2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ram 1500

Pickup trucks are extremely popular here in the United States, and therefore, a lot of marketing goes into them. You likely see commercial after commercial on the TV and come across numerous ads online for pickups boasting “this capability” and “that capability.” But how do you filter all of that out to get down to the nitty-gritty of which vehicle is best for your driving needs? Well, we can help with that.

We’re comparing here the 2017 Ford F-150 vs the 2017 Ram 1500, two pickups that you likely have near the top of your list. One of the glaring differences between the F-150 and the Ram 1500 is simply how much these vehicles can carry. The F-150 clearly has the edge, able to haul up to 3,270 pounds without the need for a trailer. When you do hook up a trailer, the F-150’s maximum towing capacity is 12,200 pounds. In either case, the F-150 has the Ram 1500 beat.

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2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ram 1500
3,270 lbs Maximum Payload 1,900 lbs
3.5L V6, 2.7L EcoBoost V6, 3.5L EcoBoost, 5.0L V8 Engine Options 3.6L V6, 3.0L EcoDiesel, 5.7L V8
5’6” / 6’6” / 8’ Box Sizes 5’7” / 6’4” / 8’
12,200 lbs Maximum Towing Capacity 10,650 lbs

Differences Between the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500

For those who don’t want to pay for a higher trim level or optional features to get those maximum towing capacities, we get it. Even if you stick with the entry level models, however, the F-150 still edges out the Ram 1500 with a standard towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

That isn’t the only area where the F-150 edges out the Ram in standard equipment. Ford has equipped the pickup with standard features that are not standard on the Ram 1500, such as speed-sensitive steering and daytime running lights. For available features, the F-150 boasts a Blind Spot Information System and SYNC Connect, among other amenities.

Ultimately, the choice is yours, but when comparing the 2017 Ford F-150 vs the 2017 Ram 1500, it certainly seems as though the F-150 has an edge. To drive it for yourself, schedule a test drive here at Holiday Ford.

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