2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Ford F-150: Head to Head

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Winner: 2017 Ford F-150 (Details Below)

Although the F-150 and Ram 1500 scored closely in our rankings, the Ford F-150 was our choice for 2017 Best Full-Size Truck for the Money award because it represents superior value. However, the Ram 1500 boasts a lower base price.

The Ram has numerous trim packages, starting with the basic Tradesman, which comes with a V6, vinyl upholstery, six speakers, and a USB port. If you want things like cloth upholstery, power windows, and an infotainment system, you jump up to the Lone Star trim, which starts around $31,000. Add a V8 to that, and you’re up to about $33,000. The Sport model, which comes with a rearview camera, a larger infotainment screen (8.4 inches), heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel, starts around $36,000. You can option it all the way up to almost $53,000 for the Limited package, and that gets you leather seats, an air suspension, heated and ventilated front seats, and front and rear parking sensors.

Ford structures things differently. It has six trim packages but allows customers to add options a la carte to most trim levels. If you go all out, you’ll wind up spending almost $70,000. 

Although the 1500 has a lower starting price ($26,495), it’s only $235 cheaper than the base XL F-150. The F-150 wins this category because it offers a better value, overall. 

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