Drivers looking for an attractive full-size, light-duty pickup truck may be intrigued by one of the models in this 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 comparison. Each of these vehicles offers confident power, a variety of body styles, and multiple trim and features options. The 2017 Ram 1500 is available in Tradesman, Express. HFE (High Fuel Economy), SLT, Big Horn, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, and Laramie Longhorn trim levels. The 2017 Ford F-150 is available with slightly fewer trim levels. It comes in six standard trims (XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited) and the Raptor high-performance model.
In addition to offering more options on trim levels, the 2017 Ram 1500 offers premium power right out of the gate. Its base 3.6-liter V-6 engine that come standard on lower trims offers drivers 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Even though it has a slightly higher MSRP, the 2017 Ford F-150 XL offers just 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque with its base 3.5-liter V-6.
|2017 Ram 1500||VS||2017 Ford F-150|
|3.6-L V-6 (305 hp)||Base Engine||3.5-L V-6 (282 hp)|
|8-Speed Automatic||Standard Transmission||6-Speed Automatic|
|3.0-L Turbodiesel V-6||Diesel Engine Option||None|
In this 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-15 comparison, it is interesting that the 2017 Ford F-150 comes with more available engine options, but it is missing a key option. Only the 2017 Ram 1500 in this comparison is available with a diesel engine. Its turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is available on most trims (though not Express, Sport or Rebel) and offers 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. This translates to 9,210 pounds of towing when properly equipped, as well as the fuel efficiency benefits that are standard with diesel fuel. The 2017 Ford F-150 is not available with the advantages of a diesel engine, though is does offer several gasoline turbocharged options.
Both the trucks in this comparison, in addition to confident towing and hauling, are available with attractive technology features. The extremely user-friendly Uconnect infotainment system is available in the 2017 Ram 1500 (and standard on uppper trims) with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and available advantages like smartphone integration and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. An eight-inch touchscreen display is available with the SYNC 3 system on the 2017 Ford F-150 that also offers smartphone connectivity.
To learn more about this 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 comparison, or to test drive a 2017 Ram 1500 today at Fury Motors Stillwater, contact a member of our sales team.