2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ram 1500

Researching the top light-duty trucks? You'll want to check out this comparison of two popular picks, the 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2017 Ram 1500.

 

Performance

Ram Vs Ford-150 In Marion, IN

 

Comparing top engine choices, the 2017 Ram 1500 takes the lead when you consider performance and ride comfort together. It's 5.7L V8 engine offers 395 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The top-tier F-150 engine is a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6, providing 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. As U.S. News & World Report stated, the Ram 1500 won this close battle thanks to its exceptional soft and quiet ride.

 

When it comes to towing, the base engines of these trucks are exactly equal. If you consider available upgrade expenses, the 2017 Ford F-150 takes a slight lead, towing up to 12,200 compared to the Ram's max towing capacity of 11,000. However, the Ram is well-known for its air suspension and electric steering that provides a more comfortable tow, even under heavy loads.

 

Fuel economy on the base gasoline engines gives the F-150 a slight advantage-until you consider the available EcoDiesel engine on the Ram 1500. The Ram's ultra-powerful turbodiesel provides 20 CTY/28 HWY mileage while the Ford tops out at 18 CTY/24 HWY. If fuel economy is important to you, spring for the Ram's powerful diesel engine.


 

Mobile Office

The Ram 1500 has been recognized for its impressive interior compared to the Ford F-150. The seats are built for long drives and tired workers, with supportive, ergonomic design. When it comes to entertainment and other controls, the touchscreen on the 2017 Ram 1500 has a better user interface. Alongside the large, intuitive touchscreen buttons, there are redundant knobs for those preferring old-school controls. The 1500's voice recognition, which can be used to do business on the road, is consistently rated among the industry's best.

 

The interior of the Ram is also specially designed for mobile office usage. While the beds and cabins between the 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2017 Ram 1500 are quite similar, it is the ingenious usage of interior space that sets the Ram apart. Several small cubbies, fold out storage, bins, and watertight storage compartments make the Ram easier to organize for on-the-go work.

Ram 1500 Interior Marion, IN

Why Buy from Mike Anderson?

At Mike Anderson Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram in Marion, IN, we specialize in helping our customers find the perfect truck configuration for their work, family, or playtime needs. Whether you're hauling equipment as a contractor or towing jet-skis for your regular lake outings, we have a Ram truck just for you. Our sales and finance teams will work with you to combine all available specials and incentives to get you the lowest price and best financing or leasing terms. We also aim to make your truck-buying experience easy and stress-free with our extensive online inventory and car-shopping tools.

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