Ford has confirmed that they will bring out an all new F-150 for the model year 2018. The truck gets a bunch of new features, different exterior design and a much-awaited diesel mill. With an updated Ram model (having a new face) only scheduled for 2019, Ford should have one year of free reign for itself.
The exact specifications of the 2018 Ford F150 aren’t available yet and this piece will be updated once they came out.
2018 Ford F150 vs Ram 1500 Exterior
The Ford F150, being newer, has a clear advantage over the Ram’s 1500. It gets a more sophisticated and aggressive front fascia, with larger ‘C’ shaped headlamps covering the extended grille and a new bumper. The Ram 1500, on the other hand, has definitely aged well but should be in for a much tougher competition in 2018.
The Ford F150’s cargo area gets extra LED lighting, tailgate steps and BoxLink™ cargo management system. It’s not clear which among its variants will receive the above-mentioned features.
The Ram 1500, on the other hand, gets RamBox® Cargo Management System and Wheel-to-Wheel Side Steps.
2018 Ford F150 vs Ram 1500 Interior
Both cars employ darker shade interior colour scheme but the 2018 Ford F150 has more features now.
The Ram 1500 gets features like 8.4” Uconnect® touchscreen infotainment system, Alpine® 9-Speaker Audio System with Subwoofer and 12-Channel Amplifier and 7” digital instrument cluster. Remote Keyless Entry, Air suspension and AllSecure® Central Locking System are also available.
The new F150 has a Harman sourced B&O PLAY audio system that comes with 10-speakers. Ford’s SYNCⓇ Connect system (with the FordPass app) and Wi-Fi hotspot are provided. The addition of Auto start-stop technology will help to improve fuel efficiency.
2018 Ford F150 vs Ram 1500 Engine options
The F150 for its 2018 models gets an updated engine line-up that includes a new 3.3L V6, a 5.0L V8 and a 3.5L EcoBoost. There’s also a new 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine entering the lineup, along with a 3.5L Ecoboost for the more powerful Raptor model. All of its engines are mated to an 10-speed automatic transmission.
*exact specifications of all F150 variants are not known yet.
The Ram 1500 for 2018 should continue with the 3.6L V6, 3.0L V6 Diesel and the most powerful 5.7L Hemi V8 engines. These models are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission but the latter also get a 6-speed automatic box.
2018 Ford F150 vs Ram 1500 Price, Release date
The new Ford F150 will be available from later this year while the 2017 Ram 1500 should be continued for 2018.
|2018 Ford F150 starting price||$28,675|
|2018 Ram 1500 starting price||$26,000|
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