Need a truck to give you a hand on your worksites around Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester? Then you may be considering the 2020 Ford F-150 or the Ram 1500. If so, read through this comparison crafted by your friends at Friendly Ford. We'll put these pickups head to head to show you which one is ready to tear up some mud at your construction site or tow your boat to the Finger Lakes for the weekend.

2020 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Towing Capacity

Every worksite has different demands, so to help you meet your needs, the 2020 Ford F-150 offers a wide range of commanding motors, each boasting impressive towing capacities:

Engine Options



Towing Capacity (Maximum)

3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6


265 lb-ft

7,700 pounds

2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost® V6


400 lb-ft

8,500 pounds

High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6


510 lb-ft

11,100 pounds

3.0-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6


440 lb-ft

11,500 pounds

5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8


400 lb-ft

11,600 pounds

3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6


470 lb-ft

13,200 pounds


The Ram 1500 has a comparable baseline motor to the one in the F-150 since they can both tow a water ski boat or lightweight camper when properly equipped. But, unfortunately, the Ram 1500 only has three engine options available with its towing capacity topping off at 12,750 pounds. So, if you need extra pulling power to take your large camper or recreational boat out for an unforgettable weekend, you'll probably prefer what the available powertrains in the F-150 have to offer.

A Simplified Tow

 Since the 2020 Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 can haul a 25-foot-long trailer, you'll be happy to have a range of technologies designed to give you a hand with towing. To help you change lanes with confidence, a Blind Spot Information System® with Trailer Coverage is available on the 2020 Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. It automatically accounts for the length of your trailer when detecting vehicles in your side blind zones, so you know when it's safe to leave your lane.

Backing into a boat launch or your camping site may be easier with the F-150 though, since it comes with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ as well. This intelligent feature is available to let you control the direction of your trailer when in reverse with a simple turn of the dial. Since this is a Class-Exclusive feature, you won't be privy to its convenience in the Ram 1500, so parking your trailer may not be as easy.

Ford F-150 Trim Levels

2020 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Safety

The 2020 Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 are prepared for whatever you throw their way with available 360-Degree Cameras. Utilizing cameras strategically placed around the exterior of your truck, this feature provides you with a comprehensive panoramic view of your surroundings to help you hitch up your trailer or back in and out of tight parking spaces with ease.

While this complete view may help you get a better idea of your surroundings both on and off the paved road, you may prefer the off-road adventures the F-150 can create. When armed with the available Terrain Management System™, you'll be able to choose from seven modes to tailor your ride to the specific conditions you're encountering. Without this feature in the Ram 1500, you may have a harder time taking on rocks, snow, and mud.

2020 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500: Which Truck Is Right for You?

If you're enticed by the 2020 Ford F-150 after reading this comparison, stop by the showroom at Friendly Ford to schedule a test drive. We hope to see our friends in Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester soon!

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