Compare 2017 Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150

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

2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150

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When we think of pickup trucks, many of us are guilty of picturing an old, beat up chunk of metal with our grandfather at the wheel. While this is not inaccurate, the changing of the times brings us a new concept for this much loved and versatile automobile. Attractive, technology packed, and spacious, not to mention powerful enough to handle heavy workloads over an extended period of time, pickup trucks such as the 2017 Ram 1500 entice us in car lots everywhere. On the other hand, we also have the 2017 Ford F-150, a perfectly adequate pickup in and of itself.

Interior Features

Although we see pickups as our primary work vehicles, advances in technology have enabled them to become so much more. The 2017 Ram 1500 features an 8.4-inch touchscreen command center that turns the cab of the truck into your very own entertainment venue. With the capacity to play music from Pandora, connect wirelessly to your smartphone and a one-year trial membership to Sirius XM, not to mention available navigation, the Ram 1500 provides all the features you need for a fun and engaging drive home. As far as seating goes, the Ram 1500 is difficult to rival. Six passengers can pack into this pickup, and with its comfortable vinyl or leather seating and extra legroom for front and rear passengers, trips to the lake will never be more enjoyable. As for the Ford F-150, only three passengers can ride at a time, and their touchscreen command center does not come standard on base models.

Fuel Capacity

If you’re anything like every pickup truck owner in America, you want to own a vehicle with the largest fuel capacity possible. With a 26 gallon tank, the 2017 Ram 1500 boasts a three-gallon advantage over the 2017 Ford F-150. Although it may not seem like a lot at first glance, three gallons could be the difference between going home after completing a hard day's work or rushing to the nearest diesel pump in order to fill up before the work has even gotten done.

Price

It’s no secret; We all want the best vehicle for the money. Starting at just $26,495, the 2017 Ram 1500 provides the best value for the money. Heading to the Ford F-150 side of the spectrum, you can expect to pay at minimum several hundred dollars more for base models. For more premium trims, Ford buyers will shell out thousands more for a vehicle that has only a few advantages over the Ram 1500 counterpart.


To see the difference for yourself, head on over to your local pickup truck dealer to compare the two options side by side and take a test drive. A superior sounding brand does not always equal a truly superior product.

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