2018 Ram 1500 Black

Ram 1500

2018 Ford F-150 Red


2018 Ram 1500


2018 Ford F-150
395 hp

Max Horsepower

450 hp
420 lb-ft

Max Torque

510 lb-ft

Available Diesel Engine?

10,620 pounds

Maximum Towing

13,200 pounds
1,880 pounds

Maximum Payload

3,270 pounds

2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150

It’s a good idea to compare the 2018 Ram 1500 against the 2018 Ford F-150. After all, the following important factors will be affected by your final choice:

  • Engine Availability
  • Maximum Towing
  • Maximum Payload
  • Comfort, Convenience, and Safety Features

With that in mind, let’s waste no time in pitting the 2018 Ram 1500 and 2018 Ford F-150 against each other.

Power and Capability

The 2018 Ram 1500 offers:

  • 3.6L V6: Makes up to 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI V8: Makes up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: Makes up to 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque

The 2018 Ford F-150 offers:

  • 3.3L V6: Makes up to 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.7L V6: Makes up to 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.0L V8: Makes up to 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
  • Turbocharged 3.5L V6: Makes up to either 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque or 450 hp and 510 lb-ft, depending on trim level

The 2018 Ram 1500 doesn’t offer as many power options as the 2018 Ford F-150, but the inclusion of an available diesel powerhouse arguably makes its lineup more unique.

As for capability, the Ford F-150 comes out ahead:

  • Towing: The Ford offers a best-in-class 13,200 pounds vs. 10,620 pounds with the Ram.
  • Payload: The Ford offers a best-in-class 3,270 pounds vs. 1,880 pounds with the Ram.

That said, the Ram’s EcoDiesel offers:

  • Up to a best-in-class 29 highway mpg
  • Maximum driving range up to 754 highway miles
2018 Ram 1500 Towing


Both the 2018 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Ford F-150 present a strong range of features and technologies, though they diverge a little once again.

Only the Ram offers:

  • Class-Exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension
  • 8.4-inch Touchscreen Display
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Connection

Only the Ford offers:

  • Class-Exclusive Remote Tailgate Release
  • Class-Exclusive Integrated Tailgate Step with Lift Assist
  • 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display
2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Interior Dash

Which One is Right for Me?

Still unsure which half-ton speaks to you loudest? Just take the following key points into consideration:

  • 2018 Ram 1500: Provides an available EcoDiesel engine and improved infotainment features.
  • 2018 Ford F-150: Ideal for best-in-class towing and payload, plus enhanced exterior features.

Find Your Next Truck from Don Johnson Motors

Drivers across Rice Lake, Hayward, and Cumberland continue to turn to Don Johnson Motors for help choosing anything from hatchbacks to half-ton pickups. Whether you’d like to talk through financing options or arrange a couple of test drives, simply contact us today.

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