2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 | Barre, VT

2018 ram- 1500 vs ford f-150

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Are you on the hunt for a supremely capable pickup truck to help you tackle your daily grind? With so many choices out there, finding the truck that meets your unique needs can be tough. That's why the product specialists at Midstate Ram in Barre, VT have compiled this comprehensive comparison of the 2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150.

For the purposes of this comparison, we'll look at the 2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman with a regular cab and 6-ft. 4-in. box, starting at $27,095 MSRP, and the 2018 Ford F-150 XL with a regular cab and 6-ft. 6-in. box, starting at $27,705 MSRP.

If you already have your eye on the new 2018 Ram 1500 as your next pickup truck, explore our new inventory to see the available models at our Ram dealership in Barre, VT. Be sure to also visit our incentives page to see if you qualify for savings on your next Ram truck.

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

If you demand exceptional performance out of your next pickup truck, you'll definitely want to choose the new Ram 1500 over the new Ford F-150. The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine of the 2018 Ram 1500 provides more horsepower and torque than the 3.3L V6 engine of the 2018 Ford F-150. You'll also enjoy substantially more towing capability when you choose the new Ram 1500. Key engine and performance specs are as follows:

2018 Ram 1500

Pickup Truck

2018 Ford F-150

3.6L Pentastar® V6


3.3L V6

305 HP


290 HP

269 lb.-ft.


265 lb.-ft.

8-speed automatic


6-speed automatic

4x2 (standard); 4x4 (optional)


4x2 (standard); 4x4 (optional)

9,160 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

5,100 lbs.

1,500 lbs.

Max. Payload Capacity

1,990 lbs.

25 MPG

Highway Fuel Economy

25 MPG

2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150: Interior & Exterior

2018 ram 1500 vs ford 150 interior

Even though both the 2018 Ram 1500 and 2018 Ford F-150 deliver seating for three passengers and a multitude of comfort features, our specialists believe you'll like the modern design and convenience features of the 2018 Ram 1500 more. Browse interior and exterior features of the new Ram 1500 below.

Interior & Exterior Features:

  • Heavy-duty vinyl 40/20/40 split-bench seating
  • Behind-the-seat storage
  • Black vinyl floor covering
  • Air conditioning
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror with display
  • 17-in. painted steel wheels with all-season tires
  • Automatic halogen quad headlamps
  • Incandescent tail lamps

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

While you'll find several safety and technology features with the new 2018 Ford F-150, our experts think you'll prefer the advanced safety systems and modern tech features of the new 2018 Ram 1500. View safety and technology features of the Ram 1500 below.

Safety &Technology Features:

  • ParkView® rear back up camera
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System
  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • Radio 3.0 six-speaker sound system
  • Media hub
  • Audio jack input for mobile devices
  • Remote USB port

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Now that you know all about the robust performance and capability of the new 2018 Ram 1500, schedule a test drive at our Ram dealership in Barre, VT to see it firsthand. If you have any questions, get in touch with the Midstate Ram team through our contact form or by calling (802) 505-6331.

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