2023 Ram 1500 vs 2023 Ford F-150 in Oshawa, ON

The 2023 Ram 1500 is a highly capable, highly configurable and technologically advanced half-ton pickup truck that effortlessly competes with segment competitors such as the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150. Refreshed for the 2023 model year, the Ram 1500 offers pickup truck owners several key advantages and clever design aspects that make truck ownership enjoyable and stress-free. Continue reading below as our team at Fraser Chrysler has compiled the highlights and key differences between the 2023 Ram 1500 and 2023 Ford F-150 pickup trucks.

Performance & Capability

Prospective 2023 Ram 1500 owners have the option to choose from five powerful and highly capable powertrains. The standard powertrain is the brand’s tried and true 3.6L Pentastar™ V6, now equipped with a mild hybrid eTorque system. A similar system can be equipped in the 5.7L HEMI® V8 for increased fuel efficiency and towing capabilities. Drivers looking for a diesel-powered pickup truck will be glad to know that the 3.0L EcoDiesel turbocharged V6 is once again an available powertrain for select 2023 Ram 1500 models. Exclusively for the 2023 Ram 1500 TRX, the brand’s 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 puts out a whopping 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of off-road ready torque. Regardless of which engine you choose, owners can rest assured that their Ram 1500 pickup is more than capable of handling the day-to-day duties that most owners will ask of it.

 

 

2023 Ram 1500 Engine Options

Specifications 3.6L Pentastar™ V6 with eTorque 5.7L HEMI® V8 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8
Horsepower 305 395 395 260 702
Torque (lb-ft) 265 + 90 launch torque 410 410 + 135 launch torque 480 650
Maximum 4X2 Towing Capacity

(lbs/kgs)

7,710 / 3,496 12,750 / 5,783 12,750 / 5,783 12,560 / 5,696 N/A
Maximum 4X4 Towing Capacity

(lbs/kgs)

7,460 / 3,383 11,410 / 5,175 11,410 / 5,175 9,860 /

4,472

8,100 /

3,673

Fuel Economy (Highway/City) (L/100km) 9.4 / 11.9 10.5 / 13.4 10.5 / 16.2 8.0 / 11.1 16.5 / 22.4

Owners can choose from six available engine options when configuring their own 2023 Ford F-150. The standard powertrain is Ford’s new 3.3L TI-VCT V6 engine that makes 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Those who opt for higher trim level F-150 models can choose from three other EcoBoost V6 engines, with one mated to a fuel efficiency hybrid motor. Ford’s venerable 5.0L TI-VCT V8 engine is also available on select models, and a High Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine that makes 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque is exclusively available on the F-150 Raptor variant.

 

 

 

 

2023 Ford F-150 Engine Options

Specifications 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid V6 3.5L EcoBoost V6 2.7L EcoBoost V6 3.3L TI-VCT V6 5.0L TI-VCT V8 High Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6
Horsepower 430 400 325 290 400 450
Torque (lb-ft) 570 500 400 265 410 510
Maximum  Towing Capacity

(kgs/lbs)

5,761 / 2,700 6,350 / 14,000 4581 / 10,100 3,719 / 8,200 5,897 / 13,000 3,719/ 8,200
Maximum Fuel Economy (Highway/City) (L/100km) 9.1 / 9.4 9.8 / 13.1 9.3 / 12 9.8 / 12 10.9 / 14.8 13.1 / 15.7

Technology & Connectivity

The 2023 Ram 1500 is the most technologically advanced Ram 1500 model ever to be released. Owners can stay connected with the available Uconnect 5® enabled 8.4-inch (21cm) and 12-inch (30cm) vertical centre touchscreen displays. With this infotainment system, owners have the ability to create up to five unique driver profiles, wirelessly connect to Apple CarPlay & Android Auto and take advantage of the truck’s Amazon Alexa In-vehicle Assistant. Drivers will also appreciate the available Heads Up Display and 12-inch (30.4 cm) Digital Instrument Cluster with full-screen navigation, standard on Sport, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, Limited and TRX models.

 

 

 

 

 

Safety & Driver Assistance

The 2023 Ram 1500 offers prospective owners over 100 standard and available safety and security features. Some of these features include:

  • Blind-Spot Monitoring System
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • 360° Surround View System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Auto-dimming Digital Rearview Mirror
  • LED Centre High Mount Brake Light

 

 

 

Price Comparison

The most affordable way that owners can get behind the wheel of a 2023 Ram 1500 is by opting for the entry-level Tradesman four-door QuadCab 4×2, which has an MSRP of $47,640*. On the opposite end of the spectrum without heading into Ram TRX territory, a fully-optioned Ram 1500 Limited CrewCab 4×4 can go upwards of over $100,000*. Regardless of which model owners opt for, the 2023 Ram 1500 offers the best value for money when compared to the Ford F-150 as it comes equipped with a plethora of standard features that make pickup truck ownership a breeze.

 

 

 

The cheapest way that pickup truck owners can get behind the wheel of a 2023 Ford F-150 is by ordering the entry-level XL Regular Cab 4×2 with a 6-½’ bed. This model has an MSRP of $39,115* and comes standard with 17” steel wheels, manually-adjustable cloth or vinyl bench-style seats and manual windows. Although this may seem like the bargain option between the two pickup trucks, it must be noted that this seemingly lower price is for a two-door, three seater base model F-150. For a similarly equipped version that’s more in line with the Ram 1500 Tradesman QuadCab 4×2, prospective owners need to opt for the considerably more expensive XL SuperCab 4×2, with an MSRP of $45,310*. Even at this price, drivers only receive a two-door truck with clam shell design to accommodate for a cramped rear seating area.

 

 

 

 

Reserve your 2023 Ram 1500 at Fraser Chrysler

Whether you’re looking for a reliable work truck to take you to the job site or a luxurious family vehicle that just so happens to be able to tow up to 12,750 pounds and comfortably seat five passengers, the 2023 Ram 1500 is an ideal vehicle for you. With multiple trim levels, a handful of powertrain options, and several different cab & bed configurations to choose from, there’s a perfect Ram 1500 out there for everyone. Visit our dealership located at 799 Bloor Street West in Oshawa and browse through our available inventory of 2023 Ram 1500 models. Can’t find the specific model you’re looking for? Reserve your truck with one of our knowledgeable sales consultants at Fraser Chrysler, today!

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