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2019 Ford F-450 vs. 2020 RAM 1500 Classic Review

New 2019 Ford F-450

2019 Ford
F-450

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New 2020 RAM 1500 Classic

2020 RAM
1500 Classic

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MSRP*
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$47,375 to $86,505
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$28,200 to $42,395
Invoice* $45,006 to $81,877 $27,024 to $39,875
MPG - City N/A 15 - 17
MPG - Hwy N/A 21 - 25
Engine(s) V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Ford F-450 than the RAM 1500 Classic. The Ford F-450 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500 Classic.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford F-450 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the RAM 1500 Classic, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford F-450 costs less to deliver to the dealership than the RAM 1500 Classic.

Dimensions
Since the Ford F-450 is much wider than the RAM 1500 Classic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford F-450, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500 Classic.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford F-450 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500 Classic.

Handling
The Ford F-450 has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500 Classic, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford F-450 is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 Classic for pulling heavy loads. The Ford F-450 has a little more horsepower than the RAM 1500 Classic.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Ford F-450 as you will the RAM 1500 Classic. You'll be able to haul more material in the Ford F-450 than the RAM 1500 Classic, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The Ford F-450 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500 Classic.