2018 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500
The 2018 Ford F-150 has set the bar for pickup trucks, as it’s smarter and more capable than ever before. Its rugged and stylish design, as well as impressive performance and technology features, make the F-150 capable enough for any driver in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte.
But how does it compare to other impressive trucks like the 2018 Ram 1500? To find out, check out this 2018 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 comparison, provided by The Lake Dealerships.
Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 Performance Specs
The 2018 Ford F-150 has five engine options, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get the power you need for your daily commutes…
- 5L EcoBoost®: 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque
- 7L EcoBoost® V6: 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque
- 3L Ti-VCT V6: 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque (new for 2018)
- 0L Ti-VCT V8: 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque
- 5L twin-turbo EcoBoost®: 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque
These engines are paired with the advanced 10-speed automatic transmission. What’s more, you can choose from six selectable drive modes: Normal, Tow-Haul, Snow-Wet, EcoSelect, and Sport. This way, you’ll get the confident performance needed to take on any road and weather condition with ease.
Best of all, the 2018 F-150 delivers amazing towing capabilities. When equipped properly, the Ford F-150 can tow a maximum of 13,200 pounds. This truck also has a payload capacity of 3,270 pounds.
The Ram 1500 has impressive performance features and strong engine options. But overall, it’s not as powerful or as capable as the F-150. All in all, the Ram 1500’s engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission only gets 395 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, its maximum towing capacity is only 10,620 pounds, and its maximum payload is just 1,880 pounds.
Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 Truck Bed
No matter if you’re a commercial business owner or a commuter, a well-designed bed is a must-have if you’re looking for a new truck. That’s something Ford understands, which is why the F-150’s truck bed is equipped with tons of convenient features, many of which are exclusive to this class:
- Flexible, configurable Box Link™ system
- LED box lights
- Integrated tailgate step with lift assist
- Remote tailgate release (lock or unlock and lower tailgate)
While the truck bed of the 2018 Ram 1500 offers the impressive RamBox® Cargo Management System, this system doesn’t come with any of the innovative features mentioned above in the Ford F-150.
Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 Technologies
If you want a truck with intelligent technologies, you can’t go wrong with the 2018 Ford F-150. It has many features for ultimate convenience, including a remote keyless entry system that’s available in the base F-150 XL trim.
The 2018 Ford F-150 also offers the following driver-assist technologies to give you peace of mind:
- Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage
- Pre-Collision Assist and Lane-Keeping System
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go
While the 2018 Ram 1500 has its own set of impressive convenient and safety features, it doesn’t offer any of the ones listed above that are in the Ford F-150.
Choosing Your Ideal Truck
While the 2018 Ram 1500 is a great pickup truck, the 2018 Ford F-150 is the better choice for drivers around Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte. After all, it’s more powerful and capable, and comes with more intuitive features that you need to get the job done.
Drivers looking for a rugged and durable new truck can check out the 2018 Ford F-150 at The Lake Dealerships. Our dealership has a variety of new Ford models, including the F-150 trims. To schedule your test drive, just contact us today!