2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 in Ozark, MO


2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 in Ozark, MO

The two biggest names in the pickup truck industry are Ram and Ford. If you are planning on buying a half-ton, full-sized truck, you are most likely going to take home either the 2018 Ram 1500 or 2018 Ford F-150. So which of these wildly popular models is the better truck? If you ask your friends and neighbors, they'll probably say the Ram 1500! It has the highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup truck, according to IHS Markit analysis. If you ask the experts, the answer is the same. The Ram 1500 has won the Consumer Guide® Best Buy award for five years running, in addition to a Consumer's Digest Best Buy award among other recognitions. Read on to learn more about how the 2018 Ram 1500 and 2018 Ford F-150 compare, or call (877) 469-8411 to speak to a Ram expert.

2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150: Engine Specs and Performance

The latest Ford F-150 has six different engine options: a V6, three separate turbocharged V6 engines, a V8, and a diesel. However, the diesel is not yet available for purchase, leaving the Ram 1500 the only vehicle in the segment with a diesel option. Meanwhile, the 2018 Ram 1500 keeps things simple with three powertrains: a V6, a V8, and its own award winning diesel engine. When comparing the engines, the Ram 1500 consistently provides more power and torque. The 2018 Ram 1500's EcoDiesel engine even has best-in-class highway fuel economy: 29 MPG.

Engine2018 Ram 15002018 Ford F-150
Standard V6305 HP269 lb.-ft. torque290 HP265 lb.-ft. torque
Available V8395 HP410 lb.-ft. torque395 HP400 lb.-ft. torque
Diesel240 HP420 lb.-ft. torqueN/A

The 2018 Ram 1500 has greater front visibility than the Ford F-150: 161 degrees total. The new Ram 1500 also benefits from better ride quality and handling than the Ford F-150 thanks to its class-exclusive Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension with automatic load-leveling. To make it easier to load the bed, lower the suspension. To increase the ground clearance for rough roads, raise the suspension.

2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 Interior and Technology in Ozark, MO

2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150: Technology

Many pickup owners look for a truck that can double as a mobile office. If that's the case, you'll love the 2018 Ram 1500. It uses an Uconnect® infotainment system, which features improved screen resolution and pinch-to-zoom functionality, Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ compatibility, and newly added mobile Wi-Fi and a 4G LTE hotspot for the 2018. Ford's SYNC® infotainment system comes with many of the same features, but drivers will find Uconnect® much easier to use and quicker to respond to commands.

Buy a 2018 Ram 1500 Today From Youngblood Ram in Ozark, MO


Now that you've seen how the 2018 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 differences play out in favor of the newest Ram pickup, we recommend you come see the truck in person by stopping in to our dealership in Ozark, MO. To schedule a test drive ahead of time, fill out the short appointment form on our website, or call (877) 469-8411.

2018 Ram 1500 Exterior in Ozark, MO

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