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Lenoir City Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Lenoir City, TN

1206 Broadway St E
Directions Lenoir City, TN 37772

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Compare 2016 RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150

2016 RAM 1500

$26,145

starting msrp

20 city/28 hwy

est. mpg

2016 RAM 1500
2016 Ford F-150

2016 Ford F-150

$26,428

starting msrp

18 city/25 hwy

est. mpg

2016 RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150. What's Your Choice?

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In many ways, the 2016 RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150 share the same traits. They are both hard-working vehicles that offer excellent towing and payload capacity. With straight A’s across the line-up, the RAM 1500 edges out the Ford F-150 in the Edmunds shopping guide. A closer look can shed some light on their similarities and differences.

2016 RAM 1500 Interior

Power and Performance

Both RAM and Ford offer high performance engines. The RAM line-up includes a V-6, a HEMI V-8, and a special turbodiesel. This EcoDiesel has won accolades for its ability to get serious work done while enjoying the top fuel economy in the light duty class. Autotrader has called this truck "a secret weapon" because it kicks out 420 lb.ft. of torque. The Ford line-up includes a regular V-6, several turbo V-6 engines, and a V-8. It doesn't offer a light duty diesel. Putting the V-8's head-to-head, the 5.7-liter RAM has an output of 395 horsepower and 410 lb.ft. This gives it the edge over the Ford's 5-liter V-8 with an output of 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft. The RAM HEMI offers another plus, active cylinder deactivation to reduce fuel use. Also giving RAM the edge, the line-up has an eight-speed automatic transmission. In this case, more speeds really do mean more efficiency for the RAM compared to the Ford's six-speed.

The Ride

Reviewers, such as Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book, often praise the RAM 1500 for being a better overall package. In this age where capabilities are often so similar, many shoppers want a better ride from their pickups. After all, these trucks often chauffeur family and friends not just lumber and tools. As independent reviewers have noted, RAM offers a higher quality cabin in most trims, remaining competitive even with Ford's more luxurious editions. Convenient under-the-seat storage is another point in RAM's favor. Part of the RAM cabin's allure is out of sight. Good ride quality comes from the RAM's exclusive five-link rear suspension. This feature reduces the natural bump of the road, giving the RAM an edge over the Ford's regular suspension set-up.

2016 Ford F-150 Interior

Air Suspension

Since its introduction a few years ago, the RAM air suspension has been making headlines and earning kudos from reviewers like Kelley Blue Book. It is one of the reasons that RAM earned Motor Trend Truck of the Year, and it is notable that Ford has not developed its own competing system in the three years since. RAM's leveling system is capable of automatically adjusting the height of the bed at each corner. This ability to balance the load improves safety and stability. It also improves fuel efficiency, helping the business bottom line. Drivers can also use the feature independently, choosing when to lower the bed for loading or raise the bed for greater ground clearance. Furthermore, the bed may automatically lower its height to improve aerodynamics at higher speeds.

 

If you are looking for a new pickup, get behind the wheel of the RAM 1500 at Lenoir City Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Our staff can answer your question about payload and tow ratings. Your test drive can tell you more about this well-appointed, yet hard-working truck.

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MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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