2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150

 2017 Ram 1500 
for sale in Mt. Pleasant, IA    2017 Ford F-150 Truck   

2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Ford F-150: Pickup Showdown

When looking to buy the right truck to fit your needs, sometimes the important information can get convoluted behind the many different trim levels, cab and bed options, and powertrains. Here at Shottenkirk Mount Pleasant we offer one of the largest selections of new 2017 Ram 1500 models in Mount Pleasant, IA and with so many trim levels and options to choose from, we're confident that we have a new 1500 model with your name on it. In order to make your decision easier on you, we're going to compare the new 2017 Ram 1500 to the 2017 Ford F-150, examining each of the main functions of each vehicle, including: performance, interior, features, and safety, so you can easily see which truck is better akin to fit your needs.

Performance and Powertrain: The 2017 RAM 1500 vs. the 2017 Ford F-150

 2017 Ram 1500 Engine 
 2017 Ford F-150 Engine 

2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Ford F-150: Performance

Both the new 1500 and the new F-150 offer a number of different engine options, but at the base model level, the new Ram 1500 out muscles the F-150. Equipped with a standard 3.6-liter Flex Fuel V6 engine, the Ram offers 305-horsepower and 269 pounds-foot of torque while the F-150 is equipped with a similar 3.5-liter Flex Fuel V6 engine that falls short in both horsepower and torque, offering 282-horsepower and 253-pounds-foot of torque.

As you start to climb in trim levels, the 2017 Ram 1500 sports a turbodiesel option that extends the already impressive fuel economy up to a class high 29 mpg on the highway while the F-150 begins to up the horsepower but falls short of achieving the kind of fuel economy offered in the 1500. Although the new Ram 1500 offers a larger V8 engine option than the new F-150 does, with more horsepower and torque, when properly equipped the F-150 is able to achieve up to 12,200 pounds of maximum towing capacity while the new 1500 comes in slightly behind with a maximum towing capacity of 10,650 pounds, which is still enough to handle just about any everyday towing need.

Interior: The 2017 RAM 1500 vs. the 2017 Ford F-150

 2017 Ram 1500 
Laramie Longhorn Interior 

2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Ford F-150: Interior and Features

It's hard to put your finger on which truck offers the finer interior because they're so vastly different as you climb trim levels. At base model, both the F-150 and 1500 offer standard work truck features and amenities that will certainly do-well to get you through your busy day. With ten trim levels offered for the 2017 Ram 1500 and seven trim levels offered for the F-150, you'll see comparable features and levels of luxury, with the tip of the hat going to the 1500 because of its more refined and elegant styling inside the cabin. Another fan favorite is the new UVO infotainment system offered in the 1500 which offers a more user friendly, clean and concise layout when compared to the what can only be described as confusing Ford Sync 3 infotainment system offered in the F-150.

 2017 Ram 1500 Interior 
 2017 Ford F-150 Interior  

2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Ford F-150: Safety

With Ford's new lightweight body panels and reinforced steel frame, the F-150 earns slightly better safety ratings in most safety categories, while the Ram 1500 isn't far behind. Safety features in both vehicles are both ample, while features designed to make your driving experience easier and more convenient like the class exclusive active level four-corner air suspension in the new 1500 allows you to take on and road with confidence by actively leveling the load you're towing for a smoother performance.

Winner: The Ram 1500

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel for sale in
Mt. Pleasant, IA

Join Us at Shottenkirk Mount Pleasant to View Our Entire Selection of 2017 Ram 1500 Models Today!

The only way to truly experience everything the new 2017 Ram 1500 has to offer is to join us here at Shottenkirk Mount Pleasant to view our entire collection and take a model of your choosing out for a test drive. We are conveniently located in  Mount Pleasant, IA and proudly serve the surrounding areas of Washington, IA, Burlington, IA, Fairfield, IA and Keokuk.


Shottenkirk Mount Pleasant

2301 East Washington
Directions Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

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