2022 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2022 Ford F-150
12,750 lbs
Max Towing Capacity
11,300 lbs
702 hp
Max Horsepower
450 hp
2,300 lbs
Max Payload
2,238 lbs
Reclining Rear Seat

2022 Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150

If you have a big job, you're going to need a pickup to match, and two of the best out there right now are the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150, as they both come with spectacular engine options and tons of towing and hauling capability. The good news is not only are both of these trucks incredibly powerful, but they come with two of the most gorgeous interiors ever created, as you can opt for leather seats and all the latest tech. While we think that either one of these trucks would make a great addition, one has an advantage over the other. To find out which one is best for you, continue reading our comparison below!

2022 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

There are four engines available for the 2022 Ram 1500, and each one delivers in terms of power and capability. The standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6 that pumps out a solid 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes standard with an eTorque system which helps improve the fuel economy and the engine's stop/start capability. Those who want a touch more power can opt for a wonderful 5.7-liter V8 that pounds the pavement with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque which you can get with or without the eTorque. Want an engine with some diesel power? Then the Ram 1500 is for you as it's a diesel-powered and turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that comes with 260 horsepower and an incredible 480 lb-ft of torque. The last engine comes standard on the TRX trim, and it's a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that gets you a pavement-pounding 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. These engines all pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission which gets you a smooth ride. The best part is that you can get any Ram version with four-wheel drive!

2022 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

On the Ford F-150, you have a few engine options that try to counter what the Ram 1500 offers. First, most trims will see a 3.3-liter V6 that comes with a solid 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. From here, there are several options available, with one being a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 which gets you 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Another option is an excellent 5.0-liter V8 with 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque or a 3.5-liter V6 with 400 horsepower. Like the Ram 1500, the Ford F-150 also has a diesel engine which will get you a considerable 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. These engines come with an automatic transmission with the option of rear or four-wheel-drive. Drivers will find a lot to love about these engines, but if you're going for power, you're going to want to go with the F-150.

2022 Ram 1500 Features & Design

On top of all the power you can get with the Ram 1500, there is also a ton of features available on every trim level. The base trim level is the Tradesman, which comes with 18-inch steel wheels, a 5-inch touchscreen, air conditioning, and trailer sway damping. When you move up to the Big Horn, you get several improvements on tech, such as either an 8.4-liter or a 12-inch touchscreen that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and onboard wi-fi, and a tow navigation system. Want to go off-road? Then be sure to check out the Rebel trim, which has several unique off-road features such as upgraded shocks and suspension tuning, larger all-terrain tires, hill descent control, four underbody skid plates, and an electronic rear axle. Looking for some luxury items? The Ram 1500 has three trim levels that are dedicated to that, including the Laramie, Limited, or Longhorn, with several features including a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, forward collision mitigation, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, optional 12-inch touchscreen, four-corner air suspension, premium-leather bucket seats blind-spot monitoring.

2022 Ford F-150 Features & Design

Six trims levels are available for the Ford F-150, and each one comes with a fantastic amount of features. The base-level trim is the XL which comes standard with trailer sway control, single-zone air conditioning, vinyl flooring, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Next is the Lariat, which adds LED bed lighting, a 12-inch center touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, and remote start. Want some more luxury? Then you'll have to go with one of the higher trims like the King Ranch, which has LED headlights and taillights, a heated steering wheel, an eight-speaker stereo system, and wireless smartphone charging. Finally, the Limited rounds things out with some performance items such as a Trailer Tow Package, Pro Power Onboard, 18-speaker B&O stereo, messaging front seats, and specialized leather upholstery.


While the Ford F-150 puts up a great fight, it can't compete with what the Ram 1500 offers! The engines for the Ram are more powerful, and you get more advanced features for the Ram 1500 as opposed to the Ford F-150! Want to take a test drive of the fantastic Ram 1500? Then be sure to head down to Dave Smith Motors and schedule one with our knowledgeable and friendly sales team members. If you enjoy driving the Ram 1500 and find that it suits your needs, then be sure to check out the finance department, where we will work with you towards a deal that will suit your budget. Can't make it to the dealership right now? Then be sure to check out our entire Ram inventory here on our website!

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