2018 Ford F-150 vs. RAM

 
  
 

2018 Ford F-150 VS. 2018 Ram 1500

The 2018 Ram 1500 is a popular choice for pickup truck consumers, but we stand by the 2018 Ford F-150 here at Helena Ford, and for a variety of reasons. As you will come to see through our comparison below, the Ford pickup truck offers a higher caliber experience by delivering a better performance and more features-all for an affordable price! That is why we recommend customers like you from Helena, Montana, to check this model out at our dealership today!

Performance

A pickup truck should bestow you with impressive capability. On this front, the Ford F-150 takes the lead over the 2018 Ram 1500. By comparing the most potent engines offered by either brand-that is, the Ford 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 and the Ram 5.7L HEMI® V8-you will realize the former produces a higher output. At peak performance, it generates as much as 510 pound-feet of torque and 450 horsepower whereas the rival only offers 410 pound-feet of torque and 395 horsepower. The difference is significant and is observable even in action. The Ford pickup can tow 13,200 pounds and haul 3,270 pounds which is a stark contrast to the 10,640 pounds of towing and 1,880 pounds of haling capacity of the Ram.

Efficiency

Contrary to popular belief, the strength of a truck does not have to compromise efficiency, and the 2018 Ford F-150 is proof of this fact. Despite its outstanding capabilities, it maintains an EPA-estimated 20 city and 25 highway MPG as well. The 2018 Ram 1500 matches our pick only in terms of highway MPG but falls considerably behind in city mileage, supplying on 17 MPG. The improved fuel economy on the Ford pickup is owed not only to modern powertrain innovations but a lightweight body that is now as much as 700 pounds lighter. In other words, if you want to travel with less stops at the gas station, you ought to choose our recommended model.

Features

On top of its stunning abilities, the 2018 Ford F-150 should also interest you because it is a smarter pickup truck than ever before. The Ram 1500 certainly has its fair share of brand-specific features, but far less comparatively than the Ford. With class-exclusive equipment like Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ which makes difficult maneuvers like hitching a trailer as easy as turning a knob, this vehicle sees to it that you can get more done with less work. It even has a whole set of lighting elements including side-mirror spotlights and quad-beam LED headlamps that will ensure you can see what you are doing at any time of day. Furthermore, you can load much more because it has 4.8 more cubic feet of cargo volume than the Chevy.

Price

The value presented by the 2018 Ford F-150 is hard to beat, and with its affordable starting MSRP, this pickup truck is all the better. While the 2018 Ram 1500 is just a few hundred dollars less, upgrades are considerably more expensive. Which means you can look forward to more advantages with the truck of our choice as you go up in trim level tiers. This is but another reason why we urge you to check this model out at our Helena Ford dealership today. Visit us to learn more!


 
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