2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Ram 1500

Ford F150

The 2015 Ford F-150 has already turned the heads of Chicago and Manteno drivers with its groundbreaking aluminum-alloy construction, but now they need to know if it can outperform a truck like the 2015 Ram 1500.

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Trim Levels and Price

Ford F150 To ensure you find the perfect truck to meet your needs, the 2015 Ford F-150 in offered in five well-balanced trim levels:

  • XL: Starting at $25,800, this model can be equipped with any of four available engines, and comes with premium features as standard.
  • XLT: Starting at $31,085, the XLT upgrades both comfort and convenience. Features like standard cruise control and keyless entry make each journey that much easier.
  • Lariat: Starting at just $39,075, the Lariat includes a luxurious black leather steering wheel, as well as power-adjustable pedals with a built-in memory function.
  • King Ranch: Starting at $48,885, the King Ranch boasts a wealth of high-end technology as standard, including a reverse sensing system and universal garage door opener.
  • Platinum: The top-of-the-range F-150 is available for a starting price of $50,350 with all the luxury, comfort, and convenience that can be offered.

The 2015 Ram 1500 is also available in a selection of trim levels, starting at roughly the same price as the F-150.

However, while the costs are similar, the F-150 gives you more. Unlike the 2015 Ram 1500, it represents a step forward in automotive innovation with its high-strength, low-weight aluminum-alloy body providing superior driving dynamics and improved capability. The new 1500 is just a regular truck — the new F-150 is a game changer.

 

Powertrains and MPG

Ford F150 Few vehicles have to balance power and efficiency as well as light-duty trucks, so Ford has made four engines available to let Chicago and Manteno drivers decide for themselves:

  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6: Provides 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque, and achieves 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6: Provides 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, and makes 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models.
  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: Provides 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, and manages 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: Provides 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque, and offers 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models.

The 2015 Ram 1500 is available with only three engine choices:Ford F150

  • 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel: Provides 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, and makes 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models.
  • 3.6L V6: Provides 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, and offers 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models.
  • 5.7L V8: Provides 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, and manages 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models.

The 2015 Ram 1500 can deliver slightly more power than the 2015 Ford F-150, but that’s not a sign of superiority. The Ram needs that kind of ponderous power since it’s far heavier and more cumbersome than the ultra-modern F-150. 

 

Towing and Payload Capacities

Ford F150The 2015 Ford F-150 can’t just outperform the 2015 Ram 1500 — it can outperform every vehicle in its class. Take a look:

  • Payload: Cutting pounds means improving payload, and the new F-150 has dropped a stunning 700 pounds, for a best-in-class maximum payload of 3,300 pounds. The new 1500 trails behind, capable of carrying only 1,900 pounds.
  • Towing: The 2015 F-150 can tow more than any other pickup in its class — up to 12,200 pounds. The 2015 Ram 1500 is able to haul only 10,650 pounds — a substantial difference.
 

Comfort and Convenience Features

Ford F150The 2015 Ford F-150 has been fitted with a wealth of systems to ensure that it offers superior ease of use when compared to competitors like the 2015 Ram 1500.

For example, an all-new BoxLink system has reinvented the traditional pickup box. Structurally reinforced sides allow Chicago and Manteno drivers to attach various kinds of cargo without risking damage, while four interface plates can accommodate numerous accessories.

You’ll also enjoy several class-exclusive features that aren’t provided by the new 2015 Ram 1500, including:

  • Fully Flat Load Floor
  • Integrated Tailgate Step with Lift Assist
  • Remote Tailgate Release
  • Deployable Box Side Steps
 

Safety

Ford F150 The cutting edge construction of the 2015 Ford F-150 doesn’t just improve performance — it also enhances safety. The aluminum of the F-150 is the same grade used in aerospace engineering, and the body as a whole is stronger and more rigid. It’s not just more resilient against dings and dents, but it’s also more protective in the event of a collision.

The vehicle itself went through extensive computer simulations and crash tests to ensure safety, with class-exclusive features such as inflatable rear safety belts being added in order to improve its performance under strain.

 

Drive the 2015 Ford F-150 at Terry’s Ford

The 2015 Ford F-150 boldly outperforms the 2015 Ram 1500. Test drive yours near Chicago and Manteno, IL when you come to Terry’s Ford of Peotone.

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