2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150

When it comes to light-duty full-size pickup trucks, there are a lot things to compare. Whether truck shoppers are looking for premium towing ability, interior comforts, payload, or the latest convenience technologies, a truck has to meet many demands for individuals and families. In this 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 comparison, we are going to pit the attractive and well-equipped Ram option vs its Ford rival to see which one might best suit driver needs. Each of these trucks is available in a variety of body styles and trim levels so that different shoppers can find exactly the vehicle they are looking for. The 2017 Ram 1500 offers Tradesman, Express, HFE, SLT, Big Horn, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims, while the 2017 Ford F-150 is available in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited trims, with a new high-performance Raptor model also available.

The 2017 Ram 1500 has a slightly lower starting MSRP than the 2017 Ford F-150, but its base engine offers significantly more kick. The 3.6-liter V6 engine that comes standard on most models of the 2017 Ram 1500 offers 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The 3.5-liter V6 standard on the Ford truck offers just 282 horsepower.

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2017 Ram 1500 VS 2017 Ford F-150
$26,395 Starting MSRP $26,730
3.6-liter V6 305  Base Engine 3.5-liter V6 (282 hp) 
6 Standard Speakers 4
Standard Cruise Control Available

Ram 1500 Feature Highlights

Both the 2017 Ram 1500 and the 2017 Ford F-150 offer comfortable seating options in a variety of body styles, but the interior of the Ram 1500 focuses on driver and passenger comforts, even in lower trims. Cruise control and limited parking assistance come standard even on the base Tradesman trim of the 2017 Ram 1500, while they are only available on the upper trims of the Ford F-150. Other standard features on the 2017 Ram 1500 include a Class IV receiver hitch, automatic headlights, air conditioning, and a spray-in bedliner.

When comparing the 2017 Ram 1500 vs the 2017 Ford F-150, it's also worth comparing engines and fuel efficiency. The 2017 Ford F-150 is available with five different engine options, each mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Ram 1500 only needs three engine options, each mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, to satisfy driver needs.

For more information on this comparison, or to test drive a 2017 Ram 1500 near the Twin Cities, contact a member of the Fury Ram Truck Center team today.

steering wheel and infotainment of the 2017 Ram 1500
interior seating of the 2017 Ram 1500
RamBox and storage capability of the 2017 Ram 1500

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