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There are many great light-duty trucks. Finding the one that suits your requirements can take time and effort. The Watson Benzie, LLC team in Benzonia would like to help you discover your future truck by comparing a couple of well-made American options – the 2023 Ram 1500 and the 2023 Ford F-150.
These hard-working pickups are available in many bed and cab size configurations. They each have several engine options and are offered in different trim levels. There are some differences. The 2023 Ram 1500 comes ahead in the power and performance categories and has many accessories and standard features unavailable on the Ford F-150.
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One surprising characteristic of the 2023 Ram 1500 is the smooth ride provided by the exclusive rear-coil spring suspension. That would be the smoothest ride of all light-duty trucks. Let’s look at power and performance.
The 2023 Ford F-150’s standard engine is the 3.3-liter V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower. The 2023 Ram 1500 is equipped with the award-winning Pentastar® 3.6-liter V6, which, combined with Ram’s TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission, generates 305 horsepower. There are more engine options for the Ram 1500, including the available 5.7-liter V8 HEMI® engine. This powerful engine cranks out 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft of torque. Towing capability on the Ram 1500 is excellent – you can pull up to 12,750 pounds.
The interior cab of the 2023 Ram 1500 is full of standard features, some of which are not available on the 2023 Ford F-150. For instance, the Ram 1500 can be equipped with class-exclusive in-floor storage and ample rear leg room in the crew cab. The upscale and well-appointed interior cabin of the Ram 1500 is larger than the F-150’s, with 136 cubic feet of passenger space.
Moving on to some of the premium standard equipment on the base-level Tradesman, you’ll find the Ram Uconnect® infotainment system, heated and power-adjustable exterior mirrors, power windows and door locks, 18-inch steel wheels, and cruise control. You will find even more premium features on higher trim levels of the Ram 1500, including chrome bumpers, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED exterior lighting, a power-sliding rear window, and premium leather upholstery.
When we compare the 2023 Ram 1500 to the 2023 Ford F-150, the light-duty pickup that comes out ahead is the Ram. And the top place to find and test drive the 1500 is Watson Benzie, LLC, near Traverse City and Cadillac. We will provide a stress-free, easy experience when you are ready to purchase or lease your light-duty work-and-play truck. Our highly trained technicians will take great care when performing maintenance or repairs in our Ram service center near you. Visit us soon and closely examine the hard-working 2023 Ram 1500 near Thompsonville and Buckley.
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