Ford F-150 Comparisons

Learn How the F-150 Pickup Matches up to its Netcong Competition

There are plenty of options in the full-size truck segment, but three tend to dominate the rankings -- and the sales charts. For our money, the Ford F-150 is the most complete of all the pickups available, but let's see how it compares to two top rivals: the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Ram 1500.

Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500


Each pickup can be equipped with multiple engines, but the Ford F-150 has six options -- twice as many as the Silverado offers. The Ford F-150 features a standard 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower, topping the Silverado's base 4.3-liter V6. If you choose the top engine available for each truck, the Ford F-150 has an available 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 that makes 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, outperforming the Silverado's 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 and its 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

Those numbers really make a difference for our Hackettstown customers who need maximum towing and payload performance. The F-150 has a max towing rating of 13,200 pounds and payload capacity of 3,270 pounds, besting the Silverado in both metrics.


Naturally, each truck offers more features as you move up in trim levels, but we took at look at the standard features offered on the introductory models. The seats in the F-150 are significantly more comfortable than those found in the Silverado, and the Ford SYNC® infotainment system is regarded as being far more user-friendly than the Silverado's MyLink system.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded both the F-150 and the Silverado 1500 with a 5-Star Overall crash safety rating, but the Ford F-150 earned better results in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety examinations. The F-150 was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, an honor that eluded the Silverado. Given that the F-150 boasts top-of-the-class collision warning and avoidance systems, it's clearly the safer option for our Sparta NJ customers.

Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500

Overall Cost of Ownership

Base models of the two trucks are offered at almost the same Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, though the Ram is a bit lower in price. That difference, however, is more than made up for over the long term if you choose the F-150 and its better EPA-estimated city fuel efficiency.


Of the two trucks, the F-150 provides you with more engine options, more horsepower, and the greater towing and hauling power for busy Hopatcong drivers. The F-150 has a roster of six engines, while the Ram is limited to a range of only three.

With a maximum 450 horsepower available, the F-150 has a top hauling capability of 3,270 pounds and a maximum towing capability of 13,200 pounds. The Ram, which tops out at 395 horsepower, can only haul up to 1,880 pounds and tow up to 10,640 pounds.


Both the F-150 and Ram 1500 have shed their basic work truck pasts to offer the modern features we all want and enjoy. However, it's widely considered that the SYNC 3® system offered for the Ford is the better choice of the two available infotainment systems. It boasts an intuitive, highly-responsive touchscreen, along with voice control and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity that provides easy access to your music, contacts, and other apps.

Learn More About the Ford F-150 at Family Ford Inc.

Now that you've read a little about why the F-150 is the top truck option for Newton drivers, don't you think you owe it to yourself to visit our Netcong showroom and explore one in person? Our team is ready to answer any questions, explain features, and arrange for you to take a test drive.

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