2018 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 Comparison

When you're looking for a new pickup, you want to get the best. The right kind of truck is the most powerful, versatile tool in your arsenal; the wrong kind of truck just takes up space. It can be difficult to decide which truck is best for you; after all, everyone has different needs in a truck. However, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck in America for 40 years. For decades now, when people need a pickup, they know to pick Ford. The Ford F-150 does face some competition in the form of the Ram 1500. However, while the Ram 1500 puts up a good effort, it ultimately just can't compete. The Ford F-150 is superior in many ways; here are just a few.

Power and Performance

  • Drivers looking for some serious power will be drawn to the available turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine in the 2018 Ford F-150; it provides 450 horsepower and 510. The most powerful engine available to the 2017 Ram 1500 is a 5.7-liter V8, which gives only 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
  • The 2018 Ford F-150 has the best-in-class tow rating of 13,500 pounds. A properly equipped 2017 Ram 1500 can only tow up to 10,640 pounds.
  • The 2018 Ford F-150 has a best-in-class payload rating as well, at 3,270 pounds. The 2017 Ram 1500 has a payload rating of 1,880 pounds.
  • The available 2.7-liter V6 engine in the 2018 Ford F-150 gets an impressive 20/26 city/highway mpg. In fact, it's not just impressive; it's best-in-class.

Technology and Safety

  • Ford's available infotainment system, Ford Sync 3, comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are not available on the 2017 Ram 1500, or any other Ram model. In your 2018 Ford F-150, it is easier than ever to stay connected on the go.
  • The Ford F-150 has received stellar safety ratings, both from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Ford keeps you safe out on the road.
  • When you're in a truck, it is important to know what is around you at all times. The 2018 Ford F-150 has available blind-spot monitoring as well as available lane-departure warning. Neither are available on the 2017 Ram 1500.
  • The 2018 Ford F-150 has an available rearview camera and an available surround-view camera. The 2017 Ram 1500 only has a rearview camera.

Available Special Options and Trim

  • There are five different engine options for the 2018 Ford F-150. The 2017 Ram 1500 has only three.
  • The only transmission available to the 2017 Ram 1500 is an eight-speed automatic. The 2018 Ford F-150 has two available transmissions: a six-speed automatic transmission, and a ten-speed automatic transmission.
  • The 2018 Ford F-150 has an available automated parallel parking system, making it a little easier to find a spot. The 2017 Ram 1500 does not.
  • Audiophiles will enjoy the available 11-speaker sound system in the 2018 Ford F-150. The 2017 Ram 1500 only has an available 10-speaker sound system.

No matter what you're looking for in a truck, the Ford F-150 can provide it. There's a reason the Ford F-150 is so popular; Ford simply knows how to make a truck like no one else. Ford has over 100 years of auto experience under its belt, and they've managed to hone auto-design into a fine art. Of course, reading about a truck is all well and good, but it can't quite convey what it feels like behind the wheel. For that, you'll need to schedule a test drive. Give us a call at (888) 527-0304 to set one up, or pay us a visit in person here in Berwick, PA.


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