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2023 Ram 1500 Classic vs 2023 Ford F-150

2023 Ram 1500 Classic vs. 2023 Ford F-150
This year has been challenging for people choosing their next pickup truck, but it’s not because of the lack of options. On the contrary, there are lots of different options available. This review puts two of the best options side by side -- the Ram 1500 Classic and the Ford F-150. Come with us and check out what each lineup offers before making up your mind. 


Trim Comparison Chart

Model Trims Engines Price Range*

2023 Ram 1500 Classic 8 3.6-litre Pentastar VVT

5.7-litre HEMI VVT

5.7-litre HEMI V8 eTorque

6.2-litre Supercharged HEMI

$47,446 to $100,161
2023 Ford F-150 8 3.3-litre TI-VCT V6

2.7-litre EcoBoost V6

5.0-litre TI-VCT V8

3.5-litre V6 (hybrid option available)

5.2-litre V8

$44,055 to $105,275

Engine Options & Performance Comparison

Both models have a few different engines available, varying in horsepower, torque, and towing capacity. 

While the Ford F-150 has five engines to choose from, one more than the Ram 1500 Classic, the Ram is superior in horsepower (hp) and torque capacity. The most powerful engine in this lineup is the 6.2-litre Supercharged HEMI, delivering 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The 5.2-litre V8 option from Ford is slightly less powerful, with 700 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque. 

Regarding fuel economy, Ford’s models deliver between 10.5L / 100 km and 15.8L / 100 km in the city, while Ram’s models are more efficient, with fuel economy ranging between 11.9L / 100 km and 22.4L / 100 km in urban areas. The same goes for highway performance, with the Fords ranging between 9.2L / 100 km and 13.2L / 100 km and the Rams delivering between 9.4L / 100 km and 16.5L / 100 km.

Towing Capacity Comparison

The F-150 also comes out on top regarding maximum towing capacity, as it can tow 6,350 kg against 5,783 kg for the Ram 1500 Classic

Both models have similar smart features to improve driveability and efficiency while handling heavy loads. The F-150 has a Smart Hitch system available, which you can control via a touchscreen display, giving information about the weight and distribution of the payload. Meanwhile, the 1500 Classic has an eTorque 48-volt mild hybrid system, improving low-speed acceleration. It also comes with a class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system, which is drainable, has LED lighting, and can be locked or unlocked remotely. 

The F-150 lineup also has some exclusive features in this field: the SYNC 4 screen allows you to check onboard scales, and taillamps equipped with an LED visual display let you check your payload in real-time.

Comfort and Technology

Both models are incredibly comfortable and spacious, with the same seating capacity. However, only the F-150 has a moonroof available. It also offers an interior work space package, which includes a foldable table for the front seats and bench seats. Foldable back seats are standard features of both lineups. 

The 1500 Classic comes with different seat coverings, including cloth, heavy-duty vinyl, and leather.

The F-150 includes a 12-inch touchscreen display on all trims except for its entry-level model, where the infotainment system is controlled by a SYNC 4 with advanced voice recognition. 

The 1500 Classic offers a one-year subscription for SiriusXM on all models except for the first two trims. Those trims have a Uconnect 3 infotainment system, while the higher trims have a Uconnect 5 and Uconnect 5 NAV systems. The touchscreen size ranges from 5 inches to 12 inches.   

Visit Village Chrysler and Check Them Out Today

Ram and Ford are two of the most popular makers of heavy-duty vehicles and have released superb options this year. You can find both models at Village Chrysler. Get in touch and learn more about each trim and book a test drive. Buy your next pickup truck today!

*All pricing is based on Ontario MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.

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