2015 Ford F-150 2015 Ram 1500
385 V8 Horsepower 383
12,200 pounds Max Towing Capacity 9,250 pounds
3,300 pounds Max Payload 1,620 pounds
$25,420 MSRP $25,060

2015 Ford F-150 vs 2015 Ram 1500


For quite some time, the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 have been two of the fiercest competitors on the market. Save for the Silverado, the Ram 1500 is the biggest threat to the F-150, and although there are some bold changes coming for the all-new Ford pickup offering, including a body built mainly from military grade aluminum, with a closer look at the specs of each of the trucks, it’s clear to see that when it comes to the 2015 Ford F-150 vs 2015 Ram 1500, the half-ton outfitted with the blue oval is the one that reigns supreme in all of the aspects that matter most to buyers shopping in the light-duty pickup segment.

It all starts with the power ratings of each model. When the proven V8 engines that have graced the noses of each of the pickups for a number of years are placed under the hoods, they are able to produce ratings that are oddly similar. With 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque the eight-cylinder in the F-150 holds a bit of an advantage over the 383-horsepower and 355 lb-ft-V8 of the Ram 1500, but in all honesty, the gap in power is small enough where it is hardly noticeable on the road. What is noticeable, however, is what the pickup trucks are able to do with that power. Despite having ratings that are essentially identical, when it comes to the towing and hauling department, the F-150 holds a significant advantage over the 1500.

Performance of the 2015 Ford F-150

We have known for quite some time that the towing and payload capacities of the F-150 would be among the best in the class, and now that the automaker has finally released the ratings, we know this to be true. According to the manufacturer, the 2015 Ford F-150 will be able to tow an astounding 12,200 pounds with a towing package is equipped. Seeing as the 2015 Ram 1500 falls short of that rating by 2,950 pounds, if you plan to use your pickup for towing, you will want to opt for the beast that is the F-150. In fact, the gas-powered V8 of the F-150 is even stronger than the diesel engine offered in the 2015 Ram 1500.

On top of all of that, the prices of the 2015 Ford F-150 and the 2015 Ram 1500 are quite similar. The Ford offering does come with a slightly higher price, but as they are both available for fewer than $26,000, they are both more than affordable. The real difference is what you are able to get for that price. If you want the durable and lightweight aluminum body that is sure to change the game, you can get it for the same price that you would pay for the heavier, less efficient steel-built body of the Ram 1500. With such a great deal of benefits, it really comes as no surprise that so many are turning to the 2015 Ford F-150.