Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 in Tustin

Tustin's Tougher Towing Truck: The Ram 1500 vs The Chevy Silverado 1500 vs The Ford F-150 

A pickup truck ought to be a lot more than just an engine, a steering wheel and a driver's seat, all those are features in any truck. People look for a pickup truck because of their capabilities and high capacity for hard work. A typical Ram truck driver is a hardworking and efficient person, so they need a truck that compliments their drive to succeed. They need the 2018 Ram 1500. Here at Tuttle-Click's Tustin Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, our inventory of all-new Ram 1500 trucks have all the towing, power, torque and efficiency that you need for everything that life throws at you. However, for those of you who haven't decided on a truck just yet, allow us to show you the full scope of the capabilities of the Ram 1500 by comparing this truck side-by-side with two of its competitors: the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Lots of Choices, Lots of Options 

You might ask yourself, when comparing trucks, "What do all these brands have in common?" Well, for starters, there's versatility. With the Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150, there's virtually no limit to how you can configure and customize your truck. Each one comes in a variety of trims with your choice of passenger cabs and cargo boxes. Each one comes with a variety of upgradeable amenities ranging from safety features to different engines to the latest in entertainment technology. All of that being said, when we begin to talk about other aspects such as certain design styles, powertrain, capabilities and even their prices, these three trucks start to branch out, with the Ram 1500 truck coming out strong ahead of its competitors.

The Ram 1500 vs The Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Every vehicle starts out at a specific price, called the "manufacturer-suggested retail price" or MSRP. The MSRP for the Ram 1500 is considerably lower than that of the Chevy Silverado 1500 and begins at $26,067. The Silverado 1500 starts out at $27,026.
  • Both trucks, in their base trims, come available with a long cargo box configuration in all trims, however, the long box of the Ram 1500 has a lot more space to it being 98.3 inches long and having a capacity of 74.7 cubic feet. By contrast, the long box of the Silverado 1500 is 78.87 inches long and has a capacity of 61 cubic feet.
  • The Ram 1500 has a lot more to offer where towing capabilities are concerned. The base trim and regular cab of the Ram 1500 can tow up to 10,620 pounds, whereas the base trim and regular can of the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 9,400 pounds.
  • The Ram 1500 has a higher fuel capacity, retaining 32 gallons, which is aided by a midship auxiliary fuel tank. The Silverado 1500 has no auxiliary fuel tank and can hold up to 26 gallons of fuel.
  • Interestingly enough, not only can the Ram 1500 tow and haul a lot more, it's also the more lightweight of the two in its base configurations (Tradesman trim, regular cab) with a combined gross vehicle weight rating of 9,850 pounds versus the Silverado 1500, which weighs a total of 11,000 pounds.
  • If you like a much more elegant design accent, then you'll love the wheels of Ram 1500 which are made from a lightweight stylized steel. The wheels of the Silverado 1500 are made from regular steel and are a bit heavier.

The Ram 1500 vs The Ford F-150 

It is true that the Ford brand is a widely-recognized one for bringing tough and reliable trucks to the American public and the Ford F-150 has certainly been recognized for its reliability by J.D. Power and Associates. However, when it comes to their capabilities, both under the hood and outside of it, you'll see how much the Ram 1500 moves past the F-150.

  • As with the Silverado 1500, the Ram 1500 begins at a lower starting price than the Ford F-150, beginning at $26,067, whereas the Ford F-150 begins at $26,320.
  • When it comes to the dimensions of the long cargo box, the Ram 1500 surpasses the Ford F-150 as well, given that the longer cargo box of the F-150 is 78 inches and has a total capacity of 62.3 cubic feet. Whereas the long cargo box of the Ram 1500 is 98.3 inches in length and has a capacity of 98.3 cubic feet.
  • At both of their base configurations, the Ram 1500 comes out ahead in both towing and payload capacity. The Ram 1500 can tow up to 10,620 pounds and can carry up to 1,528 pounds worth of cargo in its box. Whereas, the Ford F-150 can carry up to 1,485 and can tow up to 8,000 pounds.
  • While both are powered by V6 engines, with similar displacement, the engine of the Ram 1500 has a bit more power to it, capable of 269 horsepower and producing 305 pound-feet of torque. The engine of the Ford F-150 gains up to 265 horsepower and generates about 290 pound-feet.
  • Both trucks feature a midship auxiliary fuel tank, however, the Ford F-150 holds about 23 gallons of fuel whereas the Ram 1500 holds about 32 gallons.
  • Finally, the Ram 1500 comes standard with an engine oil cooler, which monitors the temperature of the engine oil and regulate it accordingly, preventing the engine from overheating. This feature is essential for any truck or performance sports car that sees a lot more action than the average sedan. However, the engine oil cooler is absent from the Ford F-150.

Reward Your Dedication with a Ram 1500!


So, come check one out for yourself today, right here at Tuttle-Click's Tustin Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, where our inventory of all-new Ram 1500 tucks have everything needed to exceed your higher expectations. Our dealership is located at 40 Auto Center Drive in Tustin, CA and our sales team can be reached at (714) 598-3681. See you soon!

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