Head to head comparison of the 2019 Ford F-150 to the 2019 Dodge ram towing boats

When you want a new full-size pickup truck, it only makes sense to evaluate the two leaders in the industry: the 2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Dodge Ram. At Phil Long Ford in Raton, NM, we believe information is essential to making the right decision. That's why we've taken the time to compare the Ram 1500 to the F-150 through multiple categories for you. With this data, you'll be able to clearly see the winner when it comes to standard features, interior quality, and Dodge vs. Ford reliability.

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Exterior Comparison

First it's vital that we look at the differences between the 2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Dodge Ram exterior specifications. In this section, we will evaluate bed length and color options.


2019 Ford F-150

2019 Dodge Ram

Bed Length

Three sizes available: 5.5-, 6.5- and 8-foot lengths

Two sizes available: 6-foot-4-inch or 5-foot-7-inch bed

Color Options

13 color choices including Blue Jeans, White Platinum, Magnetic, Ruby Red and Stone Gray

12 color choices including Ivory, Patriot Blue, Black Forest Green, and Rugged Brown


Reliability Comparison

Our 2nd step is to evaluate the reliability of the 2019 Ford F-150 in comparison to the 2019 Dodge Ram. To do this, we must look at engine performance, fuel mileage, towing capacity, and payload.


2019 Ford F-150

2019 Dodge Ram

Engine Options

Six engine options including a base V6, a V8, turbodiesel and three turbo V6 choices.

Two engine options: 305-horsepower V6 or 395-horsepower V8

Fuel Mileage

Base engine provides 19/25 mpg

Base engine provides 20/25 mpg

Towing Capacity

Up to 13,200 pounds

Up to 12,750 pounds


Up to 3,300 pounds

Up to 2,300 pounds


Interior Comparison

Interior comparison of the 2019 F-150 vs the 2019 Ram 1500
(F-150 on the left; Ram on the right)

The next step to of this full truck comparison between the 2019 F-150 and the 2019 Ram 1500 is to look at the interior space and quality.


2019 Ford F-150

2019 Dodge Ram

Passenger Space

Regular Cab: 3; SuperCab and SuperCrew: 6

Regular Cab: 3; Quad and Crew Cab: 6

Cargo Room

Up to 51.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row


Standard Features

Radio, climate control

Push-button start, three USB ports, Bluetooth plus a Uconnect infotainment system and 5-inch touch screen

Safety Comparison

Our final stop in the F-150 Ram evaluation is to look at the overall safety. We need to look at standard safety features and see what ratings were given to each truck. Only then, can we truly determine which truck stands out in terms of total safety


2019 Ford F-150

2019 Dodge Ram

Standard Safety Features

Standard features include automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection plus a rear-view camera complete with Dynamic Hitch Assist.

Only comes with a rear-view camera.

NHTSA Rating


Not ranked

IIHS Rating

Good in five tests and Superior for front crash prevention technology

Good in six tests but Marginal for headlight illumination


Clear Winner: 2019 Ford F-150

In the constant battle between Ford vs. Dodge trucks, we see that there's a clear winner for this year. The 2019 Ford F-150 tows more, hauls more and comes with more standard safety equipment. Whether you need a new pickup truck to get the job done or you want to take your family on a trip, the Ford F-150 should be your choice. Stop by Phil Long Ford Raton to experience a test drive, check out all our 2019 Ford models, and see all the Ford F-150 lease deals we have happening right now.

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