Specs at a Glance

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

Max Towing Capacity

  13, 200 lbs.

Max Payload

  3, 270 lbs.


2018 RAM 1500

2018 RAM 1500

Max Towing Capacity

  10, 620 lbs.

Max Payload

  1, 880 lbs.

2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 RAM 1500

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Both of these light duty pickup trucks are two truly premier trucks in their respective class, and both of them are worthy of massive amounts of respect from truck lovers. Only one can reign supreme, though, and we're here to compare the two trucks and let you know that the 2018 Ford F-150 is your single best choice for truck. We'll be looking at three very important categories here to help you know just why the F-150 is essentially America's truck. The F-150 is 2018's Motor Trend Truck of the Year for a good reason.

Powertrain

Trucks like this simply must have a powertrain that matches their promises. And the F-150 does. It features a four engine lineup that tops out at 395 horsepower via a 5.0-liter V8 engine. The standard Ram 1500 engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that gives you 305 horsepower, noticeably lower than all but one of the F-150's three engines. Perhaps the biggest difference here is that all four Ford engines give you auto start/stop technology, and that makes a huge difference when you're doing heavy duty work. And while the Ram's best engine can definitely match the F-150's 395 horsepower output on a single engine, you're still going to get start/stop technology that tilts the scales in favor of the F-150's powertrain.

Safety

Safety counts in any type of vehicle, and the F-150 is going to give you a major boost in the safety department. While the 1500 is certainly powerful in this category as well, they just get bested by the F-150. With the 1500, you'll get option features like parking sensors and rear backup camera, but the F-150 offers those features standard. With the F-150 you get pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection and the always powerful adaptive cruise control, both features that you'd have to get extra on the 1500. Why pay more when you can get both of these features standard on the F-150? In the safety department, your choice is always going to be the F-150!

Towing Capability

Maximum towing capacity is going to be a huge factor to most folks. If you've got heavy loads to haul, you need a truck that can match your needs. The highest towing capacity of either truck is the F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that gives you a powerful 12,200 lb maximum towing capacity. This beats the 1500's 5.7-liter HEMI V8 10,690 lbs. max towing capacity. Comparing payloads will give you the F-150 as the winner as well in comparison of both of those aforementioned engines. The payload on the F-150 is 3,200 lbs, while the 1500 can only give you a max payload of 1,690 lbs. in combination with their max towing capacity mentioned above. Hands down, the winner is the F-150.

The 2018 Ford F-150 is already the winner of many distinguished awards, and it's only going to grow its legend over time. Why wait to buy this amazing truck? It can be yours today! If you'd like to drive this one and compare it to the performance of the 1500, we invite you to call us today to set up your free test drive at our dealership. We'll take you out on the road, let you feel the efficiency and power of the F-150, and then of course our finance department will help you drive home in one of these amazing vehicles. If you think this is YOUR truck of the year, call us today to drive the 2018 Ford F-150!


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