2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150
Choosing the right pickup is not easy, especially when most pickup trucks these days are offered in a wide variety of configurations. To help you have an easier time sorting through your options to find the vehicle that's right for you, we've done some research so that you don't have to, and we're here to present it in this comparison between the 2017 Ram 1500 vs the 2017 Ford F-150.
The Ford F-150 has certainly made a name for itself over the years, but when compared to the Ram 1500, there are some things it just can't provide. Take the class-exclusive RamBox, for example. The major cargo management system in the 2017 F-150 is called BoxLink, and it helps provide a little more flexibility with cargo tie downs. The RamBox, however, is far more innovative. Not only are there 4 adjustable tie-down cleats for the Ram 1500 that do similar work as BoxLink, but the RamBox adds to this with an enclosed cargo space built right into the side rails of your truck bed. It protects all your gear from the weather and is lit up, so you can access everything you need easily whether day or night.
|2017 Ram 1500||vs||2017 Ford F-150|
|RamBox||Cargo Management System||Box Link|
|Up to 21 city/29 hwy||MPG||Up to 19 city/26 hwy|
|3.0L EcoDiesel V6||Diesel Engine Option||N/A|
|5'7"/6'4"/8'||Bed Lengths||Bed Lengths 5'6"/6'6"/8'|
Differences Between the 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 Ford F-150
Something else that Ford didn't really pick up on when it came to engineering the F-150 is the benefit of a diesel engine, as none are available for the 2017 model. Ram, however, does offer a diesel engine with the 2017 1500. It's a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that delivers best-in-class highway fuel economy at 29 mpg. Despite its efficiency, it can also pump out an incredible 420 lb-ft of torque.
On top of all that, the 1500 starts at a lower MSRP than the F-150, yet it still manages to deliver standard equipment that is only available at a higher cost on the Ford F-150. These features include cruise control, a driver information center, an 8-speed automatic transmission and heavy duty front shocks.
The 2017 Ford F-150 may be a well-known option in the pickup truck segment, but when compared to the 2017 Ram 1500, it falls short in many key areas. To experience the 2017 Ram 1500 for yourself, be sure to get in touch with us at Parks Motors. We'd be happy to get you behind the wheel or tell you more about this truck.