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2017 Ram Chassis Cab Vs. 2017 Ford Chassis Cab Comparison Near Athens, TX

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Compare The 2017 Ram Chassis Cab Vs. 2017 Ford Chassis Cab Near Athens, TX

When we compare the 2017 Ram Chassis Cab near Tyler, TX, with the 2017 Ford Chassis Cab, we are examining two excellent truck chassis. Both offer a selection of configurations and offer driving comfort, despite their work truck status. The Ram comes stock with 18-inch wheels where the Ford exhibits 17-inch wheels; both are equipped with standard clearance lamps as well as halogen quad headlamps. And both of these durable vehicles are furnished with optional cloth seating — the 2017 Ram Chassis Cab does offer Ram Work Grade Vinyl where the Ford Chassis Cab does not. We think, after a look through the evidence, that you’ll agree that the 2017 Ram Chassis Cab is the superior of the two. Stop by Elder Cedar Creek and test drive the 2017 Ram Chassis Cab in Athens, TX, and spend time with our commercial product specialist who will go over all your available options.

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2017 Ram Chassis Cab Vs. Ford Chassis Cab Performance Comparison

With both of these fine trucks we find some serious power under the hood. The 2017 Ram Chassis Cab is equipped with either a 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine or the proven and legendary 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo I6 diesel. The gas powered HEMI® produces a Best-in-Class 410 horsepower/429 lb.-ft. of torque, a max GCWR of 26,000 pounds, and towing of up to 19,010 pounds. With the Cummins® you’ll realize 325 maximum horsepower, 750 lb.-ft. of torque, a Best-in-Class GCWR of 33,500 pounds and towing capacity of 30,600 pounds, which is the kind of power you want when towing additional machinery near Corsicana or near Alto, TX. For maximum efficiency, there’s a 66RFE 6-speed automatic and when you need to put work in high gear, the AS66RC 6-speed automatic transmission will deliver. The Ford Chassis Cab also boasts a 6.2-liter SOHC flex fuel V8 or a 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel paired with a TorqShift® 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. The gas powered V8 cranks out 385 horsepower/430 lb.-ft. of torque, a max load of 11,500 pounds and towing capacity of 16,900 pounds with the F-350/4.30 axle ratio. The Ford Power Stroke® diesel churns out 330 horsepower/750 lb.-ft. of torque, a 14,000-pound payload and towing of up to 28,000 pounds with a 4.88 axle. Ford does offer F-450 and F-550 chassis with higher payloads/towing, but you can see why the Ram wins with the Best-in-Class specifications.

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2017 Ram Chassis Cab Vs. Ford Chassis Cab Interior Comparison

The 2017 Ram Chassis Cab in Athens, TX, has an all-business interior with either the Tradesman® basic features or the more nicely appointed SLT version. Either model offers available front bucket seats, behind the seat storage, an electronic vehicle information center, an available ParkSense® rear back-up camera and system, an available full-length floor console, a 4-spoke steering wheel, available carpet floor, plus and available overhead console. With the SLT trims there’s an optional Uconnect® 8.4 NAV, premium 6-speaker audio system and available HD® Radio. In the Ford Chassis Cab there’s front 40/20/40 front seats with available cloth trim, available rearview camera, available steering wheel mounted audio controls, a 2.3-inch instrument cluster productivity screen, AM/FM 4-speaker system and available SYNC® basic. Both of these great chassis provide a comfortable ride, but with the additional amenities in the 2017 Ram Chassis Cab — particularly in the SLT model — the clear winner is the Ram.

The Verdict

In the final tally where we test the 2017 Ram Chassis Cab vs. 2017 Ford Chassis Cab, the grand prize goes to the 2017 Ram Chassis Cab. With its superior payload and towing capability, plus an interior with more conveniences, the Ram Chassis Cab is the clear winner. See the 2017 Ram Chassis Cab inventory near Tyler, TX, at Elder Cedar Creek near Tyler, TX, take one for a test drive, and check out the exceptional deals we have to offer. Find out why this fantastic truck chassis belongs in your company’s fleet!

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