If you’re looking for a workhorse truck, you’re probably thinking about either a RAM or Ford model. Here we take a look at RAM trucks and how they compare to Ford vehicles in terms of power and towing:

RAM 1500

Power

The RAM 1500 comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 305 horsepower and 269 lbs.-ft. of torque. There are also several other engines to pick from:

  • 5.7-liter V8: 395 horsepower and 410 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • 5.7-liter V8: 395 horsepower and 410 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • 3.0-liter V6 diesel: 260 horsepower and 480 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • 6.2-liter supercharged V8: 702 horsepower and 650 lbs.-ft. of torque

All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but you can get four-wheel drive.

Towing

The base engine in the RAM 1500 will let you tow up to 7,730 pounds. However, that can be increased significantly. The V8 engines have tow ratings that range from 8,100 pounds to 11,560 pounds. The diesel will let you tow up to 12,560 pounds. However, you can get up to 12,750 pounds with an eTorque-assisted V8 engine and rear-wheel drive.

Ford Ranger

Power

The Ford Ranger comes with only one engine choice: a turbocharged 2.3-liter, four-cylinder that offers 270 horsepower and 310 lbs.-ft. of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard. Rear-wheel drive is as well, but all-wheel drive is an option.

Towing

The tow rating for the Ford Ranger doesn’t even top the bare minimum that the base RAM 1500 can offer. It can only tow up to 7,500 pounds.

As you can see, the RAM 1500 is clearly the winner in this comparison. If this has convinced you a that a RAM truck is the way to go, visit Gesswein Motors in Milbank to see what’s in stock.