RAM 1500 or Ford F-150: Which is Better for Truckers in the Charlotte NC Area?

You've been looking for a new light-duty pickup, but not just any. You want one that proves itself with a favorite status in the trades, from construction and utility work to oil exploration. Both RAM 1500 and Ford F-150, you found, fit those bills. Which is better at taking care of business? Compare RAM 1500 to Ford F-150 right here at Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram -- our experts have made it easy.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150

RAM 1500 accelerates better and works harder on Lincolnton jobs than Ford F-150.

The RAM 1500 base trim features a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. It comes standard, ready to produce 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Two 5.7-liter HEMI V8 options are available, and both put out 410 pound-feet of torque and 395 horsepower.

Ford F-150, on the other hand, features a 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 in its base trim, and it delivers only 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, the Ford F-150 Lariat is capable of only 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet with its 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. Even Ford F-150 King Ranch, which features a 5.0-liter V8 rated the same 395 horsepower, is still behind when it comes to torque, shelling out only 400 pound-feet. You can only get an edge on RAM 1500 by making a significant investment in the top of the Ford F-150 line, Platinum.

RAM 1500 gets better gas mileage on the roads of Rock Hill SC and the highways nearby than Ford F-150.

RAM 1500 can get up to 19 mpg combined in 4x4 when equipped with a V8 with eTorque tech, according to the EPA. That's a best-in-class rating. Ford F-150 and its available 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8, however, can only get up to 18 combined mpg.

RAM 1500 has more room for hauling payloads around Fort Mill SC than Ford F-150.

Anywhere from 53.9 cubic feet of bed volume to a whopping 61.5 is available -- enough for pallets full of building materials, outboard equipment, tool chests of power tools, and more. The 5.5-foot bed in Ford F-150 provides only up to 52.8 cubic feet.

RAM 1500 is better-equipped as a mobile office for the Charlotte workday than Ford F-150.

There are several Uconnect infotainment systems available to keep you connected and productive, including a large 8.4-inch model and an even larger, class-leading 12-inch variant. Plus, 10-speaker Alpine audio and an immersive 900-watt Harman Kardon setup make fantastic entertainment options. Those in Ford F-150 range only from 4.2-inch SYNC infotainment to an 8.0-inch SYNC 3 model and its optional B&O sound system is rated at only 750 watts.

Try Out a New RAM 1500 Firsthand at Our Dealership in Gastonia

We're sure you're excited to get behind the wheel to check out more of how the new RAM 1500 bests the rest. There's plenty to it -- just call or visit our showroom here at 2339 East Franklin Blvd, and we'll put you on our books for a complete tour!

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