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Is the Ford F-150 the Best in its Class? Let's Look at its 2018 Competitors

When you decided to buy a new truck, the first name that probably came to mind was Ford. It's not hard to figure out why. Ford has a long reputation for producing excellent vehicles, and the Ford F-150 has long stood as one of the best and most popular trucks on the market.

It's worth acknowledging, however, that Ford's trucks and the Ford F-150 aren't the only options out there. There are a lot of competitors that offer driving experience to rival them. Vehicles like the Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are popular trucks also offer great and capable experiences. Let's take a look at what each one has to offer and how they stand up to each other.


The 2018 Ford F-150

Utilizing a durable but lightweight chassis made from military grade aluminum, the 2018 Ford F-150 offers a wide swathe of trim, powertrain, and feature options. Whether you're looking for a light work truck or an off-roading beast, you'll find a lot to love in the modern and powerful packages the F-150 provides. Its active safety systems are extensive.

 

Performance: 3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower, 265 pounds-feet of torque, 19/25 miles per gallon), 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (325 horsepower, 400 pounds-feet of torque, 20/26 miles per gallon), 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (375 horsepower, 470 pounds-feet of torque, 18/25 miles per gallon), 5.0-liter V8 (395 horsepower, 400 pounds-feet of torque, 17/23 miles per gallon), 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged (450 horsepower, 510 pounds-feet of torque, 15/18 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Trailer Sway Control, Hill-Start Assist, Massage Seating, Heated Seating, Sync 3 Infotainment System, Four-Wheel Drive, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind-Spot Information System,

Starting Price: $30,000

The 2018 Ram 1500

While the Ram 1500 doesn't provide much in the way of modern safety systems, it does provide practical features that make it a great work truck. Three powerful powertrain options also help make it a capable contender for dominance in the truck segment.

Performance: 3.6-liter V6 (305 horsepower, 269 pounds-feet of torque, 17/25 miles per gallon), 3.0-liter turbodiesel (240 horsepower, 420 pounds-feet of torque, 20/27 miles per gallon), 5.7-liter Hemi V8 (395 horsepower, 410 pounds-feet of torque, 15/22 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Four-Wheel Drive, Uconnect Infotainment System, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, 115V Power Outlet, Park Assist System, Airbags

Starting Price: $28,490

 

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

With a best-in-class towing-capacity and a slew of valuable feature options, the newest addition to the Silverado lineup offers a lot to love. With conservative good looks, Flex-Fuel powertrains, and a decent selection of modern technology, trucks fans will find little to complain about.

 

4.3-liter V6 Flex-Fuel (285 horsepower, 305 pounds-feet of torque, 18/24 miles per gallon), 5.3-liter V8 Flex-Fuel (355 horsepower, 383 pounds-feet of torque, 16/23 miles per gallon), 6.2-liter V8 Flex-Fuel (420 horsepower, 460 pounds-feet of torque, 15/21 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Teen Driver System, Projector-Beam Headlights, Apple CarPlay, Leather Upholstery, Rearview Camera, Automated Emergency Braking

Base Price: $33,405

If you're looking for a no-frills truck with good power and practical, work-friendly features, the Ram 1500 can deliver that. If you're looking for unbeatable towing capacity combined with a solid feature suite, the Silverado 1500 is a fine option. If you want a truck that does all of that and more, however? The Ford F-150 offers an unbeatable selection of trims, powertrains, and feature packages. Whatever you're looking to do on (or off) the road, it has something that can meet your needs.

Interested in a new F-150? Come on down to Keith Hawthorne Ford in Belmont, NC. Our location serves customers in Charlotte, Gastonia, Mount Holly, and more. We're proud to be our area's local source of excellent Ford vehicles and would love the chance to speak with you about how we can help you find the Ford for your life.

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