, read about our favorite restaurants in Castroville to satisfy your inner foodie.

Ram 1500 vs. F-150: Performance

Both trucks are built for heavy-duty performance, providing Alamo Heights drivers with superb utility. The 2020 Ram 1500 comes standard with a powerful 3.6L V6 engine and offers three upgrades to help you build the performance you need for hauling supplies on your Alamo Heights job sites:

  • Standard gas/electric 3.6L V6 — 260 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel — 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 — 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 eTorque mild-hybrid system — 395 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque

On the formidable Ford F-150, you’ll find the following engine options:

  • Standard 3.3L TI-VCT V6 — 265 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.7L V6 Turbocharged Ecoboost® — 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L Ecoboost® — 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque
  • High-Output 3.5L Ecoboost® — 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.0L TI-VCT V8 — 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel — 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque

Please note, the EcoDiesel RAM engine has more torque than the Ford Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel. You’ll also notice that, when the V8 engine options for both trucks go head-to-head, the RAM musters more torque.

2020 Ram 1500, Grey Exterior, Towing

Ram 1500 vs. F-150: Interior and Technology Features

While these contenders are neck-and-neck when it comes to performance capability, you’ll see the Ram 1500 start to shine when it comes to refined interior styling and advanced tech features. At the base model, you’ll get all the following features standard:

  • MP3 player
  • Cruise Control
  • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
  • Multiple USB ports throughout cabin
  • UConnect infotainment system
  • 5-inch touch screen
  • Bluetooth

The 1500 also gives you state-of-the-art upgrade options, including:

  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Vertically oriented 12-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • Navigation
  • 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
2020 Ram 1500 Interior

Which is the Best Fit for You?

While both trucks can’t be beat on performance, no other competitor is quite as well-rounded as the Ram 1500. It delivers a good mix of fuel economy and performance towing, plus responsive handling on even the roughest Balcones Heights roads. At the same time, you and your passengers will enjoy a smooth ride, luxurious cabin, and state-of-the-art infotainment features in it’s six trim level options. The Ford F-150 is a smart pick if you need the performance, but not necessarily the comfort and technology.

For more about the RAM 1500, explore the RAM 1500 trim levels in detail when you visit Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Castroville.

Build Your 2020 Ram 1500 at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Castroville!

Stop by our showroom in Castroville to check out the Ram 1500 trim options, plus its wide variety of cab, and box configurations. Once you’ve narrowed down to your favorites from our Ram 1500 inventory, check out our current 1500 lease offers, and learn about the RamBox Cargo Management System as well as the quad cab vs. crew cab, then reach out and schedule a test drive today! Not sure if the RAM 1500 is for you? Compare the 2020 RAM 1500 with the 2020 RAM 2500 to see if the increased towing capacity offered by the RAM 2500 is a better match for you.

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