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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

2017 Ford Super Duty XL v. 2017 Ram 2500 SLT

2017 Ford Super Duty v 2017 Ram 2500

 

Every working class, blue-collar American needs a strong truck for both at home and at work. Two of the best trucks on the market today are the 2017 Ford Super Duty XL and the 2017 Ram 2500 SLT. America is in love with both of these trucks, since they share many traits. This makes picking which truck is better for your lifestyle quite the difficult decision. You have to ensure that you get the truck with the power that you desire and the drivability that everyone wants in a vehicle. The team here at Wiscasset Ford is always looking to be there for our customers through every step of the car-buying process. This is why we want to assist you in finding the perfect truck. Is the ideal truck for you the 2017 Ford Super Duty XL or the 2017 Ram 2500 SLT? Let the staff here at Wiscasset Ford help you figure out which is the truck you want.

2017 FORD2017 RAM
SUPER DUTY XL2500 SLT
   
Flexible Fuel 6.2 Liter V8 engine HEMI 5.7 Liter V8 engine
Fuel Capacity of 34 gallons Fuel Capacity of 32 gallons
Maximum GVWR = 9,900 lbs Maximum GVWR = 9,000 lbs

40.8 in. of Front Head Room

66.7 in. of Front Shoulder Room

39.9 in. of Front Head Room

39.9 in. of Front Shoulder Room

Rust/Corrosion Warranty = 5 years Rust/Corrosion Warranty = 3 years
   

One of the key aspects when buying a new truck is the kind of engine that is under the hood. Under the hood of the 2017 Ram 2500 SLT, you’ll see a HEMI 5.7 Liter V8 engine. Behind the grille of the 2017 Ford Super Duty XL, you’ll find a slightly bigger Flexible Fuel 6.2 Liter V8 engine. The 2017 Ford Super Duty XL has a total fuel capacity of 34 gallons, while the 2017 Ram 2500 SLT fills up at 32 gallons. If you examine the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of each vehicle, you’ll see that the maximum GVWR of the Super Duty tops out at 9,900 lbs., while the GVWR of the Ram 2500 maxes out at just 9,000 lbs. If you are looking to use your new truck to haul what you need, then you should drive off the lot with the 2017 Ford Super Duty XL as opposed to the 2017 Ram 2500 SLT.

If you are using your truck to haul passengers, you should keep in mind that the Regular Cab trim of the 2017 Ford Super Duty XL boasts more front headroom and more total front shoulder room. The front headroom of the Ford Super Duty is 40.8 inches while the Ram 2500 SLT's headroom is only 39.9 inches. The 2017 Ford Super Duty XL gives you 66.7 inches of front shoulder room while the 2017 Ram 2500 SLT measures in at 66 inches. Ford’s warranty program is slightly better than the Ram warranty program. The Ford Warranty for corrosion and rust covers your truck for up to five years, while the same type of warranty for Ram ceases after three years. Ford also has a roadside assistance program that lasts five years or 60,000 miles. Come to Wiscasset Ford, pick out your 2017 Ford Super Duty, and check out why the Ford F-Series has been the top-selling line of trucks in America for 40 years!

 

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