Compare The Ram 1500 vs. The Competition

How Does the New Ram 1500 Compare to the Competition

The New Ram 1500 vs. the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and The Toyota Tundra

Ram. It doesn't matter if you're a truck driver in Harrisonburg or Charlottesville, you'll be hard-pressed to find a name that carries more weight.

Ram has been a go-to source for top-quality trucks for years. Leading the Ram-brand charge? The half-ton Ram 1500 pickup! Offering options for everything from powerful powertrains to comfortable interiors and advanced media technology, the modern Ram 1500 lineup can deliver an experience for every sort of Broadway, VA driver.

The Ram 1500 isn't the only good truck out there, though. Waynesboro drivers might also be interested in new models like the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and the Toyota Tundra. Let's take a look at how our latest Ram 1500 trucks compare.

The Ram 1500 vs The Ford F-150

Performance: The Ford F-150 has five available engine options compared to the Ram 1500's four. The new Ram 1500, however, more than makes up for it with options that reach far higher peaks of performance and power. Even at the base level, the Ram 1500's standard V6 will give you 305 horsepower compared to the F-150's, which caps out at 290 horsepower.

If you're willing to invest in the Ram 1500's higher-level engine options, meanwhile? You could enjoy up to 702 horsepower and 650 pounds-feet of torque. That's well beyond the best of the Ford F-150, which peaks at 430 horsepower and 570 pounds-feet of torque.

Configurations and Ability: The Ram 1500 truck comes available in nine different trims with a variety of cabin configurations, including a crew cab with seating for up to six. The Ford F-150 offers eight different trims, also with seating for up to six.

The Ram 1500 offers truck beds up to eight feet in length. The Ford F-150 offers similar options. The Ram 1500 can haul a payload up to 2,300 pounds with a towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds. The F-150 can haul up to 2,200 pounds with a towing capacity up to 14,000 pounds.

Technology and Features: The new Ram 1500 offers a rich selection of features, including an advanced Uconnect media suite. These media options include a standard 5-inch touchscreen and can come equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additional conveniences like push-button start, heated seating, and more are available. These include advanced safety options like adaptive cruise control and more.

The Ford F-150 also offers a comparable feature suite, including standard access to Ford's robust Co-Pilot360 safety collection.

Starting Price: The Ram 1500 starts at around $36,000. A new Ford F-150 can be purchased with a starting price of around $29,000.

                                
                                    

The Ram 1500 vs The Chevy Silverado 1500

Performance: The Chevy Silverado 1500 definitely takes the cake when it comes to variety. The new model offers seven different powertrains, compared with the Ram 1500's four.

What the Ram 1500 lacks in quantity, however, it makes up for in quality. While the Silverado 1500 isn't any slouch, its standard powertrain offers less horsepower than the Ram 1500's standard V6. The Silverado 1500 also can't offer anything close to the 702 horsepower and 650 pounds-feet of torque available in the Ram 1500's 6.2-liter supercharged V8.

Configurations and Ability: The Ram 1500 truck hits the road with nine different trims and a variety of available configurations. These include a crew cab with seating for up to six. The new Silverado 1500, meanwhile, offers eight unique trims with its own diverse collection of configurations. This includes a six-seat passenger-focused cabin.

Both new trucks can offer truck beds up to eight feet in length. At its best, the Ram 1500 can haul up to 2,300 pounds in its bed with a towing capacity up to 12,750 pounds. The Silverado 1500 can haul up to 13,000 pounds with a maximum payload up to 2,280 pounds.

Technology and Features: The new Ram 1500 offers a rich selection of features, including an advanced Uconnect media suite. The Uconnect media suite includes coveted connectivity apps like Apple CarPlay/Android auto. You'll also find conveniences and amenities like heated seating, leather upholstery, and a wealth of available safety features.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 offers options largely on par with these diverse features.

Starting Price: The Ram 1500 has a recommended starting price around $36,000. The base model of the Silverado 1500 costs around $29,000.

The Ram 1500 vs The Toyota Tundra

Performance: The Toyota Tundra offers a winning level of standard performance, with a standard 381 horsepower V8 engine. The only problem? This V8 is the only engine available for Toyota Tundra drivers. The new truck only has one available engine.

Compare that to the four powerful options on offer in the Ram 1500, including two V8 engine options capable of up to 702 horsepower and 650 pounds-feet of torque.

Configurations and Ability: The new Ram 1500 offers nine different trims and a selection of available configurations. This includes an available crew cab with seating for up to six. The Toyota Tundra, in comparison, has six available trims and interior configurations with seating for up to six.

Both trucks have bed options up to eight feet in length. The Ram 1500 can haul 2,300 pounds and offers a towing capacity up to 12,750 pounds. The Tundra, in comparison, has a payload capacity of more than 1,700 pounds. The Tundra can also tow more than 10,000 pounds.

Technology and Features: Drivers who go home in a new Ram 1500 will enjoy a valuable collection of features. The Uconnect media suite includes coveted connectivity apps like Apple CarPlay/Android auto. You'll also find features and equipment for comfort, including heated seating, push-button start, and more.

The Toyota Tundra offers a similar spread of features, including Toyota's coveted Safety Sense safety suite. Safety Sense offers one of the best driver assistance packages on the market, and it comes standard in every Tundra model.

                                    

Why is New Ram 1500 Truck the Right Choice for Me?

There's not a truck in this bunch that can't offer you a great driving experience. The Ram 1500 just happens to offer a better experience than its competitors. While it's true that it does cost more at the standard level, it also offers more at every level of its experience.

A frequent award-winner and a longtime favorite of Harrisonburg and Waynesboro, VA drivers, the Ram 1500 is the truck you need if you're a driver who demands quality. Contact our dealership today to learn more and to talk with us about our new inventory and finance deals.

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