To handle the rocky trails of Washington, Greenville, and New Bern, you need a pickup truck that's tough. The Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 are both formidable machines, but which one is right for you?

To help you decide, we at Pecheles Ford compiled this comprehensive Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 comparison. In this side-by-side review, we'll discuss the differences in power and towing, interior features, and of course safety options. Read about them below, then schedule a test drive.

Performance & Towing: Ford F-150 vs Dodge Ram 1500

The Ford F-150 offers five different engine options to choose, from, and two EcoBoost engines that offer performance and fuel efficiency, so you don't have to sacrifice on fuel savings to get Best-in-Class towing and payload. You'll also get best-in-class torque, when you choose the 3.5L EcoBoost engine, offering 470 pound-feet of torque, which beats gasoline and diesel competitors in the class.

So, while these pickup trucks can take you to the job site, which one can fit more of your workload?

The 2018 Ford F-150 offers best-in-class towing, 13,200 pounds to be exact, and a best-in-class payload rating of 3,270 pounds. The RAM 1500 falls short of both of these numbers with a maximum towing of only 10,640 pounds and a payload of 1,880 pounds.

Ford F-150 vs Dodge Ram 1500: Interior Features

Both the Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 can comfortably seat three to six passengers, depending on which cab size you choose. For the driver and front passenger, they'll find themselves a bit more comfortable in the Ford F-150, that offers a nearly luxury style interior in upper level trims. It has 40.8 inches of headroom and 43.9 inches of legroom, while the RAM 1500 has just 39.9 inches of headroom and 41 inches of legroom.

The Ford-150 has plenty of convenience features, too. The base XL trim comes standard with an features like a rear-view backup camera, AM/FM radio and more.  The F-150 also comes standard with an easy-to-use and responsive touchscreen infotainment system, that is available to upgrade if you choose. The RAM 1500 base level work truck is sparse, until you add additional optional features.

Safety Options in the Ford F-150 vs Dodge Ram 1500

Both vehicles give you peace of mind when traveling down any type of road. Still, which one will leave you feeling just a bit safer?

The Ford F-150 is a reliable pickup truck, earning a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Meanwhile, the RAM 1500 only earned a 4-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA.

The Ford F-150 contains many driver-assist safety features, including the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, the Lane-Keeping System, and AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™. It also includes the class-exclusive Pro-Trailer Backup Assist that will help you easily backup your trailer with confidence and security. Simply turn the knob to tell you where you want the trailer to go, and let your F-150 do the rest.

While the Dodge Ram 1500 offers comparable safety features, it doesn't offer anything like Active Park Assist.

Which Is the Ultimate Lean, Mean, Hauling Machine?

When it comes to work or play, it's best to choose a pickup truck that has it all: power, towing capability, comfort, and safety. While the RAM 1500 offers plenty of nice features, it just simply can't compare to the quality and performance of the 2018 Ford F-150.


To really see the new Ford F-150 in action, come see us at Pecheles Ford to experience the F-150 in person with a test drive!

Contact Us to Learn More about the 2018 Ford F-150 today!


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