Some say that comparing the F-150 to the RAM is like comparing apples to oranges, but we beg to differ. Ford’s crown jewel has proved itself time and time again that it’s the best choice for a mid-sized pickup truck because of its numerous (and powerful) engine choices, along with its best-in-class towing and payload—making it a benchmark for all other trucks in the market.
Learn more about the advantages of driving a Ford F-150, here at your local Ford dealer in Yellowknife, NWT.
2018 Ford F-150
2018 Ram 1500
|Engine options||6 (including 1 diesel)||3 (including 1 diesel)|
|Base seating material||Cloth||Vinyl|
|Maximum horsepower||450 horsepower (High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6)||395 horsepower (5.7L Hemi V8)|
|Maximum torque||510 lb-ft. of torque (High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6)||420 lb-ft. of torque (3.0L EcoDiesel V6)|
|Maximum towing capacity||13,200 lbs. (5987 kg)||10,620 lbs. (4817 kg)|
|Maximum payload||3,270 lbs. (1483 kg)||1,880 lbs. (852 kg)|
|Starting Base MSRP||$30,549 CAD||$28,095 CAD|
Engine Size & Power
The Ford F-150 not only has some of the most powerful and fuel-efficient engines available, but it also has one of the widest selections for you to choose from. With the F-150, you get up to 6 different engine choices, starting from the base 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine that boasts 290 horsepower and 265lb-ft of torque, all the way to the High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost engine that produces up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft. of torque—one of the highest-performance engines available on any pickup.
Meanwhile, the RAM only lets you choose between three engines, and while the 5.7L HEMI engine comes standard with the base model and produces up to 395 horsepower—that’s as high as the performance ceiling reaches. The other two engine options produce substantially less power and torque in comparison.
Price for Value
While the base price for the F-150 comes at a $2,000 premium compared to the RAM, it offers substantially better bang for your buck, including standard Auto Start/Stop technology, a 2.3-inch productivity screen on the dashboard, and a rearview camera with Dynamic hitch assist. And of course, the F-150 allows you to fully customize it to your heart’s desire, featuring plenty of packages and trims to choose from.