What do you want out of your truck? Power? Towing capability? Safety? For this comparison, Planet Ford breaks down each component of the 2013 Ford F-150 and the 2013 RAM 1500, so you have the knowledge to make a decision. When you make up your mind, visit us at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, Texas.
The new RAM 1500 is available with five grill options and 10 different trims. One new feature available in select models is the car-like rotary dial that shifts gears as well as the air-leveling suspension system. The 3.6L V-6 can only tow 6500 LBS with a maximum payload of 1524 LBS while delivering 305 horsepower and 269 pound foot of torque. (cars.findthebest.com)
The Ford F-150 has 10 available trims with its twin engine Ecoboost V-6 that produces 365 horsepower (16% more than the average for all pickup trucks) with 420 pound-feet of torque (15% more than the average for all pickups). That is more than than standard V-8 engine. The 2013 Ford F-150 can tow up to 11,300 LBS with a maximum payload of 2,060 LBS. (cars.findthebest.com)
The RAM 1500′s interior is centered around the vehicles UCONNECT infotainment system which is available for the first time. On the higher level trim models there are a few interior upgrades however one bump that remains is that transmission hump that takes up valuable space and legroom.(ramtrucks.com)
The Ford F-150 takes a different approach with more legroom and its fully-flat load floor. Also available in the 2013 F-150, drivers will enjoy SYNC with available MyFord Touch, which provides users with hands-free calling, climate control, navigation, 911 assist, streaming apps, vehicle health reports, and more. (www.ford.com)
The RAM 1500 has several safety features including front-side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the RAM marginal roof strength test results. (www.IIHS.org)
The Ford F-150 has ABS; electronic traction and stability control; front and front seat side-impact airbags; side curtain airbags for both front and rear passengers on the SuperCab and SuperCrew. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2013 Ford F-150 their TOP SAFETY PICK. (IIHS.org)
POWER…PERFORMANCE…TECHNOLOGY…SAFETY…What drives you?
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