When it comes to finding a new full-size truck, many consumers immediately look at the differences between the 2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Dodge Ram. Looking at the price comparison is an excellent place to start. The F-150 starts at just around $28,000 while the Ram features a base price of $31,795. As you look at all the critical aspects between the Ram vs. F-150, you will see that the Ram might not be worth the extra price. At Phil Long Ford in Chapel Hills, we strive to give you all the information needed. That's why we've put together this guide outlining the interior quality, exterior options, standard features, and Dodge vs. Ford reliability for you.

2019 Ford F-150

Exterior of an ingot silver 2019 Ford F-150 parked by a horse stable


The Regular Cab models of the 2019 Ford F-150 seat 3 people while the SuperCab and SuperCrew models hold 6. In addition, there is up to 51.9 cubic feet of cargo space located behind the first row for extra storage. Standard equipment in the F-150 includes Bluetooth, Ford Sync, touch screen infotainment display and climate control.


The 2019 Ford F-150 comes with your choice of three-bed sizes. This includes 5.5-, 6.5- and 8-foot lengths. There are 13 exterior color options to pick from that consist of Magnetic, Blue Jeans, Ruby Red, Stone Gray, Ingot Silver, Velocity Blue, Oxford White, Abyss Gray, Agate Black, Race Red, Magma Red, Silver Spruce and White Platinum.

Performance & Reliability

With the Ford truck, you have your choice between 6 engine options. This includes a base V6 model, V8, turbodiesel plus an additional 3 turbocharged V6 motors with a max 450 HP and 510 lb ft of torque. With the base engine, you can expect to receive 19/25 mpg. Towing capacity with the F-150 is up to 13,200 pounds when properly equipped plus with F-150 payload numbers you can haul close to 3,300 pounds of cargo.


Interior dashboard display of a 2019 Ford F-150 truck

The 2019 Ford F-150 comes heavily equipped with safety features even on the standard models. You can expect automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, and a rearview camera that features Dynamic Hitch Assist. In addition, the NHTSA provided a 5/5 rating while the IIHS awarded this truck with the Good rating in five tests and Superior for front crash prevention technology.

2019 Dodge Ram 1500

Exterior view of a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 parked on the edge of a mountain cliff


The Regular Cab model seats 3, but the Quad and Crew Cab models have room for 6. Standard features include three USB ports, push-button start, a Uconnect system with five-inch touch screen and Bluetooth. The 2019 Ram has a comparable interior to the F-150.


With the Ram, you only have two-bed sizes to choose from: the 6-foot-4-inch or 5-foot-7-inch option. There are 12 color choices which include Patriot Blue, Rugged Brown, Ivory, Bright White, Billet Silver, Maximum Steel, Granite, Diamond Black, Delmonico Red, Blue Streak, Flame Red and Black Forest Green.

Performance & Reliability

With only 2 engine options for the Ram, it's clear to see that it's simply not as capable. You can choose between the V6 with 305 horsepower or the V8 with 395 horsepower. The base engine does provide 20/25 mpg, but you can only achieve up to 12,750 pounds of towing capacity with this truck. Furthermore, the payload capability only reaches 2,300 pounds, which is almost 1,000 pounds less than the F-150. The F-150 outperforms the Ram in almost every category.


Interior dashboard display of a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500

The 2019 Dodge Ram only comes standard with a rearview camera. Most of everything else requires an upgrade. While the NHTSA hasn't ranked the full-size truck yet, the IIHS did and awarded them with the Good rating in six tests, except for the headlight illumination where it received Marginal rankings. It's a safe truck but until the NHTSA ranks the Dodge Ram, the F-150 stands ahead.

F-150 or Ram?

The Ford F-150 of course! In the lifelong battle of Ford vs. Dodge trucks, it's easy to see that the winner of this truck comparison is the F-150. The F-150 tow mores, hauls more, achieves higher torque and horsepower, and you get more standard safety equipment. If you want a truck that knows how to get the job done but can still keep your family safe and protected, then it's time to test drive the all-new Ford F-150. Visit us at Phil Long Ford Chapel Hills to test drive the 2019 Ford F-150 and hear about the fantastic lease deals on all 2019 Ford models happening right now.

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