Compare 2017 Ram-1500 vs. F-150 at Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT near Savannah

2017 DODGE RAM VS 2017 FORD F-150

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 DODGE RAMFORD F-150
STARTING MSRP$26,495$27,110
CITY FUEL ECONOMY2119
HIGHWAY FUEL ECONOMY2926
SYNC 3YesNo
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Ram 1500 Excels Against Its Ford Opposition in Hardeeville, SC

A light-duty pickup by another name than one of America's longest-lasting comes up against stiff competition when it confronts the powerhouse Ram 1500. Cab and bed configuration options, creature comforts to spare, convenience features, advanced tech -- no matter the choice of trim, from base Tradesman through mid-range Big Horn, the athletic Rebel and Sport, all the way to well-appointed models like Laramie Longhorn and Limited, the Ram 1500 holds its own. Just take a look at it in contest with Ford F-150.

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Power and Towing

Ram 1500 offers the Hardeeville trucker's choice of three engines: a high-efficiency 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, torque-driven 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, and a powerhouse 5.7-liter HEMI® V8. Ford F-150 makes available 2.7- and 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engines and 3.5-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 options, both Ti-VCT. F-150 may provide one more option, but Ram 1500's base capacity weighs in higher than F-150, pulls ahead of the mid-range, and speeds to victory head to head in its most powerful offering. You'll find a range of power ratings under the hood of Ram 1500, from 240 horsepower at base up to 395 horsepower. The Ford F-150 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine offers a base 282 horsepower, with 385 in its 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8. The Ford edge at entry level, however, requires more fuel, and when you consider the comparable Ram 1500 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, you'll find Ram with the better 305 horsepower, compared to Ford at 282.

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Performance

The Ram 1500 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine offers 269 pound-feet of torque, elevating to 420 pound-feet when you opt for an EcoDiesel V6. The Ford F-150 range starts at 253 pound-feet and reaches 470. So with a mere 0.1 cc additional fuel use, the Ram 1500 Pentastar laps the F-150 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 -- well worth the investment. Plus, Ram 1500 offers a whopping 420 pound-feet of torque in its smallest, 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 capacity. That outpaces the Ford F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6, at only 375 pound-feet. Likewise, Ram bests Ford in the V8 competition between its 5.7-liter HEMI and the latter's 5.0-liter Ti-VCT. Ram 1500 hauls with 410 pound-feet of torque, while Ford offers only 387. When it comes to truckloads and trailerfuls, Ram 1500 shows itself ready for the work orders of the day, with a max towing capacity of 7,600 to 10,620 pounds and max payload support of 1,590 to 1,880 pounds depending upon build. Ford F-150 offers max tow support for 7,600 to 12,200 pounds and hefts payloads of 1,910 to 3,270 pounds. But minor Ford advancements mean forgoing excellent Ram 1500 horsepower and torque.

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Satefy and Interior Technology

Both Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 model comparable safety on the road and off the beaten path. The NHTSA awards Ram 1500 a four-star overall crash test rating, including four stars for frontal crashes and five stars in side crash testing. Ford F-150 has an overall NHTSA rating of five stars, both front and side. Ram 1500 fares well in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests, with highest and penultimate ratings, both Good and Marginal. Ford F-150 takes home a comprehensive Good rating. However, Ram 1500 takes point on the IIHS Headlights rating, receiving a Marginal moniker depending on trim. Ford F-150'S headlights receive an IIHS score of Poor.The Ram 1500 cabin appears ready and raring to go regarding mobile productivity, with options for an available 8.4-inch touchscreen-equipped Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system offering Voice Command and hands-free capability. You also can upgrade to an optional Uconnect 8.4 NAV navigation system showcasing 3-D terrain mapping and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link to help you hit all the compass points on the daily grind. Ford F-150 makes available its own capacitive touchscreen-equipped SYNC® 3 system with SYNC® Connect, voice recognition capability, and available navigation.

Test Drive a Ram 1500 Here in Hardeeville, and You'll See How It Leaves Ford F-150 in the Dust

Take the scenic drive out to see us here at Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM FIAT, and we'll be delighted to give you the grand tour. You'll find us a breeze to locate from the Savannah area, nearby Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Garden City, and Beaufort, here at 265 Drivers Way.

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