2018 Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150

Specs at a Glance

2018 RAM 1500

2018 RAM 1500

Engine Power

  305hp

Fuel Capacity

  26.0 gal.


2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

Engine Power

  290hp

Fuel Capacity

  23.0 gal.

2018 RAM 1500 vs 2018 Ford F-150

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A full-size pickup truck is the perfect match for consumers who want a vehicle with serious power, plenty of space, and a rugged look. And because of the popularity of this class, there are plenty of options on the market available to buyers.

When it comes to pickups, two of the heaviest hitters are the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150, and their 2018 models prove that these companies know how to build a truck that fans love. While both vehicles would make a smart choice, these are by no means identical pickups—depending on your own situation, one might be a smarter decision than the other. Here is a look at how these two stack up against one another.

Price

The 2018 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 both have similar prices for their base model. The Ram begins at $27,095 and the F-150 starts at $27,380. While a couple hundred dollars isn't a drastically large difference, the price gap begins to widen more significantly as you move up through the trim levels. By the time you reach the top-of-the-line trim for both models, the difference in cost is much more noticeable—$53,000 for the Ram 1500 and upwards of $60,000 for the Ford F-150. If you're buying on a budget, the Ram is definitely the way to go.

When it comes to price, it's also worth considering that the Ram 1500 offers some additional features you won't find with the Ford F-150. For example, you'll find a larger touchscreen display with the Ram. Its standard screen is 5 inches, with an optional upgrade to 8.4 inches. The Ford offers a standard 4.2-inch screen, with an optional upgrade to 8 inches. Additionally, USB connectivity comes standard with the Ram 1500 but is only optional with the F-150.

Cabin Comfort

Both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 have an interior made up of high-quality materials and comfortable seating. With either choice, you're going to be riding in luxury. However, the Ram edges ahead of the competition because the model goes seriously above and beyond in terms of comfort. With it, the high-quality materials aren't just reserved for the upper-level trims—they come standard at all levels. Additionally, the Ram 1500 has done a great job at reducing road noise within the cabin of the truck.

Handling and Driving Experience

No matter which model you choose, you're going to get a pickup truck that performs at the top of its class in terms of handling and driving experience. However, once again, the Ram 1500 comes out on top in this area. This is largely due to its optional air suspension package. With it, poor road quality won't translate into a bumpy ride for passengers. On top of that, the optional suspension also gives you the ability to adjust the height of the truck. Whether you need to raise it for some serious off-roading or want to lower it for occupants who may be on the shorter side, this is one feature you'll be glad you have.

Are you ready to experience the 2018 Ram 1500 for yourself? Stop by our dealership today for a test drive and get ready to see how it compares to the Ford F-150 in real life.


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