2019 Ram 1500 vs 2019 Ford Ranger in Montrose, CO

Ram truck with sunset in the background

Compare the Ram 1500 in Montrose vs. Ford Ranger

As the most awarded light-duty truck in America, and Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year, the all-new Ram 1500 does more than haul and tow; it’s a versatile performer that can carry the loads of many hats. Still, when going up against a newly released icon such as the Ford Ranger, it’s important to understand where the two differ — and there are key differences when it comes to what matters most to Delta drivers. Here in Montrose, we’re happy to show you firsthand how the Ram 1500 stands out against the Ford Ranger, but it takes true finesse to give you the best features and performance without hesitation.



Both trucks are all-new, but since you can only bring home one, we know you will want to research before your test drive. We’ve carefully laid out the differences between the two models; that way you’ll have all of the information that you need when shopping our inventory. Choose the right model, right trim, right engine, and get the best for your money.

RAM Interior dashboard view

RAM 1500 Front seat view

RAM interior back seats
Ram 1500 Model in White
RAM 1500 model sideview white

Performance & Towing

  • Drivers will only get one engine option in the Ford Ranger, which happens to be an inline-4. The Ram 1500 gives you several engines, including a V6 and V8 option.
  • If you want better fuel economy, preliminary studies show that the Ram 1500 stands out ahead of the Ford Ranger in this department.
  • The Ford’s EcoBoost engine boasts 310 pound-feet of torque and 270 horsepower, while the Ram 1500 offers a 5.7-liter HEMI engine with 380 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
  • Even the base engine in the Ram 1500 gives better performance specs than the Ford Ranger — 395 horsepower possible on the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine vs. the Ranger’s 310-horsepower-2.7-liter engine.
  • The Ford Ranger brags about its ability to tow up to 7,500
    pounds, but the Ram 1500 can do it better, offering up to 12,750 pounds
    of maximum V8 towing, and 10,620 pounds on the base
  • The payload of these trucks
    also differ, with the Ram 1500 offering 2,300 pounds versus the Ford
    Ranger’s 1,860 pounds of maximum payload.


  • The Ram 1500 can offer to seat more people in the cab than the Ford Ranger can, and it even offers more passenger volume than several SUVs on the market.
  • The Ford Ranger is a wider truck than the Ram 1500, which may be problematic when choosing a parking space.
  • With Ford, you get the SYNC 3 Infotainment System available, while in the Ram 1500, you get the trusted Uconnect System that the brand has been perfecting for almost a decade.
  • Since you’ll likely want to do a lot of towing with your truck, it’s important to note how the Ram 1500 offers several safety features designed specifically for trailering, which the Ranger doesn’t. These features include New Automatic Trailer Detection and a sophisticated backup camera with gridlines to help you lineup to your hitch effectively.
  • If you like the idea of a multifunctional tailgate, you’ll love the Ram 1500, which has this feature available, while the Ford Ranger does not.
  • Wireless charging is available in the Ram 1500, but the Ford Ranger doesn’t seem to think this feature is as important to its customers.
Red RAM 1500 on forest path

To learn more, we encourage you to check out our inventory right from the comfort of home in Grand Junction. We know that the right model is waiting for you here, and when you see what trim and engine options you have with the Ram 1500, you’ll know that you have made the right choice. With power like this, we know you’ll want to make the most of every weekend in Durango. We look forward to helping you find the right Ram 1500 lease or loan for your lifestyle, and it begins with a visit to our dealership.

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