2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Ram 1500

A red 2019 Ford F-150 on the left. A black 2019 Ram 1500 on the right. The two pictures are separated by a "VS" icon in the center.

The 2019 Ram 1500 may be all-new, but can it stack up against Ford’s legendary giant, the F-150?

Ford again brings everything to the table and more with its 2019 Ford F-150. America’s best-selling truck is outfitted with enough gadgets and features to please die-hards and newcomers alike. Of the countless challengers to its throne, the 2019 Ram 1500 poses its own intriguing threats. It’s all-new for this model year, and hopes that some new bells and whistles will be enough to topple the giant. Let’s take a look at how these two mighty beasts compare.

2019 Ford F-150


2019 Ram 1500

7 Number of Models 5
From $28,155 to 52,855 Starting MSRP From $34,895 to $53,595
5,000 to 8,000 Towing Capacity (lbs) 5,500 to 11,530
250 to 450 hp, and 265 to 510 lb-ft torque Horsepower/Torque 395 hp and 410 lb-ft torque
1,326 to 2,309 Payload (lbs) 1,528 to 2,302

Strength and Flexibility

One of the F-150’s biggest strengths is its wide selection of models and customization options, and the flexibility this imparts to the consumer. With different packages and options available for each of its seven different models, the F-150 starts lower than the Ram and ends higher. This gives buyers more ability to choose the truck that best suits their individual needs (and individual wallets).

This flexibility is reflected in horsepower as well, which likewise can be customized for the buyer’s needs, offering options both higher and lower than the range of the Ram 1500. The F-150 offers six different engines, while the 2019 Ram 1500 offers only two.

Though the higher-end 2019 Ram 1500 models can be made to stretch to beefier towing capacity, Ford chooses to reserve this strength for its wide selection of premium Heavy Duty machines. For massive towing capacity, you can upgrade to the Heavy Duty 2019 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks. Unfortunately for the Ram, there are no 2019 models yet of the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, so those looking for cutting-edge high strength vehicles will be better off sticking with Ford.