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Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram Competitor Comparisons In Langley BC
CJDR Competitor Comparisons In Langley BC

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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.