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2016 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 RAM 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Ford F-150 than the RAM 1500. The Ford F-150 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford F-150 as you will with the RAM 1500, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford F-150 is somewhat more expensive than the RAM 1500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford F-150 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 1500.

Dimensions
The Ford F-150 is about the same width as the RAM 1500. When looking at overall length, the Ford F-150 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford F-150 doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the RAM 1500.

Handling
The Ford F-150 has a larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the RAM 1500, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Ford F-150 due to its slightly better towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford F-150 and the RAM 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Ford F-150 as you will the RAM 1500. The Ford F-150 has a little less cargo capacity than the RAM 1500 for hauling material.

Warranty
The Ford F-150 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.

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2016 Ford
F-150

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MSRP*: $26,540 - $62,310

2017 RAM
1500

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MSRP*: $26,295 - $53,095
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.05%
City MPG: 15 - 19 15 - 21
Highway MPG: 21 - 26 21 - 29
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 2 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $25,212 - $57,948 $25,339 - $48,449

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.