If you're looking for a powerful pickup that can take you anywhere from the highway to the roughest, rockiest off-road terrain, you'll want to check out the 2017 Ram 1500 and the 2017 Ford F-150. These trucks perform comfortably on your daily commutes around Emmaus, Allentown, and Bethlehem, and they can also handle your toughest, heaviest hauling jobs without breaking a sweat. But how do you know which one of these pickups is the best choice for your particular needs? 

This comparison of the Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150 will help you discover which truck should be at the top of your list. Our team at Kelly Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram has laid out all of the important specs so you can compare these trucks side by side and determine which is right for you.

Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150: Overview

Both of these pickup trucks are equipped with standard rear-wheel drive, but can be upgraded to 4-wheel drive for extra traction and control on snowy winter days or on rough off-road terrain. The Ram 1500 has an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG, while the Ford achieves 19 city/26 highway MPG.

Each of the trucks offers a range of bed sizes to choose from, so you'll be able to find a size that fits your particular hauling needs. Most trim levels of the Ram 1500 come with a standard RamBox® storage system, a unique feature that adds boxes built right into the truck's bed rails for discrete, out-of-sight storage of small essential items, like your cargo tie-down straps or hitches. Depending upon your equipment package, these boxes may even be locked and unlocked with your key remote.

Technology Features

An infotainment system is available on either of the trucks, so you can listen to your favorite music and entertainment on your commute. The Ram 1500's Uconnect® infotainment system is available with a 5-inch or 8.4-inch screen, compared to the Ford F-150's 4.2-inch or 8-inch displays.

Each of the systems is equipped with Bluetooth®, so you can make phone calls without taking your hands off the wheel, and you'll also get a USB port for charging. Both systems have a touchscreen, but basic functions can be easily controlled with redundant physical knobs. 

Interior Space: Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150

Instead of a traditional gear shift, the Ram 1500 is fitted with a modern, sleek rotary knob on the instrument panel, which is easy to use and clears up space in the center console for additional storage for small items. The 1500 has standard vinyl upholstery, while the Ford F-150 offers standard cloth upholstery. All trim levels of the Ram 1500 can be equipped with front bucket seats, which are more comfortable and supportive for long drives.

Pick Up Your Pickup

Ready to head to the dealer and bring home a brand-new pickup truck? Our team at Kelly Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram thinks customers will appreciate the Ram 1500's clever storage solutions, modern tech features, and fuel efficiency.

Contact us today to schedule a test drive, and you'll be on the roads of Emmaus, Allentown, and Bethlehem in no time.


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