Trucks & SUVs

The Ram 1500 is More Satisfying Than the Ford F-150

If you want to be happy with your truck, then consider the Ram 1500 over the Ford F-150. The results are in, and the Ram 1500 just picked up more awards for vehicle satisfaction. The 2020 Ram 1500 is the most awarded truck, and its latest awards are based on driver feedback. 

The 2020 Ram 1500 wins two vehicle satisfaction awards 

AutoPacific has declared the 2020 Ram 1500 as the winner of the Best-in-Class Vehicle Satisfaction award and for the Full-Size Pickup segment. Drivers voted on these awards. The awards are also based on several categories and studies published by AutoPacific. 

A burgundy Ram 1500 Laramie sits in the curve or a dirt road.
2020 Ram 1500 Laramie | FCA

Based on their studies and driver rankings, the 2020 Ram 1500 is rated by owners as being extremely fun to drive. It has great handling, power, and acceleration. The braking rates well too. 

The 2020 Ram 1500 scored well for looking good. It received high marks for interior and exterior styling. Along with looking good, the Ram 1500 feels good. Drivers rated it highly for front-seat comfort, passenger space, driver’s seat visibility, and safety features. 

The Ford F-150 being unveiled at the North American International Auto Show
The Ford F-150 | GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)

Ford did win in two categories, but they won for the Lincoln Navigator instead of their F-Series trucks. The Lincoln Navigator is the most satisfying Luxury SUV and has the Highest Satisfaction for a Premium Brand. 

2020 Ram 1500 vs. 2020 Ford F-150 

The 2020 Ram 1500 looks pretty fresh because it received a brand new look in 2019. It has an upscale and rugged look. Meanwhile, the Ford F-150 has had the same exterior design for a few years. It’s not ugly, according to AutoTrader, but it’s not groundbreaking either. 

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Plus, the 2020 Ram 1500 interior has a modern interior that enhances its comfort and utility. It feels luxurious due to being packed with leather and other features. The 12-inch infotainment center touchscreen found in the Ram 1500 ranks as the best system in its segment. 

The 2020 Ford F-150 has a nice interior too, but it’s starting to feel a bit dated, which is why the 2021 model got a major update, including its own 12-inch infotainment center. The 2021 model also includes seats that fold totally flat for napping. 

2020 Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 power 

Both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 have multiple engines to choose from, including a diesel option. Both trucks do not offer a manual transmission. The most powerful Ford F-150 engine is the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 option with 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 13,200 lb. 

2020 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Lariat with Black Lariat Appearance Package
2020 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Lariat with Black Lariat Appearance Package | Ford

The most powerful engine in the 2020 Ram 1500 is the 5.8-liter V8 option with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 12,750 lb, meaning the Ford F-150 does have a bit more muscle for towing. 

While both trucks come with tons of active safety features, including blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and more, the Ram 1500 is safer. The 2020 Ram 1500 is an IIHS top safety pick. 

2020 Ram 1500 Limited with Black Appearance Package
2020 Ram 1500 Limited with Black Appearance Package | Ram

The 2020 Ford F-150 scored well in most crash tests, but the IIHS found that the Ford F-150 has headlight issues. The headlights either had too much glare, blinding other drivers or provided insufficient illumination.