The Ford F-150 vs. The Ram 1500: Finding the Truck That Will Work Harder and Smarter for Brownwood Drivers

At our dealership, we see a lot of customers that are looking for a truck, and, while their reasons for considering this category of vehicles vary, many find that the 2018 Ford F-150 is the best option. As smart as it is tough, the newest model of one of the most popular vehicles in America has tons of options that let each customer create a truck best suited to tackling the tasks they plan on using it for, from hauling cattle to off-road adventures.

That being said, there are some competitors on the market like the 2018 Ram 1500, but if you compare the two, which we did below, you'll see that the Ford F-150 comes out on top in just about every area that truck owners consider important. Read our comparison of the two below before making a decision!

Powertrains and Performance

Both trucks give customers a few choices regarding engines, but the engine lineup of the Ford F-150 has more options and more power. Prefer diesel engines? The one available with the Ford F-150 has more horsepower, torque, and better efficiency specs than the diesel option of the Ram 1500. Looking for unbridled power? The Ford F-150 Raptor comes with a 450-horsepower V6 that also houses 510 pound-feet of torque while the most powerful engine of the Ram 1500 tops out at 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.

The power of these engines and the military-grade aluminum body of the Ford F-150 allows its drivers to tow up to 13,200 pounds and haul a 3,270-pound payload, which best the 10,620-pound towing and 1,880-pound payload capacities of the Ram 1500. Plus, only the Ford F-150 is available with technology, like blind-spot monitoring with trailer detection and Pro Trailer Backup Assist, to make your job easier.


Design and Comfort

The cabin of your truck should be a place to relax during and after your workday, and the Ford F-150 makes that possible. Its largest cab option has much more room, including more leg and shoulder room for each row, than the largest cab of the Ram 1500, so that even taller passengers can stretch out without bumping into something or someone. 

Plus, you'll find more optional features, like a twin-panel moonroof and ambient lighting, in the Ford F-150 for a better cabin feel no matter where you are.  

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It takes one glance at the safety ratings of these trucks to see that the 2018 Ford F-150 is the clear choice for those who want to feel more confident in their well-being. 

It earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick honor from the IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA while the 2018 Ram 1500 picked up no safety honors and scored four stars in the NHTSA crash test ratings.

How did the Ford F-150 pull this off? Well, it comes with some of the best driver-assist technology out there today, like blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, as well as innovative additions like inflatable rear seatbelts, none of which drivers will find in the 2018 Ram 1500.

See the Advantages of the Ford F-150 at Big Country Ford Lincoln in Brownwood Today!

Like all you heard about the Ford F-150? If so, it's waiting for you right here at our dealership, and one of our knowledgeable, friendly team members is ready to go over all the options, configurations, and trim levels it comes in as well as the car loan and lease options available to you, so don't hesitate, come on down to Big Country Ford Lincoln today!


Big Country Ford Lincoln

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Directions Brownwood, TX 76801

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  1. Big Country Ford Lincoln

    500 W. Commerce
    Brownwood, TX 76801

    • Sales: (325) 643-1651
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