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Which Model Wins? 2018 Ford F-150 or 2018 Ram 1500

Are you looking for a new pickup truck that works hard during the week and plays even harder during the weekend? Offering plenty of muscle, convenience features, and capability, the 2018 Ford F-150 XL and 2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman are the ideal trucks for your busy schedule. Since you’re only buying one, check out the following information comparing features that the product specialists at Westlie Ford in Washougal, WA think you’ll appreciate the most. If you have questions as you learn whether the Ford F-150 or Ram 1500 meets your needs, give us a call at (877) 299-1138.

For the purposes of this comparison, the Ford F-150 XL regular cab with 6’6″ box and optional engine, starting at $28,375 MSRP, and Ram 1500 Tradesman regular cab with 6’4″ box, starting at $27,095 MSRP, are compared.

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

When you take home a new Ford F-150 with the EcoBoost® V6 engine, direct injection technology and its compact size result in a powerful and efficient driving experience. The Ram 1500’s engine doesn’t provide nearly as much muscle or fuel efficiency. See for yourself in the following table.

Ford F-150 XL Pickup Truck Ram 1500 Tradesman
2.7L EcoBoost® V6 Engine 3.6L V6
325 HP Horsepower 305 HP
400 lb.-ft. Torque 269 lb.-ft.
20/26 MPG City/HWY MPG 17/25 MPG
Ten-speed automatic Transmission Eight-speed automatic

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500: Towing and Hauling Capability

Standard features such as four cargo tie-down hooks and two front tow hooks-4×4 models only-are standard with the Ford F-150 XL and optional for the Ram 1500 Tradesman. Another standard Ford F-150 feature is the cargo lamp, which provides visibility even after the sun goes down. Cargo area lighting is another optional feature with the Ram 1500 Tradesman. Check out towing and hauling ratings provided by a new F-150 XL in the following table:

Pickup Truck Ford F-150 XL
Engine 2.7L EcoBoost® V6
Max. Towing Capacity* 8,500 lbs.
Max. Payload Rating* 1,860 lbs.

*When properly equipped

Would you prefer best-in-class towing and hauling capability? Ask a product specialist at our Ford dealership about the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 and 5.0L V8 engines available with a new Ford F-150.

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

Similar technologies are included with the 2018 Ford F-150 and Ram 1500, but F-150 XL features pick up where the 1500 Tradesman falls short. For instance, the Ford F-150’s rearview camera includes Dynamic Hitch Assist, which helps you align your hitch ball and trailer receiver. The rearview camera included with the 2018 Ram 1500 only shows what’s happening behind your pickup truck. Check out the additional high-tech features available with a new F-150 XL:

  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Reverse Sensing System

Why Choose the 2018 Ford F-150?

Whether you’re after advanced capability, a powerful engine, or high-tech features, a new 2018 Ford F-150 is sure to meet your needs. One way to learn if the 2018 F-150 is perfect for you is by taking a test drive at Westlie Ford in Washougal, WA. Choose an F-150 pickup truck from our new inventory and give our friendly team of product specialists a call at (877) 299-1138.

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