2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Dodge Ram 1500

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Truck Country

Living in Saskatchewan (or anywhere on the Canadian Prairies) you just never know what weather lurks around the next corner. Mid-winter temperatures can easily shift from +10oC one day to -30oC, with a full-on snowstorm the next. Such unpredictable Canadian weather is why 4x4 vehicles are a staple in Saskatchewan. In fact, the vast majority of households north of Prince Albert simply must own a reliable truck. Road conditions in northern communities are often so difficult that many customers come to Lakeland Ford in search of their next vehicle. They're not just looking for any truck though. That want one that's Built Ford Tough. These customers have become a pillar of our business and we believe in being a mainstay in their communities. It's undeniable. Northern Saskatchewan is TRUCK COUNTRY!

Competition For Life

Ford and Dodge have been competitors seemingly forever and it doesn't look like either is prepared to concede. Clearly, each has its hard-earned share of the critically important truck market. According to PickupTrucks.com in June 2016, Ford F-Series had controlled close to 44% of the truck market - measured between Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado and Ram Trucks. Ford F-Series continues its envied position as Canada's best-selling truck or 51 years and running. Numbers don't lie ... and pure statistics once again confirm Ford F-150's dominance as North America's truck leader.

Keep reading to see whether or not you should be purchasing the 2017 Ford F-150 or 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 as your next truck.

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

2017 Ford F-150

Performance


Number of Available Engines = 4

3.5L V6 Ti-VCT
Max Payload Capacity = 1,910 lbs.
Max. Towing Capability = 7,600 lbs.
Horsepower = 282 hp @ 6,250 rpm
Torque = 253 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm

2.7L V6 EcoBoost
Max Payload Capacity = 2,210 lbs.
Max. Towing Capability = 8,500 lbs.
Horsepower = 325 hp @ 5,750 rpm
Torque = 375 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm

5.0L V8 Ti-VCT
Max Payload Capacity = 3,270 lbs.
Max. Towing Capability = 11,000 lbs.
Horsepower = 385 hp @ 5,750 rpm
Torque = 387 lb.-ft. @ 3,850 rpm

2nd-Gen. 3.5L V6 EcoBoost
Max Payload Capacity = 3,220 lbs.
Max. Towing Capability = 12,200 lbs.
Horsepower = 375 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque = 470 lb.-ft. @ 2,500 rpm

Fuel Efficiency



3.5L V6 Ti-VCT
29 mpg - 4x2 hwy
21 mpg - 4x2 city
27 mpg - 4x4 hwy
20 mpg - 4x4 city

2.7L V6 EcoBoost
30 mpg - 4x2 hwy
23 mpg - 4x2 city
28 mpg - 4x4 hwy
22 mpg - 4x4 city

5.0L V8 Ti-VCT
27 mpg - 4x2 hwy
18 mpg - 4x2 city
25 mpg - 4x4 hwy
18 mpg - 4x4 city

2nd-Gen. 3.5L V6 EcoBoost
30 mpg - 4x2 hwy
22 mpg - 4x2 city
27 mpg - 4x4 hwy
21 mpg - 4x4 city
2017 Dodge Ram 1500
Performance

Number of Available Engines = 3

3.6L PentastartTM VVT V6
Max Payload Capacity = 1,880 lbs.
Max. Towing Capability = 7,600 lbs.
Horsepower = 305 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque = 269 lb.-ft. @ 4,175 rpm

3.0L EcoDiesel V6
Max Payload Capacity = 1,590 lbs.
Max. Towing Capability = 9,210 lbs.
Horsepower = 240 hp @ 3,600 rpm
Torque = 420 lb.-ft. @ 2,000 rpm

5.7L HEMI V8
Max Payload Capacity = 1,790 lbs.
Max. Towing Capability = 10,640 lbs.
Horsepower = 395 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque = 410 lb.-ft. @ 3,950 rpm

Fuel Efficiency



3.6L PentastartTM VVT V6
29 mpg - 4x2 hwy
20 mpg - 4x2 city
25 mpg - 4x4 hwy
18 mpg - 4x4 city

3.0L EcoDiesel V6
35 mpg - 4x2 hwy
25 mpg - 4x2 city
32 mpg - 4x4 hwy
23 mpg - 4x4 city

5.7L HEMI V8
26 mpg - 4x2 hwy
18 mpg - 4x2 city
25 mpg - 4x4 hwy
18 mpg - 4x4 city

Which engine is better?

Ford's 2nd-Gen. 3.5L V6 EcoBoost or Dodge's 5.7L HEMI V8?

The fact that the 2nd Generation 3.5L V6 EcoBoost out performs the 5.7L HEMI V8 in almost every category is outstanding!

It may not offer as much horsepower as the 5.7L, but that is understandable if you are comparing a 3.5L V6 and a 5.7L V8 side by side. It beats the HEMI in Max Payload (by 1,430 lbs), Max Towing (by 1,560 lbs) and Torque (by 60 lb.-ft.). So if you, like most people, are okay with giving up a little horsepower for BEST-IN-CLASS Fuel Efficiency, then choose the 2017 Ford F-150 and its 2nd Gen. 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Engine!

WINNER: 2017 Ford F-150 (2nd Gen. 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Engine) by a LONG SHOT

Appearance

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Which would you choose?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are so many different trim levels for both trucks, that it is impossible to compare the appearances of each. That being said, there must be a reason the Ford F-150 has been the best selling truck in Canada for 51 years and counting.

WINNER: Up to you to decide, but if you asked me, I would go with the 2017 Ford F-150, for the prestige status attached to it.

Warranty

Ford

Bumper to Bumper = 3 years / 60,000 km
Powertrain Limited Warranty = 5 years / 100,000 km
Corrosion Warranty = 5 years / Unlimited Distance on Aluminum Body Panels
Frame = 5 years / Unlimited Distance
Roadside Assistance = 5 years / 100,000 km

Dodge

Bumper to Bumper = 3 years / 60,000 km
Powertrain Limited Warranty = 5 years / 100,000 km
Rust-Through Warranty = 5 years
The Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine = 5 years / 160,000 km
Roadside Assistance = 5 years / 100,000km

WINNER: TIE, both Ford and Dodge offer very similar warranty packages.

Innovation: Class Exclusive Options


WINNER: Ford has the 9-7 advantage over Dodge. Although both companies are very innovative, the Ford F-150 has the slight advantage

Available Options


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