The 2018 Ford F-150 is ready to take on challengers, although its hard to find rivals brave enough to take it on. With the sheer amount of new technology and innovation that’s been bred into the 2018 F-150, we don’t blame the competition for being daunted. Of course, when the opportunity for a contest arises, the F-150 is more than capable of rising to the occasion. That’s what’s happened here, and since we at Windsor Ford are always chomping at the bit for a little fun, we jumped at the chance to let the F-150 strut it’s stuff. Finding a worthy adversary in RAM’s latest iteration of the 1500-model truck, we decided to unleash the 2019 Ford F-150 on its competitor to see how it stacks up.
2018 Ford F-150
The 2018 F-150 boasts a well-crafted interior replete with forward-looking tech (both inside and under the hood) that lends it a refined, modern look. A new standard 3.3-liter V6 engine replaces the previous 3.5-liter V6, translating into greater power and fuel efficiency. 2018’s F-150 also gets more power from revamped versions of the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8. Ford pairs 10-speed automatic transmission to each of these latter two engines, and every F-150 now has auto stop-start. Later in the model year, a turbocharged diesel-powered V6 is expected to debut. Enhanced front and rear styling and an improved forward collision mitigation system are included among the list of advancements that feature in the 2018 Ford F-150.
The 2018 Ford F-150 vs. the RAM 1500
Now the fun part: the match-up. The RAM 1500 has cast down the gauntlet and the F-150 can’t help but answer the call to action. The carnage unfolds below.
|2018 Ford F-150||RAM 1500|
|Standard Engine||3.0L V6 Power Stroke Diesel||3.0L EcoDiesel V6|
|Horsepower||375 hp||305 hp|
|Torque||510 ft-lb||269 ft-lb|
|Fuel consumption||City – 12 L/100 km, Hwy – 9.4 L/100 km||City – 13.9 L/100 km, Hwy – 9.5 L/100 km|
2018 Ford F-150: a truck for the new year
There’s a clear victor here. The 2018 Ford F-150 handily outperforms RAM’s 1500 when it comes to power and capability, and closely stalks the latter’s fuel consumption numbers too. Utilizing groundbreaking new military-grade aluminum in casting the F-150’s body, Ford has produced a machine that can out-haul and out-tow its nearest class-competitors with no increase to the vehicles’ weight. Leaner, meaner and more durable; that’s the mantra of the 2018 Ford F-150 and at Windsor Ford, we’ve got a wide-ranging inventory of these beasts waiting to be introduced to you. Visit us today and meet your new pickup for 2018.