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2015 Ram 1500 Pickup vs. 2015 Ford F-150

By David Undercoffler | August 20, 2018

2015 Ram Ram Pickup 1500

2015 Ford F-150

Our User's Take

What owners think


89%

Would Buy Again

9 Ratings

87%

Would Buy Again

47 Ratings

Similarities

  • Both trucks offer a range-topping V8 engine and a base V6 gas engine.
  • Reviews of both the Ram and the Ford praised the trucks for their on-road handling and refinement.
  • Both trucks can be optioned up with high-end features like heated and cooled leather seats, navigation systems and high-end stereos.

Differences

  • The key difference between these two trucks is the 2015 Ford F150 has a body that’s made from aluminum rather than steel, like the Ram 1500 and nearly every other car/truck/vehicle that’s on the road today. Aluminum saves weight and (marginally) boosts fuel economy but it can also mean higher bills when it comes to repairs.
  • The Ford F150 is available with two different turbocharged V6 engines (both optional), something the Ram 1500 doesn’t offer at all.
  • However, the Ram offers a diesel engine option while the 2015 F150 does not.

Autolist’s take

As the scores suggest, this is a close one. The Ford F150 packs optional and highly-regarded turbocharged V6 engines, an aluminum body and a wide variety of beds, engines and price points. Meanwhile, the Ram offers key options like air suspension, the diesel engine and exterior storage compartments. While the Ford may cost more when it comes to body repair, many reviewers were quick to point out reliability issues over time with Ram’s parent company FCA. So to us, that’s the deciding factor. We say Buy the Ford.

Cost of Ownership

2015 Ram Ram Pickup 1500

2015 Ford F-150

Annual Fuel Costs

$2,563
15k miles at $2.563/gal
$2,250
15k miles at $2.55/gal
Fuel Economy

13 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
15 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
19 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway
21 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway

Safety

2015 Ram Ram Pickup 1500

2015 Ford F-150

NHTSA Crash Test Results

4 stars
Overall
5 stars
Overall
Safety Features

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Autonomous Braking
-
Autonomous Braking
-
Blind-Spot Warnings
Available
Blind-Spot Warnings
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Available
Adaptive Cruise Control
-
Lane-Keep Assist
-
Lane-Keep Assist
-
Cross-Traffic Alert
Available
Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior

2015 Ram Ram Pickup 1500

2015 Ford F-150

Interior Features

Available
Leather
Available
Leather
Available
Moonroof
Available
Moonroof
Available
Heated Seats
Available
Heated Seats
Available
Keyless Entry
Available
Keyless Entry
Available
Climate Control
Available
Climate Control
Technology

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Apple Carplay
-
Apple Carplay
-
Android Auto
-
Android Auto
Available
Satellite Radio
Available
Satellite Radio
Available
Bluetooth
Available
Bluetooth
Available
Navigation System
Available
Navigation System

Under the Hood

2015 Ram Ram Pickup 1500

2015 Ford F-150

Powertrain

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Transmission
4X2
Drivetrain
4X2
Drivetrain
Drivetrain

240+ HP @ 3600 RPM
Horsepower
282+ HP @ 6250 RPM
Horsepower
420+ lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
Torque
253+ lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
Torque
V6
Cylinders
V6
Cylinders