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Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram Competitor Comparisons In Langley BC
ram 1500 for sale new westminster bc dealershipTechnology can add to a vehicle's entertainment offerings, but it can also improve safety. Comparing the usefulness of digital features can help New Westminster shoppers differentiate between close competitors like the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Ford F-150.

Here is a look at which of the two aforementioned midsize pickups makes better use of computerized components.

Displays

The 2020 Ram 1500 features the Uconnect infotainment unit, which offers sound system controls, access to data, exterior camera views, and navigation. Depending on the trim level, the touchscreen display can be up to 12 inches.  

Ford is reportedly waiting until the 2021 model year to update its interface, so its screens currently remain smaller than Ram's. However, both vehicles have drivers-side LCDs that show vital information about vehicle systems. 

Safety

The 2020 Ram 1500 offers blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and 360-degree exterior picture. The trucks also have ParkSense auto parking assist. 

Ford's safety offerings include exterior images with up to four angles showing simultaneously. The F-150 also has front accident avoidance, a rearview camera, and lane-keeping assistant as part of its Co-Pilot 360. Some tech features are optional add-ons at lower trim levels. 

When you are ready to see the Ram 1500's embedded computer systems in action, contact our dealership to discuss a test drive or inquire about financing. 
ram 1500 fuel efficient truck for sale in new westminster bcEfficiency can affect the long-term cost of truck ownership. Gas use is especially critical for energy-intensive tasks like towing. Furthermore, if you utilize your vehicle for work, how long a litre of petrol lasts can significantly influence your bottom line. 

Two of the Lower Mainland's most popular pickups, the 2020 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150, have improved their performance in recent years. 

Here is how the two compare when it comes to fuel economy. 

Basic Models

The 2020 Ram 1500 features a 3.6L V6 engine with an eight-speed transmission on its 4x2 Tradesman and Big Horn trims. This powertrain averages 10.8 litres per 100 km, while the 4x4 version needs 11.1 L/100 KM.

In comparison, the Ford F-150's two base trucks, the XL and XLT, use 12.1 L/100 KM in city driving. 

Comparing Larger Motors

More powerful engines reduce fuel economy. That is the case with the Ram 1500's 5.7L V8 HEMI, which gets a combined 13.8 L/100 KM. This motor has an eTorque mild-hybrid variant that improves consumption to 12.8 L/100 KM with a 4x4 drivetrain.

Ford's 3.5L V6 EcoBoost gets 13.1 L/100 KM on the highway and 15.3 in the city. 

Despite the better efficiency, the Ram trucks have more strength and come out slightly ahead when it comes to towing capacity. 

Feel free to contact our dealership to learn more about how the Ram 1500 balances performance and fuel economy. 

 
ram 1500 truck for sale at new westminster dealershipFor truck shoppers in the Lower Mainland, the choice for a midsize pickup with towing capabilities is between the 2020 Ram 1500 and its main competitor, the Ford F-150. 

If you plan to use your vehicle for pulling trailers, it is essential to compare these two options. 

Here are the hauling-related factors to consider.

Power

The 2020 Ram 1500 has multiple engine choices. The 3.6L Pentastar V6 offers 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft of torque, but it uses the propriatary eTorque system to add 90 lb.-ft to that total.

The next Ram 1500 option is the 5.7L HEMI V8. It increases the performance figures to 395 hp and 410 lb.-ft and comes in an eTorque variant that adds 130 lb.-ft of launch capabilities.

The Ford F-150's powertrains are competitive. The 3.5L Ecoboost V6 produces 375 horsepower, and the 5.0L TI-VCT V8 gets 395 hp and 400 lb.-ft of torque. Both these, however, do not offer an eTorque equivalent. 

Towing

What do the engines of the 2020 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 mean for towing performance? The 1500's max towing capacity is 5,783 kg. The Ford F-150 with 5.0L V8 can pull less at 5,261 kg. 

The other consideration is the eTorque hybrid system, which improves fuel economy and adds torque and horsepower that help the 1500 stand out above the F-150 when it comes to towing. 

If you'd like to try the HEMI and eTorque combination yourself, you can contact us for more information or to schedule a test drive.