If you’re on the hunt for a pickup that’s powerful, capable, and comfortable, you’re in the right place. Shoppers near Grand Rapids, Cutlerville, and Forest Hills have two such trucks to choose from—the 2023 Ford F-150 and the 2023 Ram 1500.
To help you decide between the two, we at LaFontaine Ford of Grand Rapids have put together this informational comparison. Read on to see which pickup truck is a better fit for you!
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One of the first things that comes to mind when you think of trucks is about what’s under the hood. Is it powerful enough to handle your everyday tasks? Will it give you the extra oomph you need out on the off-road trails? Let’s find out which truck offers the superior performance options.
The 2023 Ford F-150 offers seven commanding engines in its powertrain lineup. It all starts with the standard 3.3L Ti-VCT V6, which provides 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. The other fully gas-powered engines include:
The 2023 Ram 1500, on the other hand, offers only four engines, so you’ll have fewer options. That means it will be easier to choose your ideal level of power and efficiency with the Ford F-150.
A hybrid powertrain adds greater efficiency to your truck. That will make it easier to stay on task and get the job done. Luckily, the Ford F-150 is available with a fully hybrid powertrain. The 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 uses a combination of an electric and gas motor to provide a whopping 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.
Power and towing go hand in hand. Whether you’re pulling supplies to the jobsite or hauling your camper out for a long weekend in the woods, it’s important to have a truck that can handle the load. Luckily, both the F-150 and the Ram 1500 boast strong numbers.
All the power the 2023 Ford F-150’s commanding engines have to offer makes it possible for this model to move quite a bit of weight. When properly equipped, the F-150 can tow up to 14,000 pounds of trailer weight.
The 2023 Ram 1500 can only manage up to 12,750 pounds, so if you’re always in charge of the biggest jobs around town, the Ford F-150 is the clear choice.
If you’re looking to leave the trailer in the garage, you can also load up the truck bed. The F-150 can manage a maximum payload of up to 3,325 pounds, while the Ram 1500 can only handle up to 2,300 pounds of payload weight. You can also double-check how much your haul weighs with Onboard Scales. They’re only available with the F-150.
The interior of your truck is where you prepare for a long day of work and wind down once it’s done. That means it needs to be filled with premium amenities and lots of connective features. The Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 are two of the most luxurious models in the class, so let’s see what they’re like on the inside.
Inside the 2023 Ford F-150, you’ll find plenty of space for you and your passengers. The F-150 offers seating for up to six passengers, with 43.9 spacious inches of front legroom. The Ram 1500 also makes room for up to six passengers. You might feel the squeeze in the front seats, however, as they only provide 40.9 inches of legroom.
Both trucks offer amenities such as leather-trimmed seats and Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control. You’ll only find front seats with Active Motion® in the F-150, however. They help reduce fatigue over long drives.
If you want to listen to your favorite tunes and whistle while you work, both models come with a similar infotainment system connected to a studio-quality sound system. The difference is that the Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System of the Ram 1500 has only 900 watts of power, while the B&O® Unleashed Sound System by Bang & Olufsen®, available with the F-150, will blow you away with 1,080 watts of bass-dropping power.
As you can see, the 2023 Ford F-150 jets ahead of the Ram 1500 in terms of engine options, interior space, and towing capacity. So, you may be interested in choosing the Ford truck for your next big job.
Get a closer look at this impressive model at LaFontaine Ford of Grand Rapids. Shoppers near Grand Rapids, Cutlerville, and Forest Hills can schedule a test drive today by contacting us today!
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