2021 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2022 Ford F-150
12,750 lbs
Max Towing Capacity
11,300 lbs
702 hp
Max HP
450 hp
45.2 in
Rear Leg Room
43.6 in
Available
Reclining Rear Seat
Unavailable

2022 Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150

It seems like Ram and Ford have been going back and forth forever, and that continues in 2022 with the release of the latest versions of the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. Once again, both of these pickups bring equipment that makes all other pickups jealous as they both come with powerful engine options, plenty of towing and hauling capability, and some of the most refined interiors anywhere on the market. While either one of these trucks would make a tremendous addition to your driveway, there is one that has an advantage over the other. To find out which comes out on top, continue reading down below!

2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

Four engines are available for the 2022 Ram 1500, and each one delivers an impressive amount of power that you can only get from a Ram. Many trims will come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out an outstanding 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Coming standard with this engine is a fabulous eTorque system that helps with the fuel economy and the engine's stop/start capability. If you want a touch more power, we recommend the optional 5.7-liter V8 engine that doles out 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque which you can get with or without the eTorque. There is also a diesel engine option, a diesel-powered and turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that comes with 260 horsepower and a sterling 480 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the TRX returns in 2022, and once again, it brings the spectacular supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that rips out 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. All of these fantastic engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel-drive is available on all trims of the Ram 1500, which will provide you with the traction you need for those bad weather days!

2022 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

The Ford F-150 also comes with a handful of engine options, and there is some decent power to be had here. Most drivers will see a 3.3-liter V6 which provides you with 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. From here, there are several options available. One is a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that comes with 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Other options are a 5.0-liter V8 with 400 horsepower or a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that also comes with 400 horsepower. Like the Ram 1500, the Ford F-150 has a diesel option available that gets you 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. All of these engines pair with an automatic transmission and the option of rear or four-wheel-drive. These numbers are good, but the Ram 1500 is a tad better.

2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design

The Ram 1500 comes with many fun features no matter what trim level you go with! The base trim level is the Tradesman, which comes standard with 18-inch steel wheels, a 5-inch touchscreen, air conditioning, and trailer sway damping. Up next is the Big Horn trim, which adds more advanced tech items such as s foglights and the option of an 8.4-inch or 12-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those looking to traverse the wilderness will love the Rebel trim as it has upgraded shocks and suspension tuning, larger all-terrain tires, hill descent control, four underbody skid plates, and an electronic rear axle. If luxury items are more your speed, the Ram 1500 has those in abundance thanks to the Laramie, Limited, and Longhorn trims. These premium features include a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and forward collision mitigation for the Laramie. Meanwhile, the Limited and Longhorn add side steps, reclining heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, a 12-inch touchscreen, four-corner air suspension, premium-leather bucket seats blind-spot monitoring. The final trim is the spectacular TRX which has a 2-inch suspension lift, upgraded brakes, launch control, and 35-inch all-terrain tires.

2022 Ford F-150 Features & Design

There are six trims available for the F-150, so while some of these features are solid, there will be fewer of them. We start with the XL trim, which comes with trailer sway control, single-zone air conditioning, vinyl flooring, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Lariat adds more creature comforts to the Ford F-150, such as LED bed lighting, 12-inch center touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, and remote start, though if you want more luxury items, you're going to have to go with a higher trim level like the King Ranch. It has LED headlights and taillights, a heated steering wheel, an eight-speaker stereo system, and wireless smartphone charging. The highest trim level is the Limited, which gets in on the fun with some performance-enhanced features.

Conclusion:

While there is no wrong decision here, we think that the Ram 1500 is the better option thanks to its more powerful engines and tons of advanced features that the Ford F-150 can't compete with. Are you interested in taking a test drive of the Ram 1500? Then head down to Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep and schedule one with our knowledgeable and friendly sales team members! After you're done with your test drive, and if you enjoy driving the Ram 1500, then be sure to check out our finance department, where we will work with you towards a deal that will suit your budget. Even if you can't make it down to the dealership right now, then be sure to check out our entire Ram 1500 inventory here on our website!


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