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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 RAM 1500

Very few vehicles segments are as competitive as the pickup truck class. The limited number of options offered in this class means that the competition between the few models is fierce. Looking at the 2018 Ford F-150 vs the 2018 RAM 1500 compares two trucks in this competitive segment.

The 2018 Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 each offer a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine. The performance numbers of the F-150 diesel engine are able to beat those offered by the RAM 1500, producing 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque compared to 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The higher performance numbers lead to higher towing and payload ratings. The F-150 can tow up to 11,400 pounds and haul up to 2,020. The RAM checks in at a maximum towing rating of 9,210 pounds and a max payload of 1,600 pounds.

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2018 Ford F-150 VS 2018 RAM 1500
6 Engine Options 3
Yes Diesel Engine Yes
450 horsepower, 510 pound-feet of torque Max Performance 395 horsepower, 410 pound-feet of torque
7 Trim Levels 11

2018 Ford F-150 Trim Levels and Engine Options

The Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 will each offer a variety of options for truck shoppers to choose from. Both trucks offer multiple engine options and trim levels. In addition to the diesel engine, the 2018 F-150 offers five engine options. The RAM 1500 offers three total engine options. In addition to the six trim levels, the 2018 Ford F-150 is available in seven trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor. Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew cab options are offered, along with short (5 feet 6 inches), standard (6 feet 6 inches) and long (8 feet) bed lengths.

Each 2018 F-150 trim level comes equipped with a different collection of features and technology systems. Features offered on the truck include: surround-view camera, automated parallel parking system, adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and mitigation, SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a rearview camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, HD radio and more.

2018 Ford F-150 back exterior at construction site
2018 Ford F-150 interior front seats
2018 Ford F-150 front exterior on field
2018 Ford F-150 blue exterior front on road