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2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ford F-150

White RAM 1500 and red Ford F-150 facing each other in comparison image

The average truck driver doesn't need an overwhelming number of features and technology systems. No, they'd rather have a good truck with an affordable base price, a capable engine, and the ability to get wherever they need to go. Both trucks in the 2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ford F-150 comparison satisfy these needs, but one does it significantly better than the other one can.

Like most customers, we'll start with the price tag. The base price of the 2018 Ram 1500 is over $600 more affordable than that of the 2018 F-150. This isn't exactly a deal maker or breaker, but it's an important factor to keep in mind as we continue to look at the other key differences between these trucks. Next, take a look at the slight but significant differences in the engines of these trucks.

2018 Ram 1500 


2018 Ford F-150 

$27,095  Base MSRP  $27,705 
305 hp, 269 lb-ft  Engine Specs  290 hp, 265 lb-ft 
544/800 miles  Driving Range (city/hwy)  437/575 miles 
Standard  Cruise Control  Optional 

Key Differences – 2018 Ram 1500 vs F-150

As you can see in the chart above, the engine of the Ram 1500 roars with its mighty 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque while the Ford F-150 falls a bit flat in both of these regards. Again, it's a small difference, but it is an important one nonetheless. The same can be said for standard versus optional cruise control; important to some, but not everyone.

Finally, the not-so-small difference between these two trucks is their estimated driving range. With over 100 additional miles in the city and more than 200 extra miles on the highway, the 2018 Ram 1500 stays on the road much longer than the F-150, regardless of wherever your adventures may take you.

One key contrast and several small—but significant—differences all stack up in support of Ram and its impressive showing in the 2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ford F-150 comparison. With all of that in mind, it's no wonder why countless customers choose Ram over the competition.