2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 Ford F-150

Frontal side view of a RAM 1500 Big Horn 2022 on top of a stacked parking lot

Half-ton trucks are extremely popular with buyers, who not only appreciate their outstanding towing capacities, but also their robust design and their comfortable interior. But the numerous models offered by different manufacturers make it so buyers are spoilt for choice and left wondering which truck will best suit their needs.

RAM 1500 vs Ford-F150

Your Bessette Granby Chrysler dealership has compared the RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150. Which one offers more advantages? Read our blog to find out more!

Price and models for both these trucks

The 2022 RAM 1500 is available in 8 versions. Here they are:

  • Tradesman: $ 45,945
  • Big Horn: $ 49,495
  • Sport: $ 62,995
  • Rebel: $ 64,995
  • Laramie: $ 68,995
  • Limited Longhorn: $ 74,295
  • Limited: $ 78,595
  • TRX: $ 100,595

As for the Ford F-150, 8 models are also available, within a similar price range:

  • XL: $ 41,310
  • XLT: $ 46,320
  • Lariat: $ 63,895
  • Tremor: $ 65,340
  • King Ranch: $ 85,210
  • Platinum: $ 89,360
  • Raptor: $ 96,120
  • Limited: $ 100,080

Exterior features and available configurations

One thing is for sure: the imposing and robust silhouettes for both these exceptional trucks are undeniably stunning! In fact, depending on model and options, both offer wheels that vary between 18- to 22- inches (17- inches for the F-150), as well as an imposing front fascia with large dimension headlights.

Front view of a 2022 RAM 1500 Rebel on a country road

Moreover, while the 2022 RAM 1500 offers 5- foot 7- inch and 6- foot 4- inch beds and Team or Quad cabs, the Ford F-150 offers regular, double and Super Crew cabs; and 5- foot 6- inches, 6- foot 6- inches and 8- foot beds.

One of the advantages of the RAM over the F-150 is that it offers the very practical and lockable RamBox bed storage system, which is exclusive to the RAM, and offered by no other truck in this category.

Moreover, 2 RAM models (the TRX and the BackCountry Edition) have protection plates and several performance components, which allow them to face harsh off-road conditions. As for the Ford, only the F-150 Raptor offers off-road skills that could possibly compare.

Power, and more power

When you purchase a full-size truck, you are first and foremost looking for powerful powertrains; and that is exactly what the RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150 offer. Here are the different available engines.

RAM 1500

  • 3.6 L V6 with 305 horsepower and eTorque technology
  • 5.7 L V8 with 395 horsepower
  • 5.7 L V8 with 395 horsepower, with eTorque technology
  • 3.0 L EcoDiesel V6 with 260 horsepower
  • 6.2 L supercharged HEMI V8 with 702 horsepower

Take note that eTorque technology is a mild hybrid system that allows you to improve the amount of available torque to 90 lb-ft. (V6) or 130 lb-ft. (V8).

engine view of a 2022 RAM 1500 Rebel

When it comes to the Ford, the following powertrains are available:

  • A 3.5 L PowerBoost V6 with 430 horsepower
  • A 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 with 400 horsepower
  • A 2.7 L EcoBoost V6 with 325 horsepower
  • A 5.0 L V8 with 400 horsepower
  • A 3.3 L V6 with 290 horsepower
  • A 3.5 L high-efficiency EcoBoost V6 with 450 horsepower

Take note that the maximum power offered by the new Ford F-150 (450 horsepower) is inferior to the power offered by the RAM truck (702 horsepower). The F-150 took the diesel engine out of the 2022 catalog, contrary to the RAM 1500.

Moreover, the latter has a remarkable maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, as well as a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds. Finally, you will have the choice between a 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrain, depending on selected version and configuration.

Whether you are looking for a truck for heavy duty work on worksites or the perfect companion on family weekend road trips, both these trucks have you covered.

An interior worth mentioning

Although the Ford F-150 can hold its own in terms of a nice interior, the 2022 RAM 1500 offers exceptional interiors that are the most luxurious for its category. So, depending on selected version and options, you will find noble materials on board like genuine wood trims, high quality leather upholstery, without forgetting the most generous legroom in 2nd row for its category and an interior that can be up to 168 millimetres longer than the competition.

Moreover, the RAM 1500 also offers reclining rear seats, a first for this category, which also represents yet another advantage working in its favor.

On top of offering a spacious and high-end interior, several features can also be part of the RAM 1500 equipment. Let’s just say that in that regard, it has nothing to envy its rival! Depending on selected version and chosen options, you will have access to:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated and ventilated rear seats
  • Automatic climate control on 2 zones
  • A 12- way powered driver’s seat with lumbar support
  • Etc.
Cockpit view of a 2022 RAM 1500

Added technologies are also abundant aboard the RAM truck! In fact, depending on selected model, you will find features such as:

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Wireless cellphone charging
  • The UConnect 4 or 5 system with 8.4- or 12- inch screen
  • A 19- speaker 900W Harman Kardon sound system
  • Navigation
  • And much more.

Finally, safety features like head-up display, adaptive cruise control, the Park-Sense park assist system, rain sensing wipers and front collision alert with active braking are but some of the evolved safety features you will find aboard the different RAM 1500 versions.

RAM 1500 vs Ford-F150

As you can see, the RAM 1500 truly is an outstanding truck and certainly deserves its spot at the top of the list for best 2022 trucks!

To find out more about the new RAM 1500, the advantages it offers compared to its competitors, or to book your own test drive, come and visit us at Bessette Granby Chrysler today!

Rear side view of a 2022 RAM 1500 Laramie GT