2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ford F-150

white 2018 Ram 1500 in a comparison image with a red 2018 Ford F-150

Drivers looking for an attractive full-size light-duty truck have several options to choose from, all of which offer their own advantages. In this 2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ford F-150 comparison we are going to look at two bold options to see what value they offer customers.

While both trucks have a similar starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, truck shoppers who opt for the Ram can get several advantages right out of the gate. One is the base engine. The standard 3.6-liter V-6 that comes on the 2018 Ram 1500 offers 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, while the base 3.3-liter V-6 on the 2018 Ford F-150 is rated for just 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Both trucks are also offered with more powerful V-8 engines which deliver more towing and performance advantages. The 2018 Ram 1500 is also available with a tried-and-true diesel engine choice, while the 2018 Ford F-150 only recently unveiled a diesel engine option.

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2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ford F-150
$27,095 Starting MSRP $27,705
3.6-L V-6 (305 hp) Base Engine 3.3-L V-6 (290 hp)
8-speed automatic Standard Transmission 6-speed automatic
Ram Uconnect Infotainment System Ford SYNC

Standard Features and Elite Options on the 2018 Ram 1500

In addition to its attractive engine, the base Tradesman trim of the 2018 Ram 1500 offers several other advantages over the starting 2018 Ford F-150 XL model. It comes standard with six speakers (compared to just four on the F-150), standard satellite radio prep, and cruise control. Moving to more advanced models offers drivers even more exclusive advantages. The 2018 Ram 1500 is available with practical storage features like the RamBox Cargo Management System, which creates a convenient storage area in the walls of the bed of the 2018 Ram 1500 where drivers can store tools or other important items.

Another great class-exclusive feature available only on the 2018 Ram 1500 in this comparison is an Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension. This elite system allows drivers to enjoy the best handling on the road or off of it whether or not the bed of the 2018 Ram 1500 is loaded up.

In this 2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ford F-150 comparison, we love the Ram truck for the value it delivers right out of the gate, and the attractive advantages that it can offer in upper trims. If you would like to try out the 2018 Ram 1500 for yourself in St. Paul, MN, contact a member of the Fury Motors team today or visit our South St. Paul location for a test drive.

 

overhead and side view of black 2018 Ram 1500
white 2018 Ram 1500 loaded with tailgating materials, man using the RamBox
lumber in the bed of the 2018 Ram 1500, two men loading
steering wheel and Uconnect system of the 2018 Ram 1500 Limited

 

 

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