2017 F-150 vs. the Competition

F-150 vs. Toyota Tundra
When searching for the ultimate pickup, you've likely considered the 2017 Ford F-150 vs. the 2017 Toyota Tundra. These two full-size pickup trucks offer plenty of power and capability, but only one can come out on top for your vehicle search. Take a moment to see why the 2017 Ford F-150 from Jenkins Ford in Buckhannon comes out a clear winner when placed next to the 2017 Toyota Tundra.

Power and Performance

Your truck should be able to handle whatever West Virginia dishes out, which is why the 2017 Ford F-150 tops the 2017 Toyota Tundra, thanks to a wide range of powertrain options designed to fit your needs perfectly here in the Mountain State. The Tundra is only available with two engine options, a 4.6L V8 or a 5.7L V8. The 4.6L offers 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque, along with a dismal fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. The 5.7L offers 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque, with an even more dismal fuel economy of 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. By comparison, Ford F-150 drivers can enjoy far superior fuel economy along with the exact horsepower they need with four engine options:

•     A 3.5L V6 that offers 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, along with 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway

•     A 2.7L Ecoboost V6 that offers 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque, along with 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway

•     A 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that offers 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, along with 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway

•     A 5.0L V8 that offers 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque, along with 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway

  Industry Leading Features and Capability

While the Toyota Tundra offers many standard features, it doesn't offer the innovation or skill of the Ford F-150. For example, the Ford offers an available best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 12,200 pounds, while the Toyota only manages 10,500 pounds. Likewise, the F-150 wins in the maximum payload category with 3,270 pounds of capability, which is unmatched by the Tundra's 1,555 pounds of capability. In addition, Ford offers several unique features that are simply unavailable for the Tundra, including:

•     Class-Exclusive BoxLink, which offers reinforced box sides, four interface plates, and four lockable and removable cleats

•     Class-Exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which allows you to manage trailering in reverse by turning a knob left or right

•      Class-Exclusive SYNC 3, the state-of-the-art infotainment system designed to connect you to your vehicle and smartphone like never before


The 2017 F-150 earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while the Tundra only rated 4 stars. This is probably because the Ford truck is constructed using a fully boxed frame comprised of up to 78 percent high-strength steel. In addition, this model has been outfitted with 31 safety-related innovations, blowing the competition out of the water with ease.

Take the Challenge Today
If you are ready to put the 2017 Ford F-150 against the 2017 Toyota Tundra, challenge yourself to test drive the Ford option firsthand; once you get behind the wheel, you will know why this is the favored truck for people who want to get stuff done. The team at Jenkins Ford in Buckhannon, WV can help you on your way when you call (304) 472-1700. Let us guide you through financing, options, and your maintenance schedule for top-notch truck-buying experience today! Jenkins has the area's best selection of Ford F-150 with a 1/4 mile of trucks in stock now!

F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado
The 2017 Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are among the most popular full-size pickup trucks on the road. Both provide ample towing and hauling power, a strong, maneuverable performance, and modern interior comfort. If you're shopping the segment, check out our four-category guide below.

Power and Performance

Both models offer impressive power, but we like the 2016 Ford F-150's unique balance of strength and fuel economy. The line's two EcoBoost engines are particularly striking. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine delivers 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque, giving you the power to tow up to 8,500 pounds. To haul maximum loads, check out the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. Properly equipped, models with this engine can tow up to 12,000 pounds.

Of course, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is also big on towing and hauling capabilities. The base 4.3-liter V6 engine provides 285 horses and 305 pound-feet of torque. This is no match for Ford's EcoBoost engine! 

When it comes to safety, the Silverado 1500 excels. The OnStar telematics system enhances protection with features like on-demand roadside assistance and automatic collision notification. The forward-collision alert system warns you if it senses an imminent crash.

However, the F-150 proved tough to beat in this important category. In government crash tests, the F-150 earned a perfect five-star rating for overall safety. Its high-strength steel frame gives you peace of mind on the highway. Use the rearview camera to help keep large trailers on the right track through the mountains of West Virginia.

Interior Comfort

Once again, the 2017 Ford F-150 is our favorite. The cabin is as luxurious as you care to make it, thanks to features like leather upholstery. Heated and cooled front seats help you maintain comfort in any weather. The F-150 also offers class-exclusive multi-contouring massage seats to help you get through the workday.

Similarly, the Silverado 1500 interior delivers high-quality materials. Stow carry-on items in handy bins and cubbies throughout the cabin. The seats are big on padding to give you the kind of long-term support you're sure to crave at the end of the day.


Modern Convenience

This was a difficult choice, but the 2017 Ford F-150 pulls ahead. The new Pro Trailer Backup Assist system comes in handy, offering a knob that guides the trailer in the proper direction. The all-new SYNC 3 infotainment system is easy to use and offers a wide range of smartphone options to keep you connected on the go.

Of course, the Silverado 1500 also offers an impressive list of tech features. The in-car Wi-Fi hotspot offers a strong Internet connection, no matter where you travel. The MyLink infotainment system is big on smartphone integration, letting you stream your favorite tunes or make hands-free calls.

While both the 2017 Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are full-size pickup trucks with plenty to offer, the Ford F-150 takes the lead overall. Its engine options not only give you the power you need to move heavy loads, but deliver optimal fuel economy as well. Handy features, including tow assist and a rearview camera, let you can guide massive trailers with ease. Safety equipment gives you peace of mind on the highway. Inside, luxuries like heated and massaging seats help you make the most of your workday. Call Jenkins Ford Buckhannon to take an F-150 out for a test drive today.

F-150 vs. Ram
When it comes to trucks, West Virginian drivers know that the 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2017 Ram 1500 are two of the best. Of course, only one can edge into the lead, so Jenkins Ford conducted a competitive comparison to see which model offers you more..

Price and Trim Levels

The 2017 Ford F-150 can be counted upon to provide a strong range of options thanks to its six well-balanced trim levels.

The XL starts at just $26,315, offering impressive features such as a 4.2-inch display, four-speaker sound system, 17-inch steel wheels, and air conditioning. Models work their way right up to the stunning Limited. Starting at $58,480, it offers a 10-way power driver's seat, heated rear seats, and Class-Exclusive multi-contour massaging.

The 2016 Ram 1500 starts with the $25,865 Tradesman, which comes with standard features such as automatic headlines and a radio 3.0 multimedia center. The $50,880 Limited comes with wheel-to-wheel side steps and an all-black interior.
  Power and Performance

The 2017 Ford F-150 offers four engines for drivers to choose from:

  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: The standard engine generates up to 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque, and makes up to 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway with front-wheel drive or 17 and 23 with all-wheel drive.
  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6: Produces up to 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque, achieving up to 19 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway with FWD or 18 and 23 with AWD.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6: Harnesses up to 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, and makes 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway with FWD or 16 and 22 with AWD.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: Takes your output to a mighty 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque, and makes up to 15 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway with FWD or 15 and 21 with AWD.

In contrast, the 2016 Ram 1500 only offers three engine options:

  • 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6: Makes 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque - far less than the F-150's standard engine - and makes up to 18 in the city and 25 on the highway.
  • 5.7L HEMI VVT V8: Provides 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, making 15 in the city and 22 on the highway with 6-speed automatic.
  • Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: The available diesel engine makes 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, plus efficiency ratings of up to 21 L/100km in the city and 29 on the highway.

Towing and Payload Capacities

The 2017 Ford F-150's defining aluminum-alloy body lets it lead the way when it comes to both towing and carrying, utterly outclassing the 2017 Ram 1500 in terms of both maximum ratings:

  • Maximum Tow Rating: The 2016 F-150 is able to haul up to a Best-in-Class 12,200 lbs, the 1500 manages only 10,640 lb.
  • Maximum Payload Rating: The 2016 F-150 is able to carry up to a Best-in-Class 3,270 lbs - the 1500 can take only 1,890 lb, significantly less.


Comfort and Convenience Features

2017 Ford F-150 InteriorFord understands that work-ready capability needs to be coupled with the latest technologies if a truck is going to fully provide for West Virginia drivers, so you'll find more in the 2017 F-150 than you will in the 2017 Ram 1500, with features such as:

  • Class-Exclusive 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display: Four cameras enable drivers to see all sides of the truck in a complete image on the center stack screen.
  • Class-Exclusive BoxLink: Revolutionizing the conventional pickup box, the BoxLink boasts structurally reinforced box sides, four interface plates, and four lockable, removable cleats.
  • Class-Exclusive SYNC 3: Uses advanced voice control technology and state of the art software to help you control your driving environment.

2017 F-150 Rear backup camera. Unlike the 2017 Ram 1500, the 2017 Ford F-150 truly represents the next generation of trucking engineering. With a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and 12-sided design, plus an astounding 31 safety-related innovations over the previous model, this is the safest F-150 off all time.

It should therefore come as no surprise to learn that the F-150 scored a perfect 5-star score during crash tests conducted by the NHTSA, while the 2017 Ram 1500 only scored 4-stars on it. It also offers segment-first safety features, such as available inflatable rear outboard safety belts.

The 2017 Ford F-150 Thoroughly Outperforms the 2017 Ram 1500
Need to haul and carry more, gain access to the latest features, and enjoy Class-Leading safety ratings? The 2017 Ford F-150 is the truck for you. Just contact one of the team at Jenkins Ford for further information. We're located on US-33 East in Buckhannon. Still unsure if the escape is the right model for you? Browse our full selection of new Ford Vehicles here.

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