The 2016 Ford F-150 vs the 2016 Ram 1500

2016 Ford F-150

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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

?2016 F-150The 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

2016 Ford F-150The 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.

F-150 performsIn 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

2016 Ford F-150 InteriorFord 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.

Safety Features

2016 F-150 Rear backup cameraUnlike 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.