2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500: Which Truck is Right for You?

2018 Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500


Are you looking for a new pickup truck but don’t know which model will fit the needs of your lifestyle or business? The team at Greenway Ford has put together an in-depth comparison of two worthy contenders: the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ram 1500. Explore their similarities and differences to see which model you like most.

For the purposes of this comparison, we’ll be taking a look at the 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat, starting at $49,515 MSRP, and 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie, starting at $47,040 MSRP.

If you come to decide on the new Ford F-150, check out the new vehicle inventory at our dealership serving Joliet, IL for available trim packages.



2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500: Performance


Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 Performance


When it comes down to it, the 2018 Ford F-150 simply offers a better performance than the 2018 Ram 1500. From horsepower to torque, you’ll enjoy the sheer power and capability of the new Ford F-150.

2018 Ford F-150 Lariat


2018 Ram 1500 Laramie

5.0L Ti-VCT V8


3.6L V6

395 HP @ 5,750 RPM


305 HP @ 6,400 RPM

400 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 RPM


269 lb.-ft. @ 4,175 RPM

10-speed automatic


8-speed automatic





2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500: Towing & Hauling


Ford Towing Power


Get ready to be impressed with the towing and hauling capabilities of the Ford F-150. Surpassing the Ram 1500’s power, the 2018 F-150 can tow and haul more of the equipment your work site requires.

2018 Ford F-150 Lariat


2018 Ram 1500 Laramie

11,600 lbs.

Max. Towing

10,140 lbs.

2,890 lbs.

Max. Payload

1,510 lbs.


2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500: Cargo Space


2018 Ford F-150 towing a boat


The 2018 Ford F-150 comes with a 6.5 ft. cargo bed while the Ram 1500 comes with a 5.6 ft. bed. This means the F-150 gives you greater cargo space to stow materials for your next project.

2018 Ford F-150 Lariat


2018 Ram 1500 Laramie

78.9 in.

Bed Length

67.4 in.

21.4 in.

Bed Height


62.3 cu. ft.

Total Cargo Capacity

50.3 cu. ft.


Why Choose the Ford F-150?

The new Ford F-150 has all the strength and capabilities you need to increase profits for your business and tackle those weekend projects at home. And for everything you receive with the 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat, the price is right starting at $49,515 MSRP.

Schedule your F-150 test drive at our Ford dealership near Joliet, IL to experience it for yourself. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Greenway Ford team by sending us a message or calling (888) 470-3302.