2017 RAM 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 Cleveland OH

2017 RAM 1500

vs.

2017 Ford F-150


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Features & Specs

2017 RAM 1500

2017 Ford F-150

Standard Engine

3.6-liter V6

3.5-liter V6

Standard Engine Output

305 HP/269 lb-ft of torque

282 HP/253 lb-ft of torque

Standard Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Eco-Engine Available?

Yes

No

Max Towing Capacity

10,690 pounds

10,500 pounds

2017 RAM 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 near Cleveland, OH

The light-truck class features standout options for 2017, like the well-equipped RAM 1500 or the nicely set Ford F-150.  The 2017 RAM 1500 features incredible versatility and exceptional handling, while the F-150 offers several needed updates for the new year. When you need a powerful, versatile and agile vehicle designed to tackle whatever job you encounter, these light-duty trucks are ideal for the busy world we live in!

2017 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

Made for customization, the 2017 RAM 1500 offers three cab styles, three bed options, three optional engines and ten unique trim levels. The standard drive train is rear-wheel drive, but four-wheel drive is available, and both utilize a two-speed transfer case. The four-wheel drive system comes in two styles, a traditional part-time manual-mode selection system or an automatic four-wheel drive mode that reads the road and alternates between rear- and four-wheel drive as needed. RAM's unique air-suspension system is adjustable, offering four inches of lift/lowering capabilities for extra clearance. Under the hood the 1500 offers a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that generates 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, easily topping the F-150's 282 horsepower. For ecologically-minded truck drivers, the 2017 RAM 1500 also offers a unique EcoDiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 240 horsepower and a whopping 420 lb-ft of torque. The final option for the 2017 RAM 1500 is a 5.7-liter V8 engine with variable-valve timing and a tow-load capacity of 10,690 pounds! The 5.7-liter engine generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, more than enough to tackle whatever life throws at you!

2017 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

The 2017 Ford F-150 required and received several major updates in 2017, correcting some of the issues that had been raised by consumers in previous years. A redesigned 3.5-liter V6 engine is offered with a fuel-economizing 10-speed transmission, and gets 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. Another option is the 2.7-liter V6, which provides 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque or the 5.0-liter V8 which produces 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque.  Both transmissions are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Finally, a turbocharged version of the 3.5-liter V6 can be ordered, with 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, and this engine is found standard on the F-150 Raptor model.

2017 RAM 1500 Features & Design

The 2017 RAM 1500 offers three cab options, a "Regular Cab" that seats three, a "Quad Cab" that seats six and the largest "Crew Cab" that seats six and offers extra space within the cabin for comfort. Three bed sizes are offered, a 5-foot-7-inch bed, a 6-foot-4-inch bed and an 8-foot bed, available in pre-set configurations depending on the cab style chosen. The ten trim levels are offered with a variety of standard features, graduating in luxury along the model lines. Standard features found on the 2017 RAM 1500 include air-conditioning, a spray-in bedliner, vinyl upholstery, a rear backlight, a locking tailgate and a Class IV receiver hitch. The HFE (high fuel economy) trim features a trim-exclusive stop/start engine features that enhances fuel efficiency. The top of the line Limited trim goes to the peak of performance for the 2017 RAM 1500, featuring high-quality leather upholstery, a self-leveling suspension system and side-step bars. Finally, the Rebel is an off-road-ready warrior designed with Bilstein Shock Absorbers, all-terrain tires and tow hooks. No matter how you outfit the 2017 RAM 1500 you can rest assured knowing you're driving an exceptional light-duty truck!

2017 Ford F-150 Features & Design

The 2017 Ford F-150 is offered in six basic trims, with packages and add-ons that can help outfit this light-duty truck. There are three cab options offered on the F-150 for 2017, the regular cab, a SuperCab or the SuperCrew cab, each paired with one of three bed-sizes. The beds are offered in a 5-foot-5-inch, 6-foot-5-inch of 8-foot configuration. Standard features include manual windows and mirrors, vinyl flooring, a four-speaker audio system and an underwhelming 4.2-inch display screen. To access features like smartphone integration, remote locking and unlocking, USB ports, Bluetooth or power accessories you'll need to pay for one or more of the optional accessory packages available for the F-150.  

Conclusions

If you need a tough, agile truck that can handle any job you throw at it, the 2017 light-duty truck segment offers some winners! The 2017 RAM 1500 features a unique air-suspension system that cushions the cab for the most comfortable ride! Stability controls, traction controls, trailer-sway controls, hill-start assistance and antilock brakes are all standard on the 1500, adding to its legacy of excellence. The Ford F-150 withholds it's more advanced safety features for the top trims and expensive add-on packages, driving up the cost before you can access the same features found on the 2017 RAM 1500. The clunky body of the F-150 is helped by its aluminum body panels, which cut down on weight, but still misses the agility of the powerful 1500. To test drive either of these unique light-duty trucks or to learn more, give us a call at (888) 715-2870 or stop by Junction Auto Sales at 12423 Mayfield Road, Chardon, OH!

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