The 2016 Ford F-150 vs the 2016 Ram 1500
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When it comes to light trucks, Chicago and Manteno drivers know that the 2016 Ford F-150 and the 2016 Ram 1500 are two of the best. Of course, only one can edge into the lead, so we’ve conducted a competitive comparison to see which model offers you more.
Price and Trim Levels
?The 2016 Ford F-150 can be counted upon to provide a strong range of options thanks to its six well-balanced trim levels.
The XL starts at just $26,315, offering impressive features such as a 4.2-inch display, four-speaker sound system, 17-inch steel wheels, and air conditioning. Models work their way right up to the stunning Limited. Starting at $58,480, it offers a 10-way power driver’s seat, heated rear seats, and Class-Exclusive multi-contour massaging.
The 2016 Ram 1500 starts with the $25,865 Tradesman, which comes with standard features such as automatic headlines and a radio 3.0 multimedia center. The $50,880 Limited comes with wheel-to-wheel side steps and an all-black interior.
Powertrains and MPG
The 2016 Ford F-150 offers four engines for Chicago and Manteno drivers to choose from:
- 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: The standard engine generates up to 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque, and makes up to 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway with front-wheel drive or 17 and 23 with all-wheel drive.
- 2.7L EcoBoost V6: Produces up to 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque, achieving up to 19 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway with FWD or 18 and 23 with AWD.
- 3.5L EcoBoost V6: Harnesses up to 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, and makes 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway with FWD or 16 and 22 with AWD.
- 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: Takes your output to a mighty 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque, and makes up to 15 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway with FWD or 15 and 21 with AWD.
In contrast, the 2016 Ram 1500 only offers three engine options:
- 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6: Makes 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque – far less than the F-150’s standard engine - and makes up to 18 in the city and 25 on the highway.
- 5.7L HEMI VVT V8: Provides 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, making 15 in the city and 22 on the highway with 6-speed automatic.
- Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: The available diesel engine makes 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, plus efficiency ratings of up to 21 L/100km in the city and 29 on the highway.
- Towing and Payload Capacities
- The 2016 Ford F-150’s defining aluminum-alloy body lets it lead the way when it comes to both towing and carrying, utterly outclassing the 2016 Ram 1500 in terms of both maximum ratings:
- Maximum Tow Rating: The 2016 F-150 is able to haul up to a Best-in-Class 12,200 lbs, the 1500 manages only 10,640 lb.
- Maximum Payload Rating: The 2016 F-150 is able to carry up to a Best-in-Class 3,270 lbs – the 1500 can take only 1,890 lb, significantly less.
Comfort and Convenience Features
Ford understands that work-ready capability needs to be coupled with the latest technologies if a truck is going to fully provide for Chicago and Manteno drivers, so you’ll find more in the 2016 F-150 than you will in the 206 Ram 1500, with features such as:
- Class-Exclusive 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display: Four cameras enable drivers to see all sides of the truck in a complete image on the center stack screen.
- Class-Exclusive BoxLink: Revolutionizing the conventional pickup box, the BoxLink boasts structurally reinforced box sides, four interface plates, and four lockable, removable cleats.
- Class-Exclusive SYNC 3: Uses advanced voice control technology and state of the art software to help you control your driving environment.
Unlike the 2016 Ram 1500, the 2016 Ford F-150 truly represents the next generation of trucking engineering. With a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and 12-sided design, plus an astounding 31 safety-related innovations over the previous model, this is the safest F-150 off all time.
It should therefore come as no surprise to learn that the F-150 scored a perfect 5-star score during crash tests conducted by the NHTSA, while the 2016 1500 only scored 4-stars. It also offers segment-first safety features, such as available inflatable rear outboard safety belts.
The 2016 Ford F-150 Thoroughly Outperforms the 2016 Ram 1500
Need to haul and carry more, gain access to the latest features, and enjoy Class-Leading safety ratings? The 2016 Ford F-150 is the truck for you. Just contact one of the team at Terry’s Ford of Peotone for further information.