2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Ram 1500

When it comes to getting serious work done, drivers need a serious truck. Two top options are the models in this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Ram 1500 comparison. Each of these full-size, light-duty trucks offers up to three cab body styles, several bed length options, and plenty of practical convenience features. However, time and again, the Ford truck shows impressive capability.

The 2018 Ford F-150 offers a best-in-class maximum tow rating of 13,200 pounds when properly equipped, or it can offer up to 3,270 pounds of payload. In contrast, the 2018 Ram 1500 tops out at just 10,620 pounds for its maximum tow rating, and 1,880 pounds for its maximum payload potential. This means that drivers looking for head-turning power may want to opt for the 2018 Ford F-150 and one of its five attractive engine options.

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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Ram 1500
$27,610 Starting MSRP $26,495
Raptor Off-Roading Trim Rebel
5 Engine Options 3
13,200 pounds Max. Towing 10,620 pounds

Engine Options on the 2018 Ford F-150

While the Ram in this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Ram 1500 comparison offers three engine options (a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6; a 395-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8, and a 3.0-liter diesel V-6 with 420 pound-feet of torque) the Ford pickup delivers a choice of up to five options, each of which can offer a unique combination of fuel efficiency and capability for truck shoppers.

  • 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost – 375 horsepower, 470 pound-feet of torque
  • 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost – 325 horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.3-liter V-6 – 290 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque
  • 5.0-liter V-8 – 395 horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque
  • (Raptor only) 3.5-liter V-6 High-Output EcoBoost – 450 horsepower, 510 pound-feet of torque

The 2018 Ram 1500 is the only truck in this comparison starting the model year with a diesel engine option, but by spring of 2018, Ford drivers should be able to enjoy the premium towing and torque of a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine that will fill that gap in the 2018 Ford F-150 powertrain lineup.

Are you interested in learning more about the 2018 Ford F-150 in the Pine River, MN area? Contact a member of the Houston Ford sales team today.

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