Compare 2017 RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150

2017 RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150
2017 RAM 1500 2017 Ford F-150
Horsepower
  305 hp @ 6400 rpm 282 hp @ 6250 rpm
Fuel Capacity
  32.0 gal. 23.0 gal.
Base Engine
  3.6 L 3.5 L

2017 RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150

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If you are on the hunt for the right truck, you should start with the 2017 Ram 1500. Sure the Ford F150 is popular, but it’s the 2017 Ram 1500 that really covers all aspects of truck ownership. From cabin quality to hauling expertise, the Ram stands up to the Ford F150 again and again. In fact, despite recent changes to the Ford lineup, Ram continues to hold its top spot with the Edmunds Shopping Guide.

Quality Cabins and Quality Ride

Reviewers from Kelley Blue Book to U.S. News and World Report praise Ram trucks for their superior interiors. The key is higher quality materials from the work truck to the top edition. Surfaces, seats, and stylish touches just look better and feel better in the Ram truck. This quality also indicates greater durability. As you move up the trim hierarchy, higher editions of the Ram and Ford are more similar. Both offer leather upholstery and special design flair. However, only Ram’s cabins are enhanced by their class-leading ride quality. Extra insulation and special engineering help keep it quiet, keeping road noise to a minimum. Passengers feel fewer bumps than they would in the average Ford pickup thanks to the exclusive five-link coil spring rear suspension. Only the 2017 Ram 1500 can claim this setup. Since it truly eliminates the bounce so often associated with pickups, Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, and other automotive journalists have repeatedly praised the effectiveness of Ram’s rear suspension.

2017 RAM 1500 Interior

Powertrain

Ram doesn’t shrink from the toughest duty, and the Ram lineup is ready to go head to head with the Ford lineup. For instance, Ford has dropped its V-8. Meanwhile Ram continues to offer the hard-driving power of a real V8 engine. Furthermore, when it comes to body strength, Rams continue to be made of more high-strength steel. Ford claims that its aluminum body makes it more aerodynamic, but the Ram 1500 actually has the lowest coefficient of drag among light duty pickup trucks. This means it slips through the wind more easily. You can also get active grille shutters, an aerodynamic tool not found on Ford trucks. Finally, Ram remains the only truck to offer an EcoDiesel. Since it earns 28 mpg on the highway, it continues to hold the crown for best fuel economy in the light duty pickup class. If you compare a Ford EcoBoost engine with the same horsepower, you’ll find that the EcoDiesel’s torque rate gives it a distinct advantage. That’s more competitive for hauling and towing.

Balance

Ram is the only truck manufacturer to offer a load leveler. This four-corner air suspension can balance a heavy load, reducing stress on the truck body. Balanced weight also ensures greater stability when taking corners or traveling on uneven pavement. Likewise, it improves fuel economy by making the ride more aerodynamic. During loading and unloading, the ability to lower the bed is a definite advantage for busy drivers. The driver can claim more ground clearance with the push of a button when faced with a cluttered worksite or an overgrown trail.


To learn more about the 2017 Ram 1500, take a test drive at Christopher's Dodge World. Our staff can show you all of the truck’s high tech features.

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