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2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 | Waupaca, WI

Do you need a new pickup truck for the worksite or for personal use, but aren't sure which has the features you need? The product specialists at Petersen Ram have put together a comparison of two of the most popular pickups on the market: the 2018 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150. In this article, you'll get a closer look at the similarities and differences of each vehicle to help you determine which is best for your lifestyle. Be sure to check out the new vehicle inventory for available Ram 1500 trims at our Ram dealership in Waupaca, WI.

For the purposes of this comparison, we'll be taking a look at the 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn, starting at $43,578 MSRP, and the 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat, starting at $48,695 MSRP.


2018 RAM 1500 Rebel

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

From horsepower to towing power, you'll be impressed with the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150's capabilities. But when you take a closer look, the Ram 1500 is the pickup that has the oomph you're looking for.

2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn


2018 Ford F-150 Lariat

5.7L V8


2.7L V6

396 HP @ 5,600 RPM


325 HP @ 5,000 RPM

410 lb.-ft. @ 3,950 RPM


400 lb.-ft. @ 2,700 RPM

10,620 lbs.

Towing Max.

8,400 lbs.

2018 RAM 1500 Laramie

Safety & Reliability Features of the 2018 Ram 1500 & 2018 Ford F-150

Whether you need the latest driver assist features or simply want peace of mind when you leave your car in a parking lot, the 2018 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 have safety and reliability features that will pique your interest. However, you'll find that the Ram 1500 takes safety technology to the next level.

  • Both vehicles comes with a remote keyless entry system, but only the Ram 1500's comes with All-Secure.
  • The Sentry Key® theft deterrent system is exclusive to the Ram 1500.
  • Both vehicles are standard with a rear view camera to enhance visibility while reversing.

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What Technology Features Does the 2018 Ram 1500 & Ford F-150 Come With?

Infotainment and premium audio is yours in both of these pickup trucks. But, once again, the 2018 Ram 1500 simply has more to offer drivers in the Waupaca, WI area.

  • The Ram 1500 is Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatible, but the Ford F-150 is not.
  • You'll receive a year-long trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with the Ram 1500. The F-150 does not offer a trial subscription.
  • The Uconnect® infotainment system with 8.4-in. screen comes standard in the Ram 1500. A similar but less impressive infotainment system comes with the Ford F-150.


Test Drive a Ram 1500 at Petersen CDJR in Waupaca, WI!

Test Drive a Ram 1500 at our dealership in Waupaca, WI today! For more information, contact Petersen Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram by sending a message or calling (715) 256-8189 to speak with a product specialist directly.


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