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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Ram 1500

nose to nose comparison image of the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ram 1500

Drivers looking for bold performance and options in the full-size light-duty truck segment have long looked to the Ford F-150 to meet their needs. This confident truck has been a top seller in the United States for decades because it delivers power, performance, and quality. In this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Ram 1500 comparison, we are looking at two powerful vehicles that can offer plenty of versatility.

Every time you turn around the 2018 Ford F-150 offers best in class options. Drivers who have serious towing and hauling needs can enjoy up to 13,200 pounds of towing available with the Ford truck (which is over 2,000 pounds more than is available on the 2018 Ram 1500), or up to 3,270 pounds of payload. Drivers looking for a hard working truck or a powerhouse can find their match in the Ford model.

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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Ram 1500
$27,705 Starting MSRP $27,095
6 Engine Options 3
3.0-L PowerStroke Turbo Diesel V-6 Diesel Engine 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6
13,200 pounds Maximum Towing 10,620 pounds

Gas and Diesel Engines on the 2018 Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 is able to offer some of the best capability in this comparison thanks to its versatile and bold engine options. While the 2018 Ram 1500 is available with two gasoline engines (a 3.6-liter V-6 and a 5.7-liter V-8) and one 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine (rated for 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque), the 2018 Ford F-150 has no less than four gasoline engine options. In past years, the F-150 was not available with a diesel powertrain, but that has change with the 2018 model and the newly available 3.0-liter PowerStroke Turbo Diesel V-6, which will be rated for 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque when it arrives at dealerships across the country like Harbin Automotive in spring of 2018.

The 2018 Ford F-150 is also available with a 3.3-liter V-6 (290 horsepower, 265 pound-feet), a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 (325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet), a 3.5-liter EcoBoost (375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet), a 5.0-liter V-8 (395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet) and a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost exclusively available on the high-performance, off-road optimized Raptor model (450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet).

In addition to attractive engine options, the 2018 Ford F-150 offers several towing features that the Ram does not, like the class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature, a smart trailer tow connector, dynamic hitch assist in the rearview camera, and unique trailering data available on the infotainment display screen. To learn more about these attractive towing advantages on the 2018 Ford F-150, contact a member of the Harbin Automotive sales team today.

 

front seats and steering wheel of the 2018 Ford F-150
front view of a red 2018 Ford F-150 parked on rocks by a man with a boat
steering wheel and infotainment system of the 2018 Ford F-150
2018 Ford F-150 towing a trailer on a dirt road