2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500 Truck

Smart shoppers always shop around to see if what the competition has to offer is a better deal. Which truck has more power and better towing abilities, which truck offers more safety features, and so on. But here at Bluebonnet Motors, we know that all drivers really want to do is get to the best part of shopping for a new truck. Going for a test drive. Which is why we have compared the 2018 RAM 1500 to the 2018 Ford F-150 in all the areas that matter most.


The first thing most drivers compare is engine power and efficiency because no one wants to work harder with fewer results. So when comparing the RAM 1500 powertrain options with the 2018 Ford F-150 it is clear that the F-150 is more powerful and more efficient. The RAM 1500 has three engines to choose from. The standard 305 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. Then there is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 with 240 horsepower and the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 delivers 395 horsepower. The 2018 Ford F-150 has four engines to choose from with a fifth engine arriving in spring of 2018. Every engine the 2018 F-150 has to offer is equipped with Auto Start/Stop Engine Technology for enhanced fuel efficiency. So all you have to do is choose which engine is best for you. The F-150 offers a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 375 horsepower, a 325 horsepower 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, a 3.3-liter V6 with 290 horsepower, and a powerful 5.0-liter V8 that delivers 395 horsepower.

Towing Ability

How much can each truck tow is a frequently asked questions we get from drivers across the New Braunfels area. So we have broken down how much each engine can tow and what their max payloads are for both trucks.

    Ford F-150

  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost - Max tow rating of 8,500 lbs. Max payload 2,210 lbs.
  • 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 - Max tow rating of 7,600lbs. Max payload of 1,910 lbs.
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 - Max tow rating of 12,200 lbs. Max payload of 3,220 lbs.
  • 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 - Max tow rating of 11,000. Max payload of 3,270 lbs.
    RAM 1500

  • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 - Max tow rating 9,290 lbs. Max payload of 1,510 lbs.
  • 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 - Max tow rating of 7,320 lbs. Max payload of 1,880lbs.
  • 5.7-liter HEMI V8 - Max tow rating of 10,690 lbs. Max payload of 1,690 lbs.

Advanced Safety

We know that safety is a top priority for drivers and if you want more advanced safety features the 2018 Ford F-150 is a clear choice. The only advanced safety features the RAM 1500 has to offer are available parking sensors and backup camera. The Ford F-150, however, is equipped with a backup camera standard and offers the latest advanced safety features. Like Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology as well as BLIS blind spot detection with trailer coverage.


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