Truck Showdown: 2020 Ford F-150 Diesel vs 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel
Trucks very popular for decades, the Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 offer remarkable performance in terms of loading capacity, storage volume and both offer a robust silhouette. But in many areas, the 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel has the advantage over its rival, the 2020 Ford F-150 diesel; and the advisors at Bessette Granby Chrysler , your RAM dealer near Cowansville and St-Jean, are there to give you more information about this truck with multiple qualities!
With a robust silhouette and can be fitted with new wheels up to 22 inches (against 20 inches for the F-150), the RAM 1500 exudes a powerful look; and its great capabilities are there to prove it! We also note its large choice of models - 7 - its choice between a Quad or team cab as well as its 5 foot 7 inch or 6 foot 4 inch body, depending on the model selected. In addition, the storage volume available in the box can be increased thanks to the RamBox system, unique in its category, which consists of 2 lockable storage bins located on each side of the box.
A powerful engine
Under the hood of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 delivering 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft, allowing it to deliver the highest torque in its class. By comparison, the F-150 diesel's Power Stroke turbodiesel powertrain has an output of 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque.
In addition to being more efficient, the diesel engine of the RAM 1500 gives you a maximum towing capacity of 12,650 pounds (compared to 11,500 pounds for its equivalent at Ford), the highest in its class. Plus, it's the best fuel-efficient pickup truck, compared to its rival, with highway fuel mileage of 7.4-8.1 L / 100 km, depending on whether you go for a 2 or 4 model. driving wheels. On the Ford side, the diesel engine has a highway fuel efficiency of 8.3 L / 100 km for the 2WD versions.
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 therefore benefit from heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control, an electrically-operated 2-panel sunroof as well as rear seats whose backrest can tilt. at 8 degrees, an exclusivity in this category. In addition, rear passengers will have more rear legroom than in the F-150; in fact, the RAM 1500 offers the most legroom in its class. Another positive point in favor of RAM! Finally, the cargo space in the cabin reaches 151.1 liters, more than double that of most competitors!
There are plenty of technologies waiting for you on board the 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel, like the UConnect system with 8.4 or 12 inch display - a top in this segment - Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and navigation, among others. Different safety technologies like Forward Collision Warning, Park Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring with Trailer Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control and 360 Degree Panoramic View can be fitted to your RAM, depending on the version you choose.