Compare the Ford F-150 near Alliance, OH

A Showdown Of Rugged Pickup Trucks - The Ford F-150 is Considered America's Best Full-Size Pickup For a Good Reason

Explore How the Ford F-150 Compares with the Ram 1500 & Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Salem, OH

Within the increasingly competitive segment of pickup trucks, automakers are fighting to push the envelope, constantly innovating and improving the capabilities of these already formidable vehicles. However, no other brand can seem to manufacture powerful, intelligent truck models quite like Ford does time and time again. The new and improved Ford F-150 doesn't just raise the bar, it is the bar - because you simply cannot do better than best-in-class!

Keep reading to explore how the F-150 stacks up against rival pickup truck models from Ram and Chevy. If you feel so inclined, you can try out the F-150 for yourself at Donnell Ford of Salem, convenient to greater Columbiana, Lisbon, and Beloit.

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ram 1500

Along with the legendary Ford brand, another leading name in the truck world surely would be Ram, and there's a good chance you are considering the new Ram 1500 along with the F-150. However, when you compare these two models side-by-side, it becomes obvious that the Ford F-150 is the frontrunner. In several key areas that are most important to Ohio pickup drivers - towing, hauling and convenient technology - the F-150 pulls ahead of the Ram 1500.

  • The new Ram 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 10,620 pounds. While this is impressive, it can't match the best-in-class tow rating of 13,200 pounds for the new Ford F-150 with the ferocious 3.5-liter EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6 engine.
  • The 2018 F-150 boasts the bragging rights of having a best-in-class payload rating, too. Equipped with the 5.0-liter TI-VCT V8 engine, you can haul up to 3,270 pounds, dramatically more than the Ram 1500's ceiling of only 1,880 pounds.
  • The SYNC®3 infotainment system inside the Ford F-150 allows for seamless connectivity with your smartphone and applications of your choosing, and the controls feel much more intuitive and user-friendly when compared with those in the Ram 1500.
  • The new F-150 also offers a class-exclusive remote tailgate release feature, an integrated tailgate step with lift assist and deployable box side steps to make your life easier. The new Ram 1500 does not.

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

Next we'll take a closer look at the F-150's counterpart over at Chevrolet: the Silverado 1500 truck model. While this new pickup from the well-known Chevy brand indeed excels in some areas, it does in fact fall short in a handful of significant areas that you ought to be aware of before you buy. These shortcomings include value, style, power under the hood and clever trailering features, among others. When you consider the sum of these parts, you'll likely find the F-150 is the better truck for you.

  • MSRP for the 2018 Ford F-150 begins at a very reasonable $27,380, while the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a more expensive price tag of $28,085. And when you climb to higher trims for enhanced abilities and amenities, Chevy makes you pay substantially more.
  • In regards to exterior design, the new F-150 is eye-catching, sophisticated yet aggressive, tastefully modern, and provides a commanding presence on the roads. In stark contrast, the design of the new Silverado 1500 appears subdued, conservative and more traditional. We prefer Ford, by far.
  • The F-150 offers Salem and Alliance drivers best-in-class maximum torque of a whopping 470 pound-feet, as well as a 10-speed automatic transmission system that no other in-class truck can offer. That's another win by Ford over Chevrolet.
  • Also class-exclusive, the 2018 Ford F-150 can be equipped with a clever Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ feature and an intelligent Blind-Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Trailer Coverage abilities, bringing ease and confidence to formerly challenging maneuvers. Innovative features quite like these are nowhere to be found on the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500.

Go Further with the Award-Winning Ford F-150 here at Donnell Ford Lincoln of Salem

As you can now see, there are many crucial ways that the 2018 F-150 gets the best of both the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 trucks. But when it comes down to it, the best way to truly know if this pickup is right for you is to get behind the wheel yourself. To take a test drive, visit Donnell Ford Lincoln of Salem, nearby the East Palestine and Leetonia areas, whenever you get the chance!

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