The Ram 1500 vs. The Ford F-150

2017 Ram 1500
2017 Ford F-150

Fuel Economy (City/Hwy) 17/25 18/24
Horsepower 285 @ 5,300 282 @ 6,250
Cargo Volume (ft³) 61.0 ft³ 52.8 ft³
Torque 305 @ 3,900 253 @ 4,250
Standard Engine Type 3.6L 24-Valve VVT 3.5L Ti-VCT V6
Max Towing Capacity 4,970 lbs 5,000 lbs
Max Payload 1,500 lbs 1,621 lbs
Tank Capacity 26 Gallons 23 Gallons
Curb Weight 4,517 lbs 4,051 lbs
MSRP $26,495 $27,110

When it comes to finding the perfect full-size pickup truck, you can't go wrong with the Ram 1500 or Ford F-150. But what happens when you compare these two trucks side-by-side?

Located in Oak Harbor, Washington, Oak Harbor Motors offers you a wide selection of new and used vehicles at competitive prices. The Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 are both beloved, iconic American pickup trucks. They have both been proven to be tough, reliable workhorse machines in environments like farms, ranches, and construction sites. Whether you're considering a pickup truck for personal use or work, the decision between these iconic machines can be a tough one. We've highlighted the major differences between the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150 here, and weighed in with our own opinion.

We've compared the base models with stripped down features and the standard V6 engines. In many regards they are much the same, with similar MSRPs around $25,000, standard rear-wheel drive, roughly the same dimensions, and similar hauling and towing capacity. The most notable difference looking at the specs of each model is the better fuel economy on the part of the Ram 1500 and the higher horsepower on the part of the Ford F-150. In your day-to-day experience driving either vehicle, this translates into what you'd expect: the Ford F-150 is speedier, while the Ram 1500 features the best fuel economy of a full-sized pickup truck, with its Turbo Diesel engine. At the end of the day we went with the Ram 1500 due to one other feature. The interior cabin of the Ram 1500 is more comfortable. Driving one, you might forget that many people use these vehicles for work. We suggest stopping by our dealership in Oak Harbor, WA and test driving both models to see what we mean

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