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Compare The Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 & Chevy Silverado 1500 in Fort Wayne, IN

Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150

See How Ram 1500 Fares Against the Ford Competition in Fort Wayne, IN Here at O'Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram SRT

When it comes to a new Ram truck to tack into Fort Wayne terrain and haul a trailerful with a champion's prowess, one need look no further than a Ram 1500. In a host of trims, Ram's prime exemplar of one of America's longest-lasting pickups puts on proud display the performance and tech chops to help get the toughest jobs done. So how does Ram 1500 do in combat in a grudge match against models like the Ford F-150?

Power, Towing, and Performance

  • Ram 1500 showcases three engine builds, a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, and 5.7-liter HEMI V8. Ford F-150 offers 2.7L EcoBoost® and 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 options, along with a 3.5L EcoBoost® and a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8. Ford may have more options, but Ram 1500's base capacity powers out the gate higher than F-150, edges out the latter in its mid-range, and remains on top in its most powerful offering. That means the ability to charge hard when you need it, and with enhanced torque utilization.
  • Horsepower ratings in Ram 1500 range from a base 240 horsepower up to 395 horsepower. Ford F-150 offers a base 282 horsepower in the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 all the way up to 385 in the 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8. Although Ford's pickup appears to edge Ram 1500 out at its entry level, it does so at the Ford cost of requiring more fuel, and a Ram 1500 of similar capacity, with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, puts out more power – 305 horsepower to Ford's 282.
  • Plus, Ram 1500's torque ascends from a capable 269 pound-feet in its Pentastar V6 to 420 pound-feet in its EcoDiesel V6 build. Ford F-150 makes available 253 pound-feet to 470 pound-feet. Ram 1500's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 makes the shell-out gain at the base possible, surpassing F-150's 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 – more than worth the minor 0.1 cc additional fuel use. That's not to mention the massive pulling power Ram 1500's smallest capacity, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, offers – 420 pound-feet to Ford F-150's lagging 375 pound-feet in its 2.7L EcoBoost® V6. Nor is it to mention the fact that Ram leaves Ford in the dust when it comes to the former's 5.7-liter HEMI V8 versus the latter's 5.0L Ti-VCT V8. Ram takes to towing with 410 pound-feet of torque to Ford, at but 387.
  • Last but never least, and surely not all, Ram 1500 makes quick work of towing tasks, with anywhere from 7,600 to 10,620 pounds max towing capacity and from 1,590 to 1,880 pounds max payload capacity depending upon build. Ford F-150 weighs in with a 7,600- to 12,200-pound max towing capacity and 1,910- to 3,270-pound max payload. Even with Ford's minor advancements, Ram 1500's edges on workhorse-level horsepower and torque make the investment well worth it, especially for duration and the worst of terrain and weather.

Technology and Safety

  • When it comes to a secure ride through and through, both Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 fare comparably. Ram 1500 evinces a four-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA, with four stars for frontal and five for side crash tests. Ford F-150 features an NHTSA rating of five stars overall, front and side.
  • From the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Ram 1500 takes home an admixture of the authority's highest and penultimate ratings, both Good and Marginal, while Ford F-150 achieves a Good rating across the board. However, as pertains the ability to cut through the thick of visibility issues, Ram 1500 takes point, earning a Headlights rating of Marginal depending upon trim. Ford F-150'S headlights fall behind, with an IIHS score of Poor.
  • On the interior, you'll find Ram 1500 ready for mobile productivity. An available Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system with Voice Command and hands-free capability showcases further support for optional Uconnect 8.4 NAV navigation complete with 3-D terrain mapping support, SiriusXM Traffic, and SiriusXM Travel Link for the slings and arrows of getting from point A to B. That's all visible on an available sprawling 8.4-inch touchscreen. In Ford F-150, a similar system's available, SYNC® 3 with SYNC® Connect, also featuring voice recognition, a capacitive touchscreen, and available navigation.
  • Likewise, Ram's base pickup makes available a 7-inch color Driver Information Digital Cluster that's customizable to portray 1500's performance levels. Ford puts on offer an available 8-Inch LCD Productivity Screen with similar metrics and programmable menus.

Trim levels and Special Options

  • When it comes to a range of cab and bed configurations from which to choose, as well as an expansive gamut of creature comforts, convenience amenities, and advanced technology, Ram 1500 surmounts Ford F-150 nine trims to seven. Ram selections abound from base Tradesman and Express, stepping up to Big Horn, the punchy Rebel and athletic Sport, through strikingly styled Night and top-tier well-appointed Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trims. Ford F-150 kicks off with XL, XLT, and Lariat, speaks to its own sport iteration in Raptor, and reaches King Ranch®, Platinum, and Limited trims.
  • Ram 1500 offers a range of optional packages for personalization depending upon trim, from a Popular Equipment Group replete with tech and features enthusiasts crave to a Luxury Group package to reach the height of sophistication, weather-combative Heated Seats and Wheel and Cold Weather Groups, and more. Ram 1500 even showcases a Trailer Tow Mirror and Brake Control Group for added hauling utility and two packages for its Rebel trim: Mojave Sand Rebel and RAM 1500 Black Rebel. Ford F-150 compares with options for Heavy-Duty Payload, Max Trailer Tow, and Snow Plow Prep support (4x4 only) as well as an FX4 Off-Road Package available for 4x4 only, a few Appearance packages for its XL trim, and a Ford Telematics Powered by Telogis® package, among others.

A Test Drive to Define Your Ram Experience is Just Around the Corner Here in Fort Wayne, IN

Feel free to peruse our expansive inventory of new Ram 1500 models in Fort Wayne, and when it's time to climb into the accommodating cab of a trim that's caught your eye, you're welcome to visit us here at O'Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram SRT. We're conveniently located at 5611 Illinois Rd., exit 305A, just off Hwy 69!

Ram 1500 vs Chevy Silverado 1500

Ram 1500 Takes on the Chevy Silverado 1500 Here at Our Fort Wayne, IN Ram Dealership

Blazing a trail in the Fort Wayne area can take you off the beaten path. The same goes for the ability to take a crew and a haul of equipment in tow. You'll need a pickup with the eclectic capabilities to tack through the thick of it with workhorse prowess. We're sure you'll find it in the Ram 1500, hardworking earner of the moniker of one of America's longest-lasting pickups. In competition with Chevrolet models like Silverado 1500, Ram 1500 tests its mettle, and it's found tried and true.

Trim Levels

  • Right out the gate, Ram 1500 showcases trims comparable by number to Chevy Silverado 1500. Ram's light-duty pickup climbs from base Tradesman and Express trims to Big Horn, through hard-charging Rebel and Sport, to the attention-capturing stylings of Night and the fully loaded Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trims. Each trim offers a unique build standard, replete with distinctive elements.
  • Silverado 1500 ascends from base WT, LS, and LT to step-ups like LT Z71, Custom, and LTZ and its crowning LTZ Z71 and High Country tiers. Much of Silverado 1500's exterior styling remains comparable and similar.

Power, Towing, and Performance

  • With three engine builds, both Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 get to work with the pulling power to surmount both rugged Fort Wayne terrain and hefty hauls alike. Ram 1500 runs the gamut from 240 to 3956 horsepower and from 269 to 420 pound-feet of torque, while Silverado 1500 puts out anywhere from 285 to 420 horsepower and 305 to 460 pound-feet.
  • Though Silverado 1500 seems to have the upper hand on horsepower, Ram 1500 achieves more torque, its apex 420 pound-feet, in its base 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, while Silverado 1500 pulls with only 305 pound-feet. What's more, the Silverado 1500 engine that makes it possible, a 4.3-liter ECOTEC3 V6, requires about 1.3 liters more capacity to get the job done – a requirement that appears to apply to each Chevy engine offering. That means Chevy's truck needs more fuel, making Ram 1500 the more efficient, and thus more cost-effective, albeit diesel, base.
  • In Ram 1500, you'll find a 10,620-pound max towing capacity and 1,880 max payload capacity depending on trim selection, while Chevy Silverado 1500 provides for a 12,500-pound max towing capacity and 2,250 max payload capacity, also depending upon trim. As before, though Silverado 1500 appears to take the lead, it cuts into its own value in gas consumption. Ram 1500 shows itself the economical choice to shoulder the weight.

Technology and Safety

  • You'll find in Ram 1500 a mobile suite of advanced tech ready to convert your pickup cab into an office on the go. An available Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system with 8.4-inch touchscreen figures prominently, featuring Voice Command support as well as hands-free capability. Plus, an optional Uconnect 8.4 NAV navigation system comes complete with 3-D terrain mapping support, SiriusXM Traffic, and SiriusXM Travel Link, making it a snap to tackle job rosters in the Fort Wayne, IN area bigger than the orders of the day. What's more, Ram 1500's available 7-inch color Driver Information Digital Cluster allows quick and easy customization, letting you keep an eye on the truck's performance levels while keeping an eye on the road. Chevy Silverado 1500 offers similar accommodations, including an available Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with hands-free capability and optional navigation, but its touchscreen reaches from 7 inches to only 8 inches, depending upon selection. Plus, Silverado shows less in the way of visuals in its 6-gauge cluster, offering an available Driver Information Center but 3.5 inches diagonal and monochromatically toned.
  • In both the offerings of Ram and Chevrolet, safety remains a top priority. Ram 1500 showcases 4-star overall and frontal crash test ratings as well as a five-star side crash test rating from the NHTSA. Moreover, its IIHS crashworthiness tests demonstrate ratings of penultimate Marginal and top-tier Good, with Marginal headlights and LATCH child anchors. Likewise, Ram 1500 offers airbags aplenty to engird you in protection as well as Electronic Stability Control for a smooth ride atop uneven and slippery surfaces. Chev Silverado 21500 fares comparably, with 5-star overall, frontal, side crash test ratings from the NHTSA and similar Marginal-to-Good IIHS ratings, but with headlights and LATCH child anchors alike lagging, with a rating of Poor. Silverado, like Ram, puts on offer the automaker's similarly equipped StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control.

Available Special Packages and Options

  • Your choice of personalization features abounds in Ram 1500, which makes available equipment bundles like a Popular Equipment Group full of enthusiast favorites, a Luxury Group bespeaking top-notch appointments, Heated Seats and Wheel and Cold Weather Groups to combat the elements, and more. You'll even find available an optional Trailer Tow Mirror and Brake Control Group to simplify hauls with added utility and two stylish packages for Ram 1500's Rebel trim: Mojave Sand Rebel and RAM 1500 Black Rebel. With Chevy Silverado, you can optionally equip anything from a Snow Plow Prep Package to the aesthetic enhancements of Black Out Edition and Special Ops Edition packages to performance enhancers like the Rally 1 Edition and Rally 2 Edition packages and more.

Ready to Experience the Guts and Glory of the Ram Drive-Time? Visit Our Fort Wayne, IN Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealer Today

Our extensive inventory of new Ram 1500 models in Fort Wayne is sure to contain a trim to take on both Mother Nature and the open road. You're welcome to peruse our selection, then be sure to stop by and see us here at 5611 Illinois Rd., exit 305A, just off Hwy 69. We'll show you a Ram test drive to stand the test of time against its rivals.

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5611 Illinois Rd
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Fort Wayne, IN 46804

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