Posted on January 9, 2017
Model Comparison: 2017 Ram 1500 Vs 2017 Ford F-150
When it comes to full sized pickup trucks, it’s no surprise that the two that come up the most are the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. Both are full sized pickup trucks that share a number of similarities. For the purposes of today’s article we will look at these two side by side to determine which one has the edge so you can decide for yourself the best one to buy.
Safety and Reliability
The 2017 Ram 1500 earned a 4 out of 5 star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for crash tests. The Ram 1500 has a rear-view camera, front, rear parking sensors, and rear park assist that are all available as upgrade options. While the Ford 150 earned a 5 out of 5 star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for crash tests. Like the Ram 1500, the Ford F-150 comes with upgrade options like a rear view camera, rear parking sensors, 360 degree camera system, and active park assist.
For warranty length, both trucks offer the same basic 3 and 5 year plans. The only difference being is the mileage coverage; the Ram 1500 offers up to 100,000 kms to the F-150's 60,000 kms.
Both the RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150 come in a wide range of powertrain and body style configurations, both have similar base engine lineups. Both have additional fuel-saving upgrades options available.
The Ram 1500 offers the best in duel economy for its class through the Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine. The EcoDiesel engine has the best in class 420 lb-ft of torque and is the only half-ton pickup in the industry to offer a diesel engine.
The F-150 can be upgraded to a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that has 387 lb-ft of torque while maintaining a good fuel economy.
Value and Pricing
In today’s world of full sized pickup trucks, the word “value” depends a lot what you are looking for. The amount you are willing to pay can change whether you are looking for a base pickup truck to a luxurious pickup that offers the best performance in its class.
The Ram 1500 is a great value because it couples its solid ranking with one of the lowest starting prices in the class with a base price set just over $28,000. While a fully loaded the Ram 1500 has a price tag in the low $60,000s.
On the other hand, the F-150 has a base price set over $29,000. While a fully loaded F-150 can approach up to $70,000.
Overall, both pickup trucks have their advantages and disadvantages over one another. It really comes down to what you are looking for in a pickup truck and it’s up to you to decide on which one fits your particular needs. So if this article has convinced you to consider purchasing a Ram 1500 be sure to check out our lineup of 2017 Ram 1500 Models found here.