2015 RAM 1500
2015 Ford F-150
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2015 RAM 1500 vs 2015 Ford F-150 near Des Moines, IA

The Ford F-150 has long been the bestselling pickup in America. Recent innovations, like EcoBoost and a 300-plus-horsepower V6, have pushed it even higher in the eyes of buyers. The RAM 1500 looks like a mean pickup truck from the second you lay your eyes on it. Under its hood is where it makes up the most ground.

2015 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

RAM's performance, efficiency, and intelligence is nowhere more evident than with its legendary towing and hauling capability. Smart engineering such as the available class-exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension or our TorqueFlite 8 Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission means there isn't much the RAM 1500 can't do. available class-exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension offers automatic load leveling and is designed specifically to help improve capability and maintain the exceptional performance Ram trucks are known for. Its Adjustable air springs allow drivers to raise and lower the vehicle to one of five ride height settings.

2015 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

The Ford F-150 comes with four available engine options. The first engine is the 3.7-liter V6 which produces 302 hp and 278 lb.-ft. of torque, and delivers up to 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway fuel economy ratings. The second engine option, the 5.0-liter V8 delivers 360 hp and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, while achieving 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway. The 6.2-liter V8 engine option produces 411 hp and 434 lb.-ft. of torque while achieving 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway. Finally, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine delivers 365 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, all the while achieving 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

2015 RAM 1500 for sale near Des Moines, Iowa
2015 RAM 1500 for sale near Pleasant Hill, Iowa
2015 Ford F-150 for sale near Des Moines, Iowa
2015 Ford F-150 for sale near Pleasant Hill, Iowa

2015 RAM 1500 Features & Design

RAM 1500 is perfect for storing tools, gear or beverages. The available class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System offers lockable, lit, drainable storage with remote keyless entry for extra convenience. A key component of Ram's evolved aerodynamics technology, standard Active Air Grille Shutters open to cool the engine when necessary. At highway speeds, the shutters automatically close to reduce drag and improve efficiency. With the available Uconnect Access System, the 1500 can do double duty as a mobile office or entertainment center. The available 8.4-inch touch screen offers features like interior climate control and 3-D terrain maps.

2015 Ford F-150 Features & Design

The 2015 Ford F-150 comes with Ford's innovative connectivity technology SYNC with Myford Touch, which will improve the driving experience while allowing drivers to keep both hands on the wheel. This technology is optimized for truck owners with specialized buttons they can operate while wearing gloves, and a larger screen for improved readability. A conductive cell phone charging station is a standalone dealer-installed accessory and is available on the fX, Lariat, King ranch, Platinum and Limited models. Ford has made the commitment to the interior cabin technology, but the materials, still of high quality, remain virtually the same as the previous model.


The F-150 nets you just shy of 1,000 pounds of extra towing capacity over the RAM. However, the RAM 1500 is more powerful across the board. Its base model is less expensive and comes with a very useful V8 engine. Add in the revised V6 and the always-powerful 5.7-liter HEMI engine, and we have ourselves a winner.

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