When it comes to light duty pickup trucks, there's a range of options for Tennessee drivers, but one model rises to the top. That's right - the Ram 1500 is our truck of choice, and the new 2017 model is better than ever. To prove it, we've set up a quick comparison with one of the 1500's top rivals, the Ford F-150. Check out our findings below, and we're sure you'll agree: when it comes to pickups, Ram is the one to beat.
Want to balance brawn with efficiency? Towing heavy loads but still saving at the gas pump might seem like a dream, but it can be your reality! The 2017 Ram 1500 has an available 3.0 L Ecodiesel V6 engine that boasts a jaw-dropping 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. You can't get that in an F-150.
If you'd prefer to really amp up your engine, the 1500 offers a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with TorqueFlite® 8 eight-speed automatic transmission. With 395-hp and 410 pound-feet of torque, it proves to be a truly formidable ride. The F-150's available 5.0L V8, by comparison, offers only 385-hp and 387 pound-feet of torque.
Both pickups are decked out with the latest technology, but when you opt for the Ram 1500, the available Uconnect® 8.4 takes your experience to the next level. You'll get an 8.4" touchscreen, Bluetooth® streaming audio, voice command, available navigation with enhanced features, and personalization settings to make it all your own. Ford's Sync 3 just can't keep up.
The 2017 Ford F-150 model has an aluminum body, which could end up being a big problem for you. Scratches, dents, and damage plague this material, so you might end up in the repair shop more often than you'd like. We have a solution: go with steel. In the Ram 1500, you can spend more time getting the job done and less time in the body shop.
But don't just take our word for it - come to your own conclusion by taking one of the new 2017 Ram 1500 trucks on our lot out for a spin. After all, you have to get in the driver's seat to really know that a truck is the one for you. Lonnie Cobb's Humboldt Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is here to make the process easy. Let us know that you're interested and we'd be more than happy to set you up in a test drive, and to help you explore the many options and features the 1500 offers.
The perfect Ram 1500 is waiting for you, and chances are it's on our lot at Lonnie Humboldt's Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Experience the thrill of the drive, with quality customer service to match, when you stop by to visit us in Humboldt. We're convenient to Ram enthusiasts from Milan, Brownsville, Trenton, and Jackson, Tennessee.