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Ram 1500 vs. Ford Bronco

In comparing the Ram 1500 to the Ford Bronco, the Ram 1500 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Ford Bronco has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Ram 1500 versus the Ford Bronco, the Ford Bronco is a better car than the Ram 1500.

Ram 1500 versus Ford Bronco Pricing

A used 2023 Ram 1500 ranges from $52,954 to $110,521 while a used 2023 Ford Bronco is priced between $45,599 to $115,000. For a new model, the Ram 1500's price is between $49,414 and $85,397, with the Ford Bronco priced between $40,139 and $81,270.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Ram 1500’s base engine makes 305 horsepower, and the Ford Bronco base engine makes 275 horsepower. The 1500 is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 575 miles. The Bronco is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 355 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Ford Bronco has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear head room and rear leg room. The Ram 1500 has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear shoulder room.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$49,414 - $85,397

Used Asking Price:

$52,954 - $110,521

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,139 - $81,270

Used Asking Price:

$45,599 - $115,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

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Reliability:

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Retained Value:

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Safety:

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Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.6 / 10

Safety:

Not available

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Midsize SUVs with Best Resale Value

20 / 25
22 / 25

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Ford Bronco is a compact SUV with excellent off-road capability. The original Bronco was discontinued back in 1996, with 2021 marking its return to the Ford lineup. The average new model costs $51,186.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Superior off-road capability
  • Excellent cargo capacity for four-door models
  • Highly customizable through factory accessories

  • Bouncy on-road ride
  • Tight rear seats for two-door models
  • Low fuel economy

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Available Cab Types

Not applicable

Available Bed Length(s)

67.4 inches, 76.3 inches

Available Bed Length(s)

Not applicable

Available Drivetrain Options

Biodiesel, Flex Fuel, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Big Horn, Laramie, Limited, Limited Longhorn, Lone Star, Rebel, Tradesman, TRX

Trim Levels

Badlands Advanced, Base, Base Advanced, Big Bend, Big Bend Advanced, Black Diamond, Black Diamond Advanced, Everglades Advanced, Heritage Edition, Heritage Limited Edition, Outer Banks, Outer Banks Advanced, Raptor, Wildtrak Advanced

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

305 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

269 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.064 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

7740 lbs

Max Payload:

2300 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

275 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

315 foot-lbs @ 3400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.064 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Max Payload :

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4, AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 25 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

460 / 575 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 21 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

338 / 355 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

66 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

65.7 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

117.2 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.8 inches

Cargo Space:

22.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

52.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

121.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4765 lbs

Width:

82.1 inches

Height:

77.6 inches

Length:

228.9 inches

Wheelbase:

140.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4294 lbs

Width:

86.2 inches

Height:

71.9 inches

Length:

173.7 inches

Wheelbase:

100.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

275/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P255/70R16