Compare 2016 RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150 | Amelia, VA

2016 RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150
2016 RAM 1500 2016 Ford F-150
  3.6 L Base Engine 3.5 L
  26.0 gal. Fuel Capacity 23.0 gal.
  305 hp @ 6400 rpm Horsepower 282 hp @ 6250 rpm
  269 ft-lbs. @ 4175 rpm Torque 253 ft-lbs. @ 4250 rpm
  8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic

2016 RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150

Serving Amelia, Richmond, and Farmville, VA

The 2016 RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 are premium pickup trucks that are engineered for heavy-duty use. Both models have solid powertrains that are optimized for towing, but the RAM 1500 offers better overall performance with signature units such as the 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine and 3.0 L EcoDiesel engine. Part of the RAM 1500's high-tech design, an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system also delivers better entertainment and guidance than the Sync 3 hub in the Ford F-150.


With the 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine in the 2016 RAM 1500, you can enjoy up to 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of peak torque. The most powerful option in the Ford F-150 is a 5.0 L Ti-VCT V8 engine that produces up to 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque. If you're seeking easy access to torque, opt for the 3.0 L EcoDiesel engine in the RAM 1500. This V6 diesel-powered engine whips out a maximum of 420 lb-ft of torque. A diesel oxidation catalyst and air particulate filter highlight the low-emissions design of this powerful engine. Even though the Ford F-150's 3.5 L EcoBoost gas-powered engine offers the same torque output, it's simply not as efficient as the EcoDiesel engine. Another powertrain option in the RAM 1500 is the 3.6 L Pentastar engine that generates 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Clearly, this signature engine is more powerful than the Ford F-150's 3.5 L Ti-VCT V6 engine that's rated at 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque.


Equipped with the eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission system, the 2016 RAM 1500 is more versatile than the Ford F-150, which comes with a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The TorqueFlite transmission is actually available in three editions that are optimized for specific RAM 1500 models. Integrated into the instrument panel, the rotary E-shift makes it very easy to change gears in this patented transmission system. Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) is available in both of these versatile pickup trucks. An Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension in the RAM 1500 surely offers a smoother and more comfortable ride than the Ford F-150. This dynamic suspension system can be manually adjusted to increase or decrease ground clearance. For example, you can lower the RAM 1500 in order to minimize drag when cruising at fast speeds. Additionally, the suspension system can be raised to prevent damage when driving at rough terrains such as rocks.

2016 RAM 1500 interior

Digital Technology

An 8.4-inch Uconnect NAV 8.4 multimedia system in the 2016 RAM 1500 has a lot more to offer than SYNC 3 infotainment hub in the Ford F-150. The GPS navigation systems in both pickup trucks are connected to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. Featuring 3D terrain maps, the Uconnect navigation system offers more detailed guidance than the Sync 3 navigation. With SiriusXM Tune Start in the UConnect audio system, you can easily switch between radio stations and listen to songs from the beginning. A nine-speaker Alpine sound system is available in the RAM 1500 to blast your favorite hits. Additionally, the Uconnect platform is available with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that can be accessed through smartphones and other mobile gadgets.

Visit our dealership in Amelia, VA, to browse a large selection of 2016 RAM 1500 models. Whether it's the Big Horn or Lone Start, we have every RAM 1500 trim available for a test drive. After you personally experience a thrilling ride in this powerful RAM pickup truck, we encourage you to compare it to the capabilities of the Ford F-150.

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