The Redesigned Ram 1500 vs The Ford F-150

When shopping for a new truck, two makes and models stand as primary competitors: the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. Ram, the usurper, spent years innovating and developing technology to rival the dominant domestic brands who have conquered the market for decades. Through their steadfast commitment to perfecting their craft, the Ram 1500 boasts the latest in technological implementation, mechanical engineering, and a bold new exterior redesign--resulting in a visually arresting vehicle worthy of serious consideration.

The Ford F-150, however, stands as the grandfather for the American pickup truck market. From its origins as the Model TT in the early 1900s, the Ford F-150 rightfully earned its status as the domestic pickup truck icon. While steadily maintaining its dominant status, the unrelenting innovations and mechanical ingenuity from Ram have left Ford scrambling to hold on to the remnants of its empire.

Trim Levels, Technology and Interior Design

Ram 1500: Adopting a no-compromises approach to the ground-up redesign of the Ram 1500, the interior of the Ram 1500 features a jaw-dropping 151 liters of interior storage space, in addition to the exceptional attention to detail in the design and technological implementation. With an available Uconnect® 12.0 with Navigation system and accompanying massive 12-inch touchscreen offering a plethora of integrated features, the Ram 1500 provides unprecedented levels of technologic integration within a Ram truck. Further amending the Ram's interior, storage features such as the RamBin® system within the floor of the cab provides hidden storage capabilities to maximize every available inch of space. With active noise cancellation, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and plush Natura Plus leather seats all available, the Ram 1500 combines capability and comfort with ease.

Ford F-150: Integrated with Ford's SYNC® connectivity system but a significantly smaller screen, the F-150 offers interior amenities and technological integration, but at a more simplistic level. Optional power inverters and driver-assisting systems increase the driving experience, however the sheer attention to detail and extensive interior features within the Ram 1500 outshine the Ford F-150 at every turn.

Power, Performance, and Capability

Ram 1500: Sporting Best-In-Class V8 towing capacity at 12,750 pounds, a high-strength, redesigned steel frame comprising 98% of the frame's construction increasing payload capacity and safety, and three available engine options, the Ram 1500 offers exceptional performance. With a class-leading frontal drag coefficient (comparable to midsize SUVs) and class-exclusive Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension that self-adjusts to deliver superior comfort and efficiency, the Ram 1500's innovation and commitment to producing a class-defining vehicle result in superior ride quality, safety, and capability.

Ford F-150: The Ford F-150 offers a military-grade aluminum alloy bed and body, offering a lighter curb weight and delivering ample payload capacity. Selectable off-road four-wheel drive modes are equipped with the F-150 to amend the performance. One area in which the Ford F-150 outshines the Ram 1500 is the number of engine options: with five available powertrains and a late-availability turbo diesel engine coming spring 2018, the Ford F-150's engine options provide additional choice. However, due to Ram's class-leading and class-exclusive features, the performance and capability of the Ram 1500 lands the Ram 1500 as superior.

Scap Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram: Your Stop for the All-New Ram 1500

Proudly offering an extensive inventory of the all-new Ram 1500, Scap Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram strives to provide our drivers with a variety of options and exemplary customer service. When seeking your next truck, stop by our dealership to speak with a sales professional about the exceptional capability of the Ram 1500, or give us a call to schedule a test drive today!


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