The battle of pickups has been fought for decades, with every brand declaring that their version is the best truck money can buy. But there is a way to figure out which model is actually the best. Let’s compare the Ford F-150 to the RAM 1500 so you can see which pickup comes out on top.


If you’ll need your truck to do a lot of towing – or you plan to tow very heavy items – you’ll want the Ford F-150, as no other pickup in the class can tow more. When properly equipped, it has a tow rating of 14,000 pounds.

It can also come with a trailer brake controller, dynamic hitch assist, and other towing features. With the RAM 1500, its maximum tow rating is only 12,750 pounds.


The class leader with towing is also the class leader with hauling. The Ford F-150 has a maximum payload capacity of 3,325 pounds.

A built-in tailgate work surface, in-bed lighting, and a tailgate step are some of the features you can add to your truck. The RAM 1500 can only haul up to 2,300 pounds.


In addition to its excellent workhorse abilities, you’ll be happy to know that the Ford F-150 comes with many advanced safety features. These include forward collision warning and forward automatic emergency braking. Pedestrian detection and a rearview camera are also standard.

You can even get quite a few other safety systems, such as front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. The only notable standard feature in the RAM 1500 is a rearview camera.

Come down to Kearny Mesa Ford to see how else the Ford F-150 tops the RAM 1500.