2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500: A Mid-Sized Truck Comparison

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500

With so many options available in the light-duty pickup market, researching which one is right for you can be tricky. The team at Blue Springs Ford researched two of the most popular options - the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 - and has written this guide comparing these reliable trucks.

For this Ford vs. Ram mid-sized truck comparison, we're looking at the Ford F-150 Lariat, starting at $42,015, and the Ram 1500 Big Horn, starting at $39,995 MSRP. If you have any questions, fill out our contact form or call (866) 379-5712 .

Engine Specs

The 5.0L V8 that powers the 2018 F-150 produces similar horsepower and torque as the 5.7L V8 that accompanies the 2018 Ram 1500. But with better fuel economy ratings, the F-150 is the right choice for drivers wanting productive power paired with efficiency.

Ford F-150 Lariat

Model

Ram 1500 Big Horn

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

Engine

5.7L HEMI® V8

395 HP

Horsepower

395 HP

400 lb.-ft.

Torque

410 lb.-ft.

17 city / 23 highway

Fuel Economy

15 city / 22 highway

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity in Blue Springs, MO

Towing/Hauling

Although these durable trucks are equipped with similar engines, the 2018 F-150 offers far superior towing and payload capacity when compared to the Ram 1500. This Ford truck was built to work hard, with class-leading capability capable enough to get the job done.

Ford F-150 Lariat

Model

Ram 1500 Big Horn

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

Engine

5.7L HEMI® V8

Up to 11,600 lbs.

Towing Capacity

Up to 10,620 lbs.

Up to 3,270 lbs.

Payload Capacity

Up to 1,920 lbs.

Interior

While the Ram 1500 Big Horn offers useful interior features, the F-150 matches them and adds several refinements not included with the Ram truck. Heated front seats and the driver seat memory feature elevate the interior of the Ford F-150 to the next level.

Ford F-150 Lariat

Model

Ram 1500 Big Horn

  • 10-way power-adjustable front seats with driver memory
  • Heated & ventilated front seats
  • Automatic temperature control with dual zone control
  • Ambient lighting
  • Intelligent access with push-button start
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Key Interior Features

  • Automatic temperature control with dual zone control
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver seat with power lumbar
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Technology

These commercial trucks include many of the same tech upgrades, including a rear back up camera and touchscreen infotainment systems. However, the 2018 F-150 offers a more robust technology package than the Ram 1500, providing vital features that both drivers and passengers will enjoy. Technology features that are unique to the 2018 F-150 include:

  • SYNC® 3 Infotainment System
  • Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

Test Drive a Ford F-150 in Blue Springs, MO

To experience the Ford F-150 for yourself, visit Blue Springs Ford. Find your favorite Ford truck in our F-150 inventory, then schedule a test drive at our Ford dealership in Blue Springs, MO. To speak to Blue Springs Ford representative, give us a call at (866) 379-5712.

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500 Comparison in Blue Springs, MO 

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