2018 RAM 1500 vs 2018 Ford F150 Yonkers NY

2018 RAM 1500

vs.

2018 Ford F150


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Features & Specs

2018 RAM 1500

2018 Ford F150

Standard Horsepower

305

290

Standard Torque

269 lb-ft

265 lb-ft

Standard Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)

26

23




2018 RAM 1500 vs 2018 Ford F150 near Bronx, NY

RAM is a longstanding member of the pickup truck family and has been delivering high quality performing trucks for several years. This year's RAM 1500 has a best-in-class ride, and introduced a new mid-tier Harvest edition and top-tier Limited Tungsten edition. Competing in this class is another popular model, the Ford F150, which has updated its standard engine to a new 3.3-liter V6 which garners more power and fuel efficiency. To get more information on the features and designs of both of these great pickups, continue below.

2018 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

There are a few options to choose from when deciding how to outfit your 1500. Most of the trims come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that has 305 hp, 269 lb-ft of torque. The Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trims come standard with a 5.7-liter V8 that produces 395 hp, 410 lb-ft. RAM also sets itself apart by being the only pickup in its segment to offer a diesel engine. If seeking the diesel, the engine comes as a 3.0-liter V6 with 240 hp, 420 lb-ft. All three of these engines pair with an eight-speed transmission and either rear- or four-wheel drive depending on preference.

2018 Ford F150 Power & Handling

The standard engine on the Ford F150 is a 3.3-liter V6 with 290 hp, 265 lb-ft. This engine, which comes on the XL and XLT trims, pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. The next level Lariat receives a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 with 325 hp, 400 lb-ft. Following this, the next level trims have two options: a 5.0-liter V8 with 395 hp, 400 lb-ft, and a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with 375 hp, 470 lb-ft. These last three engines come with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

2018 RAM 1500 Features & Design

RAM has dedicated a significant amount of time and effort into devising its eleven individual trim options. Each trim is designed to reach a different type of buyer, such as everyday laborers, off-road enthusiasts, and luxury seekers. The first two trims, the Tradesman and Express, offer a Class IV hitch receiver, a spray-in bed liner, cruise control, body-colored exterior trim, carpeting and 20-inch wheels. Both are offered with varying bed lengths and cab configurations. The Big Horn adds a 10-volt power outlet, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system dubbed Uconnect Access. The Laramie is similar to the Big Horn but adds on keyless entry and ignition, remote start, front and rear parking sensors, a wood interior trim, upgraded leather upholstery and a navigation system. Another standout trim is the Rebel, which was designed with an off-road experience in mind. The Rebel features 17-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, black fender flares, Bilstein shock absorbers, tow hooks, and LED fog lights.

2018 Ford F150 Features & Design

For the Ford F150, you can select between six main trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. The XL trim starts off with 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, trailer sway control, pre-wired trailer connections, manual mirrors and windows, vinyl flooring, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a driver information display, air-conditioning, a 4.2-inch central display screen and a four-speaker radio with an auxiliary jack. The XLT trim adds alloy wheels, chrome bumpers and exterior trim, foglights, a keypad entry system, rear privacy glass, carpeting, and additional interior storage bins and pockets. There is not significant variety amongst the trim levels, but there are additional package add-ons that can be selected. Some of these packages are the 101A package, Mid 301A option package, and Luxury 302A package. More features will come with each package, but can grow increasingly costly.

Conclusions

Both Ford and RAM make excellent quality trucks. The Ford F150 performs well but has less standard horsepower and lacks definition in its trim levels. RAM has found a way to reach every kind of truck buyer with its line up. For this reason, we recommend going with the RAM 1500 when buying a new truck in 2018. Visit our dealership today to see our entire inventory of RAM 1500s.

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