As it turns out, the most popular cars in America aren’t actually cars at all. Loyal truck enthusiasts love their pickup wholeheartedly thanks to the known reliability, utility, and performance these heavy duty vehicles deliver.
According to U.S. News and various auto industry sites, the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 are two of the hottest pickups in America. Keep reading to learn about their differences and similarities, strengths and weaknesses.
Ram vs Ford: Price
There are many factors to consider when deciding on price; however, the F-150 is generally going to be more expensive than the Ram. Both trucks start in the $20,000-range, but the F-150 tops out at approximately $59,000 while the max Ram price tag is $49,000.
Ram vs Ford: Performance
The Ram 1500’s engine delivers more power, but Ford offers a more powerful turbocharged engine and agile handling.
Ram vs Ford: Safety
With its strong steel frame that has lightweight aluminum body panels, the F-150 has scored top safety ratings. Ford claims this new body structure has saved up to 700 pounds of weight and made it a safer vehicle.
The 2017 F-150 earned five out of five stars in three out of the four categories it was tested in by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It earned a four out of five in the rollover test. On the downside, there have been numerous recalls with the most recent F-150 model.
The 2017 Ram 1500, on the other hand, got five stars in just one category, the side crash test. However, it has had fewer recalls.
Ram vs Ford: Towing
The Ford is able to pull up to 12,200 pounds, whereas the Ram maxes out at 10,650 lbs. So if towing is high on your list, the F-150 has the Ram beat.
Ram vs Ford: Comfort
Extra tall passengers will enjoy the Ford F-150 more due to its larger interior space. Although the Ram 1500 is plenty large enough, the F-150 has slightly more head and leg room.
Ram vs Ford: Interior and exterior
When it comes to exterior styling, the Ram 1500 regularly rates better than the Ford F-150. Many people say the Ram has a more rugged and distinctive look as well as a sharper interior than the F-150. Some reviewers claim the Ram’s interior borderline luxury status.
Ram vs Ford: Fuel efficiency
Looking to save at the pump? The Ram 1500 has an eight speed automatic that offers the best fuel efficiency in its class.
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