Tipton Ford: Dare To Compare - The 2018 Ford F-150 vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500

If you often find yourself faced with towing needs, off-roading wants, and are looking for a comfortable and connected cabin, you might look for a stylish full-size pickup. But, there are a number of full-size pickups to choose from. So, which is right for you? This dare to compare will give you a peak at what makes the Ford F-150 a standout amount two of its biggest competitors.

Engine Options

Versatility is one of the most important things to look for when shopping for a pickup truck, and one way that's offered is by providing different engines to meet different customer needs. The 2018 RAM 1500 offers three engines, including a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that offers 420 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 also comes with one of three engines, ranging from a 285-horsepower V6 to a 420-horsepower V8. With gas engines, the RAM 1500 can tow up to 10,620 pounds while the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds. The 2018 Ford F-150, however, can tow a maximum of 13,200 pounds and offers a total of six engines, including a new Turbo-Diesel option, as well as the twin-turbo, intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine designed specifically for the off-road ready F-150 Raptor model.


Speaking of off-roading, there's no full-size pickup in this lineup quite as prepped for the challenge as is the Ford F-150 Raptor. This trim features performance tools designed especially to handle the road less traveled, like off-road FOX Racing Shox™ and a Terrain Management System™ with six different drive modes. While you will find things like an available Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension in the RAM 1500 or the Hill Start Assist in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you won't find anything quite like the technologies in the F-150 Raptor.


Each of these three full-size pickups comes equipped with a standard rear view camera as well as their own advanced airbag systems. All three trucks also offer their own set of advanced driver-assist features, though the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Ford F-150 stand out more in this area. The Silverado 1500 is available with Forward Collision Alert, where the Ford F-150 has Pre-Collision Alert with Pedestrian Detection. Both have their own lane-keeping assist system. The 2018 Ford F-150 also offers a Blind Spot Information System and Adaptive Cruise Control.

With more choices and unique off-roading technologies, the Ford F-150 delivers a driving experience, which triumphs over its competitors. Visit Tipton Ford to test-drive the 2018 Ford F-150.

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