Compare the Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 For Your Westbrook, ME Excursions

When it comes to choosing a durable pickup truck that you can depend upon for your livelihood, there are many options to consider, each with their own merits. Here at Rowe Ford Westbrook, we are happy to help dispel any confusion you may have when starting your search for a new truck so that you can enjoy reliable transportation throughout the Portland, South Portland, and Scarborough region. At first glance, the new Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 models seem to share a lot in common, which is probably why many Maine drivers seek to compare these two models.


How Does the New Ford F-150 Compare to the Competing RAM 1500?

At Rowe Ford Westbrook, we are true fans of the Ford F-150 truck and not just because it is built Ford tough. Sure, the Ford F-150 comes with a trend-setting body structure and design that helped propel the pickup to the top of the truck segment for 40 straight years. Now you can enjoy improved fuel economy and reduced weight thanks to a strong steel frame bolstered by lightweight aluminum body panels in the new F-150. While the RAM 1500 is also a durable and attractive truck, the Ford F-150 excels with safety ratings thanks to its solid construction.

Additionally, the 2017 Ford F-150 offers superior payload and tow ratings for your Westbrook, Maine job site, pulling up to 12,200 pounds when properly configured. In comparison, the RAM 1500's maximum gas towing capacity is 10,640 pounds. The new Ford truck also generates more horsepower than its RAM 1500 counterparts, ranging from 282 to 450 horsepower in comparison with the RAM truck's 240 to 395 horsepower. You can master virtually any job site in the new Ford F-150 truck from Rowe Ford Westbrook. Speak with one of our experienced Ford sales professionals about your towing, hauling and driving habits, and we can help guide you to the truck that best suits your transportation needs.

Compare the Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 Design and Technology

Now that we've established that the pickup truck segment offers some fierce competition, especially between the new F-150 and RAM 1500 models, you need to decide what kind of impression you want to make on the streets of Westbrook, Scarborough, Portland, and South Portland. While both the Ford and RAM trucks are attractive in their own right, only the Ford F-150 distinguishes itself in terms of interior and exterior design.

Let's start with the exterior design of the Ford F-150. The mighty Ford truck boasts thirteen exterior paint finishes that range in brilliance from the soft mocha tones of Caribou to the eye-catching Lightning Blue. Of course, the real stand-out of the Ford F-150's exterior design is the class-exclusive cab and box design that comes constructed from high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloys. This lightweight construction results in better fuel efficiency, swift acceleration, improved handling and responsiveness, and higher towing capacities. This type of functional design is simply not matched in the 2017 RAM 1500, although the RAM truck also comes equipped with cargo storage solutions and an available remote keyless entry system for added convenience.

The interior of the Ford F-150 also boasts exceptional storage and comfort, whether you travel with people or cargo items. Enjoy a class-exclusive fully flat load floor and in-cab storage solutions during your Maine journeys. Stow personal items in the under-seat rear storage area in equipped models, and fit your laptop inside the available flow-through center console of the Ford F-150. The RAM 1500 does offer convenient in-floor storage, available only on the Crew Cab models, as well as an easy-access dashboard glove box.

The Ford truck excels in terms of technology, as well. Enjoy the confidence of BLIS® with Trailer Coverage, a Blind Spot Information System that features cross-traffic alert for improved visibility when traveling with a trailer. A new FordPass™ app further streamlines your Westbrook driving experience. The 2017 F-150 enables you to easily check the vehicle's fuel level or remote-start or unlock your vehicle when equipped with optional SYNC® Connect. Additionally, you can request Roadside Assistance, find your truck, schedule Ford service, and more from the palm of your hand! In comparison, the 2017 RAM 1500 offers an available Uconnect® 8.4 system so that you can stay connected on the road as well as an optional 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display for quick access to the truck's speedometer, tachometer, and more.

Rowe Ford Westbrook Proudly Serves Drivers From Portland, South Portland, and Scarborough

Ready to lease or purchase a new Ford F-150 from Rowe Ford Westbrook? Visit our Ford dealership in Westbrook, ME at your leisure to customize your ideal pickup truck and discuss affordable finance solutions. Whether you reside in the Scarborough, Portland, or South Portland community, we invite you to make the drive to our Maine Ford dealership for all your truck needs. We can't wait for you to find your dream Ford for sale in Westbrook, ME!



Rowe Ford Westbrook

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Directions Westbrook, ME 04092

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  1. Rowe Ford Westbrook

    91 Main St.
    Westbrook, ME 04092

    • Sales: (207) 854-2555
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