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2019 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

Starting Price: $36,190 | Price yours

Above Average: Numerous engine and configuration options, best-in-class towing, numerous luxury features, high tech driving and towing aids, lightweight aluminum construction

Below Average: Desirable options can quickly push the price well past $60,000, largest cab/bed configurations can be a handful to park and maneuver, poor fuel economy on most powerful engines; some hard plastics on the dash and doors

Consensus: The best-selling pickup in America shows no signs of weakness, offering superior powertrain, capabilities and technology in a wide variety of trims and configurations.

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2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab | Price yours

Starting Price:  $36,290

Above Average:  Styling, features, hybrid engine option, coil spring and air suspension, ride quality, rear seat legroom

Below Average:  No diesel as of yet in the lineup, lower towing and payload than some competitors

Consensus: The Ram offers a bold exterior without going overboard, plus it offers numerous unique options like an air suspension and massive 12-inch touch-screen infotainment setup.

The Ford F-150 is the best-selling pickup in America, with the Ram behind it a distant third. The F-150 offers five engine options including a diesel. The F-150 employs advanced features ranging from its available 10-speed automatic transmission to its lightweight aluminum constructions. When it comes to towing and payload numbers, the F-150 is best in class, and its fuel economy figures also top the class, at least on paper. The F-150 comes with a dizzying number of options and configurations ranging from basic work truck to super luxurious family hauler. Ford is a leader in advanced systems to aid in parking, trailer hookup and safety.

The Ram is also new for 2019, with handsome styling, an impressive number of trims and features and improved towing and payload numbers. The much-loved diesel engine appears to be gone for now, but in its place is a mild hybrid. Dubbed “eTorque,” the system adds up to 90 lb-ft additional launch torque to the V6 and 130 lb-ft to the Hemi V8. Ram’s eTorque is standard on the V6 and optional on the V8. The Ram offers a more luxurious and sophisticated interior than the Ford F-150, and its ride is notably more stable and comfortable.

Ford F-150 Advantages

Advanced towing and work innovations, class-leading capability, extensive engine lineup, lengthy options list including class-exclusive features like dual panel moonroof, Bang & Olufsen audio, inflatable rear seatbelts and built-in tailgate step

Ram 1500 Advantages

Coil spring rear suspension, available airbag suspension, larger infotainment screen, Crew Cab models have more rear seat legroom with reclining seats, a more comfortable and stable ride, hybrid engine option

Similarities

Both trucks offer an expansive model range running from basic to plush. Both have powerful V6 and V8 engine options, advanced driver assists and tech features plus a choice of bed lengths. Both the Ram and F-150 offer off-road packages and upgrades for heavy duty towing, and both offer similar warranties.

Final Recommendation

If you’re looking for best in class towing, payload and horsepower, the 2019 Ford F-150 is your truck. However, the Ram 1500 isn’t far behind in any of these categories, and it offers a smoother ride with its optional air suspension, and a more refined interior. We’re especially fond of the Ram’s interior and big 12-inch touch screen. Both trucks offer tons of clever storage solutions, and each has a bevy of unique features bound to sway fence-sitting buyers one way or the other. 

  2019 Ford F-150 Super Crew 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 2.7-liter turbo V6 5.7-liter Hemi V8
Horsepower 325 hp @ 5,000 rpm 395 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 400 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm 410 lb-ft @ 3,950 rpm
Transmission 10-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Fuel Economy 22 mpg (20 mpg city, 26 hwy) 19 mpg (17 city/23 hwy)
Also Available 250 hp 3.0-liter diesel V6, 290 hp 3.3-liter V6, 395 hp 5.0-liter V8, 375-450 hp 3.5-liter turbo V6  305 hp 3.6-liter V6 hybrid, 395 hp 5.7-liter hybrid
Specs    
Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3-years/36,000 miles
Max Seating Capacity 6 6
Wheelbase 145.0-156.8 inches 144.6-153.5 inches
Overall Length 231.9-243.7 inches 232.9-241.8 inches
Width 79.9 inches 82.1 inches
Height 75.6 - 77.3 inches 75.5-79.6 inches
Turning Diameter 47.8 feet 46.2 feet
Headroom, Front 40.8 inches 40.9 inches
Headroom, Rear 40.4 inches 39.8 inches
Legroom, Front 43.9 inches 40.9 inches
Legroom, Rear 43.6 inches 45.2 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 66.7 inches 66.0 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 65.9 inches 65. 7 inches
Max Payload (Crew Cab) 2,890 pounds 2,000 pounds
Max Towing (Crew Cab) 13,200 pounds 11,530 pounds
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