2009 Ford F-150 Platinum Lariat 4x4

Just in case Jean wasn't clear enough, this thing is GIANT. It feels a lot bigger than our similarly priced Four Seasons Dodge Ram (in fact, it's taller but a bit narrower), and while I haven't spent enough time in either truck to say definitively which one is better, my first instinct would be to go with the Dodge for this reason. The F-150 never lets you forget how big and brawny it is, which might be fine if you work on a ranch, construction site, or other locale common to pickup truck commercials, but around town it gets to be a pain. The Ram also has the nicer interior of the two, as the F-150 uses a lot of materials that look expensive and nicely textured but are in fact hard as a rock.

David Zenlea, Assistant Editor

New Car Research

our instagram

get Automobile Magazine

Subscribe to the magazine and save up to 84% off the newsstand price


new cars

Read Related Articles