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2016 RAM 1500 vs Ford F150


2016 RAM 1500 VS 2016 FORD F-150

2016 Ram 1500 Big Horn
2016 Ford F-150 XLT
 2016 RAM 15002016 FORD F-150
STARTING MSRP$26,145$26,428
HORSEPOWER305 @ 6,400 rpm282 @ 6,250 rpm
TORQUE269 @ 4,175 RPM253 @ 4,250 rpm
FUEL TANK26.0 gal.23.0 gal.
2016 Ram 1500big horn engine

Performance and Awards

Why not own the truck that the Texas Auto Writers Association elected as the winner of the Full-Size Pickup category for the past two years? The 2016 Ram 1500 clinched the vote of sixty-nine members in a 2-day on-and-off road challenge. Its interior and exterior styling, off-road capability, value, performance and overall utility proved its superiority over class competitors, including the 2016 Ford F-150, which just can't seem to measure up. Auto experts who compared these two vehicles found that the Ram 1500 outperforms the Ford F-150 in towing challenges, specifically when it came to an uphill climb. The mighty Ram seamlessly shifted gears with ease while the coil-spring suspension provided an exceptionally comfortable ride. The 2016 Ram 1500 offers a class-exclusive Diesel engine that runs clean, so drivers get the power they need while being gentle to the environment. Ford's larger turning radius makes it harder to maneuver in tight spaces. Features on the Ram that you can't find on the F-150 include Brake Assist, Flex-fuel capability, and the optional limited slip differential. Specifically, the Ram's eight-speed automatic provides muscle-car like acceleration, while the F-150 only simulates a hard-working engine with artificial V8 engine noise to compensate for its V6. Why pay for the sound, when you can just as easily have the performance you need?

2016 ram big horn trunk

Interior and Exterior

The remarkable exterior stylings of the Ram 1500 are distinct, rugged, and naturally elevated from its competitors. But within the head-turning design, you'll find functionality as well. The 2016 Ram 1500 was built with a focus on efficiency, using clever elements like a lower air dam and class-exclusive active grill shutters for ultimate aerodynamic optimization. Ram 1500 drivers enjoy the lasting endurance of road-gripping Goodyear tires, which received "excellent" scores from ConsumerReport.org while Ford's F-150 rides on Pirelli tires that only scored a "good" in the all-season category. The pickup bed of the Ram is spray-lined and even offers a bed-extender that doesn't exist in Ford's world. Ram drivers also have the exclusive advantage of the Rambox® Cargo Management System incorporated into the side rails of the truck bed. Inside the Ram 1500, you'll notice the attention to comfort and convenience in nearly every detail. While the Ford F-150 doesn't even include cruise control as a standard feature, the Ram 1500 is packed with nice touches like storage in an overhead console, three cup holder spaces within the center console, and optional additional storage within the back seat bench.

2016 ram 1500 big horn instrument panel

Technology and Safety

The command center within the Ram truck includes the capability to become a mobile office and an entertainment center. Auto experts are elated with the Ram's Uconnect® interface, which they find much more user-friendly than the messy Sync® system offered by Ford. The Uconnect® technology is available on an 8.4-inch display screen which is currently the largest in its class. All passengers will enjoy a six-speaker system throughout the Ram cabin, where the F-150 only has four standard speakers. The RAM 1500 takes towing seriously. The Hill Start Assist® technology not offered on the Ford F-150 detects when your truck is on an incline and prevents the vehicle from rolling backward when transitioning from the brake to the gas pedal. Ram's advanced multi-stage airbags intuitively sense the severity of an impact and inflate with the appropriate force necessary for the passengers. Conversely, an ongoing transmission issue with F-150 is caused by the output shaft speed sensor dropping out and the Powertrain Control Monitor locking up rear tires while in motion. Unfortunately, even in late model and low mileage F-150s, the PCM's adaptation glitches are causing potentially dangerous effects.

You Get More with the Elway Promise

The John Elway team wants to get you in the award-winning 2016 Ram 1500. At John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM in Greeley, Colorado, we've changed the car-buying process by putting our customers' well-being first. That is why drivers who come from all over the Loveland and Fort Collins, CO areas put their fatih in us. We have an expertly trained staff of auto professionals standing by to help you with model selection, financing and lending services, and even a state-of-the-art facility for maintenance and repair. Our sales team is passionate about helping to get you behind the wheel of a truck that will work as hard as you do. The John Elway team is never incentivized with pay plans. This is our way of ensuring our customers that our intentions are genuine to serve their auto needs. We'd love to sit down and personalize a game-plan to help you drive away happy and confident. Stop by today or use our low-pressure online search and finance tools to get started.


*2016 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab and 2016 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab pictured