2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ford F-150

If you're on the hunt for a light-duty, full-size pickup truck that's just as capable in the city as it is on the work site, you'll be happy to hear that there's not one, but two trucks that are perfect for the job. The 2018 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Ford F-150 pack power, comfort, and personalization. With so much to offer in both, how can you know for sure which is the right one for you?

 In this comparison, we'll look at just a few of the features that make the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150 stand out against their competitors.

Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150: Overview

The 2018 1500 and the 2018 F-150 have a variety of body and cargo options to choose from. Customize the Ram 1500 with three body styles and three different cargo box lengths. Choose between a regular cab, a quad cab, and a crew cab. Then, decide how much space you need in the bed with three sizes ranging from 5 feet, 7 inches, to 8 feet in length.

Additionally, you have many different trim levels to choose from with the Ram 1500, including the Tradesman, the Tradesman/Express, the HFE, the SLT, the Sport, the Laramie, the Rebel, and the Longhorn. The F-150, on the other hand, only offers seven trim levels. Though, you'll still be able to choose from three different cabs-the Regular Cab, the Super Cab, and the Super Crew-and three different bed lengths.

Performance Specifications

The 2018 Ram 1500 has three different engines in its powertrain lineup, including a 240-horsepower 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine, a 305-horsepower 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, and a 395-horsepower 5.7L V8 engine. Pair these engines with either the standard TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission or the available 8-speed automatic 8HP70 transmission.

Each combination of these powertrains and transmissions will give you an impressive power output. However, when you pair the 5.7L engine with the available Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension, you'll be able to tow as much as 10,620 pounds in the Ram 1500.

The 2018 Ford F-150 also has a variety of powerful engines to choose from, starting with the standard 3.3-L Ti-CVT V6 engine. Unfortunately, you will not able to enjoy anything similar to the Ram 1500's advanced air suspension technology in this pickup.

Technology Features

 Though pickups trucks are designed for hard work, the 2018 1500 technology and the 2018 F-150 have plenty of entertainment features to be enjoyed. The Ram 1500 comes standardly equipped in all trim levels, other than the Tradesman, with a 5.0-inch Audio and Uconnect® multimedia touchscreen display.

This system comes with many features, including a media hub, which consists of two USB inputs and an aux input. Additionally, you'll be able to enjoy convenience features, such as standard integrated voice command with Bluetooth® and available SiriusXM™ and navigation.

As for the 2018 Ford F-150, each trim level comes standard with an AM/FM stereo and 2.3-inch productivity cluster screen. To access smart technology like you'll find in the Ram 1500, you'll have to upgrade to enjoy the available SYNC® system.

2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ford F-150: Which One?

As you can see, both the 2018 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Ford F-150 have an arsenal of impressive features, both inside and out. However, we believe that drivers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens will appreciate the Ram 1500's extensive customization options, towing capabilities, and standard entertainment features.

Now that you know what this pickup has to offer, it's time to get behind the wheel and get the full experience firsthand. Give us a call at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram to schedule a test drive today!

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