Truck Wars: Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Ram 1500

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Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Ram 1500
Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Ram 1500

Last year, just in time for the fall season, The Blue Oval company introduced a significant refresh of the 2024 F-150, its best-selling asset. Following suit, Ram Trucks revealed the 2025 Ram 1500 family.

Ford opted for a traditional approach, focusing on styling, tech upgrades, and features without altering the engines. The flagship F-150 Raptor R received updates, boasting a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 delivering 720 horsepower to compete with the outgoing 2024 Ram 1500 TRX.

Meanwhile, Ram not only enhanced design and technology but also ushered in a new era of powertrains. Ram replaced the Hemi V8s with the 3.0-liter Hurricane inline-six twin-turbo mill, available in standard (420 hp) and high outputs (540 hp).

Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Ram 1500
Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Ram 1500 (Credit: jlord8 / Instagram)

Additionally, they introduced the revived Ram 1500 Ramcharger range-extended model with 663 combined horsepower, along with the all-electric Ram 1500 REV.

Chevrolet and GMC remained content with their ZR2 and AT4X models, though there’s a demand for more potent options. With the absence of powerful models like the 2025 Ram 1500 RHO, Ramcharger, or Raptor R, Chevrolet enthusiasts might find the offerings lacking.

Perhaps exploring the imaginative world of digital car content creators, like jlord8 on social media, who envisions a high-performance Single Cab Chevy Silverado 1500 ZL1, could provide the excitement they seek. Could Chevrolet leverage the ZL1’s prowess to shake up the full-size pickup truck competition, or will this remain wishful thinking?


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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