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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Ram 1500

Power and toughness reign supreme in the half-ton pickup truck segment and few models can compete with the 2018 Ford F-150. With a high-strength steel frame paired with a lightweight military-grade aluminum body and an arsenal of power-packed engine options, the Ford F-150 promises a higher towing capacity and better fuel-economy ratings than competitors. Learn more about the advantages provided by the Ford F-150 design in this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Ram 1500 comparison.

New and improved 2018 Ford F-150 models are available in seven capable trim levels – XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum, Limited and the Raptor. With three available body styles – Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew Cab – that can be paired with a standard 6.5-foot bed, an 8-foot long bed or a 5.5-foot short bed, the Ford F-150 can be tailored to fit your specifications. Highlight features of the Ford F-150 spec sheet include the available Ford SYNC® 3 interface with an eight-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, onboard Wi-Fi, Ford MyKey technology and the Pro Trailer Backup Assist system.

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2018 Ford F-150 VS 2018 Ram 1500
$27,380 Base MSRP $26,495
290-Horsepower 3.3-Liter V-6 Standard Engine 305-Horsepower 3.6-Liter V-6
19 MPG City/25 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 17 MPG City/25 MPG Hwy
13,200 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 10,620 Pounds

What Are the Differences Between the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500?

Price is always an important part of the car-buying decision and the 2018 Ford F-150 promises an elite level of value. With a starting price that stands at $27,380 and best-in-class fuel-economy ratings, the Ford F-150 will not break the bank at the dealership or at the pump and provides a distinct advantage in this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Ram 1500 comparison. Ram 1500 models start at an affordable $26,495, but lack the power, performance and fuel economy to surpass America's Best-Selling Pickup Truck.

Current Ford F-150 editions are available with five powertrains with a sixth on the way in the form of a 3.0-liter PowerStroke turbodiesel. Stock Ford F-150 models employ an all-new 3.3-liter V-6 that gets paired with a six-speed automatic transmission to achieve 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Upgrade power and efficiency with a 325-horsepower 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V-6 paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission to make 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Elite power and towing is a trademark of the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 395-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 delivers on all counts. Married to the all-new 10-speed automatic, the 5.0-liter Ford F-150 will make 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with a maximum towing capacity of 11,300 pounds. Top-of-the-line Ford F-150 models employ a 375-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V-6 makes 21 mpg combined and will tow 13,200 pounds of cargo. The trail-rated Ford F-150 Raptor utilizes a High-Output 450-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® to deliver unrivaled thrills.

Drivers who opt for the 2018 Ram 1500 may find that it lacks the power and toughness required on the jobsite. Base Ram 1500 models play host to a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 that is paired with a standard eight-speed automatic to make 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Next up in the Ram 1500 power lineup is a traditional 395-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8. The equal of the Ford F-150 5.0-liter in terms of power, the 5.7-liter V-8 falls short in fuel economy and towing, making a lackluster 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway with a humdrum towing capacity of 10,640 pounds. A fuel-efficient 240-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoDiesel completes the Ram 1500 lineup.

Red 2018 Ford F-150 Front Exterior Next to Trout Stream and Fisherman
Blue 2018 Ford F-150 Rear Exterior on Jobsite
2018 Ford F-150 Dashboard with Ford SYNC Touchscreen
2018 Ford F-150 Panoramic Sunroof