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2020-02-13

Truck confrontation: 2020 Ford F-150 diesel vs 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel

Steel 2020 Ram 1500 Limited EcoDiesel on the road

Highly popular trucks for decades, the Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 both provide remarkable performances in terms of cargo capacity as well as storage volume and offer a sturdy profile. But in many areas, the 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel has the advantage over its rival, the 2020 Ford F-150 diesel; and the team of advisors at Bessette Granby Chrysler, your RAM dealer of choice near Cowansville and St-Jean, are here to give you more information about this multi-talented truck!

Exterior Features

Featuring a sturdy profile and new wheels up to 22 inches (as opposed to 20 inches for the F-150), the RAM 1500 exudes power; and its great capabilities are there to prove it! Also noteworthy is its wide selection of models—7 in all—its choice of Quad or Crew cab as well as its 5' 7" or 6' 4" bed, depending on the model selected. In addition, the cargo volume available in the truck bed can be increased thanks to the RamBox Cargo Management system, unique in its class, which consists of 2 lockable storage bins located on each side of the box.

Capable Powertrain

Under the hood of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 engine with an output that reaches 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque, giving it the highest torque in its class. In comparison, the F-150 Diesel's Power Stroke turbo diesel engine develops 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque.

In addition to being more powerful, the RAM 1500 diesel engine offers you a maximum towing capacity of 12,650 pounds (compared to 11,500 pounds for its Ford equivalent), the highest in its class. What is more, it is the most fuel-efficient pickup truck compared to its rival, with a highway fuel consumption rating of 7.4 to 8.1 L/100 km, depending on whether you choose a 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive model. Ford's diesel engine has a highway fuel efficiency rating of 8.3 L/100 km for the 2WD versions.

Burgundy 2020 Ram 1500 Limited in front of a red 2020 RAM 1500 Rebel in front of a barn

Finally, while all versions of the RAM 1500 can be equipped with a diesel engine, only the F-150's King Ranch and Platinum models offer it as an option. So you can choose the version of the RAM 1500 that best suits your needs, without having to sacrifice the diesel engine you love so much!

Interior Features

Spacious and inviting, the interior of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel stands out for its refinement and high level of comfort. Depending on the model, you will thus enjoy heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, dual-zone temperature control, a power dual-pane sunroof as well as rear seats that recline up to 8 degrees, an exclusivity in this class. What is more, passengers at the back will have more room for their legs than in the F-150, as the RAM 1500 offers the largest rear legroom in its class. Another positive point in favor of the RAM! Finally, the interior storage volume, at 151.1 litres, is more than double that of most competitors!

Drawing of the effect of seat heating in a 2020 Ram 1500

Many technologies await you on board the 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel, such as UConnect with 8.4" or 12" screen—a summit in this segment—Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as well as navigation, among others. Various safety technologies such as Forward Collision Warning, Park Assist, Blind-Spot Monitoring with Trailer Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control and 360-degree Surround View can equip your RAM, depending on which version you choose.

Discover the 2020 RAM 1500

With so many standard and available key strengths and features, there's no doubt that the 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is a smart choice! To find out more about its advantages over the competition, including the 2020 Ford F-150 diesel, don't wait any longer and come see us at Bessette Granby Chrysler! We are located near Cowansville and St-Jean.

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