2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 Comparison | Fitchburg, MA

2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150
2017 Ram 1500 2017 Ford F-150
HORSEPOWER
  305 hp 282 hp
FUEL CAPACITY
  32.0 gallons 23.0 gallons
FRONT HIP ROOM
  62.9 in. 62.5 in.

2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150

Serving Fitchburg, Leominster, and Worcester, MA

When you need a real hauler, but a typical 1500 isn't quite strong enough for your daily tasks, you can step up to a Ram 1500. When you look at how the 2017 Ram 1500 and Ford F150 compare, you can see clearly what the Ram is ready to do for you. Ram 1500s can fit the bill whether you want a plain workhorse or a cushy place for your daily drive.

Truck Styles and Choices

For years, Ram has been leading the way toward better cabins for work trucks. Drivers can expect comfort, technology and even some style thanks to Ram's emphasis on quality. The Ram 1500 has nine trim levels, surpassing the Ford's five trim levels. With so many entry points, Ram shoppers are sure to find the amenities and style that fit their lifestyle. Ram Big Horn third-tier editions have 10-way power driver's seats while Longhorns, the fourth tier, have power-heated and power-ventilated front seats. The exclusive Power Wagon is an award-winning off-roader that comes packed with Ram's high quality materials and design. You can enjoy a better way to store tools and organize your load with the RamBox system. A special cargo-view camera is a new Ram feature that really benefits those who tow regularly. It helps you watch closely when lining up the trailer. On the road, you can keep an eye on what you are hauling. Nighttime use is possible with the system's bright bed-mounted LEDs.

Performance

Ready to work hard, the Ram 1500 continues to stand up to the 2017 Ford F150. Ram 1500's base trim provides a powerful 3.6 L V6 engine with 305-horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. Ford F150's base trim provides a 3.5 L V6 engine with 282-horsepower and 253 lbs-ft. We think Ram's choices and capability still make the 1500 as competitive as ever. Drivers get an eight-speed shiftable automatic while Ford F150 only has a six-speed shiftable automatic.

Balanced Travel

As other reviewers have written, the Ram 1500 has a excellent suspension. The front system improves roll stiffness while the rear suspension gives the Ram its best-in-class ride quality. Drivers will notice that the overall effect is more responsive handling. Even with its recent changes, Ford F150s can't quite match these Rams for drivability or ride quality. Furthermore, only Ram has a unique load-leveling air suspension. This available feature can raise or lower all four corners of the bed to achieve balance. Drivers can lower the suspension to bring the bed closer to the ground for loading purposes. Drivers can raise the bed to help them over worksite or trail debris. On the highway, the system can lower itself to create better aerodynamics and reduce fuel consumption.


When you want a better truck, start your search at our Ram dealership. Come check out the 2017 Ram 1500 and take a test drive.

* Actual mileage may vary.