2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Ford F-150 in Edgewood, MD

The 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 Ford F-150 are two of the most popular pickup trucks in the automotive industry. Both models provide excellent towing capabilities, spacious cabins, and incredible durability, but which one is the best? Continue reading to learn more about what the Ram 1500 Bighorn, starting at $45,795 MSRP, has to offer in comparison to the Ford F-150 XLT crew cab, available for $43,265 MSRP. We'll be comparing the crew cab with 4x4 drivetrain.

Once you've had a chance to review the following information about the 2017 Ram 1500, browse the new RAM Truck inventory of Thompson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Edgewood, MD and schedule a test drive.

2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Ford F-150: Performance & Towing

If you don't want to sacrifice ride quality for towing ability, the Ram 1500 offers the perfect balance of both. Standard features for the Ram 1500, such as its muscular V8 engine and adjustable air suspension system, are extra or unavailable on the Ford F-150. The adjustable air suspension available with the Ram 1500 allows you to adjust ground clearance and enhance off-road capabilities with the push of a button, providing a comfortable ride no matter the road conditions. Learn more about the engine specs of each V8 engine included on each model.

RAM 1500 Bighorn


Ford F-150 XLT

5.7L Hemi V8


5.0L V8 FFV

395 HP


385 HP

8-speed automatic


6-speed automatic

410 lb.-ft.


387 lb.-ft.

10,640 lbs.

Max Tow Rating

10,800 lbs.

Learn about the 2017 Ram 1500 in greater detail from our model review.

2017 RAM 1500 Interior Console

2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Ford F-150: Interior & Storage Features

Average-sized adults will have a great deal of legroom in the front and rear of either crew cab, but the Ram 1500 is more comfortable thanks to generously cushioned seating, its intuitive center console, and numerous storage areas.

  • Adjust the driver's seat to your exact liking thanks to the Bighorn's standard 10-way power seat with lumbar adjust. The XLT includes a manual driver's seat or your choice of an 8- or 10-way power seat at an additional cost.
  • Connectivity is effortless in the Ram 1500 thanks to its Uconnect® touchscreen display with its logical menu design and large virtual buttons.
  • Keep your belongings secure in the storage tray, in-floor bins, rear under- seat compartment, overhead console, flat-folding floor storage, or front center cushion storage of the new 1500.

Did you know our Ram dealership in Edgewood, MD offers factory-direct discounts to provide you savings? Head over to our new RAM incentives page to learn more.

2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Ford F-150: Durability & Warranty

The high-strength, steel frame of the new Ram Bighorn can handle up to 50,000 PSI of pressure, explaining its high towing capability and durability. Eight ultra strong crossmembers add even more support to its solid frame. The F-150 also provides a steel frame, but its body is constructed from an aluminum alloy, which offers questionable strength at best when you need it most.

Both the 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 Ford F-150 offer strong bumper-to-bumper, powertrain and corrosion warranties that cover certain repairs and replacement parts within the first three or five years or up to a certain number of miles, which ever comes first. Check out the factory-direct warranty included with each new Ram 1500 purchased from our Edgewood, MD dealership.

Basic Warranty: 3-year/ 36,000-mile

Powertrain: 5-year/ 60,000-mile

Corrosion Warranty: 5-year/ unlimited-mile

2017 RAM 1500 Parked on Job Site 

Can you envision the 2017 Ram 1500 helping you through your daily routine? Browse the new RAM inventory of Thompson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for your favorite Bighorn, and then experience its power for yourself by scheduling a test drive. If you have any questions about feature or vehicle availability, contact the team of product specialists at our Ram dealership in Edgewood, MD by calling (877) 354-4022.

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