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2017 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 RAM 3500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford F-150 offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the RAM 3500. 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 3500.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford F-150 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 3500. 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 3500.

Dimensions
The Ford F-150 is about the same width as the RAM 3500. If you go with the Ford F-150, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 3500.

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 3500.

Handling
The Ford F-150 has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 is clearly the choice over the Ford F-150 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford F-150 and the RAM 3500.

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 3500. The Ford F-150 has a little less cargo capacity than the RAM 3500 for hauling material.

Warranty
The Ford F-150 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 3500.

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2017 Ford
F-150

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MSRP*: $26,540 - $63,025

2017 RAM
3500

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MSRP*: $33,245 - $59,695
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City MPG: 15 - 19 --
Highway MPG: 21 - 26 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 3 - 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 - $58,613 $31,673 - $55,712

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.