2017 RAM 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 Brunswick ME

2017 RAM 1500

vs.

2017 Ford F-150


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Features & Specs

2017 RAM 1500

2017 Ford F-150

Standard transmission

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Cruise control

Standard for base trim

Optional for base trim

Navigation system

Optional for base trim

Not available for base trim

Horsepower

305

282

2017 RAM 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 near Auburn, ME

Are you looking for the perfect pickup truck? If so, then you have brought yourself to the right place to read about how the 2017 RAM 1500 compares to the 2017 Ford F-150. For the 2017 model year there has been a shuffle of features amongst trim levels for the RAM 1500. The same model year brings a redesigned optional turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine paired to a new ten-speed transmission. Continue reading to learn all about how the 2017 RAM 1500 and the 2017 Ford F-150 face off!

2017 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

The 2017 RAM 1500 has a standard 3.6-liter gasoline V6 engine that will get you 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. You can expect to get an eight-speed automatic transmission. Each RAM 1500 has a rotary knob on the instrument panel. Standard is a rear-wheel drive layout, however, two different four-wheel drive systems are available. If you purchase the truck with the gasoline V6 engine, then you will have a 7,610-pound towing capacity. Up to 10,640 pounds is available with the optional V8 engine.

2017 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

The 2017 Ford F-150 has a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine. Horsepower and torque numbers are 282 and 253 lb-ft, respectively. Available alternatives to the 3.5-liter V6 engine include a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6, a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and a 5.0-liter V8. The top fuel economy you may expect is up to 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg city when you purchase the truck with two-wheel drive and the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine.

2017 RAM 1500 Features & Design

The 2017 RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup truck. Multiple body styles are available for it. The body styles include a two-door regular cab, a four-door Quad Cab and a four-door Crew Cab. Ten trim levels are available for the 2017 RAM 1500. The base trim is the Tradesman. The Tradesman comes standard with vinyl upholstery, cruise control, a six-speaker sound system, a spray-in bedliner and a seven-pin wiring harness. The 1500 offers an easy-to-use touchscreen. The truck's cabin is both attractive and quiet. Audio controls are available for the steering wheel.

2017 Ford F-150 Features & Design

Like the 2017 RAM 1500, the 2017 Ford F-150 is also a full-size pickup truck. The F-150 is somewhat agile on a winding canyon road or around town. The tires can skid when the bed is empty and you are driving over broken pavement. Thus, this may not be the best work truck out there. There have been complaints about how big this truck is. People have also expressed concern about its price.

Conclusions

As we have indicated above, the 2017 RAM 1500 and the 2017 Ford F-150 are two trucks that have some things in common, but they also are set apart by some of their features. While the 2017 Ford F-150 offers several engines to choose from, we highly recommend that you pick the 2017 RAM 1500 because of its many available body styles and trim levels. When you want to check out your new potential ride, we invite you down to Bodwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM!

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