|2015 Dodge Ram 1500||2015 Ford F-150|
|18/25 mpg||Fuel Economy (city/hwy)||17/23 mpg|
|305 hp||Horsepower (Base Engines)||283 hp|
There once was a day when Ford trucks ruled the roads, but years have passed and they have since been dethroned. The new reigning champion of capability--the truck whose tow and payload ratings, cabin comfort and space, bed size, and available safety and technology options trumps all the rest in such a cut-throat segment has been hard-earned. When the battle is done and the dust settles, there is only one standing after the 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 vs 2015 Ford F-150 competition, and Ram has created a champion that refuses to ever back down.
The base engine for the 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 is a Pentastar 3.6L V6 with the opportunity to upgrade to the more powerful 5.7 Hemi V8 that is capable of 395 horsepower coupled with 410 lb.ft of torque. Even with this surge of strength, the all-new Ram 1500 is still able to manage a fuel economy of 15 city/22 highway. While its base engine manages an 18 city/25 highway mpg, the 3.0L Ecodiesl V6 is unparalleled by the rest, earning a fuel economy rating of 20 city/ 28 highway mpg without losing its ability to tow up to 9,200 lbs. As for the new Ford F-150, it has been on a strict diet and dropped quite a bit of weight, more than 500 lbs; therefore, the F-150’s base engine for 2015 will be a new 3.5L V6 due to its lighter frame, and capable of 283 horsepower.
Capability with Comfort
The all-new 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 is a well-bred workhorse that not only has all the tow and payloading ratings as proof to back up all of its claims, but it also has outdone itself when it comes to comfort. A truck that can do it all still is nothing without an interior that actually makes for an enjoyable drive. Interior space is plentiful in both trucks, but it’s the style of the Ram’s interior that wins drivers over. The clever storage solutions help to make sure your leg space isn’t compromised while the buttons and controls on the dash are easily within reach. Keep important or frequently needed items in the storage bin on top of the center stack, in the deep door pockets, and don’t bother filling up the large cupholders with loose change when there are trays specifically for this purpose.
To actually experience just how quiet the interior cabin of the Ram 1500 is compared to other trucks, we would recommend that you get behind the wheel and take it for a test drive. Road and wind noise have nearly been eliminated, and noisy areas like construction sites are muffled. If you’re in search of a half-ton truck that knows what it takes to work hard without guzzling down gas with every move, then we would like to welcome you here to Miami Lakes Auto Mall to see the 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 for yourself.