2019 Ford F-550 vs. 2019 Ram 5500 | Which Commercial Truck is Better for You?

Aluminum Body vs. Steel Body

When it comes to tough trucks, it’s hard to beat the 2019 Ford F-550 and 2019 Ram 5500. These two brawny chassis cab style trucks offer extremely capability, fit for even the most demanding work site needs. See how these two commercial-grade vehicles stack up against each other in our 2019 Ford F-550 vs. 2019 Ram 5500 comparison, seen in the breakdown below.

Once you’ve finished reading, dive into our Matteson, IL, dealership inventory and offers to check our latest model selection and pricing. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Sutton Ford Commercial and Fleet team member through our online form or by calling (708) 720-8350. For the purposes of this comparison, we will be analyzing the 2019 Ford F-550 Lariat, starting at $58,170 MSRP, and the 2019 Ram 5500 Laramie, starting at $52,445 MSRP.

Price Comparison

Three trims are available on the F-550, while the Ram 5500 offers four. It should be noted that the F-550 Lariat, and the 5500 Laramie and Limited, can only be outfitted in four-door options.

2019 Ford F-550

  • XL – Starting at $39,135 MSRP
  • XLT – Starting at $42,500 MSRP
  • Lariat – Starting at $58,170 MSRP

2019 Ram 5500

  • Tradesman – Starting at $43,395 MSRP
  • SLT – Starting at $43,445 MSRP
  • Laramie – Starting at $52,445 MSRP
  • Limited – Starting at $65,050 MSRP

Engine & Performance Specs

Both models come equipped with heavy-duty engines, offering outstanding performance figures. The Ford F-550 Lariat comes standard with a 6.7L V8 diesel engine, while the Ram 5500 is outfitted with a 6.4L V8 engine. See performance specs of each model below.

2019 Ford F-550

  • 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel engine
  • 750 HP
  • 330 lb.-ft. of torque
  • TorqShift® 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission

2019 Ram 5500

  • 6.4L V8 Heavy-Duty HEMI® engine
  • 370 HP
  • 429 lb.-ft. of torque
  • AISIN Heavy-Duty 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Towing & Payload

2019 Ford F-550 Towing & Payload

Towing & Payload Capacity

While both the F-550 and the Ram 5500 provides plenty of towing and hauling capability, the Ford wins out in both categories. The F-550 also offers a tow/haul mode that tweaks engine performance for maximum towing and hauling power. See specific figures in the following list.

2019 Ford F-550

  • 18,500 lbs. max. towing capacity
  • 12,750 lbs. max payload capacity

2019 Ram 5500

  • 18,480 lbs. max towing capacity
  • 10,630 lbs. max payload capacity

Interior & Design

Although these trucks are primarily designed for performance characteristics, they both sport a range of attractive interior and exterior features. From premium upholstery to modern infotainment systems, the F-550 and 5500 are sure to impress with these specs:

Interior Design

2019 Ford F-550 Interior

2019 Ford F-550

  • Leather upholstery
  • 10-way power front seats
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system with 8-in. touchscreen
  • B&O PLAY™ Premium Audio System by HARMAN
  • 8-in. LCD productivity screen
  • Body-color door handles and mirror caps
  • Chrome grille with chrome accents

2019 Ram 5500

  • Leather upholstery
  • 10-way heated, power front seats
  • Uconnect® 4 with 8.4-in. touchscreen
  • 9-Alpine® Speakers with Subwoofer
  • Distinctive chrome billet grille
  • LED reflector headlamps and fog lamps
  • Body-color fender flares

2019 Ford F-550 for Sale near Chicago, IL


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