2018 Ford F-150 vs RAM 1500
Specs at a Glance
2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 RAM 1500
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When you purchase a Ford F-150, you know that you’re getting a truck that has many decades of proving its roughness and toughness for the projects you need. It’s the type of truck that you know will stand the test of time of ownership for just about any job, while still providing all of the practicality and technology needed. That’s why MotorTrend magazine named the 2018 Ford F-150 “Truck of the Year.” After a $1 billion investment by Ford in 2015, the F-150 underwent several changes to its body structure, which resulted in improved power-to-weight ratio. The same changes increased maximum towing capacity and redesigned the frame to reduce rust. The outcome proved favorable for the automaker and created a new competitive edge with other automakers that have tried for numerous decades to reach Ford’s continued success of being America’s toughest truck.
The 2018 Ram 1500 has come close to the rank of the F-150 and deserves a side-by-side comparison for the efforts. The 2018 Ram 1500 did receive an award for “Best Buy” by Consumer Auto Guide. The Ram 1500 and the F-150 have varying degrees of beneficial features, but only one has the reputation that has been proven time and again to be the ideal choice.
As mentioned above, the 2018 Ford F-150 was chosen as Truck of the Year, which means that it is considered to be a trusted, safe and dependable truck for consumers. The F-150 has decreased its weight by 700 pounds; resulting in a 60 percent lighter frame. The change included going to a high-strength military-grade aluminum-alloy body structure. The proactive step by Ford created multiple benefits for the truck. The aluminum-alloy resulted in an increased gauge and thickness to the frame, which allowed Ford engineers to focus on strengthening the truck without increasing the weight. The 2018 Ram 1500 still uses its original high-strength steel body structure; however, the automaker does provide a safe and secure frame, not unlike the F-150. However, the frame strength of the Ram 1500 is 50,000 psi, whereas the F-150 has a frame strength of 70,000 psi.
When it comes to the technology of the F-150, there is something to be said about doing things the right way. The F-150 provides exceptional features, such as smart technology. The F-150 allows the tough jobs to continue without losing any time because of not staying connected. SYNC connect, which is powered by FordPass, allows truck owners to find parking ahead of time, compare fuel prices while on long-distance projects, receive scheduled vehicle maintenance reminders, and also lock, unlock and start the F-150 remotely. The Ram 1500 does compare well with advanced technology and has Uconnect 4C to provide access to certain features, such as remote start and vehicle finder, which is comparable to the F-150.
Ford has always kept safety at the forefront of every F-150 manufactured. The F150 has continually been recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as a top-rated safety choice for consumers. One of the features that Ford has added to the 2018 model is stop-and-go technology. The exceptional feature can bring the truck to a complete stop during heavy traffic, such as during morning and evening commutes. The F150 also has a pre-collision system, which also includes pedestrian detection. The 2018 Ram 1500 was tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and received a four-star rating for overall safety. When the 2018 F-150 was tested, the truck received a five-star rating.
Visit Homer Skelton Ford for a test drive of the F-150. Our professional staff will ensure that your visit is a pleasant experience. It is our continued commitment to be the leader in the Greater Memphis area, and we look forward to an opportunity to assist with your next vehicle purchase.