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2018 Ford F-150 Vs. 2018 Ram 1500

The 2018 Ford F-150 has brought more than just a cutting-edge design to the platform, it’s added increased capability, better driving dynamics and more technology than has ever been present in a Ford truck before. The number of configurations for the newest F-150 makes it the most attractive pickup truck in its class and proves why the F-150 has been Canada’s favourite pickup truck for over four decades running.

Going up against the 2018 Ford F-150 is the 2018 Ram 1500. The Ram 1500 is Fiat Chrysler’s half-ton pickup truck that competes with the F-150 and Silverado 1500. It’s a bit of an underdog, selling significantly less than either of them. In this comparison, we’re going to look at whether that’s due to its comparative quality or simply a fluke, resulting from brand loyalty. Let’s measure them up!

2018 Ford F-150


2018 Ram 1500

6 (including 1 diesel)

Engine options 3 (including 1 diesel)


Base seating material Plastic (vinyl)
450 horsepower (HO 3.5L EcoBoost® V6) Maximum horsepower 395 horsepower (5.7L Hemi V8)
510 lb-ft. of torque (HO 3.5L EcoBoost® V6) Maximum torque 420 lb-ft. of torque (3.0L EcoDiesel V6)
13,200 lbs. (5987 kg) Maximum towing capacity 10,620 lbs. (4817 kg)
3,270 lbs. (1483 kg) Maximum payload 1,880 lbs. (852 kg)
10-speed SelectShift® Transmission 8-speed
$29,149 CAD Starting MSRP $32,970 CAD


Ford F-150 Advantages Vs. Ram 1500

When we stack up the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Ram 1500, we clearly see why Ford is the best-selling pickup truck in Canada. Not only is the 2018 Ford F-150 more powerful, but its significantly more powerful.

The maximum horsepower and torque handily outclasses that offered by the 2018 Ram 1500. Consequently, the capability of the 2018 Ford F-150 is significantly better than that of the Ram (almost doubling the Ram’s maximum payload capacity).

The primary reason for the 2018 F-150’s dominance over its Fiat-Chrysler competition is the level of versatility and configuration. The 2018 Ford F-150 is available with 6 different engines. This gives drivers the ability to select the level of performance they want, rather than try and squeeze their preference into one of half the number of choices.

Ultimately, it makes the 2018 Ford F-150 the more versatile of the models. Versatility doesn’t come cheap, but it does come cheaper than the Ram 1500. A starting price that is more than $3,000 less means you’ll have more to work with. After all, your F-150 will be able to carry whatever materials your job needs!

For more information on the 2018 Ford F-150 or to schedule a test drive with a unique configuration, contact us today!

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