When it comes to massive towing capabilities and raw power, there's no better vehicle to have than a full-size truck. If you're looking for a capable truck to help you get around Clarion, Kittanning, Slippery Rock, Harrisville, and Worthington, your two top choices are the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500.

The 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Ram 1500 both provide incredible performance and technology, but which truck will give you all the power and features you need? Read our 2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500 comparison and learn which pickup truck provides the features you need to tackle your toughest projects. Reach out to us at Butler County Ford to find out even more!  

Payload and Towing

Many drivers choose a truck to haul and tow heavy cargo for construction jobs or weekend projects. With the Ford F-150, you can tow up to a maximum of 13,200 pounds, when properly equipped. Plus, it has a maximum payload capacity of 3,270 pounds, too, when properly equipped. Not only does the Ford F-150 boast raw power, but it's also paired with several smart towing features to assist you, such as Pro Trailer Backup Assist™. With this feature, backing up with a hooked-up trailer is as easy as the turn of a knob. Simply rotate the knob in the direction you want the trailer to go, and it'll do so.

As for the Ram 1500, it has a maximum towing capacity of 10,620 pounds and max payload capacity of 1,880 pounds, if properly equipped. With this significant drop in power and capability, towing your trailer, boat, or camper may be more difficult. While it does come with some helpful towing features, like the integrated trailer hitch, it doesn't have a system as seamless and simple as Pro Trailer Backup Assist™.

Pickup Truck Engines

Now, it's time to take a look under the hood to see what powers these automotive beats.

With the Ram 1500, you'll have a trio of engines to choose from: a 3.6L V6, a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6, and a 5.7L HEMI® V8. With the base-level engine, the 3.6L V6, the Ram 1500 can generate 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Its top-tier engine, though, boosts that power up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

With the Ford F-150, you'll have a lineup of five dynamic engines:

  • The standard 3.3L V6 generates 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 produces 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 5.0L V8 kicks it up a notch with 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 generates 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
  • The H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 delivers the most power, with 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

While the Ram 1500 produces a decent amount of power, it maxes out at a much lower level than the Ford F-150 and its H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost® V6. In fact, the Ford F-150's top engine produces 100 more lb-ft of torque than the Ram 1500's top engine.

Smart Features

As powerful as these trucks are, you'll want to be entertained and connected on your commutes and road trips. Inside the 2018 F-150, you'll have an advanced array of technology features, including:

  • 8-inch LCD Productivity Screen: On this large screen, you can easily view important information, such as fuel economy and towing data, in front of your instrument cluster. You can also customize it using six menu options, so you can access the screens you use the most.
  • SYNC® 3: With this high-end infotainment system, you can use voice-activated technology to execute commands. Find nearby restaurants, look up quick directions to get to your destination, connect your smartphone, and much more all with this responsive system.
  • 360-degree camera with split-view display: By utilizing four cameras, this cutting-edge feature stitches the images together and displays a cohesive view of what's around you on the center stack screen.

As for the Ram 1500, it comes with comparable features, such as its Driver Information Digital Cluster. However, that system is on a smaller 7-inch screen, which may make it harder for you to view its useful information. It also has the optional Uconnect® 3 infotainment system, which has a 5-inch display and navigation. However, it's only available on certain trim levels, while Ford's SYNC® 3 system comes standard on its higher trim levels.

Choose the 2018 Ford F-150

Any driver who wants a top-of-the-line performance, engine lineup, and technology features should choose the Ford F-150. With its towing capabilities, high-powered engines, and advanced technology, it'll make your drives around Kittanning and Harrisville thrilling yet engaging. You can test drive the 2018 Ford F-150 today by visiting Butler County Ford.

Finding the vehicle that meets your automotive needs in Clarion, Worthington, and Slippery Rock is easy when you shop at Butler County Ford. We offer high-quality new and pre-owned Ford models that you'll be eager to take on a test drive. Come see our experienced team today to learn about our vehicles.

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