2016 Ram 1500 vs. 2016 Ford F-150
Few Swift Current drivers would argue that the 2016 Ram 1500 holds a significantly stronger hand than the 2016 Ford F-150. After all, the 1500 has been named Motor Trend’s ‘Half-Ton Shootout’ champion, Four Wheeler magazine’s ‘2016 Pickup Truck of the Year’, and the ‘2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge’ winner. There’s more than one reason for that kind of unanimous critical acclaim; here are just a few reasons why the 1500 has been able to so effortlessly outclass competitors like the Ford F-150.
Range of Engine Choices
The 2016 Ram 1500 is the only light-truck in the country that offers a diesel engine. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 is a revolutionary powerhouse that has landed on Ward’s ’10 Best Engines’ list two years in a row and makes an incredible 240 horsepower and Class-Leading 420 lb-ft of low-end torque.
Factor in Best-in-Class Fuel Economy of up to 11.3 L/100 km in the city and 8.0 on the highway, plus recommended oil change intervals of up to 16,000 km, and you might start to wonder why Ford haven’t bothered offering a diesel option for the F-150.
Of course, the 1500 has more guns than the EcoDiesel in its arsenal. Try the legendary 5.7L HEMI V8 if you’d like to command up to 395 horsepower – that’s more than can be mustered by any of the F-150’s engine options.
The 2016 Ram 1500 is about brains as well as brawn, a fact evidenced by its Best-in-Class cargo versatility. Interior storage solutions include:
- Rear Under-Seat Storage Bins
- Fold-Flat Load Floor System
- Behind-the-Seat Storage
- Class-Exclusive In-Floor Storage
The 2016 Ford F-150 cannot offer the same degree of interior storage versatility, and neither can it provide the Best-in-Class RamBox Cargo Management System, which offers a remotely lockable and waterproof box with LED lighting included. It makes cargo-carrying easier than ever for Swift Current drivers.
The cabin of the 2016 Ram 1500 offers more than a whole host of storage solutions. It also puts a string of state-of-the-art technologies at your fingertips, many of which cannot be enjoyed if you’re behind the wheel of a 2016 Ford F-150.
- 8.4 Uconnect Multimedia System: Control everything from your music to available GPS navigation from a Largest-in-Class 8.4-inch touchscreen.
- 7-Inch In-Cluster Display: Provides all of your vital vehicle data in real time, including vehicle status, engine performance, trailer braking, and fuel economy.
The 2016 Ford F-150 Appears Outdated Next to the 2016 Ram 1500
The Ram 1500 stands triumphant and untouchable within the light trucking segment, and you should really try it out for yourself. To do just that, or to find out anything else about this top-of-the-range vehicle, simply come on down to the showroom at Knight Dodge today. We can’t wait to put our Swift Current customers behind the wheel of the exciting 2016 Ram 1500, so make sure to visit us soon to take it for a spin!