Which truck is better: Ford, Chevy, or Dodge?

Comparison of the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500

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Do you need a new pickup truck, but aren’t sure whether Ford, Chevy, or Dodge is the superior choice? While all three manufacturers offer exceptionally capable models, only one brand has what it takes to stand out amongst the rest. The following page compares the most popular pickup trucks in each brand’s lineup, the 2018 Ford F-150, 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500, and 2018 Dodge Ram 1500. If you have any questions before reading further, contact Hutcheson Ford in St. James, MO at (573) 265-7015.

For the purposes of this comparison, we will be taking a closer look at the 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat, starting at $41,015 MSRP, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ, starting at $43,795 MSRP, and the 2018 Ram 1500 Sport, starting at $38,795 MSRP.

2018 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500

It can be difficult to decide which pickup truck is best suited for your daily needs, which is why you’ll find a comprehensive review of the key features between the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Ram 1500 below.

Comparison of the 2018 Ford F-150, Chevy  Silverado 1500 & Ram 1500 power and handling

Power and Handling

Whether you plan on using your new pickup truck for weekend fun or workday tasks, you’ll need premium power and performance. Both the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 come with V8 engines, while the Ram 1500 only includes a V6. However, the Ford F-150 delivers significantly more torque, horsepower, and payload capacity than the other two competitors. View complete engine specs in the table below:

Model

Ford F-150

Chevy Silverado 1500

Ram 1500

Engine

5.0L V8

5.3L V8

3.6L V6

Horsepower

395 HP

355 HP

305 HP

Torque

400 lb.-ft.

383 lb.-ft.

269 lb.-ft.

Payload Capacity

3,270 lbs.

1,890 lbs.

1,870 lbs.

Tow Capacity

Do you plan on towing small campers or trailers with your pickup truck? The Ford F-150 is your best option thanks to the 11,600 lbs. of maximum towing capacity. Compared to the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500, the Ford F-150 can tow thousands of pounds more, making it the superior performer.

Model

Ford F-150

Chevy Silverado 1500

Ram 1500

Engine

5.0L V8

5.3L V8

3.6L V6

Towing Capacity

11,600 lbs.

9,400 lbs.

7,600 lbs.

Interior Comparison of the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, & Ram 1500

Interior

Your new pickup truck should be comfortable for long trips and packed with convenient amenities for you and your passengers. While all three pickup trucks include heated front seats, the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 have leather-trimmed upholstery. Only the Ford F-150 adds driver’s seat memory. Our experts agree you’ll prefer the SYNC® 3 infotainment system in the Ford F-150 compared to Chevy MyLink®, and Ram’s Uconnect®. Additional features you’ll appreciate with the Ford F-150 include:

  • 8-in. touchscreen
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • 10-way power driver’s sear
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Ambient lighting

Safety Features

Are the latest safety features at the top of your wish list? While all three pickup trucks come standard with features such as a rearview camera and a security alarm, only the Ford F-150 offers the most advanced active safety features available. A 360-degree camera and Adaptive Cruise Control are only available with the 2018 Ford F-150. The Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 do not offer similar features. Additional safety features with the F-150 include:

  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • BoxLink™ with four locking cleats
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Hill start assist
  • Lane Keeping system
  • MyKey® teen driver technology

Schedule a Test Drive at Hutcheson Ford

Now that you have discovered the 2018 Ford F-150 is the next pickup truck for you, head over to the new inventory at Hutcheson Ford in St. James, MO to find your favorite model. Then, schedule your test drive appointment by calling our Ford dealership at (573) 265-7015. At Hutcheson Ford, it’s not what we do, it’s how we do it!

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