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A brief comparison of the 2018 Ford F150 and Ram 1500

The battle for the top slots in pickups is a never-ending one. The 2018 Ford F150 is one of the leading pickup trucks of the segment (just like its predecessor, the 2017 Ford F150). It is closely followed by Ram 1500 which is another power-packed pickup truck that is best in performance and fuel efficiency. This close comparison brings forth the question of which one should you buy. Following is a comparison between these two top pickup trucks that will help you make an informed decision.

Price
The base price of Ram 1500 is around $27,095, which is less than the 2018 Ford F150 that has a base price of around $27,380. There is a minor difference of around $300. Both vehicles are best in class and are worth their price range.

Reliability
The 2018 Ford F150 hasn’t received a reliability rating yet and neither has Ram 1500. The 2017 Ford F150 and Ram 1500 models both had average reliability ratings of 3 out of 5. The F150 and Ram 1500 both come with 3 years/36,000 miles and 5 years/60,000 miles powertrain warranty.

Acceleration
Both Ram 1500 and the F150 come in various engine models. The base model of the Ram comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine which provides a good 305 horsepower. It also provides a steady acceleration that is good for everyday driving. The base model of the F150 has a 290 horsepower engine. You can check which base model would fit your budget and decide as per your needs accordingly.

Fuel economy
When it comes to fuel economy, the 2018 Ford F150 gives a mileage of 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Ram 1500 also has a good fuel economy for its class with a 17 mpg in the city and 25 on the highways. If you just look at the numbers, the 2018 Ford F150 can be considered as offering slightly better mileage.

Ride and handling
Both the 2018 Ford F150 and Ram 1500 come in rear-wheel and four-wheel drive options, and both of these have a great performance when it comes to riding and handling.

As shown above, both vehicles offer great features at amazing prices. Depending on your budget and needs, you should check out these trucks at your nearest dealership. However, before going to the dealer, you should ensure to do your research and check for customer reviews online. These pointers will help you make an informed decision about which truck you should buy.

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