2019 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500

We know that the people of Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle work hard, which is why they deserve a pickup truck that works just as hard for them. While there are plenty of pickup trucks to choose from, two popular options are the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500. But which one is right for you?

To help you decide, our team at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg is comparing the 2019 Ford F-150 and the 2019 Ram 1500. Find out which one of these impressive trucks is best suited for your needs, and contact Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg if you have any questions!

Ford F-150

Ram 1500

Power Rating

Best-in-class1 450 horsepower

395 horsepower

Fuel Economy

EPA-estimated 20 city / 26 highway MPG2

EPA-estimated 20 city / 22 highway MPG

Maximum Towing Capacity

Best-in-Class3 13,200 pounds

12,750 pounds

Pro Trailer Backup Assist™


Not available

Front Legroom

43.9 inches

40.9 inches

F-150 vs Ram 1500: Performance

A good truck is powerful, and both the 2019 Ford F-150 and the 2019 Ram 1500 have plenty to offer. Each base model comes with a hearty V6 engine, but the F-150 offers a variety of engine options. In fact, with the F-150, you'll have six high-powered engines to choose from including three EcoBoost® engines, a V8, a diesel, and a high-output engine. The latter powertrain, a high-output 3.5-L EcoBoost® engine, makes a whopping 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

The Ram 1500, on the other hand, offers half as many engine options and none of which are diesel or high-output. No matter which one you go with, you'll max out at 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

F-150 vs Ram 1500: Capability

While trucks must be powerful, they truly shine with their rugged capability. Most people get a truck to work, not to look pretty sitting in the driveway. The 2019 Ram 1500 has an impressive towing capacity and is able to haul a total of 12,750 pounds, which bests most other trucks in its class.

In contrast to the norm, however, the 2019 Ford F-150's towing capacity is actually greater. With a max 13,200-pound towing capacity, no other truck comes close to the F-150's capabilities. It literally has the best available towing capacity, earning best-in-class towing.3

F-150 vs Ram 1500: Technology

 You can tow massive hauls with the 2019 Ford F-150, but you might be worried about keeping them under control. With the F-150's towing assist systems, towing is easier than ever before. You'll also have access to the Class-Exclusive1 Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, which is exclusive to the F-150.

This system allows you to turn the trailer itself with just the simple turn of a knob on your dashboard. This makes backing up and parking much easier. Unfortunately, you won't find a feature like this in the 2019 Ram 1500.

2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Ram 1500: Which One?

At the conclusion of the Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 contest, the 2019 Ford F-150 is better overall. Best-in-class features like unrivaled towing just can't be beat, so it's easy to see why so many drivers in the Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg areas have chosen the Ford F-150.

If you want to get your hands on one, then head down to Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg. Our expert team will show you the ins and outs of this incredible pickup, so you can see if it's right for you. Shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle should give us a call today to schedule a test drive!

1 Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

2 EPA-estimated city/highway MPG for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.

3 Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew®, 6.5' box, 3.5L EcoBoost® 4x2 and Max Trailer Tow Package (not shown). Max towing on F-150 LARIAT SuperCab or SuperCrew®, 6.5' box, 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel 4x2, Trailer Tow Package and 3.55 rear axle (not shown). Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

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6320 Carlisle Pike
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