F-150 vs Ram 1500

Compare the 2018 Ford F-150 to the Competition in Monroe, LA

If you're on the lookout for a full-size pickup truck that can get you through just about any situation that presents itself, on the road or off, we here at Hixson Automotive of Monroe know that the 2018 Ford F-150 will fit the bill and then some! Of course, we know that savvy truck-shoppers from Rayville to Bastrop, LA and everywhere around demand more than just our opinion, so we've put together a list of facts comparing the 2018 F-150 to a main competitor: the 2018 Ram 1500. Check out the details below to see how the F-150 knocks the socks off the 1500, making all of your drives around West Monroe, LA more capable and confident than ever before.



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The 2018 Ford F-150 vs. the 2018 Ram 1500

  • Constructed of high-strength, military-grade aluminum-alloy, the 2018 Ford F-150's body is considerably lighter than the steel body of the 2018 Ram 1500.
  • The base engine in the F-150 provides higher fuel efficiency in city driving than the base engine in the 1500, giving you an edge on driving range when you need to head into town for supplies; compare the former's EPA-estimated 19 mpg city to the latter's EPA-estimated 17 mpg city.
  • The F-150 can be outfitted with a monstrously powerful EcoBoost engine that produces a best-in-class 470 lb-ft of torque; even the 1500's diesel engine option can't compete, maxing out at 420 lb-ft of torque.
  • Standard cloth seating in the F-150 is considerably softer and more comfortable than the standard vinyl seating in the 1500, making longer trips much more enjoyable.
  • Even basic features in the F-150's base trim, such as power locks and power windows, are only available as optional extras on the base 1500 model.
  • Boasting navigation as an optional feature on the base trim, the F-150 makes it easier to stay on the straight and true; the 1500 requires higher trim levels to get a navigation feature, costing you more money.
  • While both trucks come standard with a rearview camera, the F-150 wins by a longshot thanks to available safety features such as a 360-degree camera, rear parking sensors, a park assist feature, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Assist, and Pedestrian Detection; the 1500 can't say the same.
  • While the Ram 1500 offers a maximum towing capacity of 10,620 pounds when properly equipped, the F-150 blows it away with a best-in-class 13,200 pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped.
  • Similarly, the F-150 also offers a best-in-class payload capacity when properly equipped, totaling at 3,270 pounds; the 1500, when properly equipped, can only offer a maximum payload capacity of 1,880 at its best.

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