Compare RAM 1500 to Ford F-150 in Pocatello ID

Which Full-Size Truck is Better for Southeast Idaho: RAM 1500 or Ford F-150?

RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 are light-duty pickups that have both become favorites across the trades, from construction and utility work to logging and even oil exploration. Even project managers and the off-roading crowd love them. But which gets the job done better? Check both out head-to-head here at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Pocatello. You're sure to see that it's RAM 1500 -- and in all the ways Ford F-150 doesn't.



RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150


RAM 1500 is a better accelerator and harder worker for the Idaho Falls duty roster than Ford F-150. In its base trim, RAM 1500 features a standard 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that can produce of 269 pound-feet of torque. Two 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine options put out 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The Ford F-150 base, however, features a 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 that delivers only 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet, and its Lariat trim's 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 reaches only 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Even the King Ranch trim, with a 5.0-liter V8 that puts out the same 395 horsepower, is still behind on torque, capable of only 400 pound-feet. You can only get the edge at the top of the Ford F-150 line, its Platinum trim.

Fuel Efficiency

RAM 1500 is better with gas on the roads and highways in and around Blackfoot than Ford F-150. With a V8 with eTorque tech and a 4x4 drivetrain, you can get up to 19 mpg combined fuel economy, according to the EPA -- a best-in-class rating. Ford F-150 and its optional 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 offer only up to 18 mpg combined.

Cargo Space

RAM 1500 is roomier for hauling payloads around American Falls than Ford F-150. It features anywhere from 53.9 to 61.5 cubic feet of available volume in its bed. That's enough for materials pallets, outboard equipment, power tools and tool chests, and more. The 5.5-foot box in Ford F-150 offers only up to 52.8 cubic feet.

Interior and Tech

RAM 1500 makes a better-equipped mobile office for the Soda Springs workday than Ford F-150. Several Uconnect infotainment systems are available to help you stay productive, including an 8.4-inch model and a huge, class-leading 12-inch variant. Entertainment-wise, a 10-speaker Alpine audio system and a thumping 900-watt Harman Kardon setup are available. Ford F-150 options range only from a 4.2-inch SYNC infotainment system to an upgraded 8.0-inch SYNC 3 model, and its available B&O sound system is only 750 watts.

Discover More of RAM 1500 at Our RAM Dealership in Pocatello

We're sure you're eager to get behind the wheel to check out the new RAM 1500 firsthand. There's plenty more to it -- just call or visit our showroom here at 633 Bullock Street, and we'll put you on the books for a test drive you're sure to remember!

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