2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 in Chicago, IL

Are you looking for a new pickup truck that can handle your daily routine and weekend adventures? Offering plenty of muscle, convenience features, and capability, the 2018 Ram 1500 and 2018 Ford F-150 are the ideal trucks for your busy schedule. Since you're only buying one, you'll want to know what's available with each. That why the product specialists at Midway Dodge compared the features they think you'll appreciate the most.

If you have questions as you learn whether the Ram 1500 or Ford F-150 meets your needs, give us a call at (888) 416-9124.

For the purposes of this comparison, we will compare the Ram 1500 Big Horn 4x2 regular cab with 8' box and Ford F-150 XLT 4x2 regular cab with 6'6" box.


2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150: Engine Specs and Performance

You'll appreciate the responsive performance of the Pentastar® V6 engine and TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission that coms with the 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn. The 2018 Ford F-150 isn't nearly as responsive or powerful as the Ram 1500. See for yourself in the table below.

Ram 1500 Big Horn

Pickup Truck

Ford F-150 XLT

3.6L Pentastar® V6


3.3L Ti-VCT V6

305 HP


290 HP

269 lb.-ft.


265 lb.-ft.

17/25 MPG


19/25 MPG




Eight-speed automatic


Six-speed automatic


Starting MSRP



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

A class IV receiver hitch is standard with Ram 1500 Big Horn models, while the 2018 F-150 XLT offers it as an option. The available, class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System makes it easy to store your tools and equipment because it's illuminated, durable, drainable, and lockable. There is no similar cargo feature available with the Ford F-150. Check out towing and hauling ratings in the following table:

Ram 1500 Big Horn

Pickup Truck

Ford F-150 XLT

3.6L Pentastar® V6


3.3L Ti-VCT V6

10,410 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity*

7,700 lbs.

1,690 lbs.

Max. Payload*

1,990 lbs.

Regular cab & 6'4'' or 8' box

Quad cab & 6'4" box

Crew cab & 5'7" or 6'4" box

Available Configurations

Regular cab & 6'6" or 8' box

SuperCab & 6'6" box

SuperCrew cab & 5'6" box

*When properly equipped


2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150: Interior Design and Technology

A rotary dial shifts the automatic transmission in the 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn, while the 2018 F-150 still uses a traditional gear shifter. A ten-way power adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar will keep you comfortable in a Ram 1500 Big Horn. Similar seating is available in F-150 XLT if you're willing to pay a little extra. I00n addition to providing convenience and a comfortable drive, the following 2018 Ram 1500 technologies are available to help enhance your daily drive:

  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • 115-Volt and 12-Volt auxiliary power outlets
  • Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-in. display
    • Bluetooth® audio and hands-free calling
    • GPS navigation
    • Five-year SiriusXM® Travel Link Service and Traffic Service
    • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatible
    • HD Radio™
    • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • ParkView® rear back up camera
  • Tire pressure monitoring display
  • Remote start

Schedule a Ram 1500 Test Drive in Chicago, IL

Now that the 2018 Ram 1500 has proven its superiority, experience all of its capability and connectivity technologies for yourself with a test drive at Midway Dodge in Chicago. Browse our new inventory and schedule a test drive online or by calling (888) 416-9124.

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