When you're ready for a truck that's dressed to impress, visit Payne Rio Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Rio Grande City, Texas. We have an abundance of new and used Ram 1500 trucks to choose from. A lot of our customers can't decide if a Ford F-150 or a Ram 1500 is the right truck for their needs. We've compiled some specs to help you identify which truck makes sense for your lifestyle and budget. But, we know that getting behind the wheel is very different than reading specs, so we encourage all drivers to visit our Ram dealership near McAllen and Mission, TX for an exciting test drive. Call our team today to schedule a visit.

Ram 1500
Ford F-150
Fuel Economy (City/Hwy) 20/26 20/26
Fuel Tank Capacity 23-Gallon Fuel Tank 23-Gallon Fuel Tank
Torque 269 lb-ft of torque 265 lb-ft of torque
Horsepower 305 290
Standard Engine 3.6-Liter V6 24V VVT eTorque Engine Upgrade I 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine
Standard Towing 7,730 7,700
Payload 2,100 lb 1,990 lb
Infotainment Standard Not Standard
Cruise Control Standard Not Standard
Push to Start Standard Not Standard
Remote Keyless Entry Standard Not Standard
MSRP $31,795 $28,115

While the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150 can seem like very similar trucks, there are big differences that could be important to you on your search. The Ram 1500 may start at a higher price point, but you get so much more with the standard model. Impress your crew with standard push to start and remote keyless entry, something that the Ford F-150 doesn't have. The inside cabin in the Ram 1500 offers a standard 5-inch display and Unconnect technology, whereas the Ford F-150 offers only a radio and climate control options on the standard model. The Ram 1500 boasts a modern interior, offering premium design right from the start. The Ford F-150 can feel more old school, especially with the lack of standard technology available. The Ram 1500 also offers an available 12-inch display, the largest in its class. If you're looking for a base model that's loaded with technology, or simply the more tech-savvy model, the Ram 1500 is the better options.

As far as exterior design goes, the Ram 1500 is impressive. The new design showcases luxury and ruggedness at the same time. The Ford F-150 looks boxier and follows the lines of a traditional pickup. In terms of performance, the two trucks are very similar, but the Ram 1500 has a more impressive fuel economy. Plus, if you choose to upgrade to a V8 engine, the Ram 1500 offers eTorque, which is a hybrid system that allows you to conserve fuel and subsequently, save you money down the road. The Ram 1500's engine is also better than the Ford F-150's standard engine.

While both models are very similar, the Ram 1500 resembles a more modern pickup truck in terms of standard available technology and in terms of mechanics. Payne Rio Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is proud to offer a wide selection of new and used Ram trucks in stock, including the Ram 1500. We serve customers from McAllen, Mission, and Rio Grande Valley, Texas with their automotive needs. If you're interested in a Ram 1500, we recommend swinging by for a test drive. Our team will help you find the truck that best fits your budget and lifestyle, while our auto financing experts will help you explore low-rate auto loans and competitive Ram lease options to help you get behind the wheel of your dream car. Get in touch with our team today!