2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150

Vehicles that try to make it in the full-size, light-duty truck segment have quite a fight on their hands. When it comes to quality, capability, and top features, the two vehicles in this 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 comparison can go neck-to-neck to win the hearts of hard-working families and drivers. Both offer a dizzying array of trims, body styles and options, but the 2017 Ram 1500 offers some decided advantages right out of the gate.

While the 2017 Ram 1500 and the 2017 Ford F-150 have very similar starting MSRPs, the Ram truck offers more engine output in base trims and powertrain. Its base 3.6-liter V6 engine offers 305 horsepower and 269 pound feet of torque. Mated to the standard eight-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain can tow up to 7,610 pounds when properly equipped. The 2017 Ford F-150, on the other hand, tops out at 7,600 pounds of towing with its base 3.5-liter V6 rated for 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque.

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2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150
$26,395 Starting MSRP $26,540
305 hp (3.6-L V6) Base Horsepower 282 hp (3.5-L V6)
8-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic, 10-Speed Automatic
3.0-L V6 (240 hp) Diesel Engine N/A

Ram 1500 Engine Options

When comparing the 2017 Ram 1500 vs the 2017 Ford F-150, it is important to highlight the options that both of these trucks offer for shoppers. One of the larger differences is that the 2017 Ford F-150 is not available with a diesel engine option. With the available EcoDiesel on the 2017 Ram 1500, drivers can save significantly at the pump and take advantages of the impressive torque available with diesel power.

Both the 2017 Ram 1500 and its Ford rival are available in body styles ranging from a three-person, two-door regular cab style up to a four-door crew cab model (called SuperCrew on the 2017 Ford F-150) that offers plenty of room for five to six passengers. The 2017 Ram 1500 is available in ten trim levels, including the Ram Rebel off-road-optimized model while the 2017 Ford F-150 has seven trims, including the performance-oriented Raptor.

The base Tradesman trim on the 2017 Ram 1500 comes standard with six-speakers (compared to four on the 2017 Ford F-150), a spray-in bedliner, and a Class IV receiver hitch. Elite models of the Ram 1500 (like the Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims) come standard with features like front and rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, interior wood accents, and navigation.

For more information on this comparison, or to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Ram 1500 at Fury Motors South St. Paul, contact a member of our sales team at 888-449-3307.

close-up of the 2017 Ram 1500 Night black grille
2017 Ram 1500 Night from the rear
interior seating in the 2017 Ram 1500
gauge cluster of the 2017 Ram 1500
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