The 2013 RAM 1500 versus the 2013 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost, the best-selling truck in America for 36 years. Who has the power, performance, technology and safety you need in a truck?
The new RAM 1500 has been updated for 2013. It is available with five grill options and nice different trims levels. Check out new interior features on select models, including the new feature old radio-knob style rotary dial that shifts gears. It also touts an air-leveling suspension system, though critics have said it has a stiffer ride. In a tow-off, the RAM comes up short. The 3.6L V-6 can only tow 6500 LBS. with a maximum payload of 1524 LBS. while delivering 305 horsepower and 269 pound foot of torque.**
The Ford F-150 also has updated their look and offers 10 available trims from which you can choose. The F-150’s V^ with EcoBoost produces 365 horsepower — that’s 16% more than the average for all Pickup Trucks — and 420 pound-feet of torque — 15% more than the average for all Pickups. If you’re wondering, yes, that’s more than than standard V-8 engine.
The 2013 Ford F-150 can tow up to 11,300 LBS with a maximum payload of 2,060 LBS.** Go ahed and scroll back up to see how much more that is than the RAM.
At the heart of the RAM 1500’s interior is the UCONNECT infotainment system, which is available for the first time. On the higher level trim models, you will notice are interior updates, however one bump that remains is that transmission hump that takes up valuable leg space and cargo room.
In the 2013 F-150 you’ll find the popular SYNC with available MyFord Touch, which provides you with hands-free calling, climate control, navigation, 911 assist, streaming apps, vehicle health reports, and more. And don’t worry, no big transmission hump to get over here. Ford has a fully-flat load floor that allows you to take full advantage of your truck.
The RAM 1500 has several safety features including front-side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that the RAM 1500 produced marginal roof strength test results.
The Ford F-150 performed well in all of their crash test. It come with ABS; electronic traction and stability control; front and front seat side-impact airbags; side curtain airbags for both front and rear passengers on the SuperCab and SuperCrew. In fact, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2013 Ford F-150 their TOP SAFETY PICK.***
Power. Performance. Technology. Safety. What drives you? Now, you have the power to choose.
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Source: Ford.com, RAMTrucks.com. **cars.findthebest.com, ***IIHS.org