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2023 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Towing
2023 Ford F-150


2023 RAM 1500

Starting MSRP

14,000 pounds

Maximum Available Towing Capacity

12,750 pounds
3,310 pounds

Maximum Available Payload Capacity

2,300 pounds
10-speed automatic


8-speed automatic

Has a new truck upgrade been on your mind recently? Do you need something that’s going to contend with all the demanding tasks you encounter, day in and day out at your Knoxville worksite? Maybe you want something that can accommodate the outdoorsman in you, giving you an efficient and capable solution for towing your boat or other toys? If any of these sound like you, or even if you’re looking for something capable that doubles as a family vehicle, the Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500 comparison is an excellent place to start your search. 

Follow along with DeYarman Automotive Group as we uncover the more appropriate truck for you based on price, performance, and additional features. If you have additional questions requiring a team member, feel free to contact us, and we’ll be happy to help. Otherwise, let’s dive into the Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500 comparison. 



Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500: Starting MSRP

Depending on what type of budget you’re working with and how much upgrades mean to you, the starting MSRP of the Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500 ranges from modesty of the base package to “everything but the kitchen sink.” Each model’s trim levels are listed below, from the introductory configuration to the most advanced. 

2023 Ford F-150: 

  • XL: $33,695 MSRP
  • XLT: $41,800 MSRP
  • LARIAT: $57,480 MSRP
  • King Ranch®: $63,005 MSRP
  • Platinum: $64,695 MSRP
  • Limited: $84,910 MSRP
  • Tremor™: $60,9780 MSRP
  • Raptor®: $76,775 MSRP

2023 RAM 1500: 

  • Tradesman®: $37,410 MSRP
  • Tradesman HFE: $39,047 MSRP
  • Big Horn®: $45,820 MSRP
  • Laramie®: $52,775 MSRP
  • Rebel®: $53,390 MSRP
  • Limited Longhorn™: $60,130 MSRP
  • Limited: $64,000 MSRP
  • TRX: $84,555 MSRP

2023 Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500: Performance

If you’re like other Indianola and Pella drivers, a large percentage of your decision when purchasing a new truck goes toward performance. Regardless of the scope of work or play, your truck must be able to walk the walk. As you’ll find out by the specs below, the F-150 is nothing short of a performance-driven powerhouse: 

2023 Ford F-150:

  • Horsepower: 290 hp – 700 hp
  • Torque: 265 lb-ft – 650 lb-ft 
  • Transmission: 10-speed automatic
  • Maximum Available Towing Capacity: 14,000 pounds
  • Maximum Available Payload Capacity: 3,310 pounds

Standard Engine

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine
  • 290 hp
  • 265 lb-ft of torque

Available Engine

  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 Engine
  • 325 hp
  • 400 lb-ft of torque

Available Engine

  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Engine
  • 400 hp
  • 410 lb-ft of torque

Available Engine

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine
  • 400 hp
  • 500 lb-ft of torque

Available Engine

  • 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 Engine
  • 430 hp
  • 570 lb-ft of torque

Available Engine

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® High-Output V6 Engine
  • 450 hp
  • 510 lb-ft of torque

Most Powerful Engine

  • High-Output 5.2L Supercharged V8
  • 700 hp
  • 640 lb-ft of torque

2023 RAM 1500: 

  • Horsepower: 305 hp – 702 hp
  • Torque: 273 lb-ft – 650 lb-ft 
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • Maximum Available Towing Capacity: 12,750 pounds
  • Maximum Available Payload Capacity: 2,300 pounds

Standard Engine

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque
  • 305 hp
  • 273 lb-ft of torque

Available Engine

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine with eTorque
  • 395 hp
  • 410 lb-ft of torque

Available Engine

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine
  • 260 hp
  • 480 lb-ft of torque

Most Powerful Engine

  • 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 Engine
  • 702 hp
  • 650 lb-ft of torque

Test Drive the 2023 Ford F-150 at DeYarman Automotive Group Today!

While both vehicles can handle most jobs they’re tasked with, the lower price and versatile set of options, combined with the performance and capability, make the F-150 a much smarter purchase. But don’t take our word for it, see us at our Knoxville location for a test drive and get approved for low-interest financing. Our finance and lease experts will ensure you get the financial arrangement that’s most beneficial to your situation, along with incentives and additional benefits. For a customer experience like no other, get your new Ford F-150 at DeYarman Automotive Group, the preferred auto retailer of Knoxville. 


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